FairPlay Employer – What we do

We put equality, diversity and inclusive working practices at the heart of the consultancy and training services we offer. It’s not an add-on, or negotiable, everything we do has that focus. From improving people, process and changing mind-sets, we are committed to building organisations where everyone matters, a place where all your employees are proud to belong.

There are three main areas of support:

FairPlay Employer Award

Reviewing and Recognising your approach to inclusion in your workplace.

FairPlay Employer Solutions

Supporting you with your HR needs as an inclusive workplace.

FairPlay Employer Leadership

Developing your leaders, Embedding inclusion in your workplace culture.

Work with us to help create a world where women can achieve and prosper; where everyone is valued for who they are and what they do.

Get in touch

Contact us today to discuss how the programme can benefit your business.

07428 783 874

fairplayemployer@chwaraeteg.com

 

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Our vision: to eradicate gender inequality in the workplace​.
Work with us to help create a world where women can achieve and prosper; where everyone is valued for who they are and what they do.​

FairPlay Employer was established in April 2020 acting as the trading arm and commercial offering of Chwarae Teg. 

Profits from FairPlay Trading are reinvested into Chwarae Teg to support the overall mission to eradicate gender inequality.  

So when we support you to create inclusive workplaces, you support us to help women achieve and prosper and build back better communities.

Who are the FairPlay Employer Team?

We are a team of committed, enthusiastic and passionate individuals from a wide range of disciplines from HR consultants, career coaching, mentoring and leadership training to commercial acumen and events management, who work together to implement inclusive working practices, unlock the talent of individuals in your business to build better, more profitable workplaces, eradicating gender inequalities.

Meet your FairPlay Employer team:

Alison Dacey
FairPlay Employer Partner

Alison Dacey

FairPlay Employer Partner

Alison is an HR Professional and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with a pragmatic, pro-active, down-to-earth approach and a can-do philosophy. She has considerable experience of working successfully with a variety of organisations and personalities, to deliver value and achieve challenging goals.

An excellent communicator, with extensive knowledge of employment law and equality and diversity, who, as an Employer Partner delivering our FairPlay Employer Services, is not afraid to challenge constructively and creatively, to help shape and develop an organisation and embrace best practice.

Elizabeth East
HR Development Partner

Elizabeth East

HR Development Partner

Elizabeth is a CIPD qualified HR professional with wide ranging industry experience. More recently, specialised in Learning and Development, she is solutions-focused to ensure that businesses are able to value their workforce and achieve real results that impact positively on their bottom line.

Previously a member of our Training & Qualifications Team where she successfully created and delivered a range of training programmes, such as;

• ILM accredited Leadership & Management Training & Qualifications

• Line Management Training, designed to encompass Inclusive Working Practices

Our HR Development Partners keep up to date with the latest thinking related to the field of leadership, human resource, inclusive working practices and employment law. They develop and deliver bespoke quality products to share knowledge of best practice approaches which contribute to the on-going development of your organisation.

Providing HR support services with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, they have the tailored FairPlay Employer solution for you and your organisation.

Jessica Hannagan-Jones
Client Relations Partner

Jessica Hannagan-Jones

Client Relations Partner

Jessica comes to Chwarea Teg from a Fundraising and Arts Background, bringing with her creative experience to build on workshop and presentation delivery.

Working with Chwarae Teg’s FairPlay Employers Jessica enjoy seeing the great differences organisations across all sectors are making to battle inequality in Wales and further afield. “Seeing the work undertaken by the organisations I work with and knowing how it’s making a difference is amazing, it’s why I go to work!”

Long term Jessica shares the ambition of all at Chwarae Teg, Gender Equality in Wales. Working with the Commercial arm of Chwarae Teg to ensure our services are available to all and everyone can access support, training and development as an organisation or a Women progressing in their career and in the economy.

Caroline Mathias
HR Development Partner

Caroline Mathias

HR Development Partner

Caroline is a CIPD qualified HR generalist, with years of expertise working in equality and inclusion with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors. Previously a member of our Agile Nation Team, where she worked in supporting our project participants to implement change and best practice procedures to help get the best for both the business and their people, she brings a broad working knowledge of all aspects of business management, as well as being a qualified executive coach. Caroline provides commercial HR support services in our FairPlay Employer Team. With a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, our business support includes our FairPlay Employer Benchmarking and Award and bespoke consultancy solutions for you and people. We keep up to date with the latest thinking related to the field of leadership, human resource, inclusive working practices and employment law to deliver bespoke quality products which contribute to the on-going development of your organisation.

In addition, the FairPlay Employer Team is supported by the whole team at Chwarae Teg to utilise additional expertise and resource from policy and research, training and qualifications and engagement. ​

Meet the board:

Stephanie Griffiths
Commercial Director

Stephanie Griffiths

Commercial Director

Stephanie has strategic oversight and operational leadership of Chwarae Teg’s commercial enterprise. Responsible for planning, developing and implementing income generation and surplus raising activities based on Chwarae Teg’s goals and objectives. Stephanie has a proven record of leading from the front, managing successful sales teams for global organisations, while juggling multiple responsibilities in high pressure, targeted environments. Stephanie is passionate about equality for all and driven by positive societal changes.

Liz Wilson
Director – Finance & Operations

Liz Wilson

Director – Finance & Operations

Liz is a fellow the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Having over 25 years operating at Director level, with experience within the private sector for working with marketing, IT and publishing companies. Liz has worked within the charity sector for the last 13 years.

Liz’s key skills lie in making strategic and operational changes to work smarter not harder! She has the ability to cope with changing environments and priorities and more importantly working and developing a diverse team to achieve our objectives. Having the experience in operating at a strategic level, allows Liz to have the input into helping shape the future of the Chwarae Teg.

Cerys Furlong
Chief Executive

Cerys Furlong

Chief Executive

Cerys joined Chwarae Teg in 2017, having spent 15 years working in the education and skills sector. As Chief Executive Cerys sets the strategic direction for Chwarae Teg and stretches our ambitions as we strive to make Wales a world leader in gender equality. Cerys’ role is about building strategic partnerships with other organisations and businesses to achieve our ambitions and empowering colleagues to fulfil their roles as effectively as possible, hopefully leading by example, demonstrating what we can achieve by working together.

Alison Thorne
Founder, atconnect

Alison Thorne

Founder, atconnect

Alison Thorne is a Non-Executive Director, Trustee and Committee member plus the founder of atconnect Business and People Development Company.

Alison is currently the Wales Lead for Women on Boards, and also a board member for Sport Wales where she sits on the Finance and Audit Committee. She has previously served as a Non-Executive Director for a Retail Consultancy and as a trustee at Tropical Forest Trust (sustainable forest management)

She has had a corporate career in retail, holding executive board roles at Mothercare, George at Asda and Otto UK with leadership roles at Kingfisher and Storehouse specialising in Buying, Merchandising and Sourcing.

Alison has been a trustee at Chwarae Teg since March 2016 and has sat on the Finance & Risk Committee and the Commercial Innovation Group. She was appointed Chair in July 2019.

Christopher Warner
Deputy Director - Constitution and Justice, Welsh Government

Christopher Warner

Deputy Director - Constitution and Justice, Welsh Government

After graduating with an English degree from St John’s College, Oxford Christopher worked as a project manager responsible for marketing, producing and distributing a range of print and web resources for schools on behalf of public, private and third sector clients. Christopher then joined the Welsh Government on the Civil Service Fast Stream and spent eight years working mainly on economic policy and regeneration and also as Senior Private Secretary to the Deputy First Minister. After five years at the National Assembly for Wales Commission as Head of Policy and Legislation Committee Service, Christopher returned to the Welsh Government as Deputy Director – Constitution and Justice.

Christopher has two young daughters for whom he is determined to help build a fairer Wales where they can achieve and prosper. Christopher became a board member in March 2016.

Robert Lamb
Director, Expectation State

Robert Lamb

Director, Expectation State

Expectation State works to increase the quantity and quality of private sector investment in conflict-affected countries. Robert held senior leadership roles at a leading private investment firm. He has significant expertise in investment decision making and the negotiation of commercial arrangements, having been personally responsible for the acquisition and management of more than $8 billion of investment capital in the UK, Middle East, and Africa, and having served as a voting member on a number of investment committees.

Robert is also a Trustee of Ty Hafan, the Welsh paediatric palliative care charity and is a native Welsh speaker.

Robert became a Co-Optee board member in June 2018.

FairPlay Employer Award

FairPlay Employer Award

An innovative programme to support, connect and recognise organisations that are leading on inclusive growth. Benchmark your organisation against others in your industry and region. Ascertain the key areas of your success and those that need development and embark on a journey of guided support and improvement.

Achieve your FairPlay Employer Award and join hundreds of companies across Wales and the UK, on a year on year journey to deliver gender equality in your business, giving you the benefits of a genuine inclusive workforce. Striving for continuous improvements, rewarded with the recognition of your achievements.

Get in touch

Contact us today to discuss how the programme can benefit your business.

07428 783 874

fairplayemployer@chwaraeteg.com

FairPlay Employer Solutions

FairPlay Employer Solutions

Bespoke consultancy services that empowers organisations with best practice for inclusive growth and development, supporting gender equality in your business, giving you the benefits of a truly inclusive workforce.

We will tailor our support to help you with any specific diversity and inclusion challenges you are facing.

Opening up minds to the benefits of diverse thinking starts by addressing the following:

  • Unconscious Bias Recognise how unconscious bias can affect gender equality in the work place and put in steps to counter this.
  • Recruitment and selectionInequalities can be inadvertently reinforced and recreated by recruitment processes susceptible to unconscious bias. We can gender lens your current processes, implement new ways of recruiting and train line managers in inclusive recruitment.
  • Employer brandCreate an inclusive employer brand, which will support you to become more competitive; attracting, engaging and retaining better and more diverse talent while simultaneously improving productivity. 
  • Family friendly policies  – Reviewing and developing your policies; are your current policies conducive to equality, diversity and provide an environment where all employees can be the best they can be?
  • Inclusive working environmentsDiscover the tangible benefits and challenges to your business of taking a pro-active approach to the new world of flexible working.
  • Menopause Menopausal women is the fastest growing demographic in the workplace. By tackling this issue and supporting you to deal with this head on it can support women to stay in work, improve their health and wellbeing ensuring as a business you maintain your experienced talent.
  • Men as alliesLet’s work together to bring about inclusive working practices; male, female, we all benefit but we need support from everyone in your organisations.
  • Gender Pay GapDiscover how to maximise your data, go further than simply reporting to ensure you are seeing the benefits of the information you capture to drive equality through your organisation.

Delivered in the following ways:

Workshops

Delivered over 2, 3 or 4 hour sessions, all our workshops are interactive and encourage exploratory learning. Participants leave equipped with best practice knowledge and the ability to apply this within their own workplace and role.

Webinars

Designed to share best practice with your team, educating them on key topics providing them with valuable takeaways to improve internal culture and process.

Focus groups

Involving up to 16 of your staff, hosted by our experts who will subsequently provide you with a full report, analysing the feedback of staff, highlighting key themes and making recommendations for improvements to support effective change.

Policy Reviews

These can be undertaken at various levels and we will analyse your current policies and processes and provide feedback. This includes a rigorous gender lensing exercise that highlights potential process improvements and future training.

Get in touch

Contact us today to discuss how the programme can benefit your business.

07428 783 874

fairplayemployer@chwaraeteg.com

FairPlay Employer Leadership

FairPlay Employer Leadership

The FairPlay Employer Leadership courses will provide your female employees with a unique development opportunity to give them the skills and confidence to make them equality driven leaders. It is paramount at this time that we continue to invest in the learning and development of our leaders.

All of our FairPlay Employer Leadership courses are ILM accredited.

Aspiring Leaders – For those moving from team member to team leader for the first time.

  • Women in any sector or role who are either new to or aspiring to a management or supervisory role.
  • Women wanting to build their skills and confidence to take the next step in their career.
  • Women who don’t currently hold any previous qualification in leadership and management at level 2 or above
  • Women capable of promotion but lacking confidence to apply for or undertake new roles.


Advancing Leaders – For practising team leaders moving to the next level.

  • This programme is for women who have some management responsibility, but little or no formal training and are serious about developing their abilities.
  • Advancing Leaders gives practising team leaders looking to move up to the next level of management, the skills they need to be effective, confident and aspirational leaders.


Evolving Leaders – For practising middle managers or department heads that want to prepare for senior management.

  • Aimed at current department heads, project or middle managers, the Evolving Leaders programme supports women to transform their strategic thinking and leadership skills.
  • For women who are already practising middle managers who are serious about building their career and want to prepare for senior management.
  • Evolving Leaders gives women the confidence and tools to assess their leadership performance, develop critical thinking skills, achieve organisational goals and make strong and informed management decisions.

Complete our FairPlay Employer Leadership course application form

Get in touch

If you dont think you are ready to complete the application form, dont worry. Please contact us today and we can discuss how the programme can benefit you or your business.

07428 783 874   fairplayemployer@chwaraeteg.com