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Safeguarding Executive

The Premier League

The Premier League is the top tier of England’s football pyramid, which produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world.

23 Jan 2023
Full Time
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

The role

  • To support the Senior Safeguarding Manager in the implementation of the PLCF safeguarding review action plan and PLCF safeguarding strategy
  • To lead on administration linked to embedding safeguarding in PLCF’s safer recruitment procedures for staff and consultants (including criminal record application procedures and renewals)
  • To support the Senior Safeguarding Manager (and wider Grants and Impact Team) in assessing and reviewing safeguarding content within applications and reports for programme grants and core funding capability assessments
  • To implement safeguarding due diligence procedures and ongoing risk management measures in partnerships and commissioned services
  • To support our response to safeguarding concerns and allegations across the CCO network including liaison with the FA, Premier League, English Football League and EFL Trust’s Safeguarding Teams
  • To provide support to the Senior Safeguarding Manager and wider PLCF team in the safe delivery of PLCF events
  • To support the administration of a programme of independent safeguarding audits of CCOs
  • To work with PLCF colleagues in the commissioning and administration of safeguarding learning and development events for the CCO safeguarding community including establishing and maintaining in person and virtual networking arrangements
  • To work with other members of the PLCF team to undertake visits to individual CCOs as part of ongoing quality assurance and gaining insight at the point of delivery, consolidating findings within reports back to the PLCF, Premier League Communities Team PFA and other relevant partners
  • To ensure PLCF is well linked to other initiatives and organisations working in the same fields through participating in a range of relevant external forums and networks
  • To share in PLCF’s values and participate as a full member of the PLCF team, and where appropriate, carry out other duties as may reasonably be required, including deputising for the Senior Safeguarding Manager as appropriate, and giving support to other members of the team at busy times.

The role

  • Project management, planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a complex network of stakeholders
  • Experience of working in safeguarding within the voluntary, community, education and/or sports sector
  • An understanding of safeguarding policy, initiatives and legislation relevant to PLCF programmes, or the ability to acquire it
  • Ability to work under pressure, make sound judgement calls and solve problems
  • Ability to communicate well to a range of audiences, and using different mediums, with oral and written skills to an excellent standard
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and with partners
  • High level of computer proficiency, particularly with MS Office packages
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and how they relate to the role
  • Willingness to travel within England and Wales as and when appropriate
  • A commitment to safeguarding all. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check will need to be completed

About The Premier League

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and our clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in nearly 800m homes in 188 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Rule Book as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues.

Our hybrid-working system also allows you some variety in your place of work, offering the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits three days a week. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and to manage their work and team requirements.

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR
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