Independent Non-Executive Director – Safeguarding – British Taekwondo

Job Description
The appointed candidate will push British Taekwondo to excel in governance, compliance, policies and procedures. INEDs are crucial in challenging and driving the business forward in a collaborative manner. As well as leading the organisation to reach its strategic objectives, it will be important to listen, analyse, question, and work as part of a team.
Successful candidates will be experienced leaders who has previously operated at Board or senior management level within an organisation with specific responsibility for Safeguarding policy and procedure.
The Independent Non-Executive Directors role includes:
• Playing a lead role in developing and establishing the organisation’s approach and implementation plan to safeguard children, young people & vulnerable adults
• Advising the board and Safeguarding & Compliance Officer on case management, risk and recommendations
• Acting as the executive level central point of contact for internal and external individuals and agencies
• Developing and implementing the organisation and its members Safeguarding training needs
• Ensuring safeguarding standards are met and maintained
• Playing a role in developing and establishing the organisation’s Code of Conduct policies for clubs and members in relation to Safeguarding.
• Discharge your oversight duties as a director of a limited company
• Attending bi-monthly week-day Board meetings in Manchester (or alternate sites in the UK)
• Committing to between 5 -10 days per year for Board meetings, AGM and national events
• Commitment to a further 10 days for ad hoc executive level work on British Taekwondo business
• Joining conference calls as required
• Liaising with and advising the Chair and CEO on operational matters as required

Required Knowledge
Understanding and Experience of:
• Legislation, government guidance and national framework for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
• An organisation’s role, responsibilities and procedures related to safeguarding and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults
• Role and responsibilities of statutory agencies
• Processes for the management of safeguarding enquiries and investigations
• Inclusion, diversity and safeguarding issues
• Best practice in prevention
• Boundaries of the safeguarding officer role
• Development of Code of Conduct policies
• Processes for the management of complaints and grievance cases
• Core values and principles of work with children, young people and vulnerable adults
• Behaviour that is harmful to children, thresholds of poor practice and abusive behaviour
• How abusers target and groom organisations in order to abuse children, young people and vulnerable adults

• Board or Executive Management experience
• Understands the issues affecting children, young people and vulnerable adults, and how these issues should be managed.
• Ability to promote and demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice
• Advice and support-provision skills at all levels
• Communication skills
• Ability to develop and produce national level guidance and resources
• Sets high standards for self and is dissatisfied with average performance
• Behaves at all times in a professional manner that is fair, open and transparent
• Understands the need for respect and confidentiality
• Can demonstrate the ability to develop project plans
• Builds effective relationships both internally and externally

How to apply
Please submit your CV with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are suitable for this role.
And send to:
Closing Date for Applications: FRIDAY 29th November 2019
Interviews: W/C 9th December 2019
(convenient dates to confirm)

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