National Lead Safeguarding Officer

GBWR is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of wheelchair rugby in England, Scotland and Wales. In 2010 it began an ambitious transformation programme aimed at growing the sport and developing pathways for athletes, coaches, officials and administrators as well as developing a medal winning performance system. Since then we have grown from 7 to 22 teams across the country and we deliver programmes in Spinal Injury Units, military rehabilitation centres and as part of a growing number of charitable foundations such as those of Saracens, Harlequins and Exeter premiership rugby clubs. We also have a national youth programme which is currently sponsored by BT. Our national team is ranked 5th in the world and is targeting medal success at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

As an organisation we have already achieved the CPSU Preliminary Standard for Safeguarding and we expect to have achieved the Advanced Standard by the end of March 2017. It is now important that we build on the strong foundations of our safeguarding organisation and recruit a National Lead Safeguarding Officer (NLSO) to work across the sport.

The NLSO will be accountable for ensuring that an effective Safeguarding organisation is maintained throughout the NGB and that the ‘Standards for Safeguarding Children in Sport’ and all legislative requirements for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults are met.

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Job Description & Personal Specification

To apply:

Please send a letter of application outlining how you meet each of the areas  specified above supported by a CV (no more than 3 pages), including two references who are able to verify your suitability and appropriateness to undertake the role  to:

Daniel Hook, Corporate Secretary, GBWR, Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA or email

Applications musty be received by the deadline of 5pm Monday 3rd April 2017.