Durham Cricket is seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer on a part-time, fixed term contract. This will be a shared role between Durham Cricket and the Durham Cricket Board. The successful candidate will play a key role in safeguarding across the whole of Durham County.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), cricket’s governing body, is committed to ensuring that all children who participate in Cricket are made welcome and have a safe and positive experience. The safeguarding and support of children in Cricket, whether they are playing, watching or taking part in any other cricket related activity, is of paramount importance.
Durham Cricket wishes to enhance their safeguarding operation through the appointment of a Safeguarding Officer who will influence and direct all aspects of safeguarding across cricket in the county. The Safeguarding Officer will provide an important link between the ECB Safeguarding Team and cricket provision in the county, acting as a source of advice and support on Child Safeguarding matters and supporting the education and training in this area.
Overall Job Aims:
• To ensure all young people and parents / carers feel safe and well looked after across all areas of Durham Cricket’s activities.
• To take responsibility for influencing and directing approaches to safeguarding and welfare across different areas of the organisation.
• To champion the importance of good safeguarding and enhance understanding through provision of information and training where required.
Key areas of work:
The following are the key areas of work that the Safeguarding Officer will need to influence and direct the operations of.
1. Young people attending cricket activities at / with Durham
Durham Cricket operates a series of cricket related activities throughout the year, including:
- Coaching courses, camps and training sessions for Girls and Boys from under 9s to under 19s.
- Operating boys and girls cricket teams from u11 to u19.
- Travelling with boys and girls teams away for overnight stays including attendance at festivals and sometimes overseas
2. Coaches visiting organisations to run cricket / cricket related sessions
Durham Cricket employs a number of coaches who will run cricket sessions within local clubs, schools and other organisations to introduce, enthuse and develop young people.
3. Young people attending Emirates Riverside ground to experience / support Durham Cricket operates a series of professional cricket matches at Emirates Riverside which will be attended by crowds. The make up of crowds increasingly includes more young people, with their families, and it is vital that their experience of the venue is safe and welcoming.
4. Young people attending clubs in Durham under our leadership
Durham Cricket has an overarching responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of the clubs and junior sections in Durham.