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HFA recruiting a new Designated Safeguarding Officer

Do you want to make a real difference in local football?

Herefordshire Football Association

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Fixed Term Contract until 30th June 2027 (please note all HFA contracts are fixed term contracts and as a core role it is highly likely this role will be extended)

Role: Designated Safeguarding Officer

Contract Type: Fixed Term 30th June 2027

Hours per week: 20 hours

Salary: £15,000 (£28,125 FTE)

Base: Herefordshire Football Association, County Ground Offices, Widemarsh Common, Hereford HR4 9NA

We are excited to offer a unique opportunity to join our team and make a real impact, as a
Designated Safeguarding Officer

Herefordshire FA is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, driven and highly organised individual to manage the Herefordshire FA’s safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA safeguarding policy, procedures, regulations, standards and guidance.

The job holder will significantly contribute to implementing and maintaining The FA’s Safeguarding 365 Standard for County FAs and drive safer practices and culture in grassroots football.

This fantastic opportunity reports directly to the CEO/Senior Safeguarding Lead and offers the right candidate the chance to drive a culture of excellence.

You must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. You will also have some experience of safeguarding in a professional setting. Experience of football is not required, but a willingness to understand the local game is.

To see the job description please click here.

For further information on the role, please speak with Alan Darfi (CEO/SSL)

Email: - alan.darfi@herefordshirefa.com

Phone: 01432 342179

The HFA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

If you do not have the formal qualifications specified but can demonstrate skills or experience of an equivalent standard, we would be interested in your application.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please complete and return an application form found here: Apply Here

Closing date:      30 June 2023

Interviews:         11 July 2023

Applications received after deadline will only be considered in exceptional circumstances e.g. proof of posting indicates undue delay through no fault of the applicant. The HFA reserves the right to close the application process early.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 4pm on 3 July 2023 to arrange a mutually convenient interview time.

If required, second interviews may be held in order to determine the most suitable candidate for the role.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. To ensure our recruitment processes are non-discriminatory and that we maintain a diverse workforce profile, we ask applicants to complete a Diversity Monitoring Form to enable us to collate anonymised data, which helps us to monitor the diversity profile of all our job applicants. If you have any requirements in relation to the recruitment or interview process, please include details on the application form.