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Lacrosse Scotland Safeguarding Officer (Volunteer)

Lacrosse Scotland

Lacrosse Scotland is the national governing body of lacrosse in Scotland.

Posted
9 May 2024
Status
Part Time
Location
Scotland
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

OVERALL SUMMARY

Lacrosse is a small, but very exciting, sport and Lacrosse Scotland is committed to developing our player base in Scotland across all ages and at all levels especially in the build up to the Olympics in 2028.

Lacrosse Scotland is recognised by sportscotland as the sport’s governing body. It has a duty to ensure the child wellbeing and protection of all children and young people who participate in the sport as defined in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. It has well established policies and practices in place to support the delivery of this duty and in March 2020 was compliant.

In order to maintain the standards at governing body level and support local lacrosse clubs we are seeking to appoint an experienced volunteer to lead and promote child wellbeing and protection in our organisation.

This post is regarded as regulated work and membership of the PVG Scheme will be required.

Your time commitment would be flexible but typically around 1 hour a week.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead on the effective implementation of child wellbeing and protection policies and procedures throughout the sport
  • Implement the SGB child wellbeing and protection policies and procedure with the national organisation
  • Encourage good practice by promoting and championing the child wellbeing and protection policy and procedures
  • Monitor and review the child wellbeing and protection policy and procedures to ensure they remain current and fit for purpose
  • Regularly report on child wellbeing and protection progress to the Lacrosse Scotland Board
  • Raise awareness of the SGB child wellbeing and protection officer role to children, parent/carers and adults involved in the sports organisation
  • Raise awareness of the Codes of Conduct for those working with children, parent/carers, and children.
  • Challenge behaviours from adults which breaches their code of conduct
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of child wellbeing and protection by liaising with the Child Wellbeing and
  • Protection in Sport Service (Sis) by attending training and subscribing to the newsletter
  • Organise /signpost appropriate training opportunities for adults working / volunteering with children in Lacrosse Scotland
  • Respond appropriately to disclosures and concerns which relate to the wellbeing and or protection of a child
  • Maintain confidential records of cases of abuse or wellbeing concerns and any action taken
  • Liaise with statutory agencies and ensure they have been given all appropriate information
  • Support affiliated clubs and their Child Wellbeing and Protection Officers.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Have an interest in child wellbeing and protection matters
  • Have the ability to build relationship with Lacrosse Scotland Board, members, parents / guardians, children and other volunteers within the sport organisation
  • A willingness to challenge opinion where necessary and drive child wellbeing and protection agenda
  • Strong listening skill and ability to deal with sensitive situations with confidence, integrity and mange child wellbeing and protection issues
  • Trained to appropriate level to carry out duties of the post

  • Knowledge of child wellbeing and protection legislation
  • Experience of working with children

How To Apply:

Please click 'Apply Now' to email your CV & cover letter to our recruitment team by June 2nd 2024.


Additional Information

Status
Part Time
Job Type
Safeguarding
Sport
Lacrosse

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