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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
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4th July
to 30th September
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Safeguarding Lead

4th July to 30th September
A special opportunity has arisen for an experienced safeguarding specialist to assist in the redesign and embedding of the Club's safeguarding function across Greater Manchester Community Basketball and Sports Association.
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
Greater Manchester Community Basketball and Sports Association provide coaching and playing opportunities from community to national league levels. Sessions are fun, supportive and help develop life skills as well as basketball skills.
We are a leader in the field of national league basketball having consistently won numerous titles at the junior level over 26 years and spanning four different decades from u14 to u18 boys and girls as well as at the senior level. We seek to reflect this success in all areas of practice.
We are looking for a safeguarding specialist with a proven track record in child safeguarding to volunteer as a Safeguarding Lead. We are looking for someone enthusiastic about putting welfare at the heart of the Club with leadership skills that can help and support the processes and practices to enable this to occur.
Ideally the suitable volunteer will be able to offer training focused to our Club (or be able to direct us to some high quality and individualised training). Suitable volunteers will also be comfortable with adopting a highly visible role within our Club as a point of contact for safeguarding.
We are looking for an individual that can take a proactive approach and advise on the review and design (where necessary) of existing practices to enable excellent service deliver across the Club both in our national league teams in the delivery of our community programme. 
Skills Culture and Behaviours

Significant child safeguarding experience
A good communicator in a variety of situations with people from diverse backgrounds
Understand and uphold the Club's philosophy, culture and values
Commitment to observe and implement Basketball England's Code of Ethics and Conduct and Basketball England's policies
Commitment to become a member of Basketball England
Commitment to  observe and implement the Club Code of Conduct for Volunteers and Club policies on 

health and safety
data protection
diversity, equity and inclusion

Greater Manchester Community Basketball and Sports Association Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
All volunteers will be required to undertake an ehanced DBS and barred list check and supply references.
Greater Manchester Community Basketball and Sports Association Ltd will not discriminate unfairly against volunteers with a criminal record. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar a volunteer from working for Greater Manchester Community Basketball and Sports Association Ltd. The nature of a disclosed conviction and its relevance to the post in question will be considered.

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