Ensuring that our great game is safe for all participants is a very important aspect of our sport. Our Safeguarding Officer supports coordinating and conducting the investigations of safeguarding incidents, referrals and reports of poor practice. It is a central role in managing cases that require involvement at a national level.
This role is integral to managing the caseload efficiently and effectively. You will act as the initial fact finder/investigative officer for all reported concerns and coordinate the work with the independent investigators as required.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
- Previous safeguarding case management experience;
- Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and working with children at an operational level;
- Understanding of safeguarding and the roles and responsibilities of statutory agencies;
- High levels of integrity and trust with the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential matters;
- Ability to analyse and disseminate information;
- An ability to undertake basic risk assessments;
- Attitude and behaviour that respects and values diversity and promotes equal opportunity.
The successful applicant needs to be highly motivated with a positive, solution-focussed attitude and a clear understanding of confidentiality and the principles of data protection. A knowledge of the game of golf is not essential for the role.
This post has been identified as involving access to adults and/or children at risk and, in line with England Golf policy, successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service Check and must also have attended
a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course (SPC) or be willing to undertake one.
The position is full-time (Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm core hours) but you may be required to travel/work occasional weekends and evenings.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 25 October.