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S&you are currently recruiting a Chair on behalf of Central South Active Partnership (CSAP).

This is a journey to change the community sp...

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S&you are currently recruiting a Chair on behalf of Central South Active Partnership (CSAP).

This is a journey to change the community sport and physical activity landscape across Wales and how sport and physical activity is delivered. Creating a step change in sport and physical activity levels among people in Wales. Together we are committed to getting more people active through sport and physical activity so we achieve our vision:

"To create a significant step-change in the health and wellbeing of our local communities by collaborating across the region, so that collectively we address inequality and improve activity levels."

CSAP will operate as a company limited by guarantee (with the potential to adopt charitable status at the right time), within a robust and transparent governance framework. At its heart will be a balanced, inclusive, diverse, and skilled Board which shall be focused on our strategic direction.

Including the Chair position, the Board will appoint between six to eight members reflecting both the interests of the sport and physical activity sector and the skills and expertise required to deliver the ambition of Central South.

Key Details

Location: The location of meetings will alternate across partner facilities in Central South Wales.

Term: Four years with a second term (subject to approval) of three years.

Renumeration: £5,000 per annum, along with any reasonable expenses incurred during the fulfilment of duties in line with CSAP Finance & Administration Policy.

Commitment: Initially the Board will meet monthly, but the frequency will be reviewed following the first six-months of operation as it becomes more established.

Candidate Pack


The primary role of the CSAP Board is to ensure the strategic direction and objectives of CSAP are progressed, to monitor performance and to use insight and learning to continually improve and target its offer. CSAP will work with Sport Wales to invest into the region on an annual basis.

Chair Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, transformational leader who can help shape the future of sport and physical activity in Central South Wales. We are seeking an inspiring individual who is passionate about the value and impact of community sport and physical activity and the belief that everyone should be active together, for life. This will be a high-profile role, influencing regional and national policy and strategy and at the vanguard of community sport and physical activity design and development in Wales.

Working with the Executive Team, the role of Chair is to provide effective leadership and strategic direction focusing on the vision, core values, governance and objectives of CSAP ensuring that:

  • There is a clear vision, strategic direction, and objectives for the region.
  • There are sustainable resources sufficient to deliver the strategic plan through to 2028 and beyond. This includes the ability to diversify revenue streams, including funding and commercial opportunities with partners and sponsors, whilst ensuring the organisation has excellent stakeholder management and relationships.
  • The Board focuses on organisational performance, financial sustainability and meeting its corporate aims and objectives.
  • The highest standards of corporate governance and equity is maintained, and all legal and regulatory requirements are compiled with.
  • There is effective communication among Board Members and the Executive Team.
  • The Regional Strategic Lead is managed, guided, and supported.

Person Specification

  • Evidence of success, within or outside of the sport and physical activity sector, in a Regional or collaborative organisation, Charity, Corporate, Health, Housing, Education, Equalities or Professional Services environment.
  • Awareness and understanding of the issues facing communities in Central South Wales.
  • Evidence of outstanding leadership.
  • Evidence of leading in a change environment.
  • Experience on other Boards or management where leadership and strategic planning was part of the role.
  • Evidence of the ability to act with professionalism and probity, and with a strong philosophy of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • An understanding of the Welsh sporting sector and the challenges facing sports organisations at a domestic and/or international level (desirable).
  • Legal and Corporate Governance experience (desirable).
  • Welsh language speaker (desirable).

Application Process

Deadline: Midnight 26th May 2024

Interview Dates: Thursday 13th of June 2024

Please apply online and a consultant from S&you will be in touch to tell you more and discuss next steps. Please be aware that as part of your application, you will be required to provide:

  1. Updated CV
  2. A supporting statement (1 Page of A4 Maximum) that sets out why you would like to join the partnership and why you believe you would make a credible candidate, referencing the requirements found in the person specification.

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