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MCRactive are a not for profit organisation, responsible for driving sport and physical activity across Manchester. Our goal is to inspire and encourage everyone to lead more active and healthy lives.
We provide leadership and a common narrative for the sport and physical activity landscape across the city, working with the whole sector.

Please see the drop-down tabs below for full details on all of our current vacancies, and partner organsation vacancies. If you have any questions about any of the roles please feel free to email

Want to make a difference to the lives of thousands of Mancunians?

Manchester is a city at the forefront of promoting physical activity, sport, leisure, and health to its people. With a diverse population, the city recognises that physical activity is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and the key to promoting physical activity is to understand the different needs and interests of all. As a result, Manchester continues to lead the way nationally in how sport, leisure, health, and physical activity can be a powerful agent of change for all people.

When it comes to promoting physical activity, we do things differently here in Manchester. We work with a range of organisations to facilitate accessible offers and opportunities for people to be more physically active. 

Our city has a rich sporting culture, with world-renowned football clubs and world-class sports facilities that are accessible to all, and the envy of the watching world, our passion is to ensure we work with these sports to ensure equality of access for residents.

In collaboration with the City Council, we are committed to creating environments that promote physical activity alongside healthy living, collectively supporting policies that encourage positive changes in behaviour.

As part of our continuing expansion, we’re now looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and hard-working individual with shared values to lead our growing team as Chief Executive Officer.

This is a unique opportunity to advocate for the interests of all Mancunians from all walks of life, working closely with our Board of Directors and management team in responding to emerging challenges, and being at the forefront our innovative methods to spur participation in sports and physical activities at all levels.

Our new CEO will be a strategically minded and inclusive leader, with vision of the important and transformative role sport and physical activity can play in society, coupled with the drive to advocate and articulate this amongst prominent forums. The successful candidate will understand the sporting landscape, be able to build effective and high performing teams, as well as create and sustain relevant and prosperous relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Introduction to Manchester Active

2018 Manchester's 10 Year Sport & Physical Activity Strategy

2023 Refocused & Refreshed Sport & Physical Activity Strategy

Job Description & Person Spec

Manchester City Council Our Manchester Strategy
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 1 October 2023. Interviews for successful candidates will be on Tuesday 17 October 2023.
To apply for this position please submit a letter which explains in detail your suitability for this role and how you meet the criteria set in the Person Specification and a copy of your CV to
MCRactive welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, we aim for diversity within our team and believe it’s important that our workforce represents the communities we serve.  We therefore want to attract more applicants from underrepresented groups particularly those who identify as LGBTQ+, those from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and individuals aged between 18 and 29 or 60+.