British Kickboxing Council - Chief Safeguarding Officer

The British Kickboxing Council's primary goal is to be recognised as the national governing body for the sport here in the UK, increasing participation, improving engagement with all areas of the wider
community and developing each Discipline of Kickboxing from grassroots to elite performance.

The BKC is looking for applicants to take up the role of Chief Safeguarding Officer, leading on Child Protection and Well-being policy management and implementation process and ensure the provision of expert advice, support and arbitration on Safeguarding matters.

Closing date: Thursday 31st October

The Role

The Chief Safeguarding Officer will own the BKC's Child Protection and Well-being policy management and implementation process and ensure the provision of expert advice, support and arbitration on Safeguarding matters. This includes acting as a liaison with the Sports Councils, NSPCC and DCMS, especially in relation to the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts (for which the BKC is the primary contact for Kickboxing).

Another key part of the role will be managing the assessment of the Code’s criteria, as well as that of the BKC's own Kitemark standards for Clubs and events, either directly or via a team of volunteers.

Sitting on the BKC's Executive Board and working within its Audit & Risk Committee, the focus will be:
● Writing, updating and disseminating policy and procedure documents
● Forming a team of trained volunteers to provide bespoke support at club and event level, including performing assessments and delivering training
● Working with BKC Member Bodies, Clubs, Coaches and Officials to further develop our sport’s grassroots offering (especially at a junior level), with a holistic approach to Safeguarding
● (Optional) The BKC is also looking for senior BKC representatives to become qualified tutors for relevant UK Coaching workshops (which the BKC is now licensed to deliver)

The candidate

The BKC is looking for someone with a strong understanding of Safeguarding from a legal and implementation perspective. Experience with auditing, assessment and training is ideal, while a passion for sport would be a benefit. The successful candidate will be able to provide sound advice and guidance at an NGB, club and event level, both as a preventative measure and in response to particular incidents.

The BKC is keen to grow the team around Safeguarding, and particularly Kitemark assessment/support (which also covers areas such as Health & Safety, Equality/Diversity/Inclusion and Coaching Standards), so a proven ability to develop and manage a team would also be a plus.

Time Commitment And Location

All Board members (Executive, Non-Executive, Directors and Officers) volunteer what time they can,
estimates at a minimum of two days per month. The BKC hold a face-to-face AGM, alongside regular (at least
monthly) remote meetings with members of the Board and relevant Committees.

Attendance at these meetings is preferred, where possible, in addition to self-managed work and coordination with other members of the BKC. The term is 3 years, with a maximum of 3 terms for the role.

Remuneration

There are currently no remuneration packages for any Board members or Officers of the BKC, although some expenses are covered where appropriate. As the BKC and the roles within it grow, this policy will be reviewed.

For more information, and to apply for this position, please click here: http://bit.ly/BKC_CSO

Closing date: Thursday 31st October