VACANCY - COUNTY SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Job Title: County Safeguarding Officer
Reporting to: Director of Participation
Contact: Full time
Salary: - £30,000 – £34,000
Closing date: 16th January 2022
- To comply with individual’s responsibilities as laid out in MCCC’s health and safety policies and actively promote a positive health and safety culture.
- To comply with individual’s responsibilities as laid out in MCCC’s Equality and Diversity Policy and actively promote equality and diversity.
- To comply with individual’s responsibilities as laid out in MCCC’s confidentiality and data protection policies and maintain confidence.
- To fulfil the duties of the County Safeguarding Officer in relation to Middlesex Cricket’s Safeguarding Framework, being the first point of call for all safeguarding incidents and reports across the network and supporting investigations when required.
- To be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of all Policies, Procedures and Practices.
- To monitor all mandatory qualifications for staff and workforce hired or used by Middlesex Cricket whether paid or unpaid and inf16thorm the individuals and their line manager when they need to update their training or compliance documentation.
- To support all department leads to understand their Safeguarding responsibilities, and to create a positive child-centred environment. Provide regular training and support via drop-in clinics and individual calls throughout the year.
- To provide and / or facilitate annual safeguarding training for Board Directors, staff, and wider Middlesex workforce.
- To support the Middlesex network of Club & League Safeguarding Officers, ensuring compliance standards are achieved and maintained and proactive safeguarding actions are being considered and implemented.
To support any safeguarding concerns being managed within the organisation, ensuring concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with ECB’s safeguarding team and statutory agencies – and with demonstrable outcomes.
To provide a report to the Board Lead for Safeguarding for all Board meetings.
To ensure compliance with safer recruitment practices, including as the Primary County Wide ‘Safeguarding Recruiter,’ and ID verifier, using the ECB Online system.
To provide learning outcomes and training for Club Safeguarding Officers on safeguarding and best practice. Host Safeguarding clinics through the year for updates and to take questions from Club Safeguarding Officers.
To ensure there is a clear referral pathway for sharing, reporting, and recording concerns, in line with ECB policy and guidance; and Club staff know how to access them.
To support clubs in ensuring people in required roles have ECB DBS checks, and requirements around Overseas Players, coaches & personnel.
To be the lead person for Middlesex in supporting clubs to achieve the ECB Safeguarding standards
To undertake any other responsibilities as directed by MCCC.
Essential skills / requirements
- Professional experience of safeguarding gained through relevant undertaking and management of casework e.g. Police, Social work, Education, other sporting bodies, including an understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and national framework for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
- Understanding of the ECB’s role and responsibilities to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, including ECB safeguarding children policy documents.
- Understanding of local arrangements for managing safeguarding children and reporting procedures.
- Experience of building relationships with key stakeholders.
- Experience of working to high levels of confidentiality including the storage of confidential documents.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to safeguarding.
- Ability to challenge poor practice and effect change.
- Ability to manage a workforce, including coaches, managers and volunteers.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- High degree of organisation and ability to prioritise workloads.
- The role will involve evening and weekend work, so ability to work unsociable hours is essential.
- An Enhanced ECB DBS check with Children’s Barred List check is required for this role.
Please complete the application form along with a covering letter, stating your suitability and vision for the role to [email protected]
Closing date for applications is 16th January 2022 at 5pm. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 24th January 2022.
Please note that due to the volume of applications the Club receives, we are unable to provide specific feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Middlesex Cricket is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a process of vetting, including the disclosure of criminal records and the seeking of references. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.
Middlesex Cricket are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
The Club’s Privacy notice can be viewed here.
A Word version of the application form can be found here.