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Senior Policy Officer

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.

Posted
23 Nov 2022
Status
Full Time
Permanent
Location
Wales
Closing date
19 Jan 2023

DEPARTMENT AND SALARY

Department – Insight, Policy, and Public Affairs

Salary – Grade 6 £31,210.00 to £33,603.81

Working Hours – 37 hours (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 where possible.  

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

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in supporting the policy work of Sport Wales.

In this role you will contribute to a programme of work that informs policy development, improves investment decisions, and promotes the case for sport across a range of Government and other policy agendas.

You will support the development and understanding of policy positions and communicate them to internal and external stakeholders. You will also work closely with the Policy and Public Affairs manager in supporting the Public Affairs work for the organisation, and the Strategic Lead for Health and Education in the development of key areas of advocacy and delivery related to these policy areas.

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 plans to do, to maximize the way sport and physical activity is utilised in a policy setting. As part of the Policy, Public Affairs and Insight team you will also work with colleagues in the team to ensure that the research conducted and collated by Sport Wales underpins the policy decision of Welsh Government and our partners with a particular focus on showcasing the evidence that sport can have across Health, Wellbeing and Education.

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.

WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH

As a member of the Insight, Policy, and Public Affairs you will develop relationships across the organisation, understanding how sport can contribute to the wider policy perspective in Wales, particularly around the health and education agendas.

You will also 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.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

We are looking for candidates who feel strongly about the role sport can play in influencing policy in Wales. 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.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

You should read the full job description.

You can apply for this role by clicking 'Apply Now'.

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].

CLOSING DATE

Midday on 19 January 2023

PROVISIONAL INTERVIEW DATE

30 January 2023


Additional Information

Status
Full Time
Permanent
Job Type
Governing Body Role
Legal, Regulatory & HR
Sport
Multi-sport

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