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Working for Sport Wales

At Sport Wales we have a focus on people, learning and delivery.  We value our people - their diversity and their different experiences. We welcome new ideas, constantly learning about people, communities, technology and organisations we can work with to enable sport in Wales to thrive.  We take pride in our work, value our staff and our commitment to future generations of Wales.

Brian Davies , Sport Wales CEO

More about our Recruitment Process

Our Strategy

We want to make a significant impact across Wales. The Sport Wales strategy sets out how Sport Wales will play its part in making the Vision for Sport in Wales a reality. We want everyone to enjoy the lifetime benefits for sport and our vision is of an active, healthy Wales – no matter where you live. We also want to see our athletes reaching their full potential.

You can view our strategy here.

Benefits at Sport wales

We have bold ambitions for sport in Wales and we know that our people will be key to achieving them. That’s why we provide a varied benefits package. We are big supporters of a work life balance and offer a range of flexible working approaches.

  • 33 days annual leave
  • Option to purchase 5 additional days per year
  • Flexible working opportunities, including flexi-time (where applicable)
  • Local Government or Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • Use of on-site gym at the National Centre in Cardiff
  • Employee Assistance (Counselling) Programme
  • Civil Service Sports & Leisure Club Membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free car park and bike shed

You can find out more about our pay policy and other benefits in our staff handbook. Our pay scales are available to view here.

Training and Development

Sport Wales strongly advocates continuous learning and improvement. On your very first day of work, you will embark on a tailored induction programme and will be offered all the essential training to get you started. Joining Sport Wales means joining a culture of learning and continuous professional development. Job specific training, lunchtime workshops, coaching and mentoring, improving Welsh language skills and long term study opportunities are all part of being on our team.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Sport Wales. To enable Sport in Wales to thrive, it’s vital that our workforce is fully representative of the wider population. 

A key strategic priority is to further diversify our workforce. Everyone at Sport Wales brings something different, and so will you. Our commitment to recruiting and attracting diverse talent extends to actively encouraging applications from underrepresented groups including ethnic minority, LGBTQ+ and disabled people. We adopt inclusive recruitment practices including blind shortlisting of candidates. 

We are a Disability Confident employer subscribing to the guaranteed interview scheme, as well making adjustments as needed through our process to make sure everyone can be at their best.  

We also recognise that the “confidence gap” may adversely impact the diversity of applicants we hear from. Research indicates that men often apply for jobs even where they only meet 60% of the listed criteria, whereas women tend only to apply when they fulfil all the specified criteria. Similar results have been found in studies relating to other marginalised groups. As such, if you believe you could be a good fit for one of our roles, even if you don’t necessarily meet every point of the job description, please don't hesitate – submit an application!

Our strategic equality plan outlines our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our objectives.


At Sport Wales our behaviours are a critical part of the way we work - the way we deliver is as important as what we deliver. We have an agreed set of behaviours that we expect to see demonstrated by employees.

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Learn Together - Constantly exploring, testing and reviewing.

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Deliver Together - Sharing outcomes, nurturing open and honest relationships, providing robust feedback, constantly improving performance

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Celebrate Together - Recognising our shared successes through effective partners

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Acting with Integrity - Understanding and respecting each other’s culture and values. Promoting equality and diversity

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Adding Value - Ensuring the optimum mix of support, challenge, investment, skills and expertise to achieve our shared outcomes.

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Encouraging Innovation - Welcoming new ideas and approaches and supporting ambition and fresh thinking. Not being afraid to feel uncomfortable

Your Data

We understand that during your application, we’ll ask you to share sensitive, personal information. Sport Wales is committed to respecting your privacy, and all personal information provided during the registration and application process will be held and processed in accordance with Sport Wales' registration under the Data Protection Act 2018. You can find out more about how Sport Wales uses personal information in our Privacy Policy.

View and download our application form.