Vacancy: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 24 April

The Lincolnshire Football Association is seeking to recruit a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer to support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy, The FA's Safeguarding 365 Operating Standards and Lincolnshire FA's new 5-year strategy in partnership with key stakeholders across Lincolnshire. 

This pack provides the following, to assist individuals when considering whether they have the relevant skills and attributes required for the role: 

Role Information & Advert 
Role Profile 
How to apply - Application Form (Including an Equality & Diversity monitoring form) 

To be successful, applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and how their expertise and experience will enable them to meet the essential and desirable criteria. The interview panel must be convinced of the individual’s passion for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, grassroots football and professionalism for the role. Applicants should have knowledge and experience of safeguarding practices, an understanding of grassroots football and experience of working with a multitude of professional safeguarding partners.

They should be computer literate, have an interest in football, with good presentation and communication skills, be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 

They will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, be able to work as part of a team with excellent planning skills and be able to work occasional evenings and weekends. 

The successful applicant will report to the Designated Safeguarding Manager, and thereafter to the Head of Football Operations. 

The Lincolnshire FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. 


• An exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, progressive sports organisation 
• A competitive salary 
• An exciting opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game 
• A commitment to empowered and supportive personal and professional development 
• A Workplace Pension Scheme 
• Access to our health and dental support plan 
• Access to some FA employment benefits 

Hours of work are 17.5 hours per week, between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work. The position will receive 31 days annual holiday including bank holidays and salary banding [£22,000 - £25-000] with a six-month probationary period. Both annual leave and salary will be pro-rata to reflect weekly contracted hours.

For any questions about the role or if clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact Chris Funnell, Head of Football Operations, at chris.funnell@lincolnshirefa.com / 07562721526.

To apply please complete and return the application form.


The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 24th April, with interviews to be conducted on the 4th May 2022.

Please do this by either email to chris.funnell@lincolnshirefa.com, with the subject line Strictly Private & Confidential or by post to the following address: 

Strictly Private & Confidential 
Chris Funnell 
Head of Football Operations
Lincolnshire FA 
Deepdale Enterprise Park 
Deepdale Lane