Isle of Wight Cricket

Vacancy - County Welfare Officer

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The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are looking to recruit a County Welfare Officer whose job will be to liaise with the IWCB on all welfare issues and to offer advice on safeguarding to the islands cricket clubs or any individual that requires it.

Job Title

County Welfare Officer

Work Address

Isle of Wight Cricket Board, Newclose, Blackwater Rd, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 3BE

Pay and Benefits

Voluntary (Agreed Expenses Paid)

Hours of Work

Varied depending on time of year but average of 4hrs a month made up from:-

  • 2/3hrs for a Board Meeting once a month
  • Other meetings/training as  required

Line Manager

Isle of Wight Cricket Board Director Responsible for Safeguarding

Working Relationships

England and Wales Cricket Board Safeguarding Team

Cricket Development Manager

Isle of Wight Cricket Club Welfare Officers

Outline of Position

To be the lead person with responsibility for setting the standard on safeguarding and embedding a culture of good practice throughout clubs and counties.

To be the lead person for the county in supporting clubs to achieve the ECB Safeguarding standards.

To build relationships with key staff to ensure the County meets its safeguarding responsibilities.

To support staff in clubs to understanding their safeguarding responsibilities, and to create a positive child-centred environment.

To build and maintain supportive relationships with Club Welfare Officers, and act as a first point of contact for them in all safeguarding matters.

To provide learning outcomes and training for Club Welfare Officers on safeguarding and best practice.

To ensure there is a clear referral pathway for sharing, reporting and recording concerns, in line with ECB policy and guidance; and Club staff know how to access them.

To act as the first point of contact for clubs in response to safeguarding concerns and referrals, and act as a link between the County and ECB Safeguarding Team.

To support any safeguarding concerns being managed within the club are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies – and with demonstrable outcomes. The ECB safeguarding team will retain oversight of the investigation.

To ensure compliance with safer recruitment practices, including as the Primary County Wide ‘Safeguarding Recruiter,’ and ID verifier, using the ECB Online system.

To support clubs and the County in ensuring people in required roles have ECB DBS checks, and requirements around Overseas Players/coaches.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Stuart Chatfield. Email: stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk

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