JOB OPPORTUNITY: Designated Safeguarding Lead

Blackpool FC Community Trust is the official charity of Blackpool FC, based at Bloomfield Road Stadium. Working with residents as young as 2 years old up to adults in the later stages of life, BFCCT provide a diverse range of programmes to increase social inclusion opportunities; improve physical fitness, health, and education; and lessen involvement in anti-social behaviour.

In recent years, the Trust has grown significantly and has become an established organisation, providing something for everybody, that every Blackpool FC fan and resident should be involved in and very proud of.

Blackpool FC Community Trust (BFCCT) take pride in ensuring that we provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where our participants feel safe, valued, and respected. BFCCT work in partnership with Blackpool Football Club, Premier League Charitable Foundation, the EFL Trust, statutory organisations and other partners to promote and protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable groups, ensuring thorough safeguarding arrangements across all our work.

Delivering a wide range of programmes across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, we support some of the most vulnerable communities in the country. Working with individuals of all ages, across 45 programmes, the ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge in both children and adult safeguarding.

The role of Designated Safeguarding lead (DSL) is key to maintaining and developing an effective safeguarding culture across Blackpool FC Community Trust, taking the lead responsibility for safeguarding matters arising at the Trust and supporting staff in dealing with any safeguarding concerns that arise.

As DSL you will be the first point of contact for intervention for all safeguarding issues and will provide direction on all matters of safeguarding. Working strategically and attending multi-agency meeting, the DSL is a vital role in ensuring that Blackpool FC Community Trust complies with all relevant legislation and safeguarding obligations.

Liaising with the Senior Leadership Team and Managers, this role will ensure that safeguarding is central to all programme development and delivery, updating policies and procedures where necessary, alongside identifying relevant training for staff.

Operating across our three core areas of delivery, Education and Employability, Early Years and Primary and Community Programmes seeking to improve the health, wellbeing, and aspirations of the residents of Blackpool, this role includes education and community-based safeguarding.

How to apply

Please download the application form below, once completed please send your application to or post it to Blackpool FC Community Trust, F.A.O. Selina Hayes, Head of Education & Employability  Bloomfield Road Stadium, Seasiders Way, Blackpool. FY1 6JJ.

This job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.

We encourage early applicants as we reserve the right to close the application process at any time.

Closing Date: 1st July 2024