November 24, 2020

Welfare Officer Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

The Welfare Officer is responsible for promoting safeguarding within the Club and working with others to ensure a safe and inclusive environment is achieved.

  • Develop a framework to promote safeguarding, diversity and inclusion and ensure compliance with British Rowing’s safeguarding standards
  • Work with others in the Club to ensure safeguarding and diversity and inclusion information, including policies, reporting procedures are visible, and available
  • Work with others in the Club to promote the Club’s Code of Conduct
  • Respond to referrals for all children and vultnerable adults where concerns about welfare, discrimination, poor practice or abuse are identified
  • Contact the Local Authority, British Rowing and Police about concerns, where appropriate
  • Work with others in the Club to ensure the relevant people within the Club have completed a satisfactory criminal records check
  • Ensure that training of relevant people in the Club’s safeguarding policies and practices is undertaken on a regular basis

Key Activities

  • Provide advice and support the provision of a friendly, safe and secure environment for Juniors, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Support the Junior coaching team
  • Ensure any accidents witnessed or heard about are correctly reported
  • Ensure the Club rules and bye-laws are abided by
  • Ensure welfare issues are reported to the relevant authorities and Club officers
  • Promote and model Club culture and ethos

Person Specification

  • Child- focussed approach
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of responsibilities of safeguarding and good practice
  • Understanding of British Rowing’s safeguarding procedures
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of statutory agencies (police, local authority)
  • Basic knowledge of core legislation relating to the safeguarding and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to achieve a DBS check