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Vacancy: Designated Safeguarding Officer

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 7th August 2023

The Lincolnshire Football Association is seeking to recruit a Designated Safeguarding Officer to support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy and the Lincolnshire FA’s strategy in partnership with key stakeholders across Lincolnshire.

The pack below 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 adults at risk, professionalism and understanding the importance of safeguarding within grassroots football. Applicants should have knowledge and experience of safeguarding children and adults at risk, understand grassroots football and experience of working with volunteers. 

They should be computer literate, have an interest and background 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 Head of Football Operations and thereafter to the Chief Executive Officer.

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.

What Can Lincolnshire FA Offer?
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 
A modern hybrid working model

Hours of work are 25 - 35 hours per week between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work. This position will receive 33 days annual leave including banks holidays and a salary of £25,908 - £28,225 (FTE) with a six-month probationary period.

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.

To apply please complete and return the below application form and the following Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Designated Safeguarding Officer Application Pack

Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 7th August, though Lincolnshire Football Association reserve the right to close the process earlier than advertised. Interviews will be conducted between Tuesday 29th August 2023 – Friday 1st September 2023. 

To apply please email to Nick.Hanson@lincolnshirefa.com, with the subject line Strictly Private & Confidential or by post to the following address: 

Strictly Private & Confidential 
Mr Nick Hanson 
Lincolnshire Football Association 
Deepdale Enterprise Park 
Deepdale Lane 

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