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Non Executive Directorships

Sport Wales – Board Member (Welsh Essential)

Location: Various locations across Wales

Date Posted: 16/04/2019

Closing Date: 22/05/2019

Vacancy Description

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.

 

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • 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

Welsh Language Skills are considered as ‘essential’ for this one Board Member post, at the level specified below:

Welsh language skills are essential on commencement

Welsh language skills are needed from day one to fulfil the role satisfactorily, and there is no other reasonable way of providing the service in Welsh satisfactorily.

 

A person without the necessary language skill levels will not be considered.

 

Additional Information

For further information regarding the role of Sport Wales and the role of Members please contact: Pippa Britton (vice-chair) email pippa.britton@sport.wales

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointment Team at PublicAppointments@gov.wales

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government online recruitment centre. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system.  You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form.  To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates.  This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4.  Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit.  The second document is a full, up to date CV.  The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities.  We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years.

It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence.  You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go.  You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.

If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Unit on PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments.

 

 

The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.

 

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply you will need to upload a personal statement and CV to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

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