Quick facts

About Sport Wales


What is it like to work for Sport Wales

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Sport Wales takes staff’s health and wellbeing extremely seriously. They provide further information on a dedicated Health and Wellbeing page on their Intranet as well as providing links to other organisations. The HR department make raise staff awareness via posts on the intranet and posters of annual events such as No Smoking Day, and provide literature about the event as well as signposting staff in the right direction for some more help and information. Sport Wales was recognised for its good work in staff well-being by being accredited with the Welsh Government’s Corporate Health Standard at Bronze level.

My Company
My Company
Sport Wales uses two ‘unique’ ways to engage with employees, listen to their ideas and seek their feedback: Yammer and Champions. Yammer was introduced to the organisation to encourage staff to share what they are working on in an effort to encourage collaboration, and to also bring staff together across the various regions in Wales. All staff (including Senior Managers) post updates and documents actively seeking feedback from colleagues and ideas to help produce a finished document, and to ensure it is the best it can possibly be. Staff are given the opportunity to read and respond to the update, and there is also the opportunity for staff to edit other people’s documents in ‘real time’ on Yammer to further collaboration. Sport Wales staff are all offered the opportunity to be part of a Champions network. The network have a work programme aligned to the Senior Management Team’s priorities, and one on the areas that the group work very hard on is to seek two-way feedback/communication with the Senior Management Team regarding new ideas and giving feedback. The Champions are very effective in providing responses to new initiatives and providing further ideas that will help programmes. They also seek ideas and feedback from outside the network, regularly providing temperature checks from the rest of the organisation.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Sport Wales produces a staff magazine, Clubhouse, and in each edition staff have the opportunity to nominate a colleague who they feel has ‘gone the extra mile’ within their work. As part of the nomination process staff have to detail what their colleague has done to warrant going the extra mile and what the outcome was. Comments are included from the nominee’s line manager about their performance as well as a member from the Senior Management Team. A Staff Awards ceremony has been introduced, where people can nominate their colleagues for outstanding work towards the Vision.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Staff:

    159

  • Earning £35,000+:

    32%

  • Average Age:

    35

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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