02 June 2020



Our vision is for the UK to become one of the top five Olympic and Paralympic ski and snowboarding nations by 2030.


Our objectives for the period to 2026 are based around the following principle: athlete first, performance, culture, partnerships, technology and engagement.


GBS is committed to making our sport safe for all our athletes and to ensure that our athletes feel supported when they are with us.


We are looking for a part-time Safeguarding & Welfare Officer to be our designated safeguarding officer, supporting our staff to safeguard athletes and  undertake welfare support for our athletes.


This role reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on a day to day basis you will work more closely with our Olympic Team Manager and Head of Paralympic Culture & Operations. This is a part-time role, one day per week (7 hours) based at our offices in central London and/ or at home. The ‘day’ can be worked as one day, split over 2 days or across the week as needed, in agreement with the CEO. We are happy to accept applications from people wishing to be employed or expressions of interest from consultants who wish to provide safeguarding and welfare services to GBS. Salary/ day rate will be dependent on qualifications and experience.


Key responsibilities include:


  • To establish GBS’s approach to safeguarding; developing and implementing safeguarding policies, procedures and plans
  • To prepare and implement Safeguarding Action Plans in consultation with the Olympic Team Manager, Head of Paralympic Culture and CEO
  • To maintain the CPSU Advanced Standards for Safeguarding Children
  • To complete the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework
  • To deliver Safeguarding training internally and recommend external training
  • To develop and establish wider welfare policies and procedures
  •  To be the central point of contact for GBS team members, staff, athletes, parents for safeguarding and wider welfare matters and manage cases
  • To be the central point of contact for partner organisations (other sports) and external agencies including CPSU, Police, Social Care Services, LADO etc
  • To represent GBS at external meetings relating to safeguarding and child protection reporting back to the CEO
  • To manage the DBS check process and records, taking positive checks through the relevant process
  • To manage safeguarding cases through processes, including panel


To succeed you will need to have experience as a designated safeguarding officer (level 3 qualified), ideally in sport. You will also have experience of a wider welfare role, ideally involving both young people and adults. You will have experience of developing and implementing safeguarding policies and procedures and significant experience of case management. You will have strong relationship building and communication skills and ideally have experience of providing advice and guidance to CEO/ Board, line managers, team managers and athletes (or groups requiring similar support).


GBS is committed to safeguarding all children and adults and expects all employees,  contractors and volunteers to share our commitment. You will be required to follow all safeguarding policies and processes and attend safeguarding training relevant to your role. 


A DBS check is required for this role. We encourage all applicants called for interview to provide details of their criminal record at an early stage in the application process. We request that this information is sent under separate, confidential cover, to a designated person within GB Snowsport and we guarantee that this information will only be seen by those who need to see it as part of the recruitment process. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us.  This will depend on the nature of the position you will have, and the circumstances and background of your offences.


The full job description and person specification is available on request from hr@gbsnowsport.com. To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role and clearly stating your salary or day rate expectation to hr@gbsnowsport.com. Please ensure that you include the job title and your name in the subject line.


Closing date: 24th June 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

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