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Senior Policy and Engagement Lead

Sport Wales

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.

23 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
12 Jan 2023


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.


This is an exciting role within the Policy and Insight Function at Sport Wales which seeks to develop, reflect, and promote sport policy within the sport sector and beyond. Working with new and emerging partners, across different policy areas and at different political levels, this role will play a key part in building the profile and recognition of an inclusive sport system within Wales.

You will be a member of the Insight, Policy and Public Affairs team, focused on understanding the way policy across a range of portfolios, such as health and education, can influence, and be influenced by, sport.

You will develop relationships across the organisation, to understand the way sport can contribute to the wider policy objectives. You will also lead on the development of relationships with organisations across Wales who share in Sport Wales approach in making sport inclusive and accessible to everyone.

As part of the role, you will support the communication of Sport Wales’s work, reflecting what the organisation and its partners have done, has learnt, and plan to do, to maximize the way sport is utilised in a policy setting.


As a member of the Insight, Policy, and Public Affairs you will work right across the Sport Wales organisation to understand the emerging policy evidence emanating from Sport Wales insight, investments, programmes, and partners.

In addition, you will develop relationships with national and international organisations, particularly those best able to impact on the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.

You will be a point of contact for government enquires and will enhance the Sport Wales approach to not only sharing information about the work of the sport sector, but in advocating for it in a strategic and purposeful way.


We are looking for candidates who can translate complex and detailed research, evidence and policy into easily understood positions, while building relationships with a range of different stakeholders.

You will have experience of managing a range of work objectives, some often with challenging and competing timescales.

You will have the ability to create a good and positive working environment, and deal effectively with issues and problems; motivating, encouraging and challenging your colleagues.

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.

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

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


Midday on 12 January 2023


23 January 2023

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Full Time
Job Type
Governing Body Role
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