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Safeguarding Coordinator

The Football Association of Wales (FAW)

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is the governing body of football in Wales and is responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels from grass roots through to the professional game, including the Welsh Premier League and all International Teams.

1 Aug 2022
Full Time
Closing date
15 Aug 2022


The purpose of the Safeguarding Coordinator is to support the day-to-day administrative functions of the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Safeguarding Team. The Safeguarding Team is responsible for safeguarding all children and adults at risk involved in Welsh football as well as managing elite player welfare.



  • Administer DBS checks and ensure these are uploaded to the FAW COMET System.
  • Administer Safeguarding information on the FAW COMET System.
  • Operate online DBS applications.
  • Provide secretarial support to the FAW’s Safeguarding Panel.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and promotion of Safeguarding Policies, Practices and Procedures.
  • Provide advice and guidance to stakeholders on Safeguarding matters.
  • Ensure DBS Certificates with content are submitted for risk assessment and issue non- compliance suspensions as necessary.
  • Assist with the development and updating of rules and regulations.
  • Administer the investigations process.
  • Assist and advise key staff and volunteers with regards to the Club Accreditation Programme.

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Integrity

  • Providing administrative support for Integrity matters.


  • Significant data entry of confidential and sensitive information.
  • To undertake any other duties as instructed by Head of Department.
  • Undertake such other duties as maybe required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the post and the needs of the FAW.

The above list of accountability and responsibility is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the duties involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the role.



  • Educated to A level or equivalent, or equivalent work experience.


  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection (advantageous)
  • Knowledge of the FAW’s Rules & Regulations (advantageous)
  • Knowledge of DBS processes & relevant legislation (advantageous)


  • Experience in administrative processing and procedure development.
  • Experience of Microsoft applications, for example Word, Excel and Outlook are essential.
  • Experience of data entry and databases.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Demonstrate flexibility.

The job description giving full details can be downloaded here:



The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is the governing body of football in Wales and is responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels from grass roots through to the professional game, including the Welsh Premier League and all International Teams. Founded in 1876 the FAW is the third oldest Association in the World, founder members of FIFA and UEFA, and together with the other British Associations is one of the Board Members of the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

The FAW is governed by a Board of Directors made up of an Independent Chair, the CEO, two Independent Non-Executives, the four Officers of the FAW and three elected Members. The FAW Board is responsible to the Shareholders of the FAW called the FAW Council. The Council is made up of elected and nominated representatives from Welsh Football. The FAW Council, with the FAW Executive, manages football related activities through a series of committees. The CEO has the responsibility to manage the business and all staff employed by the FAW.

The FAW is a Limited Company responsible for the development of football in Wales.. With over 100 full time staff and operating in over 50 countries, it has doubled group turnover in the past 5 years to £20m per annum. Its main sources of income are through FIFA, UEFA, grants, sponsorship and TV revenue. The FAW was responsible for bringing the UEFA Champions League final 2017 to Wales; it was then largest sports event in the world in 2017, staged in the smallest city, hosted by the smallest Association and the smallest country since the competition’s creation.


It’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of the FAW, the organisation is moving forward with the Our Wales strategy focussing on all areas of the game including participation, grassroots facilities and our pathway for talented players in Wales. We aim to attract the best talent both on and off the pitch and to reward our staff we offer the following competitive benefits:

  • Modern office environment
  • Healthcare Cash Plan scheme
  • Employee social events
  • Two tickets to senior international matches
  • Opportunities to learn and develop
  • Flexibility of work location
  • Subsidised gym membership


The Football Association of Wales strives to become a leading employer that reflects the communities of Wales while creating an inclusive, diverse and supportive workplace for all employees. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications women and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, Black, Asian, and Mixed-Heritage backgrounds.

Further to this the FAW are actively seeking to increase diversity within our workforce and have established a guaranteed interview scheme. We are committed to ensuring we recruit the best people on the objective basis of their skills, ability and experience. We value the benefits of diversity at work and understand that diversity of perspective and experience can encourage respectful creativity, foster innovation and create opportunities for all.


We may offer a guaranteed interview to eligible applicants who wish to opt-in to this scheme.

To be eligible to apply via the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, you must either:

  • Consider yourself to have a disability that substantially affects your ability to do normal daily activities,


  • be from/part of an ethnic group who do not identify as White British/English/Welsh/Scottish/ Northern Irish.

To be guaranteed an interview under the scheme in your application you need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifying criteria for the vacancy.

An application under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme is optional, therefore we require you to confirm you are eligible to apply and to confirm that you wish to opt into the scheme, by completing the application form that can be downloaded below, this form also provides further information on the scheme.


[Please note this form may download directly to your device. Please check your downloads folder.]

The principles of fair and open competition will apply, and appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This role, due to its nature, duties, and responsibilities, will be subject to the successful applicant undergoing a check by the DBS.


  • Deadline for applicants is the close of business on Monday 15 August 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
  • If the FAW receive a high number of applications we reserve the right to close the role early.
  • All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
  • Applications must be supported by a letter detailing why the applicant is suitable for the role, and be accompanied with a current CV. Please also complete the equality & diversity monitoring form by clicking here.

Please click 'Apply Now' to email your application to our recruitment team, clearly marking the subject of the email: Safeguarding Coordinator

Additional Information

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