Vacancy for Safeguarding Assistant

Designated Safeguarding Assistant Vacancy

Join our team!

We are seeking to recruit a Designated Safeguarding Assistant to carry out all aspects of the work in this key role within our organisation.

To join the team and be successful, the individual must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role on offer and how their expertise and experience will enable them to meet the essential and desirable criteria within the role.

The interview panel must be convinced of the individual’s passion, inspiration, and professionalism for the role.

The successful applicant will report to the Safeguarding Manager/Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Applicants should be computer literate, ideally have a football interest though not essential, with presentation and communication skills capable of carrying out and implementing administration systems.

The successful applicant will be joining our friendly safeguarding team, working alongside and report to the Safeguarding Manager/Designated Safeguarding Officer:

To support delivery of The FA Grassroots Football Strategy and Sussex County FA Business Strategy.
To assist the Safeguarding Manager/Designated Safeguarding Officer to manage the Sussex County FA safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA safeguarding policy, procedures, regulations, standards and guidance.
To significantly contribute to implementing The FA’s Safeguarding 365 Standard for County FAs.
To support the adoption of FA technology systems across grassroots football.
To comply with FA rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidance that are in place from time to time.

Hours of work are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (7hrs per day + 60 min break) - 35hrs per week, however as we work in sport with a volunteer workforce, some evening and weekend work will be required. Salary £20k-24k subject to experience and there will be a six-month probationary period for this role.

We are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk, and anyone working with us will be required to follow our safeguarding policies.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

What can we offer?
• An exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, progressive business
• A chance to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game
• A commitment to empowered and supportive personal development
• A Workplace Pension Scheme
• A Personal Accident policy
• 20 days’ annual leave as standard
• Flexible working hours
• Additional leave after 5, 10 years’ service
• Long Service Awards for 10, 15, 20 years’ service
• Health Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Access to FA Cup Final & England tickets at Wembley
• Additional time off over Christmas
• Personal Development Budgets
• Free Nike Staff Uniform every year

To apply, please complete the application form in our application pack and either email: or post to the address as follows:

Strictly Private & Confidential, 
Vicki Windslow
Designated Safeguarding Assistant 
Sussex County FA
Culver Road
West Sussex 
BN15 9AX 

Closing date for applications is:
Noon on Tuesday 12 July 2022
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 27 July 2022

Two references, one of which must be from the applicant’s current/most recent employer where possible, will be requested.

Disability Confident 
We pride ourselves on being an employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. We have a dedicated team to support any employee with a disability. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Equality Statement 
We believe that football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it. We are committed to promoting equality within the business in every aspect of its work and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, and experiences to apply for this role, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. 

If any questions arise about the role or clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact:

T: 01903 768578