Leicester City FC

Leicester City FC

Designated Safeguarding Lead & Welfare Support


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 9, 2022

Role description

LCFC Women are looking for a Designated Safeguarding Lead and Welfare Support.
This exciting new position will be responsible for effective safeguarding leadership for the LCFC Women Academy (including supporting U18 players involved with the First Team) that assists the Club to deliver its safeguarding strategy, vision, values, priorities, policies and aims to promote and protect the welfare of children and adults at risk (vulnerable groups).

Role requirements and key duties

To lead the strict compliance of LCFC Women Academy with the Club’s safeguarding policy, the rules and regulations of the FA, Women’s Super League and the Premier League/English Football League under the management, direction and guidance of the Head of Safeguarding.
To provide expertise and be the high-profile recognised safeguarding point of contact within LCFC Women, ensuring safeguarding is prioritised, demonstrating best practice and achievement against national and Premier League/English Football League safeguarding standards.
To lead and provide safeguarding guidance for all the key player transition phases from the Academy to the first team.
Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the following:

Working directly with young people preferably in an educational or similar setting.
Knowledge and experience of identifying and managing risk.
Developing monitoring, quality assurance and improvement processes.
Safeguarding training/education development, delivery and evaluation specific to individual roles and responsibilities within a comparable organisation.
Offering safeguarding advice and support to colleagues, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers within a comparable organisation.
Holds and maintains an expert level of knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding issues, legislation, statutory guidance and best practice.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following skills and competencies:

Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing with colleagues, players, vulnerable groups and their parents/carers.
Ability to recognise and challenge inappropriate behaviour and poor practice.
Discretion and an ability to keep sensitive information confidential sharing information where appropriate.
Ability to record, handle and store clear and comprehensive records and information in line with relevant legislation.
Do you have these requirements?


A safeguarding and/or welfare professional with a relevant degree level/professional qualification or other extensive relevant safeguarding education and experience.

FA First Aid Certificate or is willing to complete the FA First Aid Course within three months
Has attended an FA Welfare Officer workshop
Holds a mental health first aid qualification
About The Club

Knowing some of the history of LCFC Women helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Club are renowned for.

In May 2021, LCFC Women were been promoted to the Barclays Women’s Super League. From its formation in 2004, the Club was run on an amateur and semi-professional basis with support from Leicester City Football Club. In August 2020, the Club turned professional after being acquired by King Power International – Leicester City’s parent company – and realigned as a core team in Leicester City’s football operation.

We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.

Benefits Package

LCFC Women offers a competitive salary and pension scheme. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type – Fixed term contract (6-9 months)
Hours Per Week – 30

LCFC Women is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

LCFC Women is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Closing date: 13th June 2022

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