A once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of Team Wales…

We’re on the lookout for a Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022!

With just over  18  months to go until Team Wales ascend on Birmingham to compete in the 23rd Commonwealth Games, we’re starting our search for a key senior role that will inspire and lead Team Wales at the Games. 


Role of the Chef de Mission  

The Chef de Mission is the athlete and sport facing manager of Team Wales reporting into the CEO of CGW and has a close working relationship with the Chair of CGW. During the Games in particular, the Chair, CEO and Chef de Mission will collaborate closely.  

The Chef de Mission will lead and inspire Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games Birmingham.  

The Chef de Mission will create an inspirational environment at the Birmingham 2022 Games enabling the athletes and team to excel. 

During the Games, the Chef de Mission will be based in the Athletes’ Village. The Chef will be a proven leader, able to inspire confidence in the team, the media, the event organisers, and all other stakeholders, of CGW. 


Key attributes 

Multi-Sport Games experience (not necessarily as a Chef de Mission) 

Credibility within the sports environment, particularly with the NGBs 

Highly organised with meticulous planning skills 

Able to operate under pressure 

Ability to effectively communicate upwards, as well as to the staff team  

Ability to relate to, and engage with, a wide range of stakeholders 

Credibility with key sports media 


Helen Phillips MBE, Chair of Commonwealth Games Wales said:

‘We are looking for someone special who during games time can inspire, motivate, and engage with all the athletes and support staff who represent Team Wales in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

We want to appoint an outstanding leader who can oversee what is now a more complex delivery model than previous games. Team Wales staff are already doing a fantastic job with all the operational planning to ensure the athletes have a world-class performance environment when they arrive at the athlete villages. 

After the continued challenges the sporting landscape is experiencing it’s nice to have an exciting opportunity for the sector to consider. We are working closely with the organising committee and remain enthusiastic for what will be a fantastic Commonwealth Games and we are looking forward to welcoming the Chef de Mission to the team'.

Application Deadline: 11th January 2021

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