Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club has an exciting opportunity for a Designated Safeguarding Officer to join the team. Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing Salary: Dependent on skills Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time Closing date: 20th September 2021 Who are Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club? Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women’s Super League. Our home: the spectacular 30,000 seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas Broadfield Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women’s Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football. Designated Safeguarding Officer – The Role: Are you innovative and forward thinking with your approach to any task? Do you have a professional curiosity and confidence to challenge practice if required? If that sounds like you, then keep reading! BHAFC are looking for a professional individual, with a high level of emotional intelligence, to come and join the team as Designated Safeguarding Officer. You will work closely with the player care team, mental health & wellbeing manager, and senior safeguarding lead to ensure all prospective, current and outgoing players have the highest level of support in their journeys at Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Designated Safeguarding Officer – Key Responsibilities: Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the post-holder will oversee all ongoing safeguarding concerns for our academy boys’ and girls’ RTC. You will fully embed into the academy team as an individual committed to leading and delivering the club and academy’s safeguarding strategy and club core values. You will be the face of safeguarding within the academy and an advocate for all children. Due to the nature of the role, you will need the confidence to deal with difficult decisions and conversations. Designated Safeguarding Officer – You: – Essential to have experience of working with children and young people in an educational or youth centred setting – Experience of holding safeguarding responsibilities – A strong knowledge of thresholds and referral processes – Good working knowledge of the principles in KSCIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) and Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check). Designated Safeguarding Officer – Our Values: – Treat People Well – Exceed Expectations – Aim High. Never Give Up – Act with Integrity – Make it Special Designated Safeguarding Officer – Benefits: In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but is not limited to: – Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs) – Free onsite parking (a train station nearby and accessible bus travel) – Travel discounts – Discounts at the Club superstore – Health benefits including eye care and health & fitness – Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses – Club pension scheme – Group life protection Designated Safeguarding Officer Disability Confident: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team. Designated Safeguarding Officer – Equality Statement: Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. Designated Safeguarding Officer – Safeguarding Statement: Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To submit your application for this exciting Designated Safeguarding Officer opportunity, please press ‘Apply’ now not be redirected to our website.