ABOUT THIS VACANCY
DEPARTMENT AND SALARY
Department – Insight, Policy, Public Affairs and Investments
Salary – £22,729.29 - £25,059.05
Working Hours – 22 Hours per week (Fixed term for up to 1 year to cover maternity leave) (consideration will be given to job sharing / reduced hours in line with our flexible working policy)
WHO WE ARE
Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales. We are the main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Government and are responsible for distributing National Lottery funds. We aim to not only improve the level of sports participation at grassroots level but also provide our aspiring athletes with the support required to compete successfully on the world stage.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Sport Wales. Further information on this can be found in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement here.
We are a progressive employer that offers excellent employee benefits and promotes a healthy work life balance, offering a range of flexible approaches to support you.
Language skills (bilingualism & multilingualism) are desirable characteristics across all roles within Sport Wales. We are passionate about promoting the use of Welsh language and, as part of our development programme, give everyone the opportunity to learn Welsh if they wish to do so, offering learning programmes from beginner right through to fluent.
The majority of Sport Wales colleagues are currently working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions. When restrictions are lifted, Sport Wales will embrace a blended approach to work, where you will be able to split your time between the office and home to best suit your personal circumstances.
To find out what it’s like to work with us at Sport Wales please watch the video on our careers page.
HOW YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE
As part of Sport Wales’s new strategy, our approach to investments is changing. The way Sport Wales’s investments are allocated need to be as part of a proactive sports development tool. In this role you will have an early responsibility for instigating that change.
As well as providing support, assistance and guidance to Partners, (especially applicants, Local Authorities and National Governing Bodies of Sport and the Sport System and Sport Development Teams) on all investment related matters, you will monitor the investments that are made, identifying and understanding the gaps in those investments.
This role will have an important function in recognizing where a targeted approach to our investments can be aligned to ensure better representation of Welsh communities against the Sport Wales strategic intents. This will mean working closely with others within the investments team, and where required with the insight team, to develop an overview of where our investment applications are coming from and where there is need for better engagement.
Training and support will be provided for the role and so an applicant’s approach to behaviours and skills will be the most critical element of the recruitment process.
Who you’ll work with
You will be working closely with others within the investments team, and where required with the insight team, to develop an overview of where our investment applications are coming from and where there is need for better engagement.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
First and foremost, we are looking for a person who is willing to approach work in a positive, encouraging and solution orientated way. We are seeking individuals who are not afraid to be open minded, to learn new ways of working with the ability to create a good and positive working environment.
An ability to communicate clearly and confidently, building relationships with others at all levels is valued, as is being well-organised and efficient in your approach to work, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a wide range of people under pressure to meet strict and multiple deadlines.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable, although not essential. If you have the presence and personality to work in a high performing team as well as the passion and drive to succeed, then we would love to hear from you.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
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You can apply for this role now.
For more information on the role please email JOBENQUIRIES@SPORT.WALES
Midday on 27th September 2021
PROVISIONAL INTERVIEW DATE
Week commencing 11th October 2021