Working for Sport Wales
"These are very thrilling and important times for
Sport in Wales and being a part of it is incredibly exciting. I
always feel suitably proud when someone asks me who I work for and
what do I do." Marc Gregson, Sports
Why work for us?
There's one thing that makes more of a difference to our
organisation than anything else; our people.
And there are many reasons why talented people like you join us;
great training, challenging environment and most of all an
opportunity to change the landscape of sport in Wales.
Our Values and behaviours
It's true to say that actions really do speak
louder than words and so how we 'behave' has a huge effect on how
we are perceived not only by those we work with outside of Sport
Wales, but how we are perceived by each other within Sport
Wales. Our vision for sport in Wales requires all of us to
commit to becoming the best at what we do, and our Sport
Wales Behaviours serve as a sort of 'roadmap' to help guide
us all in the kind of behaviour that is expected from each of
Benefits at Sport Wales
We believe that if you are worth employing, then you are
certainly worth looking after, and our benefits
package helps us to achieve our high performance, employer of
choice aspirations. Acknowledging that individuals have
different motivations, we strive to provide a variety of benefits
to suit all lifestyles, and are always looking for new and
innovative ways to reward and recognise our workforce.
Living in Wales
To attract the best talent from across the UK and beyond, Sport
Wales also offer generous relocation packages for many of our
senior roles. Wales has a unique and distinctive culture, and
is a fantastic country in which to live and work.
As well as a proud sporting identity, Wales is also home to
some of the most breathtakingly spectacular scenery, the
friendliest people, and the most rousing traditions throughout the
UK. Whatever your interests - whether you're into history, a
foodie, or inspired by the Welsh icons of music, film and
literature - Wales can deliver.
in Wales to find out more about what this fantastic country can
offer. We love our lifestyle here in Wales, and know that you will
Training and Development
We know that to get the right people, with the right skills, in
the right jobs, we have to invest in our employees. We are
passionate about continuous personal and professional
development. Right from the start of your employment you will
be given a tailor made induction programme and will be offered all
the essential training to get you started. Throughout your
employment Sport Wales will continue to invest in you through a
variety of development opportunities such as job specific training,
regular lunchtime workshops, coaching and mentoring, improving
welsh language skills, as well as the opportunity to undertake long
term study. We are particularly proud of our CMI
accredited Leadership and Management programme which is
available for all employees and has made a real difference to Sport
Wales. All of this has helped us to achieve Investors in
People Gold accreditation in 2015.
Diversity and Inclusiveness
We are a great organisation to work for and we demonstrate this
through our commitment to not only developing a truly inclusive
sporting agenda, but also a truly inclusive working environment
within Sport Wales.
Equal Opportunities Monitoring
To establish whether we are on the right path and making inroads
into our organisational strategies, we need to understand who we
- What is the profile of the candidates we are attracting?
- What do we look like as an organisation terms of
- What is the opinion of candidates, staff, customers and
partners on what we do to ensure everyone is treated fairly,
equitably and inclusively?
Through supporting our equal opportunities monitoring you can
help us to embed a positive culture of diversity and inclusiveness
within Sport Wales and the wider community.
The booklet "What's
it got to do with you?" published by Stonewall Cymru
provides some further context around why organisations, such as
Sport Wales, monitor equality and what is done with the information
Positive about disabled people
We are committed to employing people with a disability and
as part of this scheme agree:
- to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the
minimum criteria for a job vacancy
- to ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any
time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees, what Sport
Wales and they can do to make sure they can develop and use their
- to make every effort when employees become disabled, to make
sure they stay in employment.
- to take action to ensure that all employees develop the
appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make our
- each year, to review the five commitments and what has been
achieved, to plan ways to improve on them, and let employees and
Job Centre Plus know about progress and future plans.
For further information on our Equality of Opportunity policy
can be found here.