Club Welfare Officer

We are urgently looking for a volunteer who is interested in becoming our new Club Welfare Officer. Full training will be provided and the role will ideally suit an individual with excellent organisational and communication skills. As a Club Welfare Officer you have two key responsibilities these are: To be clear about the clubs responsibilities when running activities for children and young people To help club personnel understand what their ‘duty of care’ towards children and young people actually means and entails on a day-to-day basis. This can be a challenging role but it is extremely rewarding. You have the primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children and for putting into place procedures to safeguard children in the club. There is more information on our website,
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

1. Work with others in the club to ensure a positive child-centred environment
2. Assist the club to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard children at club level
3. Assist the club to implement its safeguarding children plan at club level
4. Act as the first point of contact for volunteers, parents, children and young people
5. Where concerns about children’s welfare, poor practice or abuse are identified act as the first point of contact
6. Implement the organisation’s reporting and recording procedures
7. Maintain contact details for the local children’s social care department, the police and Local Safeguarding Children Board
8. Promote the club’s best-practice guidance and/or code of conduct within the club
9. Ensure adherence to the organisation’s safeguarding children training
10. Ensure appropriate confidentiality is maintained
11. Promote anti-discriminatory practice
12. Sit on the club’s management committee

Skill and Qualifications Required:

1. Always puts children’s welfare first
2. Excellent organisational and communication skills
3. Teamwork and interpersonal skills
4. Ability to prioritise work and to work well under pressure
5. Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information
6. Basic administration and computer skills

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Health and wellbeing, Sport, Young people
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Lending a helping hand, Mentoring, Support Work, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Managing people, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Santos AFC
Organisation Profile: The main activity of the organisation is grass roots football and members are encouraged to participate both on and off the field. Indoor training facilities are provided and all members are encouraged to develop their football skills and fitness. There is also the opportunity to become involved in the day to day running of the club and therefore develop other skills such as coaching, leadership, communication, health and safety, website maintenance, fundraising etc...