Safeguarding Officer - South

Organisation British Gymnastics

Location Home based with national remit

Hours of Work 37 hours per week

Salary & Benefits £22,250 - £26,691 per annum (dependent upon experience) + pension + 34 days annual leave (includes Bank Holidays and Company Days) + Company Car

Closing Date 19 May


British Gymnastics is the UK Governing Body for gymnastics.  We exist to support, lead and inspire all those involved or interested in gymnastics; from the creation of new programmes and activities at grass roots level in the community, to the development of talent producing international gymnasts.

Our Safeguarding & Compliance team is looking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer to cover Southern regions supporting our clubs and welfare officers.

Reporting to the Safeguarding & Compliance Manager, you will be required to ensure the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk working closely with members of the Safeguarding team and National/Regional/Club welfare officers. Working in partnership with statutory agencies charged with the oversight of the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk, you will also be required to provide advice and guidance to the membership in all matters relating to safeguarding and to be aware and reactive to International and National safeguarding issues.

The role will lead on the development, implementation and review of systems to safeguard and protect children, young people, and adults at risk involved in gymnastics in the community. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of an education programme.

With experience in a similar role, you will:

  • Have a full understanding of the legislation around safeguarding
  • Have experience in managing safeguarding cases
  • Be experienced in working with children, their families and/or vulnerable groups in any sector
  • Have exceptional people skills and the ability to build positive partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders
  • Be a self starter working on your own initiative and must demonstrate an ability to handle confidential data sensitively, ensuring complete compliance with BG Data Handling policies
  • Have the ability to work across multiple sites including unsocial hours to manage direct work with parents/carers
  • Experience and competent in the delivery of training is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of safeguarding in a sports environment is desirable but not essential

The Person
You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A relevant qualification in Investigations, Social Services, Education or other specialist qualification
  • A comprehensive knowledge of legislation affecting child/adult protection, equality and youth participation
  • Able to make tough decisions and to prioritise activities
  • Great interpersonal, communications, negotiation and consultive skills at all levels
  • Effective IT skills

Due to the nature of the work, weekend and evening working may be required.
A full current UK Driving Licence and willingness to travel is essential.

For further information on the role please see the pdfRole Profile ( 131 KB )

British Gymnastics is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a discrimination-free working environment. We are committed to an action plan and policy in line with the Equality Act 2010, which ensures that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristic.

To apply for this post please complete and return an documentApplication Form ( 117 KB )  along with, if you wish, a copy of your CV and documentEquality Monitoring Form ( 45 KB ) .


Completed applications are to be returned by post or email to:
British Gymnastics, HR Department,  Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport, Shropshire TF10 9NB
Tel: 0345 129 7 129 ext 2398

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 19th May 2017
Initial telephone Interviews: Week commencing Monday 22nd May 2017
Short listed formal Interviews: Week commencing 5th June 2017
Interview Venue:  Lilleshall National Sports Centre

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