Job Vacancy: County Welfare Officer

Cornwall Football Association is seeking to recruit a Welfare Officer (part time, 15 hours per week).

Welfare Officer Vacancy

This position reports direct to the Chief Executive and will also provide quarterly updates to The FA Safeguarding Team. The position has a key responsibility to safeguard children and vulnerable adults – in line with legislation and FA policy and procedures.

The successful candidate will be approachable, have a child-centred approach and the ability to maintain this perspective when carrying out the role.

The Role Encompasses:

  • Advising on the implementation of relevant Safeguarding legislation and guidance
  • Promotion of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults policy and procedures
  • Managing the safeguarding education programme to create positive change
  • Strategic planning to address poor behaviour and raise standards in line with the National Game Strategy
  • Management of poor practice cases within the County
  • Referral of child abuse and vulnerable adult concerns to The FA
  • Roll out of responsible recruitment practice including CRB Disclosures
  • Working in partnership with Cornwall FA Governance and Development staff

To apply you must be passionate about and committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults at a local level. You must be able to work under pressure, sometimes dealing with conflict and possible animosity whilst maintaining confidentiality. In addition you must manage multiple priorities, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to positively influence at all levels.

See role profile information attached below. 

Salary £21,000-£23,000 pro rata.

To apply, please send/email your CV and covering letter marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to: Dawn Aberdeen, Chief Executive, Cornwall Football Association, Kernow House, 15 Callywith Gate, Launceston Road, Bodmin PL31 2RQ or email dawn.aberdeen@cornwallfa.com

The closing date is 5pm Friday 30th May 2014.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 9th June 2014.

Cornwall FA are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note the successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced FA CRB Disclosure.

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