Job Description

About The Role

We are seeking an experienced National Safeguarding Case Manager to join our team on a permanent full time basis (35 hours per week – Monday to Friday).The role offers hybrid working with a combination of working from our SportPark Office in Loughborough, Leicestershire and home working.

This is an exciting opportunity working within a busy safeguarding & welfare team which sits within the wider Legal department.The purpose of the role is to manage and lead on safeguarding case management, ensuring that all safegurding referrals are case managed and recorded to the highest standards.

Reporting to the Head of Safeguarding & Welfare, the responsibilities will include:

  • Represent Swim England at safeguarding meetings, sharing information as appropriate
  • Act as a point of contact for independent investigators and ensure they are passed all relevant information regarding a case.
  • Complete actions required by Swim England as a result of a statutory recommendations / meetings.
  • Keep relevant parties updated on cases and suspensions.
  • Manage an allocated caseload and progress cases to their full conclusion within the timescales agreed within the Swim England Case Management Group.
  • Ensure all actions from the Case Management Group are actioned within timescales
  • Case management of safeguarding referrals relating to both children and adults
  • Update the Case Management group on current cases
  • Provide reports and information to the Head of Safeguarding working together with any ICPO and Safeguarding Team.
If you are looking to wake up every day with a passion for making a difference, then this could be your next role!
To find out more about the role, download the full Job Description and Person Specification document.

About You

The successful candidate must:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Able to respond appropriately to a child/ adult safeguarding complaint and/or disclosure, considering the circumstances, audience and situation
  • Able to work objectively with the ability to distinguish between observation, facts, information gained from others, and opinion.
  • An expert and in-depth understanding of child safeguarding legislation and practices
  • An understanding of the statutory agency practice and procedures and be comfortable to challenge that practice if applicable.
  • Have a good knowledge of safeguarding in the sport sector together with experience and awareness of the Disclosure and Barring Process
Previous demonstrable experience of case management of safeguarding referrals relating to both children and adults’ in a sports environment would be advantageous.

So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.
This role will follow a Safer Recruitment Process which Swim England are committed to and as part of this safer recruitment process relevant checks such as self-declarations,references and criminal checks will be carried out.

The vacancy closing date is indicative only, we will be reviewing applications and inviting shortlisted candidates for interview whilst the vacancy is live, in order to secure the best talent in the market. Therefore, the vacancy may close earlier than advertised.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kevin Suckling, Head of Safeguarding & Welfare via

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.

Swim England is committed to inclusion and embracing the spirit of all equalities legislation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled people. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce is not reflective of today’s society and we are currently operating a pilot scheme whereby applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds can opt into our guaranteed interview scheme. Candidates that have opted into the scheme will be guaranteed an interview provided that they have demonstrated, within their application, that they meet the essential criteria for the role. When completing the application, applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to ‘Opt In’ to the scheme, by ticking the box.

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


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About Us

Swim England is striving to create a happier, healthier and more successful nation through swimming and aquatic activity. We strive to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. As the recognised national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming, diving and water polo in England, we help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports.

Each month millions of people are able to enjoy our sports and activities because they have been through our renowned Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway.

Ensuring people are safe in the water is of paramount importance to us and so we work closely with partners to keep water safety high on the national agenda.

At our heart Swim England is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting our clubs and members to develop and succeed. We maintain the laws of the sport and run world-class national events that are open to all competing members.

We also operate a comprehensive range of qualification and education programmes for teachers, coaches, officials and tutors.

Swim England is an incorporated company with charitable status. Our subsidiary businesses are wholly owned companies which are commercial – profits are passed up to Swim England for investment into our charitable aims.

Find out more about what it’s like to work with us and the Swim England family here and download a summary of our employee benefits here.

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