Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer

15.0 Hours per week (principally Thursday and Friday)
 Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and in this role you will help us ensure children and young people can have fun in a safe football environment. The Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer role is based at the County office in Almondsbury, Bristol and the successful candidate will help us:

• Get the right people involved; managing CRC checks and qualifications
• Create a safe environment through codes of conduct, education and best practice.
• Promote clear systems and procedures to report any concerns
• Work in partnership with the FA and other agencies to investigate and manage safeguarding concerns effectively
To successfully apply, you will need to be committed to safeguarding children and young people. Demonstrate a child centred approach and the ability to maintain this perspective. You will have an awareness of safeguarding children legislation and be prepared to occasionally work during the evening or at weekends.
To apply, please review the Role Profile and then send a CV with a covering note setting out how you would meet the complete the application form and optional equality and diversity monitoring form. Applications must be sent to David Neale (CEO), preferably via email to:
Alternatively, you can post a hard copy, marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Mr David Neale

Chief Executive

Gloucestershire FA, Oaklands Park, Gloucester Road, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG

Closing date: Thursday 5th April 2018

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11th April 2018
Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by 11th April 2018 you should assume that your application was unsuccessful on this occasion.
Criminal Records Check: As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process which will include a DBS Enhanced Criminal Records Check to ensure their suitability for the role.
Gloucestershire FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.