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Academy Designated Safeguarding Officer

About The Role

Leicester City Women’s Football Club are looking for a Designated Safeguarding Officer to drive and oversea the academy environment. This exciting new position will be responsible for effective safeguarding leadership for the Academy (including supporting U18 players involved with the First Team) which assists the Club in delivering its safeguarding strategy to promote and protect the welfare of children and adults at risk (vulnerable groups).

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the following:

  • Working directly with young people preferably in an educational or similar setting.

  • Knowledge and experience of identifying and managing risk.

  • Developing monitoring, quality assurance and improvement processes.

  • Safeguarding training/education development, delivery and evaluation specific to individual roles and responsibilities within a comparable organisation.

  • Offering safeguarding advice and support to colleagues, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers within a comparable organisation.

  • Holds and maintains an expert level of knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding issues, legislation, statutory guidance and best practice.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following skills and competencies;

  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing with colleagues, players, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers.

  • Ability to recognise and challenge inappropriate behaviour and poor practice.

  • Discretion and an ability to keep sensitive information confidential sharing information where appropriate.

  • Ability to record, handle and store clear and comprehensive records and information in line with relevant legislation.

Essential Requirement –

A safeguarding and/or welfare professional with a relevant degree level/professional qualification or other extensive relevant safeguarding education and experience.

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of LCFC Women helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Club are renowned for.

In May 2021, LCFC Women were promoted to the FA Women’s Super League. From its formation in 2004, the Club was run on an amateur and semi-professional basis with support from Leicester City Football Club. In August 2020, the Club turned professional after being acquired by King Power International – Leicester City’s parent company – and realigned as a core team in Leicester City’s football operation.

We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.

Benefits Package

LCFC Women offers a competitive salary and pension scheme. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata for part time contracts).

Contract Type –Fixed term, part time (18.75 hours)

LCFC Women is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

LCFC Women is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.