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Safeguarding Officer

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: British Horseracing Authority
  • Closing Date: 11 April 2021 | Governance

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the governing body of what many consider to be the best horseracing in the world. It is responsible for regulating and representing the sport, which is at the heart of a major leisure and entertainment sector, a leading betting product and the focus of an important breeding sector.

This is a challenging and exciting new position for a third member of the BHA Safeguarding Team to support and administer the day-to-day BHA safeguarding function, ensuring the BHA and British horseracing industry achieves and maintains the highest safeguarding standards.

Working with the BHA Safeguarding Team, you will be responsible for co-ordination, oversight, delivery and further development of education programmes, policies, practices and procedures, specifically the BHA Safeguarding Policy, Regulations and Code of Conduct.

Championing safeguarding in our sport, you will act as the first point of contact for safeguarding reports, issues and queries. You will have the ability to coordinate, raise and lead case investigations when necessary, while maintaining timely and effective communication with all relevant parties. You will administer and deliver the safeguarding learning programmes to licensed personnel and stakeholders as well as identifying and developing future programmes.

The successful candidate will have experience in similar safeguarding roles including leading and supporting safeguarding investigations and have strong influencing and interpersonal skills, a proven ability to work successfully in partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders and success in influencing change. You will need to be diplomatic, have a dynamic collaborative approach and a high level of integrity.

As the needs of the business change this role will change accordingly, therefore this document should be viewed as guidelines which are subject to change. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 11 April 2021.

The welfare of our people is always importance to us, but even more so at times like these. We are doing everything we can to protect our colleagues and applicants. Our hiring processes are no exception and due to COVID-19 all selection interviews for this position will take place online removing the need for face to face contact.

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