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Vacancy - Independent Director Safeguarding Champion

Join our Board of Directors and make a difference

We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to join our Board of Directors and make a difference in a newly-created voluntary role as Independent Director (Safeguarding Champion).

Staffordshire Football Association is the governing body for football in the county of Staffordshire. We are responsible for leading and serving the game at amateur level, a sector widely referred to as “Grassroots” football. We aim to ensure the long term future of the game by providing the best possible environment and infrastructure where football will flourish in the county for all backgrounds and abilities.

Staffordshire FA is committed to making the game of football as safe and enjoyable as possible for all those included. Staffordshire FA works closely with The FA, the game’s Governing Body, in order to ensure that safety standards are met. Staffordshire FA is committed to robust corporate governance and ensuring our board of directors best represents our members. We are committed to diversity of both skills and experiences and have recently made changes to our Governance which promotes representation from the wider community. This is a new position and the third Independent position on the Board of Directors. 

The successful applicant will be an active Board member championing the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk in all County Football Association activities. The Board Champion will work closely with the Designated Safeguarding Officer and the Senior Safeguarding Lead to ensure that the Staffordshire FA acts at all times in keeping with legislation, statutory guidance and The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard. 

The Board Safeguarding Champion will attend Board meetings and will provide information on progress against key areas of work, including risks and challenges. A role profile can be downloaded below, which provides further details of this role.


This role is a voluntary role, however, reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be met by the Association.  

If you have experience of safeguarding or child protection and you feel that you have the appropriate skill set for the role, then please provide an up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining why you wish to apply for this role and how you meet the criteria by Monday 19 October 2020

Applications or queries should be addressed private and confidential for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer at