Safeguarding Officer - Volunteer

  • Barnes FC
  • Remote (London SW13, UK)
  • 03 Oct, 2021
Volunteer Safeguarding

Job Description

Barnes Football Club was founded in 1862 and is the 6th oldest club in England. New management committee is now re-establishing the club 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 running a crowdfunding campaign and is supported by Sport England. More information on:

As a Safeguarding Officer, you will have the primary responsibility for managing and reporting safeguarding concerns and for putting into place policies and procedures and continually monitoring these to safeguard young people and adults at risk across the entire organisation

What are requirements for the role?

  • Preferred SW13 based or surrounding areas (Richmond, Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham boroughs)
  • Previous experience of safeguarding case management/referrals/escalation/risk management desired
  • This role requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Records Check (CRC)
  • Demonstrable safeguarding and support planning in sport/community/education
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Remote and flexible working

What are the  main responsibilities?

  • Ensuring you are familiar with relevant legislation, policies and procedures and an awareness of best practice externally and using this to make changes and recommendations.
  • To develop, implement and review safeguarding policies and processes to ensure they meet legislation, guidance and are relevant
  • Work with management to deliver the safeguarding strategy, safeguarding induction and training for staff
  • To work in accordance with the FA safeguarding standards and audited practices.
  • Record, manage and investigate all reported safeguarding concerns, managing the caseload appropriately.
  • Ensure safeguarding standards are met and maintained.
  • Oversee the DBS checks, barring referrals, risk assessments 

The role is on a voluntary basis with average 8-10 hours per week,  however we offer a range of benefits from our sponsors and great access to the sport network.

Thank you!