Full Time

Safeguarding Officer (x2)

Posted 2 months ago
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

  • Salary: £25,000 – £28,000
  • Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Location: Scottish Gymnastics HQ, Caledonia House, Edinburgh
  • Hybrid working: Office days to be discussed depending on home location. Remote working if home office set up is suitable for regular home working. Some evening and weekend working as a normal requirement of the role.

We have an exciting opportunity to join Scottish Gymnastics as a safeguarding officer. We are a supportive team who believe safeguarding is everyone’s business whose purpose is to make our sport enjoyable, safe, and open to everyone. We are looking for people who share our values of inclusive, supportive, and aspirational to help us achieve our vision of an uplifting gymnastics experience for all.

The safeguarding officer is a key member of the safeguarding team. This role has significant and ongoing contact with our clubs and members. Providing safe sport club visits and club safeguarding officer inductions, acting as the first point of contact for members seeking support and assistance to deal with low level concerns at club level. As well as handling wellbeing advice and level one cases at Scottish Gymnastics level.

This role supports the delivery of the safeguarding strategic plan and assists with maintaining Scottish Gymnastics compliance with the standards for child wellbeing and protection in sport. Working closely with other members of the safeguarding team and colleagues across the organisation to ensure the rights, voice, wellbeing and the safety of children and young people in our sport and in our clubs is at the centre of all that we do; ensuring best practice and compliance is a core thread through all work.

You will be a great fit to our team if you demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and develop strong, effective working relationships. Have great attention to detail and organisational skills, the ability to work proactively with volunteer safeguarding officers, clubs, coaches, officials, and key partners. Being able to work as part of a team as well as being able to work on your own initiative is essential for this role. A sound knowledge of safeguarding, policy, procedure, and best practice guidance is also required.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory PVG scheme membership.

Safeguarding Officer Job Description

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Lindsey Booth, head of wellbeing and protection on 07706 328418 or email lindsey.booth@scottishgymnastics.org.

If you think you are right for this opportunity and this role excites you, please send a letter of application outlining your experience, along with a copy of your CV to hr@scottishgymnastics.org to arrive no later than Monday 10 April by 5pm. Interviews will be held on Monday 24 April at Caledonia House, Edinburgh.