Work in Boxing: National Safeguarding Manager.

IABA is seeking a talented and ambitious person to lead our National Safeguarding Unit.

The National Safeguarding Manager will be responsible for education and awareness raising of safeguarding matters in over 360 boxing clubs on the island of Ireland, in addition to managing Garda and Access NI vetting applications.

Among the NSM’s duties are:

  1. Familiarisation with IABA Safeguarding & Child Protection policy, Children First and Our Duty
    to Care to ensure the successful applicant can act as an information source to other
    members of the organisation
  2. Circulation of all relevant information and resource materials, on children’s sport to clubs and
    affiliates IABA bodies
  3. Become an authorised signatory for all Garda Vetting Applications and ensure that an up to
    date register is maintained at IABA Headquarters which details all Safeguarding/Child
    Protection Training and Garda/Access NI Vetting carried out by the sport
  4. Assisting in the development of a system of record keeping (including all Garda & Access NI
    Vetting applications) which maintains confidentiality while allowing for appropriate information
    to be passed to relevant authorities where necessary
  5. Manage the running of relevant national safeguarding committees within the IABA
  6. Work closely with relevant stakeholders including Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland
  7. Work with relevant statutory bodies including An Garda Siochana, PSNI, National Vetting
    Bureau, Access NI, Tulsa and NI social services
  8. Communicating with Club Secretaries and Clubs Children’s Officers to ensure the
    communication and implementation of the IABA policy and Safeguarding Procedures for Young
    and Vulnerable members and the
    promotion of related education programmes, materials, events and governing body related
  9. To co-ordinate the development of a Safeguarding/Child Protection strategy which is in line with
    best practice, expresses the values and aims of the IABA and develop/maintain such policies and
    procedures as are required to meet current legislative requirements and the needs of the IABA
    12.To monitor and feedback on clubs’ implementation of required safeguarding practices
  10. To liaise with clubs to ensure drop-out rates and transfers are monitored so that unusual
    developments or trends can be addressed

A full list of role responsibilities and requirements is attached – applications, including CV and cover letter, are invited to by 5pm on January 6th.