Deputy Safeguarding Officer - Birmingham City Football Club - Closing date 26 May 2021

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  • Redhill Road, King's Norton, Birmingham B38 9EL, UK
  • Apr 29, 2021
Part time, permanent Safety

Job Description

Department: Safeguarding
Hours of Work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a minimum of 24 hours per week.
Application closing date: 26/05/2021 (Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply and the role will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced).

JOB DESCRIPTION

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Club
• Be a visible, accessible and approachable presence across the Club for all stakeholders.
• Actively promote and implement safeguarding policy across the Club.
• Ensuring all staff have undertaken FA safeguarding training.
• Providing all new starters with DBS instructions where applicable.
• Verifying all DBS applications across the Club.
• Verifying all DBS certificates and providing copies to the relevant departments.
• Verifying the Right to Work documents for new starters and providing copies to the relevant departments.
• Tracking safeguarding training and compliance across the Club.

Boys Academy
• Responsibility for ensuring ‘safer staff recruitment’ process is adhered to, and for the on-going DBS and vetting of staff working within the Academy.
• Be the day to day point of contact for host families for all safeguarding and welfare issues.
• Facilitate a monthly safeguarding and welfare meeting with relevant AMT staff.
• Conducting risk assessments for all external venues including trips and tours.
• Work with the Club Secretary, Academy Manager, Loans Coordinator, U23 management team to ensure arrangements for players on loan are satisfactory and the welfare of such players are always upheld whilst away from the Club.
• Produce a monthly report to the Safeguarding Manager regarding all safeguarding concerns and actions.

BCWFC, Girls Academy & RTC
• Manage all Host Family arrangements for BCWFC and Girls Academy including recruitment of new host families, vetting of new applicants, undertaking of regular visits/inspections of arrangements, and organising/delivering training as appropriate.
• Be the day to day point of contact for host families for all safeguarding and welfare issues.
• Manage all logs on MyConcern in a timely manner in accordance with Club safeguarding policies, escalating those of a serious nature to the Club Safeguarding Manager.
• Conducting risk assessments for all external venues including trips and tours.
• Work with the BCWFC General Manager and First Team staff to facilitate a smooth safeguarding handover of all U18 players in and out of the First Team.
• Responsibility for ensuring ‘safer staff recruitment’ process is adhered to, and for the on-going DBS and vetting of staff working within BCWFC.
• Produce a monthly report to the Safeguarding Manager regarding all safeguarding concerns and actions.
• Attend all First Team Women’s home fixtures, providing a safeguarding presence and point of contact for players and staff.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Academic Qualifications
Essential Requirements
• Safeguarding education and experience.
Desirable Requirements
• Educated to degree level or equivalent.
Skills and Abilities
Essential Requirements
• The ability to work directly with vulnerable groups.
• Able to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding with a child and adult at risk focused approach.
• Holds and maintains a sound understanding of government strategy, legislation, guidance and plans for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups as well as the management of safeguarding incidents, concerns and allegations of poor practice and abuse.
• Holds and maintains a sound level of knowledge and understanding of developing and implementing safer recruitment practices.
• Ability to work effectively under own direction without day-to-day management.
• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing with colleagues, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers.
• Ability to recognise and challenge inappropriate behaviour and poor practice.
• Discretion and ability to keep confidential information confidential sharing information only where appropriate.
• Ability to record, handle and store clear and comprehensive records and information in line with legislation.

Desirable Requirements
• A successful track record of supporting and driving organisational change.
• Experience in contributing and working as part of a team.
• Knowledge and experience of identifying and managing risk.
• Experience of offering safeguarding advice and support to colleagues, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers within a comparable organisation.
• Experience of working within professional sport.

Personal Requirements
Essential Requirements
• Well organised, able to prioritise workload whilst being flexible and able to cope with the unexpected or unplanned.
• Personable and approachable with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Remains focused on responsibilities and objectives.
• Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Only applicants that demonstrate within their application that they meet the above criteria will be considered for the role.

This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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