Equality Advisory Group Member (Independent)


  • JOB TITLE: Equality Advisory Group Member (Independent)
  • REPORTING TO: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Integrity Manager/ EDI Lead on FAW & Trust Boards
  • LOCATION: Meetings to take place at The FAW Offices, Hensol, Cardiff / online via TEAMS / ZOOM
  • SALARY: Voluntary Role (Expenses Paid)


The FAW is looking to recruit independent members to sit on its’ Equality Advisory Group. 

The Equality Advisory Group is an independent group responsible for promoting equality and diversity within Welsh football and meets at least quarterly.

The Equality Advisory Group support the Board and Executive Staff of the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and FAW Trust to think, make decisions, and take actions that encourage a culture of football for everyone, everywhere in Wales.

The job description giving full details can be downloaded below.



The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is the governing body of football in Wales and is responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels from grass roots through to the professional game, including the Welsh Premier League and all International Teams. Founded in 1876 the FAW is the third oldest association in the World, founder members of FIFA and UEFA, and together with the other British Associations is one of the Board Members of the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

The FAW is governed by a Board of Directors made up of an Independent Chair, the CEO, two Independent Non-Executives, the four Officers of the FAW and three elected Members. The FAW Board is responsible to the Shareholders of the FAW called the FAW Council. The Council is made up of elected and nominated representatives from Welsh Football. The FAW Council, with the FAW Executive, manages football related activities through a series of committees. The CEO has the responsibility to manage the business and all staff employed by the FAW.

The FAW is a Limited Company responsible for the development of football in Wales. The FAW established the FAW Trust, a charity with responsibility, under licence, to manage certain activities for the FAW. With over 100 full time staff and operating in over 50 countries, it has doubled group turnover in the past 5 years to £20m per annum. Its main sources of income are through FIFA, UEFA, grants, sponsorship and TV revenue. The FAW was responsible for bringing the UEFA Champions League final 2017 to Wales; it was then the largest sports event in the world in 2017, staged in the smallest city, hosted by the smallest Association and the smallest country since the competition’s creation.


The Football Association of Wales strives to become a leading employer that reflects the communities of Wales while creating an inclusive, diverse and supportive workplace for all employees. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from women and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, Black, Asian, and Mixed-Heritage backgrounds.

The principles of fair and open competition will apply, and appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This role, due to its nature, duties, and responsibilities, will be subject to the successful applicant undergoing a check by the DBS. 


  • The deadline for applicants is the close of business 30/04/21.
  • Applications received after this date will not be considered. 
  • Applications must be supported by a letter detailing why the applicant believes they are a suitable candidate for the post and be accompanied with a current CV. Please also complete the equality & diversity monitoring form that can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Applications should be sent via email to [email protected] clearly marking the subject of the email: ‘Equality Advisory Group Member Vacancy.’
  • Interviews will be held virtually week commencing 10/05/2021.