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Senior HR & OD Officer

About this vacancy


Department – Organisation Performance

Salary - Grade 7 - £34,947.96 - £37,437.13 (pay award pending)

Working Hours – 37 hours per week (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 under-represented groups who meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview as part of this approach.


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.


This role is a crucial component of Sport Wales’ ability to strategically deliver it’s HR & OD function. 

We are looking for an experienced individual who will be joining a small HR / OD Team contributing to all aspects of HR and OD. You will work closely with our supportive team to deliver a positive, solution focused service across the organisation.  You will work across all areas of the business, guiding and coaching managers and providing robust advice. You will also help to develop a culture of collaboration and customer focus within the wider directorate.

We strive for continual progression and keep our approaches, policies and procedures under constant review.

You will be able to develop and contribute to projects and initiatives focused on developing us as a learning organisation, with diverse employees who are engaged and feel valued. 


We are looking for candidates who are passionate about their work.  People who enjoy working within a team and getting involved in every aspect of delivery.  We place a strong emphasis on communication, collaboration, sharing and learning together as a team. You will have experience of providing organisations with HR and OD support in an advisory capacity and will be looking for your next role to give you a breadth of experience within a progressive organisation.

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.


You should read the full job description.

You can apply for this role now.

If you’d like to discuss the role further, then please email [javascript protected email address].

A drop-in sessions will also be held, where you can speak to members of the HR & OD team to find out more about the role and the wider organisation. 

Details of this, along with links to join the virtual meetings can be found below:

20th October 2022 6pm – 7pm Click here to join the meeting

For more information on the process of applying please email [javascript protected email address].


Midday on 31 October 2022


9 November 2022