Welfare Officer - Volunteer

  • Barnes FC
  • Remote (London SW13, UK)
  • 28 Jul, 2021
Volunteer Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Health & Safety Player Care/Liason Officer Safeguarding

Job Description

Barnes of one of the most beautiful London area and it deserves a modern, sustainable community football club. Barnes FC was somehow forgotten although its name is linked with football game origins from 19th century. New management is now re-establishing Barnes FC and intends to involve local passionate football fans and enthusiasts to support their initiative. Our mission is to develop and promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing affordable activities that improve health and social welfare and to provide more social inclusive community that will engage all members regardless of ability or disability, race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.

The club is run by a volunteer management committee. We have a number of open volunteer roles within the club and the welfare office is one of the key roles in successful club safeguarding goals. The idea of successful community club is to be open, equal, diverse and inclusive. 

To be effective as welfare officer it’s vital that everyone in your club/league knows who you are and how you can be contacted especially the players, parents and coaches

What are requirements for the role?

  • Preferred SW13 based or surrounding areas
  • Attended The FA Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officer Workshops
  • Have an in-date FA Accepted Enhanced with Children’s Barring List Check
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Remote and flexible working

What are the  main responsibilities?

  • Be clear about the club’s/league’s responsibilities when running activities for children and young people.
  • Help club/league personnel to recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and to actively play their part.

  • To keep the club's safeguarding records up to date

  • To communicate effectively with the club's manager and coaches

  • To create a fun, safe and inclusive environment based on RESPECT principles