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Performance Advisor – Sport Wales

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Performance Advisor

£34,920 to £42,900 per annum subject to current pay and grading review

37 hours per week – FTC from May 2018 – April 2021

Location: Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales. We aim to get every child hooked on sport for life in Wales and to build a nation of champions.


We want to help create the right environments that better prepare a bigger pool of athletes to be ready to succeed at the highest level possible. We want all athletes to fulfil their potential and we believe the principles we apply to talented athletes can benefit all. This is not a conveyor belt – athletes are people. We’re not building cars. We can’t expect to be able to do exactly the same things with every individual and achieve the results we’re looking for. We don’t think of this as a talent lab. Our environments have to be adaptable, ready and able to respond to what’s needed. We know that you need to develop great athletes before you can create champions. And we believe that creating champion athletes should not be and does not have to be at the cost of creating champion people. We want to help create environments that can not only give us medals, but also develop people who can cope with and thrive in life, before, during and after their sporting career. Long term welfare should be at the heart of everything we do. Talent development environments need to nurture and motivate as many athletes as possible for as long as possible.


We now have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Performance Advisor to join our Institute Team. In this role, you will develop influential relationships with Performance Directors and other key NGB staff to ensure the building of a sustainable sporting system that consistently delivers medals at the major multi-sport Games. You will support sports to plan for the long term in their development of future talent, ensuring a holistic and planned approach to athlete development. You will help to ensure that those athletes capable of delivering here and now have access to high quality performance support services. You will create environments that enable people to go beyond their current potential and achieve success through sport.


Are you:

  • A bigger picture thinker, who can see things strategically and also translate this back into what needs to be done?
  • Exceptional at building high quality relationships that can withstand challenge and difference of opinion?
  • Someone who has a high level of integrity and strength of character?
  • Capable of influencing persuasively and credibly to stimulate change?


Some knowledge in the area of developing talent and putting this into practice as well as an understanding around the coordination of multidisciplinary performance support teams to optimise athlete development will be an advantage in this role. However, for a candidate with the right skills and behaviours set we can provide you with any experience that you don’t currently have. Either way you will need to be keen to learn and discover more and to continuously improve in the role.


For further information please visit our website


We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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