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Brentford FC recruiting Head of Safeguarding

New position working with Club and Trust advertised

14 November 2021

Brentford FC has beguin the recruitment process for a Head of Safeguarding. The newly created role will be in our Business Operations department. The successful candidate will work across both Club and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to provide a clear sense of direction and purpose that assists both organisations to deliver their safeguarding strategies and implement policies and procedures that aim to promote and protect the welfare of children and adults at risk.

The main responsibilities include leading on the development, implementation and regular review of the Club and Trust’s safeguarding policies, procedures and practices and ensure that they meet statutory and football authority requirements and are aligned with best practice. The successful candidate will proactively identify and mitigate safeguarding risks to individuals and to the Club and Trust. They will also work to embed a culture of strong safeguarding awareness, engagement and working practices across the Club and Trust.

Applicants should have relevant, professional and recognised safeguarding qualification and/or verified equivalent experience. They should also have proven ability in safeguarding case management and sound understanding of the roles and responsibilities of statutory authorities as set out in DfE Working Together to Safeguard Children. Knowledge of the CPSU’s standards in Child Protection in Sport would also be advantageous.

Applications are open now and close on Tuesday 23 November. Applicants must have current and relevant safeguarding training. For more information on the role and how to apply see Brentford FC Head of Safeguarding job spec.pdf

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