Safeguarding and Incident Manager

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EFL Trust supports a national network of Club Community Organisations, depending on location
£32,000 - £45,000 (starting salary dependent on qualifications, skills and experience)
02 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Safeguarding and Incident Manager

Post Title: Safeguarding and Incident Manager 

Role Status: Full time (35 hours), Permanent.  

Organisational Base: Flexible. EFL Trust supports a national network of Club Community Organisations, depending on location of successful candidate the role could be home or office based. 

Reporting To: Head of Governance and Quality

Reports: Safeguarding Officers, Health and Safety Officer

Salary: £32,000 to £45,000 (starting salary dependant on qualifications, skills and experience) and benefits package

The EFL Trust is the official charity of the EFL and uses the power of sport to improve lives and make a positive contribution to 72 communities across the country across our key themes of sport, education, community engagement and health. Formed in 1888 by its twelve founder members, the EFL (English Football League) is the world's original league football competition and is the template for leagues the world over.

EFL Trust is responsible for the delivery of a range of Community based programmes and activities through its network of 72 Football Club Community Organisations (CCOs).   To manage our safeguarding provision we are recruiting a Safeguarding and Incident Manager to ensure that EFL Trust has a robust approach to Safeguarding, ensuring that best practice policies, procedures and practice are embedded within the culture of EFL Trust and that support is provided, to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place within our network of delivery partners.

EFL Trust sits within a network of football organisations’, EFL, LFE (League Football Education), the FA and the Premier League. Each of the organisations share best practice and support each others safeguarding agenda.

The role fits within the Governance and Quality Team and will have a significant input into the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in addition to providing support and advice to our network.   The NCS Programme engages with approximately 10,000 young people aged 15-17 annually and requires specialist and targeted safeguarding support. 

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in either a Strategic Safeguarding or management of safeguarding role, with significant experience as a Safeguarding Designated Person. The successful candidate needs to be able to demonstrate a strong conviction to safeguarding children and adults at risk, exercising the highest standards of confidentiality and sensitivity.

You must have the ability to build strong an effective relationships and the confidence to challenge when appropriate.  You will have self discipline to manage your own workload and focus priorities. A passion for safeguarding and a recognition of the challenges faced by children and adults at risk is essential. A friendly, outgoing and approachable personality with excellent communication skills is a must.

EFL Trust is proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people all over the Country.  We offer great training and development opportunities along with supportive management.

Safeguarding Statement 

EFL Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk and require all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups. Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013).  Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and references.

Equality Statement

EFL Trust is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity.

Benefits Package:

• Generous company pension scheme, with an EFL Trust contribution of 10% of basic salary.

• Opt-in private healthcare.

• 23 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), rising to 25 days after 5 years.  Holiday year commences 1st January. (Holiday purchase scheme is in operation).

Regular travel is a feature of the role and occasional evening and weekend working including some overnight stays.

A full job description and person specification can be found on our websites, and along with an application form.  To apply for the role please return completed application form to

Closing Date: 5 pm, Tuesday 27th August 2019 

Interview Date(s): 9th September 2019 at EFL House, 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

Candidates must be available for interview on the stated date. 

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