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Job description

Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2019

Our Organisation:

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park.

The Role:
  • Work as an integral part of the safeguarding team overseeing the proactive preventative safeguarding work in football.
  • Be the point of contact for all safeguarding matters at St George's Park and Wembley Stadium, including overseeing all safeguarding concerns.
  • Manage and implement policy, procedures, protocols and guidance across FA Operations, ensuring that safeguarding is embedded, monitored and reviewed across all operations at St George's Park (SGP) and Wembley events.
  • Contribute to the strategic approach to safeguarding across football and the duty of care work with the elite development squads, attending the relevant meetings internally and externally.
  • Please note this role will be primarily based at our St. George's Park Location with some travel to Wembley and other locations.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Manage the operational safeguarding groups at St George's Park and Wembley Stadium, to develop and oversee the delivery and continuous review of safeguarding action plans.
  • Support the embedding of safeguarding policy, protocols, education, guidance, risk assessments, safeguarding and welfare plans across SGP and technical operations, including events (FA and third-party-owned), camps and tournaments involving U18s or Adults.
  • Provide support, guidance and quality assurance to Team Operations re pre-tour recce and camps.
  • Support the Wembley Events team in its safeguarding delivery and oversee the work of any safeguarding consultants and the Event Safeguarding Advisors.
  • Provide support as needed in the management of safeguarding concerns, ensuring appropriate records are maintained, overseeing all referrals to The FA safeguarding case team and local authorities as appropriate.
  • Provide bespoke safeguarding briefings for SGP and Wembley events as needed.
  • Contribute to the content and delivery of face to face safeguarding training to relevant staff, consultants and volunteers.
  • Act as Designated Safeguarding Officer for specific events, as required.
  • Work with HR to support the implementation of DBS checking processes and the recording of staff safeguarding training.
  • Be an influential advocate for safeguarding and player welfare, promoting, communication and representing this work effectively internally and externally.
  • Contribute to the review and update of current safeguarding best practice guidance and develop new areas of guidance.
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.

Essential Skills:
  • Enthusiasm and passion for safeguarding children and adults.
  • Experience of implementing safeguarding policy and best practice.
  • Experience of supporting safeguarding and player welfare in elite sport pathways. Experience of managing safeguarding and wellbeing concerns with statutory agencies.
  • Experience of having managed safeguarding referrals
  • Experience of delivering presentations at all levels.
  • Experience of developing tailored and differentiated learning and development programmes and resources.
  • Proven experience in project management.
  • Competent skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Experience of working with statutory agencies, attending strategy meetings and case conferences.
  • Experience of working in football.
  • A professional background in child and or adults at risk centred work.

Please note you will require a full clean driving licence for this role.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on the 11th and 12th July 2019.

What we can offer you:
  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

Job Sector
Security & Safety
Job Position
Postal Code
DE13 9RN
Tatenhill, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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