Posted: 21 September 2021

Scottish Swimming Safeguarding Officer (P/T)

Scottish Swimming
Job Type:
Part time
average of 22.5 hours across the week
£27-£30k/annum (pro-rata)
Closing date:
07 October 2021


Scottish Swimming is looking to appoint a part-time Safeguarding Officer to work alongside the CEO and Director of Services.

Although not expected to work set days, the successful candidate will need to have the necessary organisational and time-management skills to flexibly complete their proposed average of 22.5 hours across the week. This will mean managing your time effectively and may involve working evenings, weekends and over public holidays to meet the needs of the organisation.

The role will be key in helping drive forward safeguarding, wellbeing and protection activity for Scottish Swimming and to place safeguarding at the centre of all Scottish Swimming activities.

As Safeguarding Officer, you will be the first point of contact for dealing with safeguarding, wellbeing and protection cases, and in supporting our network of club Wellbeing and Protection Officers in their management of cases.

You will work closely with key groups to ensure that Scottish Swimming’s policies, procedures and practice are up to date and implemented in line with legislation.

Key Functions:

  • Lead with primary responsibility for safeguarding, providing advice and guidance to Scottish Swimming, your colleagues, our members and clubs.
  • Direct management of all safeguarding, wellbeing & protection cases and ensuring effective use of the case management system
  • Lead on the review and development of Scottish Swimming policies to ensure they meet current legislation and work with the services team to ensure that new legislation is implemented across clubs and the organisation
  • Develop and implement plans for training and upskilling club volunteers and Scottish Swimming staff to ensure they comply with appropriate legislation and Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

Based at Scottish Swimming HQ, on the University of Stirling campus, and with the flexibility for home working the successful candidate will take a person-centred rights-based approach, ensuring the voices and views of those who are the most vulnerable amongst us are protected within the case management process and heard when developing polices and projects, keeping them at the heart of what we do.  They will also have proven experience in dealing with and managing safeguarding, wellbeing and protection cases; with the ability to lead and manage their own work program and meet tight deadlines. Good communication and influencing skills are a must as is being a strong team player.

In return you will be offered an attractive salary, including contributory pension, as well as being part of a dynamic team that aims to ensure that Scottish Swimming remains at the forefront of Scottish sporting success. Scottish Swimming is committed to selecting staff solely based on their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

For further information please go to the Scottish Swimming website at

For an informal discussion please contact Euan Lowe, CEO on 07740 987379.

The full job description, person specification and details of the application process can be found in the job description and supporting information documents adjacent.

Closing Date:     Thursday 7th October

Interviews:       Week of Monday 25th October