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Job Vacancy: Safeguarding Officer

We have an exciting opportunity to work within Bristol City Robins Foundation as a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 depending on experience

The DSO will be responsible for safeguarding everyone who is entrusted to our care, including children, vulnerable adults, and staff. Our work with children, young people, and adults takes many forms and reaches many people across many different programmes and projects.

  • Have you got experience working in safeguarding and child protection?
  • Are you comfortable and credible in dealing with safeguarding concerns?
  • Are you creative, flexible and committed to working within a fast-paced environment?
  • Do you want to become a pivotal driver in leading, promoting and managing the development, implementation and maintenance of appropriate safeguarding policies, good practice, training and reporting?

If so, we would like to talk to you…

Bristol City Robins Foundation is a registered charity that strives to make a positive difference for all through sport and learning. We recognise the positive impact on the community but are continually looking to develop and expand our reach.

We require a full time Designated Safeguarding Officer who will work across the Foundation and report directly to the Chief Community Officer.

The DSO is responsible for safeguarding everyone in connection with the Foundation. This includes handling cases, reviewing policies, delivering training, and monitoring processes for every programme.

Your Main Responsibilities:

  • Be the first point of contact for staff, volunteers, parents, children and adults at risk where concerns about children’s welfare, poor practice or abuse are identified
  • Record and update all incidents, concerns, allegations and evidence of poor practice via MyConcern/CPOMS, ensuring, where necessary, external agencies are informed
  • To provide safeguarding management for the Foundation which effectively implements the Foundation’s Safeguarding strategies and policies
  • To act as the Foundation’s Safeguarding Officer in accordance with the EFL Trust’s Rules/Standards, other funding bodies and the Charity Commission providing safeguarding advice and guidance.
  • To deliver safeguarding inductions for all Foundation staff and volunteers in line with the Safeguarding Policy and in conjunction with SSO.
  • To collaborate with the Club Senior Safeguarding Manager SSO and keep them informed of any serious concerns that may result in reputational damage and ensure they are referred to Charities Commission, Local Authority, Police etc.

You will have:

  • A safeguarding or welfare degree level/professional qualification or other relevant safeguarding education and experience is essential.
  • Experience in safeguarding training/education development, delivery and evaluation specific to individual roles and responsibilities within a comparable organisation. (Essential)
  • Ability to recognise and challenge inappropriate behaviour and poor practice. (Essential)
  • Strong commitment and passion for safeguarding children and adults at risk (Essential)

We would also like you to:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing with colleagues, participants, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers. (Essential)
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills (Essential)
  • Absolute attention to detail (Essential)
  • Discretion and keeping sensitive information confidential, sharing information where appropriate. (Essential)
  • Ability to record, handle and store clear and comprehensive records and information in line with relevant legislation. (Essential)

We will give you:

  • A holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Free parking on site.
  • Generous continuous personal development budget.
  • Opportunity to be flexible with your working week.
  • The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey.

This position is full time (37.5 hours per week), and we would like the successful candidate to start ASAP. Candidates must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. There will be an opportunity to manage your work programme. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check

Role profile

To apply, please complete the application form and upload it to the Breathe Platform via the following link: https://hr.breathehr.com/recruitment/vacancies/20919?identifier=therobinsfoundation

Closing date for applications: Friday, February 18th 2022, at 5 pm.

Interviews will take place on WC Monday, February 28th, 2022, at Ashton Gate Stadium.

We would be looking for the successful candidate to start ASAP.

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Robins Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists. As such, it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions should be declared, including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

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