May 15, 2021

Safeguarding officer - Crawley Wasps FC - Closing date 30 June 2021

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  • West Sussex, UK
Part time, voluntary Safety

Job Description

Overview

To provide leadership, management and implementation of the Club’s safeguarding strategy, policy and procedures.

This role should ensure a collaborative approach across the Club to the promotion of safeguards and the protection of children and young people and adults at risk both on and off line.

Work in partnership with The FA, statutory agencies and other relevant organisations to report and manage concerns effectively and efficiently

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

Pro-actively promoting and raising safeguarding awareness.

Being the Club’s lead source of safeguarding support, advice and expertise*.

The implementation, promotion and review of the Club’s safeguarding policies, procedures and best practice guidelines.

Provide regular reports to the Club’s Women’s Board of Directors.

Work closely with senior management to develop and implement safer recruitment and induction practices across the Club.

Giving direction and guidance to staff in respect of safeguarding conc erns, allegations and the Club’s whistleblowing policy.

Respond to poor practice concerns within the Academy in line with disciplinary policy

Ensure all safeguarding and poor practice concerns are recorded in a robust system and securely retained in accordance with data protection legislation;

Work in partnership and maintain effective relationships with statutory and football authorities, sharing information where appropriate to safeguard.

Maintain accurate, confidential and up to date records on all safeguarding concerns and allegations in line with Applicable Data Protection Laws.

Attending regular safeguarding training and maintaining an up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and best practice.

Ensure staff/volunteers understand their individual responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable groups and respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.

Ensuring staff engage with regular safeguarding education to ensure they develop and maintain the necessary skills and knowledge to safeguard in their role.

To address poor behaviour and raise standards in football, promote safeguarding and creating a culture that celebrates good practice across the Academy

Co-ordinate safeguarding visits, spot checks/audits on clubs throughout the season to ensure they are compliant with the records they have submitted through the External Verification process.

Arrange and deliver briefing workshops, in safeguarding topics such as anti-bulling, appropriate use of social media, code of conducts, to staff and players

Essential Requirements

A professional background in child related work.

Knowledge of safeguarding children legislation and statutory guidance.

Experience of working in safeguarding or child/adult protection and implementing policy and procedure.

Comprehensive understanding of Local Authority statutory bodies.

A person-centred approach and the ability to maintain this perspective;

Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong relationships with staff, players and parents/carers.

Clarity about what constitutes poor practice and what is abusive behaviour;

Experience of writing reports and compiling case file information;

Ability to deal constructively with people’s emotions (e.g. upset, distress, conflict, animosity);

Capacity to handle confidential data/information sensitively;

Ability to promote best practice and the importance of a safe environment;

Demonstrates a working understanding of inclusion, equality and anti-discrimination, safeguarding and best practice;

Ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


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