Vacancy: Designated Safeguarding Officer

Join our team and help make football fun and safe for all

Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Association is responsible for governing, promoting and developing local grassroots football and supporting The FA in delivering the National Game Strategy.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as a Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO). The DSO will be responsible for the day to day management of safeguarding activity in line with legislation and FA safeguarding policies and procedures. The DSO will work in partnership with stakeholders and agencies across the county FA region and they must have excellent interpersonal skills, be customer focused and administratively strong. 

The post holder will be responsible for the implementation of  The FA safeguarding operating standard – Safeguarding 365  –  supporting club and league Welfare Officers, managing safeguarding concerns and where applicable escalating concerns to Case Management at The FA.  

This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work in line with the demands of the role. The role will be based at our office (204 Meadowhall Road, Sheffield S9 1BN), however we do currently operate a hybrid working model. 

The successful candidate will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

Key details
Position: Designated Safeguarding Officer (35 hours)
Salary: £30,000
Location: Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Office (Sheffield, S9 1BN)
Closing date: Monday 2nd October 2023 at 5pm
Interview date: W/C 16th October 2023 

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA is committed to equality of opportunity and we welcome applications from all sections of our community. To help measure our impact on inclusion and diversity we are asking all applicants to complete an inclusion and diversity form.  We will use your data to measure whether our vacancies and adverts are reaching people from all sections of the local community.  Please take a couple of minutes to complete the anonymous online form here.    

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk.  Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidates may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, if you do not hear from us by Friday 13th October then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be the best candidate for the role to Simon Frost at simon.frost@sheffieldfa.com