Job Vacancy

Para Sport Event Management Senior Officer

Disability Sport Wales are looking for an innovative, ambitious, and dynamic Para Sport Event Management Senior Officer, with exceptional project and stakeholder management skills and a passion to establish Wales as a go-to location for para sport events.


Responsible to:

Partnership Manager

Location:      

Flexible (blend of home or office location (offices in Cardiff and Deeside) with time spent in Swansea required). DSW Head Office in at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff. CF11 9SW

Salary:

£31,200 pa

Hours:

37.5 hrs/week (full-time) (there will be requirement for flexibility in these hours to suit the demands of the event)

Contract:

12 months fixed term (with view to continuation if possible) with ability to work these hours flexibly to suit the demands of the event.

Applications for job share, secondment or part time working (at least 3 days/week) are welcome and will be considered.    

Travel:

There will be some need to travel within Wales and the UK where required

Closing Date:

Monday 16th May 2022, 12.00 midday

Interview Details:

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th May 2022, time will be confirmed with each short-listed candidate.        The interview will be virtual (held via Zoom).
 


Application Pack

Please read:

  • Job Description


Please complete and return:

  • Application Form
  • Equality Monitoring Form
  • Offer an Interview Scheme (if applicable)
     

Applications should be submitted to office@disabilitysportwales.com 

Download Application Pack


Background:

The Federation of Disability Sport Wales (or Disability Sport Wales (DSW)) are the lead organisation in Wales for disability sport and sport for disabled people. We are a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. We share the vision for sport in Wales (an active nation where everyone can have lifelong enjoyment of sport) and our mission is to:

influence, include, inspire, insport

We do this through the provision of specific programmes (DSWDO Community programme, insport, Performance Pathway Hubs) and services (Education and Training for those involved with physical activity (including sport)) which is intended to support a pathway of choice from initial engagement to performance sport at the highest level. We are a small team of incredibly committed, passionate individuals whose shared purpose is to advocate for an inclusive approach within the sector.


DSW Value Statements

You will always be able to expect DSW (as an organisation and individuals within the team) to:

  • Champion Everyone - We believe in meaningful opportunity, broad diversity and great achievement. People drive all that we do.
  • Proudly Welsh - Together we are dedicated, passionate and welcoming
  • Value Growth - We listen and learn, we nurture, share and support
  • Highlight Possibility - We are ambitious, creative and resourceful

The Opportunity:

Primarily the role will be accountable for the coordination of delivery and growth of the Para Sport Festival which will be hosted annually in Swansea until 2024.  The effective planning and delivery of the Para Sport Festival, with a focus on the targetted future growth and legacy of the concept will form the core elements of the post holders work programme.  The responsibility for the operational delivery of the events within the Festival will be the responsibility of the British or Welsh Governing Bodies.

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the planning and facilitation of the event (and the coordination and organisation of the sport competitions alongside partners which are part of the festival), including the logistics, communication, and monitoring of community impact.  An innovative and proactive candidate, who can communicate effectively with a range of national and regional partners, will have a platform to build their knowledge and experience. 

Relationship, stakeholder and project management skills are crucial to this role, therefore you should be confident in liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, with the ability to negotiate in order to identify solutions, and with creativity and planning to produce high quality events with broad ranging local and community impacts.  Some experience of event marketing would also be helpful.

As with any events role some flexibility is required with working hours as the event schedule demands, including some travel within and outside Wales.

This is an opportunity to join an ambitious, creative, resourceful, incredibly committed team whose shared purpose is to advocate for an inclusive approach within the sector.  This is an incredibly exciting and unique opportunity to establish a series of events which has the capacity to inspire as well as create high level opportunity for parasport competition in one geographic location.


Why apply for this role?

  • Be part of an ambitious, creative, resourceful, incredibly committed team
  • Person focused policies and procedures
  • Work for an equitable and diverse employer, with strong professional ethics and values

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Great annual leave allocation (25 days (pro rata) (increasing by 1 day annually up to a maximum of 30 days), plus statutory holidays in Wales)
  • Branded team kit

How to apply?

You are asked to complete an Application for Employment Form outlining information relevant to your experience and the details of the post outlined in the Role Description.

If you would like to submit the Application for Employment Form via a BSL video, please do so, including all the information required.  If you would like to receive the Application for Employment Form in an alternative accessible format please let us know via the contact below.

You will also need to return the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.  This information will be anonymous and confidential and will need to be sent as a separate file attached to your email, entitled CONFIDENTIAL. This information will then be separated from your application form and considered ONLY for equality monitoring of the DSW processes and to make diversity improvements where required.

We will work with all candidates and employees to ensure that they are supported to perform to their full potential.

Applications should be submitted to office@disabilitysportwales.com 

For further information or an informal discussion please either: 
Email:  tom.rogers@disabilitysportwales.com  or 
Call, text, WhatsApp or send video to: Tom Rogers, 07458 031779

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