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National Safeguarding Officer

Swim England

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, and synchronised swimming in England. It forms part of British Swimming, a federation of the national governing bodies of England, Scotland, and Wales.

13 Sep 2023
Full Time
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

We are seeking an experienced National Safeguarding Officer to join our team on a permanent full time basis (35 hours per week - Monday to Friday). The role will be based at our SportPark Office in Loughborough, Leicestershire with some flexibility to work from home.

This is an exciting opportunity working within a busy safeguarding & welfare team which sits within the wider Legal department. The purpose of the role is to provide advice and guidance to Swim England and its subsidiary businesses on a wide range of child and adult safeguarding / welfare and protection issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend safeguarding meetings working groups as directed by head of safeguarding & welfare.
  • Work directly with others, to help communicate safeguarding practices, procedures and training.
  • Provide support and information to members and clubs on Swim England child safeguarding procedures and legislation, using the experience and expertise of the rest of the team.
  • Help advise clubs and members on a wide range of child welfare and safeguarding issues.
  • Input into the publication of Wavepower and all other safeguarding policies.

Skills and Experience


  • Previous experience of working in a similar role, within a safeguarding function.
  • Previous experience of responding appropriately to child safeguarding complaints and / or disclosures, considering the circumstances, audience and situation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent IT, literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Always strives to follow a best practice approach.
  • Be a positive and proactive team player.
  • Satisfactory DBS check (enhanced)


  • Experience of working at a similar level in organisations such as sports NGBs, local authority or charity organisations.
  • An expert and in depth understanding of child safeguarding legislation and practices.

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How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the online application.

Applications close on 1st October 2023

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via [email protected]. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Salary information
£30,735 - 32,443

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