Vacancy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Vacancy: Designated Safeguarding Officer

An exciting opportunity to join our team as Designated Safeguarding Officer

Hertfordshire FA have an exciting vacancy here at The County Ground

You could be part of the team responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding365 Standards are met within Hertfordshire, helping to educate and promote best practice throughout football

This fantastic opportunity offers the right candidate the chance to join our team and embed our values of Honesty, Efficiency, Respect, Teamwork and Trust, maximising the impact of safeguarding on football in Hertfordshire and assisting our grassroots volunteers in making football safe For All.

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35 hours
Starting Salary: Circa £28,000
Based: Hertfordshire FA, Baldock Road, Letchworth, SG6 2EN (flexible working options available)

This position reports directly to the Chief Executive and will function to drive Safeguarding365 Standards across football in Hertfordshire and help to support our volunteer workforce to deliver best practice, in conjunction with The Football Association.

Helping support our volunteers to administer, play, coach and officiate in a safe environment is at the heart of how we operate.

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Other Benefits Include:

  • Build a career in football with the local governing body of the grassroots game here in Hertfordshire
  • Access to high-quality training, networking and personal development opportunities
  • Opportunities to progress your career across the County FA Network and at The FA
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering support across a wide range of areas
  • Nike staff uniform provided and the opportunity to buy Nike products at a discount
  • Flexible and remote working as appropriate, 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

How to Apply

Please download the job description above for further details of the role. Should you have any questions regarding the role please email Once you are familiar with our requirements, please follow the link below to submit your application online. 


Closing date for all applications: Monday 28th March 2022 
Primary interview date: Monday 4th April 2022

All applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted by Wednesday 30th March. Second stage interviews will take place on Wednesday 6th April.

Hertfordshire FA are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Equality and diversity monitoring

We would appreciate if you could complete Hertfordshire FA’s Diversity Monitoring Form along with your application.

Completion of this form is entirely optional, however it does provide the Association with the opportunity to track the breadth and depth of the applications from different parts of the community. This should be filled in anonymously and sent back to us separately. They will be collated only for the purpose of monitoring diversity and will not be used to identify individuals.