The designated person within BIS with primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children and adults at risk and for putting into place procedures to safeguard children and adults at risk in BIS, including supporting club welfare officers where relevant.
KEY RESULTS AREAS
- Working with others within BIS to create a positive, child-centred environment within the sport.
- Play a lead role in developing and establishing BIS’s approach to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk – a key role within BIS.
- Management of staff as required
- Driving the strategic direction of BIS safeguarding provision, ensuring that it meets all statutory obligations and requirements established by funding agencies and organisations working in this field.
- Manage cases of poor practice and abuse reported to BIS, including keeping a record system.
- Manage referrals to children’s social-care services and the police.
- Central point of contact for internal and external individuals and agencies.
- Represent BIS at external meetings related to safeguarding.
- Manage and coordinate the dissemination of policy, procedures, and resources throughout BIS.
- Provide advice and support to club welfare officers.
- Advise on and support BIS’s training needs; provide training where appropriate.
- Play a lead role in maintaining and reviewing BIS’s implementation plan for safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk.
- Ensure safeguarding standards are met and maintained.
- Keep own knowledge and skills up to date.
- Always comply with the Company’s policies and procedures, particularly Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equality.
ASSIGNMENT AND REVIEW OF WORK
- Work is assigned by the CEO, Senior Management Team and the Board’s Strategic and Operational Plans.
- The post holder prioritises their own work within agreed objectives in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures.
- The post holder is subject to general direction and will discuss conflicting priorities with the CEO.
- The post holder continuously reviews their work to ensure satisfactory standards are achieved and the CEO will review work generally for quality and quantity and the achievement of objectives within timescales according to the formal performance appraisal system and informally as required.
- Undertake ongoing training and personal development, to enhance skills and abilities for the role.
COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
To support the delivery of key activities and objectives within the BIS Team as set by the BIS CEO, wider Managerial Team, Board Chair and Directors, relevant sub-groups and Committees.
British Ice Skating Membership –
• Ice rinks, clubs, Local Authorities and other partners –
• Funding Agencies
• Local Authorities
JOB ROLE STATEMENT
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a passion for ensuring sport offers safe and positive experiences for all participants to develop action plans that embed cultural change across the sport of Ice Skating, ensuring that all concerns are managed appropriately in line with agreed processes and procedures so we can best support the welfare of our athletes.
- Role and responsibilities of statutory agencies, including Local Safeguarding Children Boards
- Planning processes for safeguarding and child-protection enquiries and investigations
- Behaviour that is harmful to children, thresholds of poor practice and abusive behaviour
- BIS’s role and responsibilities
- Boundaries of the lead safeguarding officer role
- BIS’s policy and procedures related to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk
- Core values and principles of work with children and adults at risk
- Equality issues and safeguarding
- How abusers target and groom organisations in order to abuse children
- Best practice in prevention
- Legislation, government guidance and national framework for safeguarding children
- How adults groom children for abuse
- Knowledge of the UK coaching systems, Awarding Bodies and National Partners with a remit to support coach education and development
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Experience of a key safeguarding role, ideally within the sport or community sector, including case management and development/leadership of welfare officer networks.
- Current and relevant safeguarding training.
- Experience of effective case management and investigating safeguarding concerns, disclosures, allegations, and incidents.
- Knowledge and understanding of current legislation, guidance, and best practice in safeguarding.
- A proven track record of developing safeguarding networks/sharing best practice through training and resource development.
- Experience of implementing safeguarding policies, practices, and procedures.
- Experience of working with statutory agencies and safeguarding partners.
- An understanding of safeguarding issues across the community and sports sectors.
- Good IT skills and experience using case management systems to keep clear and comprehensive reports and records.
- A person-centred approach, understanding the rights, needs and best interests of children and adults as well as the support, guidance, and advice colleagues require.
- Ability to promote and demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Calm temperament and experience of working under pressure, meeting deadlines and prioritising workload.
- Able to deal with sensitive and confidential matters in a professional manner.
- Meticulous attention to detail.
- Clear logical thinker able to solve problems and propose pragmatic solutions.
- Desire and passion to make a difference.
How to Apply:
To apply, please click 'Apply Now' to email your CV, together with a covering letter that explains what motivates you to apply and how you meet our requirements, along with a completed copy of our Equality Monitoring Form, to our recruitment team.
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