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Job Description & Person Specification – Welfare and safeguarding officer


Job Title: Welfare and safeguarding officer

Location: Nairnshire or Moray

Reports to: Head Coach

Hours of work: To be agreed.

Summary of Position:

To ensure that the club is compliant with all relevant child protection legislation and the governing body. To be the designated child protection officer for the club.


Key Tasks

Be the designated child protection officer (the head coach will be the deputy)

Attend training as required and keep up to date with changes to legislation.

Resolved any safeguarding or child protection issues as quickly as possible whilst complying with the relevant laws.

To ensure that any messages or requested are passed to the appropriate person or noted in the appropriate place.

Uphold the ethics and values of the club and sport of American Football.

Follow the club’s policies and procedures at all time.

Review the current child protection document on a regular basis and update as required.

Must comply with all data protection acts.


Person Specification


  • Must have current PVG for children – If you do not have one the Dragons will carry one out for you.

  • A knowledge of American football is desirable however not essential.

  • Child Protection knowledge is essential

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with players, parents, Coaches and other staff members from both in and outside of the organization.

  • Must be able to remain calm in highly emotional situations

  • Must be approachable and caring towards our young people

  • Must be able to work sensitively.

  • Must be at least 18 years old


Please note that this is a voluntary role not a paid position however travel expenses may be paid as and when the clubs budgets allow.

We can support post holders to gain qualifications for example Saltire awards, Duke of Edinburgh award.

To apply please email daniel@nairnshiredragons.co.uk and tell us why you want to join the club and a bit about yourself or click here