Jem Teal

A board member and previous Chair since 2014, Jem has overseen the transition of Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire from a local authority hosted partnership to a company limited by guarantee.

Jem is currently the Community Development Manager for Wychavon District Council

Current areas of responsibility

• Sports Development
• Arts Development
• Youth Development
• Community Development
• Safeguarding Lead
• Emergency Planning
• Health and Wellbeing Lead
• Leisure Centres
• Grants
• Capital projects

Previous career background

Most of Jem's working career has been in Local Government, following a short stint in the Armed Forces. He has been directly employed in 4 Local Authorities but as a consultant has undertaken project work for over 60. Most of Jem's working history has been directly related to sport and leisure, initially in facility management but then moving into Sports Development and latterly into other areas of Council work.

Career Highlight

Every day – I still maintain that despite all the cuts in the public sector, I have one of the best jobs in local government, working closely with clubs, groups and individuals on a daily basis.

Areas of interest/expertise

• Sports Development
• Facility Management
• Strategic management

Personal interests and hobbies

Passionate about my dogs, specifically German Shepherds and Springer Spaniels. I love the outdoors whether just walking or engaging in Field Sports. In terms of Sports, rugby is king but sadly this is confined to watching.

…..and my interest in Landrovers needs a mention!

Greatest sporting moment - Without a doubt - the 2003 World Rugby Cup