Job Description

UKA is seeking to appoint two new Safeguarding Case Officers to join the UK National Governing Body. Successful applicants will help drive the implementation of our safeguarding strategy, which is at the heart of a joint vision and plan shared with the governing bodies of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Our purpose is to inspire more athletes and runners of all abilities and background to fulfil their potential and to have a lifelong love of the sport. These two roles will be part-time covering 21 hours per week each.

The purpose of this role is to support the UKA Lead Safeguarding Officer in managing, coordinating and investigating safeguarding concerns and reports of abuse and poor practice to UK Athletics and the Home Country Athletics Federations.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the overhaul of the safeguarding system within the sport and the successful candidates will make a positive difference by being involved in safeguarding and protecting all participants, to ensure that the sport of athletics will be considered the safest sport in the UK.

Required experience, skills and qualifications for this role include:

  • Previous experience of responding to and investigating safeguarding concerns and referrals.
  • Experience of working with victims or survivors of abuse and adults requiring mental health support.
  • Knowledge of the statutory framework in relation to safeguarding children and adults and understanding of the processes in place for reporting safeguarding concerns to statutory agencies and UK Athletics.
  • Experience of working on complex investigations.
  • Sufficient educational attainment to demonstrate ability to carry out the role to the required standard.

Further required experience and skills are outlined in the attached job description along with additional details on the role and responsibilities.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 6th April 2021.

For a confidential discussion or if you have any questions on the role, please contact Angus Macdonald on

For more information or to apply, please click here.

In the result of high volumes of applications, UK Athletics reserves the right to close the vacancy ahead of the stated closing date – please apply early to avoid disappointment. We will endeavor to reply to all applicants but if you do not hear from us with two weeks of the closing date, then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.



As the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic Sport. UK Athletics embraces equality, diversity and inclusion both on and off the field of play where everyone can participate, we encourage job applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

UK Athletics is a Disability Confident Leader and will guarantee an interview to any candidate with disability who meets the minimum job criteria.

Our core values: Respect, Accountability, Quality, Communication and Integrity are at the heart of everything we do and it is our aim that UK Athletics continues to demonstrate a culture of inclusion to reflect the diversity of the sport.