Circle of trainers

We’re looking for the best candidates to join us on the journey to get Greater Manchester Moving. We welcome ambitious people who share our mission and are driven to lead, collaborate and innovate to help get Greater Manchester moving.

Who we are

We’re looking for the best candidates to join us on the journey to get Greater Manchester Moving. We welcome ambitious people to lead, support and connect people and partners across the system to develop and deliver on the whole system vision and approach to GM Moving in Action.

Our vision

To lead, support and connect the Greater Manchester system in creating the conditions to enable Active Lives for All, uniting communities and creating more equal and inclusive places so that people can lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Our purpose

GreaterSport’s purpose is Changing Lives Together through Movement, Physical Activity and Sport. GreaterSport is a leading Greater Manchester charity. We play a strategic leadership role in support of GM Moving, the Greater Manchester wide movement for movement, with a collective mission of Active Lives for All. We are one of 43 Active Partnerships; a network of system partners working with Sport England to support the local implementation of the Uniting the Movement Strategy.

Our values

We aspire to be an extraordinary place to work. To us, this means being a place where we inspire, grow, lead and thrive together to achieve our vision and make positive change.

Passion; for us this means we are excited about what we do. Our belief in our work and mission is visible and inspiring.

Purpose; for us this means we are clear and motivated about our why, what and how. We make things happen.

Integrity; for us this means we challenge ourselves and others to be honest and to do what is right.

These values are an integral component to our recruitment and selection processes. Our approach seeks to attract and select employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with our organisational values.

By integrating values into our selection processes, we look to ensure that we recruit the right people not only with the right skills, but with the right mindset.

The way we work

The way in which we work within a complex and evolving system that spans across Greater Manchester and the localities, alongside our values, is fundamental to the organisation's ability to achieve its strategic outcomes. This way of working can be described in the following ways:

Six pointers for practice


Diversity is critical for the success of GreaterSport and the achievement of our vision. We are fully committed to treating all of our employees, job applicants and volunteers equally.

As an employer, we aspire to being a diverse, inclusive and responsible organisation. Our aim is to have a workforce that reflects and understands the communities we work alongside.

We respect and value people's uniqueness and encourage our staff to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We want to ensure that the people who work for us are the best they can be, realising their full potential in both their personal and professional lives.

We recognise and celebrate the achievements, talent, passion and experience in all our staff, who help deliver our strategic outcomes.

Our recruitment process

We’ve made our recruitment process as easy and straightforward as possible.

Application Form

Completing the application form is a key part in the process as the information that you provide will help us with the shortlisting process. We’ll ask for information on your experience, skills, qualifications and understanding which are relevant to the advertised roles.


Once you submit your application, we’ll review it. If we feel you’re suitable we’ll invite you to an interview – this could be a telephone interview, a face to face interview or in the format of an assessment centre, depending on the position you’re applying for. There may also be additional testing as part of our selection process and/or a second stage interview depending on the role you’re applying for. We appreciate every application sent through to us, so if you’re unsuccessful, we’ll let you know by email.

Anonymised Recruitment

We have adopted an 'anonymised recruitment’ process. This removes the candidate’s name and other identifying factors such as age and gender, so we can ensure we hire based on merit only.

Benefits of working at GreaterSport

Annual Leave

  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days, in addition to public holidays (pro-rata for part time employees).

Pension Scheme

Access to a Local Government Pension Scheme

  • GreaterSport auto-enrols all employees into the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (a Local Government Pension Scheme).
  • In addition to employee contributions, GreaterSport contributes over 24% of your salary to the pension fund.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Access to Simply Health Scheme
    • Simply Health is a company paid health cash plan.
    • It gives you access to, and covers the cost of essential healthcare services including chiropody, physiotherapy, dentistry, prescriptions, hospital and maternity costs and counselling sessions
  • Weekly Physical Activity Allowance
  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
    • This is done by allowing you to sacrifice part of your salary to get a bike on which you won’t be required to pay VAT.
    • Please note that tax and national insurance won’t be deducted

Commitment to Individual Development

  • Personal growth is a key component to the success of our organisation - this is why we invest in your learning and development opportunities with an individual development budget of £1000.

Flexibility to work remotely

  • Equipment is provided to allow staff to work remotely and flexibly, to enable and encourage a work-life balance.

Organisational Achievements / Accreditations

  • 1st Active Partnership to awarded outstanding by Quest (sector accreditation)
  • Very good rating in Child Protection in Sport Unit Safeguarding
  • Fully compliant to the UK Code of Governance of Sport
  • 86% agree that GreaterSport is a great company to work for
  • 96% of staff ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ that GreaterSport gives them the opportunities to learn and grow
  • 100% of staff ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ that they are supported to work flexibly to achieve the outcomes of their role
  • Stakeholder NPS score of 53%
  • We are a Disability Confident Employer, and as such are committed to recruiting and retaining disabled people and those with health conditions.
  • In April 2021 we were accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
  • In June 2021 we signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment, committing to achieving better mental health outcomes and a genuine longer-term positive impact on staff’s wellbeing.