London FA - Assistant Designated Safeguarding officer

LocationOffice based (London FA) with regular travel across the county. Covid restrictions apply
Hours of Work35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as part of the role.
Salary & BenefitsCirca £24k pro rata (dependent on experience)
Closing Date11 Feb

Job Description

The London Football Association is responsible for governing, safeguarding and developing football across the capital. We were established in 1882 and have an incredibly rich and proud history. More recently we have been undergoing a period of very exciting transformation and modernisation, with a new Board and CEO in place and a new strategy to take us up to 2025.

At the heart of this strategy is a vision to harness the power of football to enrich more lives in London. We believe that this vision is more important and relevant than ever, as London adapts to and recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are passionate about the wider benefits that football can bring to society and we know that if we are to have any chance of delivering this vision, we must create the right environments for people to thrive.

The Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer role is a key position in our business. As the governing body for football in London, it is our duty to ensure that all football played across the capital is a safe, enjoyable and positive experience for the many children, young people and adults who regularly play, watch, coach, referee and volunteer. This is our most important goal and without this foundation in place we are not able to deliver anything else.

You will form a safeguarding team of two (one Designated Safeguarding Officer and one Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer), overseen by the Head of Football Services. You will join a young, diverse and dynamic organisation of 18 full time staff based in Fulham, West London. We value and develop our employees and promote several benefits such as staff learning development plans, flexible working policies and a generous pension scheme.

Headline details

Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer

Circa £24k, pro rata (dependent on experience)

Hybrid working arrangements (minimum of one day per week at the London FA office)

Job purpose:

  • To support delivery of The FA National Game Strategy and London Football Association Business Strategy.
  • To support and manage the London FA safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA safeguarding policy, procedures, regulations, standards and guidance.
  • To support and manage safeguarding and child protection concerns in a timely manner and in line with FA requirements and guidance.
  • To significantly contribute to implementing and maintaining The FA's Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FAs and driving safer practice in grassroots football.
  • To support the adoption of FA technology systems across grassroots football.   

To comply with FA rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidance that are in place from time to time.

Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of current safeguarding legislation, policy and practice relating to children and adults at risk.
  • Experience of working in a designated safeguarding role.
  • Experience of writing reports and compiling case related evidence and information.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of inclusion, equality and anti–discrimination.
  • Working knowledge of the roles of statutory agencies in safeguarding children and adults at risk.
  • Experience of implementing policies, protocols and guidance.
  • Knowledge of the structure and partner organisations within football, nationally and within the County FA locality.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for the role, please download the full job description and person specification at Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer - London FA  Then please submit your completed application form, to by 5pm, Friday 11th February 2022.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 3rd March 2022.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion about the role before submitting your application form, please email Priti Trivedi, Head of Football Services, at  

Interview DateInterviews will be held on Thursday 3rd March 2022.
ContactPriti Trivedi