About this vacancy
DEPARTMENT AND SALARY
Department – Corporate Services
Salary - Grade 9 £43,376.05 - £46,465.50
Working Hours – 37 hours (consideration will be given to job sharing / reduced hours in line with our flexible working policy)
Equality, diversity and inclusion is a key strategic priority for Sport Wales and we are actively seeking to further diversify our workforce. Applicants from a diverse background who meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview as part of this approach.
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.
Sport Wales embraces 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
We are looking for an experienced and passionate individual to lead on equality, diversity, and inclusion at Sport Wales.
This is a new role within the organisation, giving the postholder the autonomy to shape the direction of this work, both internally and in supporting the wider sports sector. You will be provided with all the support and tools to perform this crucial role effectively, with engagement from across all areas of the organisation. This is an opportunity to make a real and lasting impact on Sport Wales and the wider sector.
The postholder will act as a focal point, championing existing and new work to ensure that equality, diversity, and inclusion are embedded within our organisational culture.
Who you’ll work with
You will lead this key strategic priority by providing expert advice to the Sport Wales Board, the Executive and Leadership Teams, and externally with key stakeholders (including diverse communities and groups and Welsh Government).
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrable experience of leading work on equality, diversity, and inclusion in a complex environment. You’ll bring new ideas, a commitment to continuously learning and an ability to influence others. Drawing on either your own lived experiences or engaging others with lived experiences to tackle barriers faced by people from diverse backgrounds.
If you have the enthusiasm and commitment to help realise our equality, diversity, and inclusion ambitions, we’d love to hear from you.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
You should read the full job description.
You can apply for this role now.
Alternatively, a number of virtual drop-in sessions will also be held, where you can speak to members of the team to find out more about the role and the wider organisation.
Details of these, along with links to join the virtual meetings can be found below:
Wednesday 21 September 7 – 8pm Click here to join the meeting
Wednesday 28 September 3-4pm Click here to join the meeting
For more information on the process of applying please email JOBENQUIRIES@SPORT.WALES
14 October 2022 – 9:00am
PROVISIONAL INTERVIEW DATE
25 October 2022