Welsh Athletics took the decision this week to furlough a number of staff members – the decision, which was approved by the Board, was based on the inability for those staff to undertake their roles in a meaningful way. The financial factors was also a strong consideration, and we continue to explore ways of reducing our expenditure to ensure the minimal amount of impact on the medium and long term finances of Welsh Athletics.
All staff members have been incredibly professional during this very difficult period, and I want to put on record my thanks to them all for their hard work during this period.
For info, these are the staff members being furloughed and who will be backfilling these roles in the short term;
|Furloughed staff||Department area||New point of contact|
|Sarah Powell||Run Wales Social Running Programme||Gareth Hall – 07864 969631 – Gareth.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Barry Edwards||Regional Development Officers||Chris Moss – 07813 605785 – email@example.com / Jacqueline Brace – 07773 468395 – Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steve Jones (Welsh Schools Support Officer)|
|Tom Marley||Coach Education||Zoe Holloway – 02920 649849 – email@example.com / Zoe Brown – 07548 160018 – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Darran Williams||Competition||Rhiannon Linington Payne – 07960 995780 – email@example.com|
Please note that Steve Jones will continue in his role as compliance officer.
Due to the way the roles are funded, we are not permitted to furlough any staff member in the performance department.
Finally, we continue to update the guidance to members, updated competition calendar and member FAQ’s on our website.
Please let us know of any challenges your club/members are having at this time. Welsh Athletics are keen to ensure that they support clubs in the most appropriate manner during the lockdown period.
|James WilliamsInterim Chief Executive Officer|