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Vacancy: Designated Safeguarding and Equalities Officer

23 February 2017

Nottingham Forest Football Club have a vacancy for a Designated Safeguarding and Equalities Officer.

Nottingham Forest are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Nottingham Forest are also committed to equality and diversity and believes in equal opportunities for all. We require all staff, volunteers and others associated with the club to share and endorse this commitment.

We are seeking to appoint a Designated Safeguarding and Equalities Officer to be the main point of contact in the club for these areas.

The role will initially be two days per week with the possibility of extra days as and when required.

Salary to be confirmed on application.

Main Duties:

- To take overall responsibility for the implementation and embedding of the club-wide safeguarding, welfare and equality policies and to ensure they are regularly updated and reviewed.

- To actively work to prevent poor practice, abuse or discrimination from occurring within the club.

- To record, report and refer any allegations of abuse to the appropriate statutory agencies and football authorities.

- To deal with any complaints of poor practice issues reported.

- To implement and maintain appropriate safeguarding and equalities training for all staff.

- To ensure the club complies with its duties under the Equality Act 2010.

- To support the line managers, the club education officer and coaching staff to ensure all operational and academic practice is inclusive and sensitive to individual needs.

- To work with the HR department to ensure all new starters undergo the relevant checks and inductions required.

- To produce accurate reports on safeguarding and equality for the club.

- To attend meetings and continued professional development (CPD) events as required.

- To attend necessary Safeguarding Workshop and training each season.

Essential requirements:

- Suitable experience in an appropriate field working with children will be required.

- The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate.

- The FA Welfare Officer Workshop certificate.

- Equality and Diversity certificate.

Special Factors:

- This post involves work with children and requires a Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Records Check (CRC).  Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The successful applicant will be required to have references and to complete a three-month probationary period.

More information available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance/dbs-filtering-guide

A full job description is available on request.

CVs with a supporting letter of application should be sent to: jenni.short@nottinghamforest.co.uk

or

Jenni Short
HR Manager & Assistant Secretary
Nottingham Forest Football Club
The City Ground
Nottingham
NG2 5FJ

Closing date for applications is Friday 3 March 2017.

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