Burton Albion FC

Burton Albion FC

Safeguarding Manager


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 22, 2022

Role description

Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) is the independent charitable arm of Burton Albion FC and is looking to recruit a Safeguarding Manager to be responsible for leading safeguarding across Burton Albion Community Trust, Burton Albion FC, and Burton Albion Academy.
The Safeguarding Manager will fulfil the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Burton Albion, acting as a source of support, training, advice and expertise for safeguarding for all.
This position requires flexibility as the role may require occasional evening and weekend work.
Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Act as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the organisation, and support staff in following all safeguarding policies and procedures and statutory requirements.

Coordinate the Deputy DSL and Safeguarding Officers to ensure safeguarding concerns are responded to promptly and appropriately.

Management of Safeguarding, Welfare and Player Care within the Academy including working with Player Care Representative, Designated Safeguarding Officers, Club Chaplain and Academy Manager

Management alongside Academy Manager of Academy Standards and Compliance Audits relating to Safeguarding through external auditors; Barnados and the PGAAC (Professional Game Academy Audit Company)

Ensure that accurate, confidential, and up to date records of all safeguarding concerns and incidents are maintained using MyConcern.

To develop and review relevant policies and procedures to safeguard children and adults at risk in the organisation.

Case management and critical decision making of referrals to children services, adult services, the LADO, the Police, DBS, EFLT, EFL and FA.

Lead and advise staff around supporting and managing all participants welfare, pastoral care and family related concerns.

Responsible for looked after and previously looked after children and to work with relevant agencies to provide the most appropriate support to ensure needs are met.

Work with the Senior Safeguarding Manager and Trustee / Board member responsible for safeguarding to produce an annual safeguarding action plan to address key safeguarding concerns that have arisen, issues flagged following post-incident reviews and audits, emerging safeguarding issues and training needs as a minimum.

Oversee the Player Care process and deputise in the absence of the Player Care Officer.

To contribute to keeping children and adults at risk safe by ensuring safeguarding concerns about a child or adult and risk are recognised and reported in line with policy and procedure and that the electronic MyConcern safeguarding system is kept up-to- date.

Closing date for applications:Sunday 8th May 2022Interviews:Monday 16th May 2022 and Tuesday 17th May 2022

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