Volunteer Opportunity – Child Welfare Officer (x3)

We are seeking 3x volunteer Welfare Officers to work flexibly across 2x 1/2 days

Welfare Officers have an important role within our Club. They are primarily responsible for managing and reporting concerns whilst promoting best practice in safeguarding all club members. Our welfare officers are the named contact for all players, parents, carers, coaches and volunteers regarding advice about safeguarding

Grassroots football is built on the hard work and dedication of volunteers with a passion for the sport. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in community football and make a contribution to the safeguarding and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. You will have a significant involvement with the club engaging with many people. There is a chance to develop existing skills and the potential for new training and qualifications

The role is supported by the Chairman, Head Coach and host of volunteer coaches who work together to build a supportive, inclusive and fun environment for all.

The Club Welfare Officers are involved in:

  • Club Complaints related to the welfare of Club members, Club-to-Club Complaints or on rare occasions support external authorities with their own criminal or civil investigations.
  • Mandatory Courses for Club members
  • Training Courses for Club members
  • Criminal Records checks for Club members (DBS/CRB)
  • Parent Forums
  • Player / Team Forums
  • Disciplinary Panels for Club members
  • Club Policies and upholding best practice

Responsibilities- Welfare officers must:

1. Be clear about the club’s/league’s responsibilities when running activities for children and young people.

2. Help club/league personnel to recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and to actively play their part.