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Designated Safeguarding Officer Vacancy

Closing Date - 15th November 2019

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Salary £24,000- £28,000


Kent FA is seeking to recruit an additional Designated Safeguarding Officer that reports directly to the Chief Executive.


Responsibilities will include;


  • Working with existing Designated Safeguarding Officer to manage the day-to-day aspects of safeguarding work in line with legislation, FA safeguarding policy, procedures and regulations.
  • Work in partnership with The FA, statutory agencies and other relevant organisations to manage concerns effectively and efficiently.
  • Alongside the existing Designated Safeguarding Officer operationally lead the implementation and delivery of safeguarding policy and procedures, being accountable for relevant areas of the Safeguarding Operating Standard set by The FA.
  • Link into the senior management team and take a dynamic and strategic approach to safeguarding delivery within the county, raising awareness and providing organisational support and direction to colleagues.
  • Provide the Senior Safeguarding Lead (Chief Executive) and Board Champion for Safeguarding with regular reports on safeguarding activity within the county.
  • Refer safeguarding children and adults at risk abuse concerns to FA Case Management and act in accordance with FA safeguarding regulations, policy and procedures, and as agreed with The FA Safeguarding Team.


The successful candidate will;


  • Have knowledge and experience of Safeguarding, including adults at risk, together with a working knowledge of the safeguarding legislation and the Government`s Working Together Guidance.
  • Experience of working as a designated person
  • Understanding of the culture and structure of football, and/or working with volunteers (desirable)
  • Be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service
  • Work and contribute to a team.
  • Be able to work in a confidential setting dealing with sensitive information.
  • Excellent planning, communication and presentation skills.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends on occasions.
  • High knowledge and experience using IT systems including Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

The post is full-time and is based at Kent FA’s Headquarters in Ditton, near Aylesford.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Darryl Haden, Chief Executive Officer, either by email to or by letter marked 'Private and Confidential' to Darryl Haden, Kent County FA Ltd., Invicta House, Cobdown Park, London Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6DQ.

For a full role profile please see the attached documents. If you do not have the formal qualifications specified but can demonstrate skills or experience of an equivalent standard, we would be interested in your application.

Closing date: 15th November 2019
Interview date: 2nd December 2019

Due to the number of applications we receive for these vacancies we are unable to respond to everyone and as such if you have not heard from us by 22nd November 2019 you should consider that you have not been selected for interview.

The Kent FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Kent FA is also committed to achieving equality and fairness in employment and service delivery. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. An Equality Monitoring form is attached to the Job Advert, any completed form will be separated on receipt and used for statistical purposes only.