Lincolnshire FA Designated Safeguarding Officer Vacancy

Applications are invited for the position of Designated Safeguarding Officer (formerly known as County Welfare Officer). Safeguarding is an ever present priority for football and the DSO plays a pivotal role in ensuring that football is played in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the successful applicant will be required to demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding and child protection, a working knowledge of the safeguarding legislation and the Government`s Working Together Guidance 2015. Experience of collating sensitive and detailed information and compilation of written reports and statements will be essential. It would also be beneficial to have knowledge, and understanding of, the culture and structure of football, hopefully at grass roots level.

You will work very much as part of a team focussed on safeguarding. You will be expected to be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. It is important that you have excellent interpersonal skills and that you have the ability to positively influence at all levels.

Whilst the role is essentially office based you will be required to have a flexible approach to hours worked as these might include weekend and possibly unsocial hours.

You should be in possession of a valid and current driving licence.

A job profile for this position is detailed on the separate attachment.

This post is on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2019 with a view to it being extended thereafter.

Salary will be discussed at interview.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check.

Please forward all applications, to include a current CV, and the name of two references, marked Private & Confidential to:-

Philip Hough, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Football Association, Deepdale Enterprise Park, Deepdale Lane, LN2 2LL or via email

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 12:00 noon

Interview date to be advised.

Lincolnshire Football Association is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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