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Sport Wales Board Member x 4

author icon author icon 23 April 2019 author icon Vacancies

Sport Wales are currently looking for four Board members, one of which must be a Welsh speaker.

The Board of Sport Wales provides leadership and governance to Sport Wales and performs the important role of scrutinising all of Sport Wales’s investments and activities. It also shapes its future goals.

Board Members have individual and collective responsibility to the Welsh Government through the Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism.

Board Members are expected to:

  • Have an understanding of and actively promote the benefits of sport and physical activity and the positive benefits they have for Wales’ diverse society, in line with Sport Wales’ vision as a main deliverer of Government policy on sport.
  • Be able to challenge Sport Wales staff effectively, to ensure it meets its aims, objectives and performance targets;
  • Ensure Sport Wales achieve value for money and participate in the corporate planning process, including agreeing annual budget plans;
  • Act in a way that promotes high standards in areas including protection of public finance; and have an appreciation or understanding of the importance corporate responsibility and risk management to ensure that Sport Wales’ activities are conducted effectively and efficiently;
  • Have an enquiring mind, good listening skills and ability to understand complex situations/reports;
  • Be actively engaged in suggesting board membership and the next generation of board members;
  • Have a willingness and commitment to attend and actively participate at Board meetings and key activities between meetings;
  • Understand and subscribe to the commitments of a public role, as defined in Nolan’s Seven Principles of Public Life noted on page 9.

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria below for appointment;

  • Good communication skills and ability to  work with others to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to think logically and objectively and analyse complex information in order to identify key issues and make effective decisions.
  • A demonstrable commitment to increasing levels of physical activity across Wales;
  • An understanding of the diverse communities of Wales and a commitment to promoting diversity.
  • An understanding of public life and the principles of good governance

Further details can be found on Welsh Government’s Public Appointments page here.

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