Winchester RFC are looking to recruit a volunteer Club Safeguarding Officer.

In this role you’ll provide leadership in the safeguarding of children within the club, maintaining relationships with the Hampshire RFU Safeguarding Manager (CBSM), RFU Safeguarding Team and local safeguarding partners.

You’ll report to the Club Management Committee and work especially closely with the Youth Director of Rugby (DOR), Mini & Junior Chair and the Club Secretary.

You’ll also need to undertake appropriate RFU safeguarding courses. 

 What you’ll get out of it:

  • It’s no exaggeration to say that children are the future of rugby, so your role in safeguarding them within the club is crucial.

  • This is a highly respected role within the club, from which you’ll get a great deal of satisfaction seeing how young players develop.

  • You’ll also receive ongoing support from the CB Safeguarding Manager in the form of training, visits, guidance and regular communication.

You’ll need:

  • To be dedicated to the cause of safeguarding young people under 18yrs

  • To be empathetic and approachable

  • To have good communication skills

  • To be good at record keeping

  • A good sense of humour

  • To be objective

  • Be prepared to challenge when needed

  • Attention to detail

  • Resilience and determination

  • A background in child protection from any of the statutory agencies (Police, Social Services, Children’s Services) or an education background will help

To apply, or for further information, please contact Christine Donald (junior Director of Rugby & Rugby Safe lead)

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