Safeguarding Co-ordinator - Safeguarding Co-ordinator

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Posted: 29/08/2019 10:01
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: American Express Community Stadium, Brighton
Level: Not Applicable
Deadline: 29/09/2019 23:59
Hours: 35
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Job Type: Permanent

Job Title: Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Employer: Albion in the Community   
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week requiring flexibility to work some evenings, weekends and match days. 
Consideration to job share will be given if appropriately trained individuals are identified as being able to fulfil the role specification. 
Location: The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton but will be expected to undertake travel as is necessary to fulfil the job requirements.
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Closing date for applications: 29th September 2019 @

Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Roles and responsibilities

1. To continuously work to maintain, embed and improve AITC’s safeguarding culture, ensuring the highest standards in safeguarding for the most vulnerable groups.

2. To maintain accurate, confidential and up to date records on all safeguarding incidents, concerns and allegations.

3. To provide regular comprehensive safeguarding updates to AITC board of trustees.

4. To provide safeguarding advice and support to AITC staff delivering programmes and events.

5. To work alongside statutory agencies and education providers to ensure ‘Working together’ principles are embedded to safeguard participants.

6. To manage referrals to statutory agencies, footballing authorities and the charity commission when required, and represent AITC in meetings and events as needed.

7. To be the face of safeguarding within AITC and be a visible member of the wider charity team to help build a supportive safeguarding structure and network across the charity.  

8. To ensure safeguarding standards relating to AITC and BHAFC are met and maintained.

9. To provide quality assurance of safeguarding provisions across AITC.

10. To work alongside the wider People and Culture Team to monitor and ensure that all AITC staff are up to date with safeguarding training requirements.

11. To ensure the charity’s strict compliance with the safeguarding policies and procedures of AITC, The Premier League Charitable Foundation, The FA and the Charities Commission, and to be compliant with the Local Authority safeguarding policies and procedures.

General Duties and Accountabilities

  • To support Brighton & Hove Albion FC and AITC in their aims and objectives at all times.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant club policies, including health and safety policies.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, club and its personnel.
  • To represent Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and AITC in a professional manner.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

General Expectations

  • To uphold and live the Charity’s Values; Commitment, Respect, Quality and Teamwork.
  • To uphold and live our Team Brighton Values; Treat people well, Exceed Expectations, Aim high (never give up) and Make it special.
  • To be a champion of equality and diversity in the workplace and treat all staff, customers, sponsors, clients and applicants with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • To report incidents of any form of discrimination through the correct channels.
  • To promote best practice in safeguarding and create an environment that is safe for children young people and vulnerable adults.
  • To report safeguarding concerns through the correct channels.
  • To ensure that any safeguarding training and certificates are kept up to date.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Albion in the Community. 


Qualifications & Experience


  • A relevant degree level qualification or other extensive safeguarding experience and education
  • Valid and accepted enhanced FA DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check) or be willing to undertake this check if successful
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a valid FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Certificate or be willing to undertake this training if successful
  • Experience as a professional Safeguarding practitioner working directly with children and adults at risk
  • Experience of case load management with regards to safeguarding concerns raised by the workforce relating to children and adults at risk
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of child protection and adults at risk issues
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office/Word/Excel/ Outlook/ PowerPoint)
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Good planning and prioritising skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) to be able to communicate clearly to a wide-ranging audience from children, adults with disabilities, safeguarding professionals, senior managers and coaches etc
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant levels of FA DBS (Criminal Background Check) to undertake on specific job roles within football
  • Experience of conducting enhanced, standard and basic DBS CRC’s (Criminal Background Check)
  • Experience in offering safeguarding advice and support to   colleagues, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers within a    comparable organisation
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines whilst being able to   prioritise workloads in a timely fashion
  • A flexible approach to working times and locations
  • An established Safeguarding Professional network
  • A genuine interest in promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk
  • Warm, friendly, helpful and cheerful persona, a “can do” attitude
  • Confident in telephone and face to face communications
  • Pro-active and adaptable
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Willingness to learn
  • Highly trustworthy and confidential
  • A genuine team player
  • A genuine interest in health and wellbeing and an empathy for others


  • FA Welfare Officer Workshop Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aider Certified (Mental Health England)
  • IBSL Entry Level Award in British Sign Language or higher
  • Makaton Foundation Workshop or higher
  • Experience of using a case-management system (such as CPOMs or MyConcern)
  • An interest in football

Applicants must provide an accurate account of their professional skills and experience in the form of a C.V, and proof of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Equality Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

Safeguarding Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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