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Job listing closed on 25 May 2024
13 May 2024

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Manager - Newcastle United Women

🇬🇧 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Manager – Newcastle United Women

Location – Newcastle Upon Tyne


Competitive Salary

We are the heartbeat of the city. Come and be a part of a long and proud history where we strive to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch. Bringing the people and communities together, join the Newcastle United Family, as we embark on the next steps of our exciting journey.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Safeguarding and Wellbeing professional to implement and manage an effective safeguarding and wellbeing support service for the players and staff of our newly promoted Newcastle United Women’s team. This role will be critical in ensuring that the Team, and any associated partners, are governed and monitored by effective safeguarding and wellbeing arrangements for the activities that they deliver.

Leading and promoting safeguarding and wellbeing awareness effectively across Newcastle United Women (NUW) this role will ensure that support staff are enabled to champion best practice by understanding the important role safety and support plays in a high-performance environment. This will be achieved by managing the implementation of Club-wide safeguarding and wellbeing strategies at NUW in accordance with identified key performance indicators.

The role will also involve managing regular reviews of NUW operations, ensuring the individual, holistic wellbeing needs of players and staff are being met and compiling evidence portfolios to ensure the Club performs well in audits and complies with relevant legislation, statutory guidance, industry rules/regulations and Club policies and procedures.

Your impact

You will have significant expert knowledge of safeguarding legislation and safe working practices, including what constitutes as poor practice or abusive behaviour and what responsibilities sports organisations and their associated stakeholders hold in respect to promoting safe environment. This will be gained from a professional background in working with children, adults at risk or provision of personal support services.

Also possessing expert knowledge of holistic wellbeing models and strategies, you will be able demonstrate experience of implementing customised wellbeing work, assessing and measuring individual wellbeing and delivering education and training. You will also be familiar with the local and national agencies that provide safeguarding and wellbeing support for children and adults and thresholds for referral to such agencies.

About the team

Joining our passionate Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team you will report into our Head of Safeguarding and Welfare and will support our newly promoted Newcastle United Women’s Team. This is a really exciting time in the team’s history having only turned professional over a year ago and having been promoted to the Women’s Super League this season.

Why choose us?

We’ve got a range of great benefits and rewards, from flexible ways of working, participation in our non-contractual employee bonus scheme, NUFC life assurance, free parking, discount at Shearers Bar and the Club Shop, Helping Hand – where you can access free GP appointments, Wellbeing Resources, Legal and Financial Support, pension contribution, free lunch and the best part, free tea and coffee. In addition, we run a salary sacrifice scheme which includes, tech, car, cycle to work and many more.

United As One

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe in equal opportunities for all. We recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. We work together to reflect the communities we serve and to maintain an inclusive environment in which everyone can be their authentic self and is enabled to achieve their full potential.


We’re committed to being a place where everyone is safe, heard, valued and able to thrive so we place high value on the safeguarding and welfare of everyone we engage with.

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