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Sport Welfare Officer

London Sport

To achieve a happier and healthier city, we work in partnership with London’s local authorities and other organisations to provide opportunities for less active adults to be active and for young people to develop a positive physical activity habit for life.

13 Feb 2024
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

Do you believe that being active can change people’s lives?

Do you want to work on projects that will shape the future of London for the better?

Could you help us improve Londoners’ health and happiness by making the capital a more physically active city?

This is a new role that will add capacity and expertise to the existing safeguarding work of NGBs and London Sport. You will help further understand safeguarding in local clubs e.g. how policies and procedures are cascaded and help share good practice, bringing those from different sports together.

Working closely with other Sport Welfare Officers, National Governing Bodies and wider organisations; to connect people working on welfare and safeguarding, both inside and outside sport. The officer will also bring an understanding of diversity of London’s population and how clubs should seek to reflect this.

Sport England’s policy response to The Whyte Review, published with UK Sport in January 2023, included the proposal to fund this professional network of Sport Welfare Officers using National Lottery grants.

You are an enthusiastic and confident person who will be a key part of our Community Sport team. Working closely with colleagues across the team under the leadership of the Strategic Lead for Community Sport, you will deliver support and services to London Sport colleagues in these three key areas.

Central to this will be building relationships with the London Sport teams working directly to help more people to become physically active.

This role will require some evening and weekend work for which employees will be able to take time off in lieu

Salary grade: £29,000 - £34,000 plus £6,000 London weighting

Duration of contract: Full time 35hours pw fixed-term contract (3.5 years) but flexible to part-time

London Sport champions equality and is an inclusive organisation that strives to reflect London’s diversity in our appointments. We particularly welcome applications from:

  • People from ethnically diverse communities
  • Deaf and disabled people
  • Women
  • Members of the LGBTQ+ community
  • People with lived experience of London’s many and varied communities

About You:

  • You have a lived experience of day to day life in London.
  • A professional or vocational qualification in safeguarding or related subject
  • Worked in a safeguarding or welfare role in relation to children and young people or adults.
  • Experience of communicating with the voluntary sector, clubs and organisations through a variety of mechanisms and promotional material, including written, digital and verbal.
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to clubs and organisations regarding effective welfare practices.
  • Ability to build successful relationships at a local and subregional level.
  • Able to manage dispute resolution, negotiations and mediations to support resolution of lower-level concerns.
  • Ability to prioritise areas of work to those needing the most support when demand for support exceeds expectation.
  • Ability and willingness to travel across the county to visit sports clubs to provide training at various locations and to attend evening and weekend meetings as required.
  • You can demonstrate a practical commitment to the Behaviours of London Sport.
  • You can demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to London.
  • You have a commitment to personal development.
  • You are positive, proactive and enjoy working as part of a team.

How To Apply:

Please click 'Apply Now' to begin the online application process.

Download the recruitment pack here.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email [email protected]

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Fitness & Recreation
Player Welfare
Health & Fitness
Salary information
from £29,000

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