Celtic Football Club

Celtic Football Club

Player Wellbeing Officer (Full-time)

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Country

Role Type

Scotland

Academy

Posting Date

Apr 1, 2022

Role description

Reporting directly to the Safeguarding Manager, the Player Wellbeing Officer will be responsible for creating a supportive and positive environment for children and young women throughout Women’s Football and Girls’ Academy. The successful applicant will have shared responsibility for managing and reporting concerns, while maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders within the Club and externally with the SFA, Disclosure Scotland and other partners.
 
Key accountabilities will include:
 
Working alongside all Women’s Football Girls’ Academy and Safeguarding staff, this role will be responsible for the wellbeing support provided to players
Play a lead role in implementing, developing and supporting safeguarding standards across Women’s Football and Girls’ Academy
Promote children’s rights and work within the principles of the UNCRC
Work with colleagues to raise awareness of children’s rights, wellbeing and child protection to make football safer for everyone involved
Deliver an ongoing programme of safeguarding and child protection training within Women’s Football and Girls’ Academy
Support the Safeguarding Manager in the development of the Club "Child Protection Policy and Procedures” in conjunction with the SFA policy and ensure these are circulated and understood by all
Maintain accurate, confidential and up to date records on safeguarding concerns and ensure that all safeguarding concerns and/or incidents within Women’s Football Girls’ Academy are investigated and reported promptly to the Safeguarding Manager
Maintain up to date knowledge and skills in the areas of wellbeing, safeguarding and child protection through continued personal development
Provide information and advice to Women’s Football Girls’ Academy colleagues, young people and parents in relation to safeguarding and child protection policy and practice
Identify and, where appropriate, deliver an ongoing programme of Wellbeing awareness and training for Women’s Football Girls’ Academy colleagues, players and parents
Develop and maintain a programme of financial awareness for Women’s Football Girls’ Academy players of all age groups, providing access to knowledge and understanding which will enable them to plan effectively for their future
Create maintain a programme of Mental Health Awareness for players, parents coaches within Women’s Football Girls’ Academy
Work alongside the Football Administration HR team to on-board all new Women’s Football Girl’s Academy players
Work alongside Women’s Football Girls’ Academy Coaches in managing the off-boarding of players, ensuring the appropriate support is in place throughout the process
Develop and maintain ‘after-care’ program for players who have left Women’s Football Girls’ Academy
Act as a counter signatory for the Club in relation to the secure access and handling of disclosure records, and coordinate the activities of counter-signatories as required
Manage coordinate any safeguarding concerns surrounding Club provided accommodation
 
Skills and Experience required:
 
Essential
 
Relevant previous professional experience of advising on child protection issues
Experience working within a social work, education, youth work, mental health or health background
Educated to degree level in a social work, education, youth work, mental health or health background
Experience of working as a safeguarding designated person
Experience of writing reports and compiling case file information
A working understanding of inclusion, equality and anti-discrimination, safeguarding and best practice
Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable group’s legislation Knowledge of current Child Protection legislation, policies and practice and governing body rules and regulations
Knowledge of mental health wellbeing
Ability to create a child centred environment
Ability to promote best practice and the importance of a safe and fun environment
Ability to have difficult conversations
Capacity to handle confidential data/information sensitively
To be empathetic and approachable, with excellent listening and judgement skills
To have strong written and verbal communication skills
The ability to work with discretion and maintain high levels of confidentiality at all times.
Additional
 
Ability to work flexibly with regular evening and weekend working being required.
Driving licence required
 
Please apply to:                Kirstie McPherson: jobs@celticfc.co.uk
Application deadline:      Friday 29 April 2022
 
Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to feedback to applicants that have not been selected for interview stage.

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