BF is recruiting volunteer Safeguarding Officers to work with Regions in the delivery of safeguarding across England.
Following the restructuring of the safeguarding provision at regional level in England (see announcement here), BF is recruiting Area Safeguarding Officers (ASOs) and Deputy Area Safeguarding Officers (DASOs) to promote good safeguarding practice within their area under the direction of the BF Equality and Safeguarding Manager (the BF Lead Safeguarding Officer).
Five safeguarding areas (NW, NE, Midlands, SE and SW) will be created, each with their own Area Safeguarding Officer, supported by at least one Deputy Safeguarding Officer. All these roles are voluntary.
Each ASO will take responsibility for 2 or 3 regions and will be supported by at least one Deputy Area Safeguarding Officer (DASO).
Applications from existing Regional Welfare Officers are welcomed.
Additional safeguarding training and education will be provided to ASOs and DASOs as part of the induction process and on an ongoing basis to keep them up to date.
Closing date midnight Thursday 31st March 2022.
Area Safeguarding Officer (ASO)
Training & Education: Reporting into the Equality and Safeguarding Officer, the ASO is responsible for the development and promotion of best safeguarding practice in their regions. This includes advocating that the regional workforce is adequately trained in safeguarding matters, and that clubs in those regions are compliant with best practice.
Case Management: The ASO’s will be responsible for ensuring that concerns raised by clubs and regions are appropriately recorded in a central Case Management system and escalated to the BF Lead Safeguarding Officer. They may also become involved in some level of case management.
Deputy Area Safeguarding Officer (DASO)
Reporting into the Equality and Safeguarding Officer, the DASO will work with their ASO in the development and promotion of best safeguarding practice in their region(s). This includes advocating that the workforce is adequately trained in safeguarding matters, and that clubs are compliant with best practice.
To apply for these positions, please email [email protected] attaching:
Application deadline: Midnight Thursday 31st March 2022.
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