Paddle Safe Officer

Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham
Salary: Band 3 - £21,417 - £30,840 (FTE)
04 Dec 2018
01 Jan 2019
BC 56
Contract Type
Part Time

Paddle Safe Officer

HOURS:  Part time 30 Hours per week.

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 new 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 who can take the lead on safeguarding in our clubs and centres and who can develop and embed safeguarding throughout the organisation. The role will involve working with and providing support to English Talent clubs and British Teams competing in non-Olympic disciplines of Paddlesports. Some travel will be required to meet the requirements of the role.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills combined with experience and awareness of safeguarding issues within sport, with a minimum of SPC1 training. Candidates will also ideally have experience of working with volunteers, preferably within the sporting sector. Some knowledge of legislation and best practise relating to Safeguarding is also preferred. A full, clean driving license is essential.

A role profile and person specification can be found on the British Canoeing website

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

Closing date for applications is Monday 7th January 2019

Interviews will be held: Monday 21st January 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.