We want paddlesport to be for
everyone – but unfortunately, we know that there are barriers to participation
which can make it harder for some people to get on the water. As part of our
approach to tackling these problems, Canoe Wales has formed a new Equality
Steering Group which will meet 2-3 times a year to advise the Board of
Directors and Staff on the Canoe Wales Equality Action Plan, make
recommendations to improve opportunities for underrepresented groups in
paddlesport, and monitor implementation of the Canoe Wales Equality Policy.
We are currently seeking new
members to join the Steering Group – and we would ideally like to see
representatives of a wide range of underrepresented groups, including women,
disabled people, LGBT people, people from BMW communities, native Welsh
speakers and people from low-income communities. While some related project or
paddlesport experience is desirable, we would like to encourage applications
from anyone with a passion for equality in sport and a unique perspective on
the barriers people might face.
Volunteers will need to
attend meetings as required (2-3 times per year, normally 1-2 hours with the
possibility of attending via videoconference if required) and ideally will be
able to volunteer additional hours from time to time at any special events,
though this is not essential.
This is a voluntary position
and no remuneration will be paid for carrying out these duties, although all
reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
- Canoe Wales Equality Steering Committee Terms of Reference
- Canoe Wales Equality Policy
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Closing date and
Closing date: 1 February 2019
Candidates may be contacted for a phone interview if required
How to apply
Visit our website at https://www.canoewales.com/vacancies
to access our online application form.
Canoe Wales values
diversity and works to advance equality. Upon submitting your application to
Canoe Wales we will kindly ask all applicants to complete our Equal
Opportunities Monitoring Form. The information you provide is anonymous and only
used for diversity reporting purposes. We hope you will complete this survey to
help us in our commitment to equality and diversity. However, the survey is
optional and whether you choose to enclose it will not affect your application.