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Here at British Canoeing we set our standards high and pursue excellence in all that we do; as a National Governing Body of Sport and as a group of individuals.

Compliance and Safeguarding Officer

HOURS:  Full Time (Part time 30 Hours per week considered.)

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

SALARY: Band 3 - £21,417 - £30,840 (FTE)

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK (2017–2021).

As a key member of the organisation within our Governance and Compliance team we are looking for someone with energy and drive, who can take the lead embedding safeguarding in our clubs and centres and who can develop and promote safeguarding throughout the organisation.

The role will involve working in partnership with, and providing support to, all British Canoeing clubs within England but especially English Talent clubs and British Teams competing in non-Olympic disciplines of Paddlesports. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills,be an influencer with some negotiation skills combined with experience and awareness of safeguarding issues within sport.

The candidate must have undertaken recent training in relation to child and/ or adult Safeguarding.

In addition, the candidate should have strong experience dealing with stakeholders and building rapport with people, as well as the ability to resolve problems & deal with queries in a proactive manner.

Experience of working with volunteers, preferably within the sporting sector is also preferred.

Knowledge of legislation and best practise relating to Safeguarding in a voluntary setting is required whilst some experience of coaching, or experience working with club coaches, is preferred.

A full, clean driving license is essential as it is anticipated that the post holder will be travelling to meet stakeholders face to face around the country.

The post holder will need to show enthusiasm for providing a safeguarding service to volunteers and be confident in communicating with a varied audience.

Whilst we are advertising for Full-Time, we would also consider offering this role on a part time basis and some flexibility around working hours is available.

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectations and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12.00noon Thursday 21st March 2019

Interviews will be held Thursday 28th March 2019

 This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

Voluntary Disciplinary Panel Register Members (including Chair) (minimum 12 positions available)

Location: Flexible

Salary: Voluntary

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.   This is an exciting time for British Canoeing as we continue our preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  

Unfortunately, disputes, complaints and undesirable behaviour can occur within any sport. British Canoeing is committed to ensuring that transparent procedures are in place to ensure that where such issues do arise, action is fair and carried out expeditiously and in a consistent manner. In this regard, British Canoeing has updated its Disciplinary, Dispute and Appeal Regulations (“Disciplinary Regulations”) which will govern how it manages disputes and exercises disciplinary authority.

The new Disciplinary Regulations establish a Disciplinary Panel Register (“the Panel Register”) of appropriately trained/experienced individuals who may be appointed at the relevant time to a Disciplinary Panel or to an Appeal Panel under the Disciplinary Regulations.

Panel members will deal with all matters to be heard under the Disciplinary Regulations. This includes matters arising at a National, Regional and Club level but does not include anti-doping matters, selection appeals and Athlete Disciplinary and Grievances.

It is intended that the Panel Register will include a mix of legal, professional/and or sports expertise to ensure that any disputes or disciplinary matters that do arise are handled in a fair and transparent manner. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of sport at a grass roots/amateur and/or elite level and will believe in fair and objective decision making, and following due process. They will also be able to asses, dissect and make informed decisions concerning evidence and arguments brought before a Panel hearing.

Panel members will be asked to sit on cases as and when a matter proceeds to a formal hearing. Flexibility of availability is therefore required. This is a voluntary role; however British Canoeing will cover reasonable travel and other expenses in line with British Canoeing’s expenses policy.

Panel Members will be appointed by the Board of British Canoeing and will serve an initial four-year term.

Chair of Disputes and Disciplinary

We are also seeking to appoint a Chair of Disputes and Disciplinary who is legally qualified, preferably with at least 6 years’ experience in disciplinary, disputes and appeals. Ideally the candidate should have knowledge and experience of the sports sector and sports regulation. The Chair will select the Panel in individual cases and may also sit on Panels where appropriate. The Chair will work closely with the Governance and Compliance team in deciding the “route” a matter may take.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and CV to Urvasi Naidoo, British Canoeing, National Water Sport Centre, Adbolton Lane, WestBridgford, Nottingham, NG12 2LU or email [email protected]

Closing date: Friday 15th March 2019

Interview date: TBC

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

British Canoeing Leadership / Safety Trainer Recruitment

Casual Contract: As and When Basis

Salary: Competitive, dependent upon experience on a daily rate

Location: Based from home and with regular visits to development courses that will be running across the country at various locations, this may include weekends and some nights away from home.

British Canoeing are inviting applications from existing Providers of safety and leadership awards to fulfil the role of Trainers.

The role of a Trainer is to provide orientation and final recommendation to aspirant Safety / Leadership Providers, and to Provide moderation events to the existing Safety / Leadership Provider workforce.

Skilled Trainers are critical to the development of the sport moving forward; they play a key role in the workforce development and future provision of British Canoeing qualifications.

From April 2019, the pathway for aspirant Providers is changing.

Successful applicants will be appointed for a 3-year period and will be commissioned directly by the National Association and by aspirant Providers as required.

If you are interested in fulfilling this important role to support the workforce, but would like an informal chat, please email Darryll Shaw (English Coaching Manager) [email protected]

To apply,

Please send a CV and covering letter which details how you meet the person specification to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. Email [email protected].

Closing date for applications is - 12.00noon Friday 5th April 2019 

Interviews will be held: week beginning 15th April, successful applicants will be expected to attend a training day on Friday 12th July. 

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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