Vacancy: Sport and Welfare Officer

Be Active Active Partnership has a vacancy to support in a new Sport and Welfare Officer role

Sport and Welfare Officer - £36,099
Be Active
Active Partnership 

A tremendous opportunity for a passionate and talented individual to take on this new role within the Active Partnership as the Sport and Welfare Officer. This role is part of a national project co-designed by Sport England, National Governing Bodies, (NGBs) the Child Protection in Sport Unit, Ann Craft Trust and Active Partnerships. The role covers Bedfordshire but will become part of a national network of 50 other officers across the country.

The role is to support NGBs and their local clubs to promote good practice and safe sport for children, young people and adults in Bedfordshire. The Officer will add capacity and expertise to the existing safeguarding work of NGBs and the Active Partnership. They will help further understand safeguarding in local clubs e.g. how policies and procedures are cascaded and help share good practice. They will work closely with other Sport Welfare Officers, National Governing Bodies and wider organisations; to connect people working on welfare and safeguarding, both inside and outside sport. 

You will need to understand the role of the Active Partnership – Be Active and our remit in terms of underpinning the Sport England Strategy in engaging the inactive market. You will need to demonstrate a desire to add value to a successful team.

We are looking for someone who can work with local stakeholders to promote best practice and provide training to compliment what is already being delivered in Bedfordshire. To visit clubs and to connect people to help raise awareness with parents, carers and participants.

Be Active has a strong reputation locally, regionally, and nationally. Can you make the team even better?

This post will involve some flexibility around working from home and other bases, with travel around Bedfordshire expected as well as some regional and national travel.  

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Clare Fitzboydon via email To apply please follow this link and provide a covering letter and CV demonstrating how you meet the criteria detailed in the job description.

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th October 2023 – midday.