Job Description

British Rowing, has an exciting new opportunity for a Safeguarding Case Officer to join our team

If you are someone who has experience or the skills to investigate safeguarding cases, and can influence best safeguarding practice in club, then we would love to hear from you.

See more about British Rowing’s Safeguarding here.

📣A bit about the role

You don’t need any prior knowledge of rowing, your principal purpose is to support the management and investigation of safeguarding cases and provide advice to club welfare officers. The role will involve working proactively with colleagues, club welfare officers, coaches, officials, and other key partners. You’ll also be involved in ensuring British Rowing safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented and promoted, as well as upholding best safeguarding practice across the rowing community. Your location in this role will be hybrid and consist both of working from home but you’ll also need to be able to travel from time to time to our Headquarters in Hammersmith, and also to other rowing clubs across England.

British Rowing’s Safeguarding and Integrity Team consists of the Head of Governance Safeguarding and Integrity who manages the Lead Safeguarding Officer, Safeguarding and Integrity Case Officer and Safeguarding and Integrity Education Officer. We are excited to be recruiting for an additional safeguarding case officer to join this small, supportive, dynamic, and knowledgeable team.

For full details, including responsibilities and person specification, please click here!

👋 A bit about you

You will be able to take initiative, have excellent analysis and problem-solving skills and be able to source and collect evidence from a range of sources, and make recommendations for next steps. You should also be able to collect witness statements and be able to put people you are talking to at ease. We would like you to be able to demonstrate that you have had experience working in a similar safeguarding role in sport or education or other relevant work experience for 2+ years, or 1+ years work experience and a degree or HND in a related field. Given the nature of the area you should be able to work under pressure with conflicting deadlines and priorities and be able to effectively manage your workload.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role you can contact Jacqui Traynor, Head of Governance Safeguarding and Integrity, who would be very happy to talk with you about the role and answer any questions you have.

🚣‍ A bit about us

Our passion is rowing in all of its forms. We are the governing body for rowing, responsible for supporting grassroots rowing in England and getting the GB Rowing Team ready for the Olympics, Paralympics, and other international competitions.

British Rowing’s vision is a sport that welcomes and has an offer for everyone. Our mission is to create a healthy, inclusive and life-enhancing sport.

We are a membership organisation with over 30,000 individual members and we are looking to support over 550 affiliated clubs and 230 affiliated events. We cover all types of rowing whether it’s on the river or lake, on the sea, at home or in the gym.

🙌 What we offer

We’re a family friendly organisation who focus on delivering and not the time spent at the desk. We offer a mature, flexible work environment with flexible working hours and location. Also, most importantly, we care about your wellbeing and want to enable and encourage a good work life balance!

  • Besides the salary and 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), you’ll also get:
  •  7.5% employer pension contribution (when you contribute 3%)
  • Support to obtain training in your field
  •  £20 per month with Betterspace (our wellbeing platform)
  •  Confidential counselling and advice with Empathy (our EAP)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Life assurance (x3 your salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free and secure parking in Hammersmith
  • Free annual ROW Membership

Any other questions? Just drop us a line!

✍️ Get your application in

If you are interested in the role, please email your CV alongside a covering letter to our HR Manager and tell us, what interests you about this opportunity? What would you like to achieve from it? How would you support British Rowing in delivering the best Safeguarding programme in sport?

If you like the sound of the job please apply straight away as we reserve the right to close applications early.

Salary: up to £25k per annum subject to experience

Application Dates: From Friday 4th August 2023 to Monday 4th September 2023

Click here to apply.