Chwarae Teg is looking for a new chief executive to take forward its vision.

Chwarae Teg’s chief executive Joy Kent has announced she is standing down after four years in charge.

Ms Kent will leave her post at the end of the year.

It means there is a unique and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take forward the charity’s vision to create a Wales where women achieve and prosper.

During Ms Kent’s tenure Chwarae Teg has helped thousands of women progress in their careers, working with hundreds of employers to help them embrace more flexible working practices to boost their results.

It has delivered two major EU and Welsh Government funded programmes, Agile Nation 1 and Agile Nation 2, and celebrated the contribution of women to Wales through the inaugural Womenspire Awards in Cardiff in April this year.

Ms Kent said she was “immensely proud” of what the charity had achieved.

“It has been an honour to lead Chwarae Teg since 2012, as our work is critical to building a fairer Wales not only for women, but for the benefit of wider society and the economy”

Ms Kent said she was “hugely grateful” for the support of Chwarae Teg’s very strong board of trustees and for the hard work and commitment of her colleagues, which she said had helped make the charity the success it was today.

“I have no doubt this success will be built on in future, and Chwarae Teg will continue to play a leading role in building a Wales where women can truly achieve and prosper,” she added.

Ms Kent plans to start her own business supporting organisations and individuals to reach their potential.

Chair of Chwarae Teg Sandra Busby thanked Joy for her “tireless efforts”, and said the charity had “gone from strength to strength” under her leadership.

“We are obviously sad to see Joy go but we are looking forward to building on the work of recent years and finding a successor who can help take Chwarae Teg forward at an exciting time for the organisation.”

The recruitment process for a new Chief Executive will begin immediately.

The successful candidate, who will be responsible for two senior members of staff, will lead and develop a unique organisation and promote the contribution women make to the economy in Wales.

Chwarae Teg is looking for an individual who is experienced in strategic business planning, financial and general management and transformational income generation activities at a senior level. Previous experience of leading an organisation is essential.

They will have a commercial mindset, flair and creativity, and will also bring strong leadership, business development, networking and communication skills to the role.

They will be an innovator whose track record demonstrates successful management of change and delivery as well as successfully developing new business income streams.

They will also be able to develop diverse teams and build successful networks, alliances and relationships at the highest levels.

Chwarae Teg is ambitious, innovative, pioneering, dynamic, resilient and united.

If you think you have what it takes to create, communicate and deliver a compelling transformational vision for the organisation, while leading it through a period of change towards growth, then get in touch.

recruitment@chwaraeteg.com.