Reports to: Trust CEO and Community Trust Senior Management
Duration of contract: One Year Fixed Term Contract
Hours of work: Full-time 37.5 hours per week. Due to the nature of the post evening and weekend work will be necessary.
Salary: Up to £34,000
Location: Loftus Road Stadium, and various sites where QPR Community Trust activities are held.
Direct Reports: NA
About QPR Community Trust:
QPR in the Community Trust works within the local community providing opportunities based on the main objectives of health, education, social inclusion and participation, tackling National issues at a local level. The Trust recognises the power that football, and the Club identity has on its local community.
Working in disadvantaged and deprived areas of seven West London boroughs with many local partners involved and delivering to around 23,000 participants, the Trust wishes to support local communities and provide opportunities for participants to make positive changes is their lives. Established in 1994 and obtaining charitable status in 2009, the charity is focused on:
We believe that being born in a certain area should not define your health, opportunities, & aspirations.
QPR Community Trust has a wide range of projects including The Tiger Cubs, Extra-Time over 60s club, QPR Primary Stars, Soccer Schools, Kicks, Healthy Eating Projects plus many more
The primary purpose of the role will be to oversee and direct the provision of all safeguarding activities and associated training across the Community Trust. This will involve ensuring there is a Trust-wide awareness of current legislative obligations in respect of safeguarding and to advise all staff, including the Trust designated safeguarding officers, in their roles and responsibilities. As part of this role, you will also be a safeguarding contact for match days at the stadium and report to the Board of Trustees regularly.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
· To ensure the Trust and all its staff are fully compliant with all safeguarding legislation and to embed safeguarding into the culture of the Trust.
· To work in collaboration with the Club Senior Safeguarding Managers to continually review and update the Trust Safeguarding policies.
· To ensure all relevant staff/ volunteers have the appropriate levels of DBS checks, safeguarding inductions and regular workshops and updates.
· To Provide safeguarding training and support Trust wide CPD events.
· To focus on the high-risk areas of the Trusts delivery, e.g. the Premier League Kicks Programme to ensure that front line staff are equipped to put safeguarding at the forefront of their delivery and responsibilities. There will need to be engagement with both staff and participants on these projects.
· To maintain a high profile as the recognised point of contact for Trust safeguarding issues and to take the lead on behalf of the Trust in respect of any disclosures or investigation in relation to children or adults at risk.
· To implement a welfare officer reporting and support system for college Academy
· To attend home matches to support the Trust in ensuring children and adults at risk are kept safe.
· To provide safeguarding guidance to the Club and Trust Mascots
· To ensure best practice is followed by all photographers involved in child specific photography.
· To work closely with the Club Senior Safeguarding Manager and Trustees with responsibility for safeguarding.
· Commit to a programme of continuing personal development (CPD)
· Ensure all activities are delivered to the standards outlines in the Trust/Club’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection policies.
· Record and store sensitive data in line with the QPR Trust’s GDPR policies
· Participate in the appraisal process.
· Undertake duties to support the Club’s commercial/marketing partners.
· Work QPR home match days, evening work, weekends and Bank holidays when instructed.
· Undertake every opportunity to promote a positive image of QPR in the Community Trust and Queens Park Rangers Football Club.