Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Foundation NCS Team Member/Safeguarding Officer


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 3, 2022

Role description

Job Summary

The NCS Team Member will work closely with the Team Leader to lead, inspire, and guide a cohort of 16 young people through the NCS program. They will help them to develop both individually and as a group, overcome challenges and successfully plan and run their own social action projects.
The successful applicant will have considerable Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) experience and will be required to perform as the lead DSO on all NCS/residential program. Applicants will also have experience of working with young people in diverse settings. Delivering to a high standard, the post holder will be expected to work effectively with Club partners, schools, and youth clubs maintaining a positive relationship with young people and parents.
The post holder will be expected to commit and conform to Tottenham Hotspur Foundation procedures/code of conduct, including Tottenham Hotspur safeguarding policy, equal opportunities policy and health and safety at work reflecting the Club commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people in our community.
The post holder will have responsibility for promoting ethics and safeguarding and the welfare of children and adults at risk and the Foundation expects all staff to share this commitment.
This is a position of trust and regulated activity it is subject to DBS checks at Enhanced Level, as well as a right to work in the U.K check and two satisfactory references.

Key Responsibilities

Working closely alongside your Team Leader on the residential and non-residential NCS Summer Program, you will

Champion safeguarding by role modelling best practice principles to colleagues
Encourage all staff to adhere to the safeguarding policies and procedures
Receive and act upon any reported safeguarding concerns within the assigned area of work
Maintain accurate safeguarding records and share all concerns as directed by the Foundation safeguarding policies
Contact external agencies where it is necessary and as guided by Foundation and NCS safeguarding protocols to ensure the safety of all
Participate in lesson learnt meetings and disseminate relevant safeguarding information to the team.
Provide support and work with other colleagues to provide pastoral care and attention to all participants.
Deliver personal development, team building and physical activities
Facilitate guided group and individual reflection with participants
Appropriately respond to difficult, challenging or concerning behavior, with the support of and liaising with the other team members where required
Contribute to regular surveys and feedback sessions over the program as part of the evaluation process
Mentor NCS participants to aid reflections that enable them to recognise their natural strengths, talents, measure individual growth as well as growth through group participation
Participate and complete all suggested/expected training (online resources and video)
Attend plannedKeep Warm” sessions to promote the NCS program and therefore encourage recruitment of participants.

Personal Attributes

Values respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Able to cultivate the respect and engage the attention of a cohort of 1617-year-olds
Able to inspire and motivate individuals and teams to bring out and maximise their potential
Demonstrable organisational and decision-making skills
A positive attitude:A can do approach”

Skills Experience

Essential (E) Desirable (D)

A minimum of two years Designated Safeguarding Officer experience (E) (Advantageous in residential setting)
Completed DSO training at an advanced level (E)
Holds a level 2 qualification or above in childcare/youth work(D)
Holds a mentoring qualification (D)
Holds a current Emergency First Aid qualification (D)
Experience in working directly with young people with disabilities or where English is their second language (D)
Knowledge of local region/ community or a willingness to learn about what is going on in your community (D)

Closing:17 Jun 2022

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