Senior Policy Officer, Sport Wales

Department – Insight, Policy and Public Affairs

Salary – £30,459.42 – £32,944.91

Working Hours – 37 (consideration will be given to job sharing / reduced hours in line with our flexible working policy)

Contract type – fixed term for up to 1 year to cover maternity leave


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.  

To find out what it’s like to work with us at Sport Wales please watch the video on our careers page.


This is an exciting role which seeks to develop, reflect, and promote sport policy within the sport sector, working with new and emerging partners across different policy areas and at different political levels.

You will be a member of the insight, policy and public affairs team, focused on understanding the way policy across a range of portfolios, such as health and education, can influence, and be influenced by, sport.

You will develop relationships across the organisation, understanding the way sport can contribute to the wider policy perspective in Wales.

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.

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.


We are looking for candidates who can translate research, evidence and policy into easily understood positions, while building relationships with a range of different stakeholders.

You will have knowledge of central, devolved, and local government structures and the ability to influence, relevant public policy in Wales.

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. You will be an individual who is able to show objectivity and professionalism across a range of political positions in line with working in the public sector.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable, although not essential. 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.


You should read the full job description.

You can apply for this role now.

For more information on the role please email JOBENQUIRIES@SPORT.WALES


16th August 2021


w/c 30th August 2021