Welfare Officer Assistants Required

Welfare Officer Assistants Required

By Burghfield FC
1 August
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We are looking for three Welfare Officer Assistants to work alongside our Club Welfare Officer.

Due to the continued growth of the club over recent years, we are looking to appoint three Welfare Officer Assistants to work alongside and help support our Club Welfare Officer.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. But as a Welfare Officer’s assistant you will be key, along with the committee, to ensure safeguards are in place at the club.

The role:
With the support of the Club Welfare Officer and the committee, the Welfare Officer’s assistant will:-

  • Be responsible for organising and monitoring compliance of safeguarding training for officials to one Welfare Officer
  • Be responsible for managing and monitoring DBS compliance for all eligible officials to one Welfare Officer

The type of person:
The type of person who makes a good Welfare Officer’s assistant is someone who :-

  • Always puts children’s welfare first
  • Is a good communicator
  • Has a common-sense approach
  • Is willing to learn and seek advice
  • Is over the age of 18

It is essential that a Welfare Officer’s Assistant is approachable, has a child-centred approach and the ability to maintain this perspective when carrying out their role.

The requirement:
The Welfare Officer’s assistant must:-

  • An ‘accepted’ DBS check via The FA CRB unit
  • Complete The FA’s Safeguarding Children course (online)
  • Complete The FA’s Welfare Officer’s course (online)

There is a Welfare Officer code of conduct. Every appointed Welfare Officer’s assistant is required to sign up and adhere to.


  • Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and with integrity
  • Reasonable level of administration experience and how to deal with confidential documentation
  • Regular access to the internet
  • Adhere to GDPR


  • Knowledge and understanding of grassroots football
  • Experience in using IT systems
  • Committed to promoting The FA RESPECT programme

If you do not meet all of the requirements please do not let that stop you from putting yourself forward for the role. We are keen to find more volunteers that are passionate about making a difference to the local community and helping the club grow, and and will support you in the role wherever required.

If you are interested in this role please contact our Club Secretary at Yvonne.Mattos@burghfieldfootballclub.com or Child Welfare Officer at Craig.Smith@burghfieldfootballclub.com

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