Vacancy - Designated Safeguarding Officer

Westmorland County Football Association Limited are looking to appoint a Designated Safeguarding Officer

Payment:                     Competitive                 

Role location:              Westmorland County FA Headquarters, Kendal

Type of contract:         Contract / Contractor


Our Organisation:

We are responsible for overseeing, promoting and developing the game of association football at all levels in Westmorland, from grassroots through to the professional game. A core part of our activities is to act as the governing body of the game, including the implementation of regulatory, disciplinary and rule-making functions.

The shared values, integrity, community, teamwork, commitment of our organisation are central to our success. We are a highly motivated team of highly skilled, passionate and hardworking individuals who are committed to the future of the game in the county and beyond. We understand that diversity promotes innovation, and therefore we look for people who are great at what they do, no matter their background.

Job purpose

  • Manage the County FA’s safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Regulations
  • Significantly contribute to the implementation of the Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FA.

Key Principal accountabilities/responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation and delivery of safeguarding policy and procedures within the County FA, being accountable for relevant areas of the Safeguarding Operating Standard.
  • Take a dynamic and strategic approach to safeguarding delivery within the County FA, raising awareness and providing organisational support and direction to colleagues. Ensure the County FA is compliant with safeguarding legislation.
  • Refer to FA Case Management Safeguarding children and adults at risk abuse concerns and take action(s).
  • See Job Description for further details.

As this role involves regulated activity with children or young people under the age of 18, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check to ensure their suitability for the role.

How to apply

If you feel that you have the relevant skills and experience, please submit your CV and short covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role by reference to the key attributes outlined in the job description.

As the requirement of the role may change, this document should be viewed as guidance only. The Westmorland County Football Association Limited promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 17 November 2017.

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