Job Description

37 hours per week

This role can either be a home based role or a dual based role, working from home and at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, nr Newport, Shropshire

Salary range £19,280 to £25,700 per annum (dependent upon experience)
39 days annual leave (including Bank Holiday and Company days) + 2 wellbeing days a year + weekly exercise and wellbeing hours

We are the UK’s official governing body for gymnastics. We believe gymnastics has the power to amaze like no other sport and we strive to help every gymnast experience this, amazing themselves and others along the way. By working closely with our members and partners we aim to lead, support and inspire everyone in gymnastics to do amazing things.

Our Integrity team look after all aspects of ethical behaviour and safe sport, including safeguarding, data protection, governance, standards of conduct, health and safety, equality and disciplinary matters across the gymnastics community.

The Safeguarding team are looking for two Safeguarding Officers. As our Safeguarding Officer you will ensure that all children, young people and adult at risk members of British Gymnastics are safeguarding and protected in the sport. You will be responsible for recording and responding to complaints and concerns received by British Gymnastics, including but not limited to Child Protection/Safeguarding concerns, promoting continuous improvement and innovation in our case management systems, support the Safeguarding team and the network of Club and Regional Welfare Officers, to carry out their roles, promote best practice and work with clubs in an assigned region to support them and ensure compliance with relevant British Gymnastics policies and standards and legislation throughout all areas of the sport, together with all other relevant tasks within the Safeguarding & Compliance remit.

The Role
The main responsibilities of the role are:
  • Conducting and supporting safeguarding/disciplinary investigations: Receiving and recording complaints/allegations involving the spectrum of offences or conduct matters, conducting enquiries either by visit, email or via telephone, obtaining witness accounts, interviewing respondents, liaising and coordinating with external statutory agencies, other affiliated organisations, the network of Welfare Officers and British Gymnastics regions and clubs.
  • Risk assessing cases and highlight any potential legislative and/or British Gymnastics regulatory implications applying/advising caution where appropriate.
  • Co-ordinating information sharing with key stakeholders including staff and statutory agencies who “need to know” about British Gymnastics led cases and providing them with regular updates and relevant details of outcomes.
  • Building understanding of and relationships with clubs  in an assigned  region to assess support  needs and compliance
  • Membership of the Case Management Team (CMT) and participate in the initial/internal judgement on the course of action relevant to the referral/allegation e.g. police intervention, suspension or no further action
  • Preparing detailed, clear response letters/reports in connection with case investigations and/or the outcomes of cases.
  • Supporting investigations where required e.g. complete telephone interviews, take notes and preparing reports from investigative meetings.
You can find more information via the Role Profile
The Person

Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of legislation affecting child/adult protection, equality and youth participation.
  • Able to make tough decisions, have difficult conversations and prioritise activities.
  • Great interpersonal, written, communication, negotiation and consultative skills at all levels.
  • Effective IT skills.
  • Experience and formal qualifications/training in Child Protection/Safeguarding and/or as a minimum, should have recognised national Safeguarding and Awareness training.
How to apply
We value diversity of views and contributions and have a strong commitment to equality and inclusion. We aspire to have a workforce that is diverse and representative of all sections of society. We are particularly keen to receive applications from women, people with disabilities, people from ethnically diverse communities, people from the LGBTQ+ community because these groups are often under-represented within our workforce.
As part of our monitoring process we ask for your support in completing our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.
To apply for this post click ‘Apply Now’ to upload your CV and covering letter. Please include in your covering letter details of how you meet the requirements of the role, as outlined in the Role Profile.
Please note your Covering Letter and CV will need to be uploaded as one document.
Closing date for applications: Midnight on 24th July 2022
Interview date: 2nd & 4th August 2022

Interviews will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams