Job Description

ob Title: Designated Safeguarding Officer

Employer: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club

Salary: £28,000 – £34,000 per annum (DOE)

Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing

Hours: Full-time

Job Type: Permanent

Closing date: 25th May 2021

Who are Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club?

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women’s Super League. Our home; the spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas Broadfield Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women’s Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football.

The job

Are you innovative and forward thinking with your approach to any task? Do you have a professional curiosity and confidence to challenge practice if required? If that sounds like you, then keep reading! BHAFC are looking for a professional individual, with a high level of emotional intelligence, to come and join the team as Designated Safeguarding Officer. You will work closely with the player care team, mental health & wellbeing manager and senior safeguarding lead to ensure all prospective, current and outgoing players have the highest level of support in their journeys at Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

What does the day to day look like?

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the post-holder will oversee all ongoing safeguarding concerns for our academy boys and girls’ RTC. You will fully embed into the academy team as an individual committed to leading and delivering the club and academy’s safeguarding strategy and club core values. You will be the face of safeguarding within the academy and an advocate for all children. Due to the nature of the role, you will need the confidence to deal with difficult decisions and conversations.

What we need

This is an important role to the club, so it is essential that the post-holder has experience of working with children and young people in an educational or youth centred setting, experience of holding safeguarding responsibilities and a strong knowledge of thresholds and referral processes and good working knowledge of the principles in KSCIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) and Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance.

The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check).

Our values

Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values are not just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors, in fact, with anyone who interacts in any way with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAAM Brighton value.


Our values are:

  • Treat People Well
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Aim High. Never Give Up
  • Act with Integrity
  • Make it Special

What is in it for you?

In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but is not limited to:


  • Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free onsite parking (a train station onsite and accessible bus travel)
  • Travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Club superstore
  • Health benefits including eye care and health & fitness
  • Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
  • Club pension scheme
  • Group life protection

Disability Confident

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team.

Equality Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

Safeguarding Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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