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£28,000 – £30,000 a year

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Company pension
Free parking
On-site gym
Private medical insurance
Sick pay
Work from home

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Regions to cover: North East, South West and North London

35 hours per week

Salary £28-30K dependent on experience

The Safeguarding Regional Officers will be responsible for ensuring that EFL Clubs meet and exceed Safeguarding requirements, as detailed through the EFL Safeguarding Standards. As the first point of contact, Safeguarding Officers will support EFL Clubs in all aspects of Safeguarding Compliance.

The main areas of responsibility include –

  • To visit EFL Clubs to support and challenge their Safeguarding provision in line with the EFL Safeguarding Standards.
  • To be the initial point of contact for safeguarding issues across EFL clubs.
  • To educate and assess awareness of current Safeguarding legislation within EFL Clubs.
  • Ensure that member clubs are fully complaint with all safeguarding legislation and to help embed safeguarding into the culture of clubs.
  • Work with the Club Senior Safeguarding Manager and Designated Safeguarding Officer to continually review and update safeguarding policies, standards, procedures, and guidance.
  • Ensure all relevant staff and / or volunteers have the appropriate levels of DBS check, working with clubs to produce a Single Central Register (SCR).
  • To assist the Head of Safeguarding in the completion of an annual safeguarding training needs analysis of EFL Clubs.
  • To organise / facilitate / provide training opportunities to EFL Clubs based on the training needs analysis, including FA and / or EFL requirements or legislative changes / requirements.
  • To liaise with the EFL Trust and League Football Education (LFE) to ensure a consistent provision of advice and support.
  • To attend the Safeguarding Strategy Group and input into the strategic development of Safeguarding within the EFL, EFL Trust and LFE.
  • Any other duties as required by the Head of Safeguarding.

This role requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Records Check (DBS). Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013).

Benefits Package:

  • 23 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), rising to 25 days after 5 years.
  • Opt-in Private medical insurance
  • Onsite gym at EFL House, Preston
  • Free Parking at EFL House, Preston
  • Access to CPD
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Access to match day tickets

Inclusion Statement

The EFL is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants fulfilling the criteria will be considered in a meritocratic way and without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity.

Safeguarding Statement

The EFL is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk and require all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups.

Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions and cautions. Amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

The EFL is taking steps to become a more inclusive employer, by integrating Equality, Diversity & Inclusion into all aspects of the business. We hope by doing so, we can attract the very best in diverse talent and create a more inclusive culture, where people come to work feeling comfortable in being their authentic selves, allowing the EFL to continuously enrich our workforce, evolve how we work and embrace difference in thought and ideas. So, we can become fully representative of our local community and fan base we serve.

To apply for vacancy please visit our website for a full job description and application form.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £28,000.00-£30,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday


  • youth work, social work or education: 1 year (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 75% (required)

Application deadline: 17/08/2022