Board Safeguarding Champion

Birmingham County FA – Non-Executive Director Appointment

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the fantastic team at Birmingham County Football Association as a Non-Executive Director. This important volunteer appointment is for an immediate start with face to face interviews on 17 November, with either a staggered two or preferably an initial three-year term of office. 
The Board at Birmingham County Football Association (BCFA) directs and monitors the business affairs of the Association. In doing so, the Directors determine the vision, strategy, plans, policies and financial investment required to achieve the overall long-term business objectives. Directors are appointed on a staggered basis and for a maximum of three, three year terms. The post requires a commitment to attend bi-monthly Board meetings which are during office hours at the County Headquarters and to support and promote the aims, objectives, values and activities of the Association. 

BCFA requires a Director with a specific Safeguarding responsibility to act as their mandated Board Safeguarding Champion (BSC) mandated as part of the County FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard. The ideal candidate should have worked at a senior level and managed a team within a safeguarding environment. There is a strong desire for the post holder to have an excellent knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding legislation, guidance and thresholds on child protection and vulnerable adults. 

The principle accountabilities are summarised below: 

▪ To serve as a Director of the Company and to actively participate in its strategic management. 

▪ To execute the responsibilities of a Company Director in accordance with the Companies Act (2006) and other relevant legislation. 

▪ To assist in establishing a clear vision and strategy which deliver the business plan objectives and regularly review overall performance and performance within the specific area of responsibility. 

▪ To act as the Safeguarding Champion and effectively mentor, guide, support and advise the Designated Safeguarding Officer and safeguarding support team 

▪ To ensure the effective implementation of Board decisions by the CEO and the executive, providing a supportive role in helping achieve the strategic aims and objectives of the business. 

▪ To set challenging objectives for continuously improved performance and business growth. ▪ To jointly oversee the management of risk to the Association. 

▪ To develop and maintain an effective corporate governance structure. 

▪ To monitor the financial affairs and assets of the Association and ensure the effective use of BCFA finances, FA funding and other grants and resources. 

▪ To promote equality of opportunity and a safe, fun and football for all ethos throughout the Association and its membership. 

▪ To support the implementation of the mandatory Safeguarding Operating Standard (SOS). 

▪ To maintain and develop the BCFA culture so that people are safe and willing to share concerns. 

▪ To be available for the Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) and employees to discuss any safeguarding issues or concerns. 

Further details can be found in the role profile below. 

To apply, please complete the application form and send it along with a covering letter marked “Private and Confidential” to: Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham County FA, Ray Hall Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 6JF or email:

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8 November 2021

Interviews are scheduled to take place during the day on Wednesday 17 November at the County FA headquarters. 

If you do not receive a reply by 12 November, then please consider your application unsuccessful. 




Birmingham County FA is committed to equal opportunities and ‘football for all’. We welcome all applications for any paid and volunteer roles irrespective of background, racial heritage, religious belief, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, identity or marital status. We will remove unconscious bias as part of the initial selection process.