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Get Yourself Active Project Manager

Posted: 20 Sep 2019 Closes: 7 Oct 2019
London, E20 £30-35k per annum
Fixed term & Full time disability-rights-uk/20190920152541

You will be joining a highly successful team that has been working with disabled people for the last four years to change attitudes, perceptions and practices around physical activity and wellbeing. You will be a dynamic person and able to work collectively, as well as work on initiative, to solve problems and create impact to the benefit of disabled people.

The post is part of a growing area at DR UK focussed on working with partners at a national and local level to create solutions to wellbeing inequalities faced by disabled people. With a focus on physical activity as a key driver to the wider determinants of wellbeing you will lead on projects aligned with the DR UK flagship programme Get Yourself Active, funded by Sport England.

We are looking for someone determined to make a change to the way disabled people access physical activity with a willingness to learn from and engage with untraditional partners in social care, health and at the grassroots. If this is something that interests and excites you please follow link below.

This is a full-time post with a salary range of £30 - 35k. We have a flexible working policy, our offices are based on the Olympic Park near Stratford, London and are fully accessible.


Project management

  • Create project plans in line with Get Yourself Active programme aims and objectives
  • Be responsible for the delivery of agreed project plan tasks and milestones
  • Be responsible for meeting KPIs and outcomes required by the funder
  • Take responsibility for completing monitoring reports for the funder
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data to support our evaluation framework and theory of change
  • Liaise with the evaluation partner as and when required
  • Take responsibility for implementing the GYA communications plan
  • Build and retain relationships with partners, stakeholders and consultants


  • Work closely with Disabled Peoples User Led Organisation (DPULO) colleagues to co-produce ideas and approaches to support the delivery of projects
  • Lead on organisation of the Disabled People’s User Led Advisory Group and ensure effective engagement takes place
  • Engage and develop collaborative relationships with social care, health and sport leaders to achieve outcomes set out in our evaluation framework
  • Be aware of and engage with appropriate social care and health systems
    • Influence and upskill the sport sector in concepts and approaches for co-production
    • Develop content for the GYA website and keep it up-to-date with key publications, films, case studies, blogs and resources and align this with wider DR UK communications


  • Keep abreast of developments in physical activity and sport for disabled people and personalisation of social care and health.
  • Promote inclusion, celebrate diversity, and positively challenge stereotypes.
  • Work in partnership and share ideas with the Programmes and Impact Manager to promote inclusive practice and co-produce outcomes.
  • Liaise on a regular basis with consultants, delivery partners and stakeholders including facilitating meetings and offering support when required.
  • Promote the work of the project through attending meetings and giving talks and presentations.
  • Work across teams contributing to successful outcomes
  • Contribute to the policy work of DR UK
  • Take an active part in team meetings / staff meetings
  • Contribute to internal reporting
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required for which time off in lieu will be given.

There will be a requirement to travel on a regular basis for which expenses will be paid

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