Independent Director - Board Safeguarding Champion

LRCFA is looking for a new Independent Director to represent Safeguarding on the Board

LRCFA is inviting applications to join the Board of Directors as a Safeguarding Champion. We are looking for individuals with skills and experience in safeguarding children, young people (under the age of 18) and adults at risk, who have a passion for developing grassroots football in Leicestershire & Rutland.

The successful applicant will be an active Board member championing the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk in all County Football Association activities. The Board Champion will be part of the LRCFA Safeguarding Steering Group, working closely with the Designated Safeguarding Officer and the Senior Safeguarding Lead to ensure that the LRCFA always acts in keeping with legislation, statutory guidance and The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard.

What can we offer?

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking progressing business.
  • To work with key stakeholders within grassroots and the professional game.
  • Access and commitment to personal development and training opportunitie

About Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

LRCFA is the governing body for football in Leicestershire & Rutland. We are responsible for leading and serving the game at amateur level, a sector widely referred to as ‘Grassroots’ football.

LRCFA is committed to making the game of football as safe and enjoyable as possible for all those involved. LRCFA works closely with The FA, the game’s Governing Body, in order to ensure that safety standards are met.

LRCFA Mission:                

Working for the benefit of our members and the whole community by delivering the highest standards of service for football in Leicestershire and Rutland. 

LRCFA Vision:

To get as many people playing football in the best possible environment.

LRCFA Values:                  






Volunteering as a Board Director

LRCFA is committed to robust corporate governance and is working towards compliance with The FA’s Code of Governance for County FA’s. This is a valuable role and will be one of our many Independent positions on the Board of Directors. Safeguarding Champion is a volunteer role in which you will be expected to attend Board meetings up to 12 times per year and to collaborate with Board Directors, Staff and other stakeholders in the strategic development of the organisation.

Meetings are usually held during the evening at the LRCFA Headquarters – Holmes Park, Dog & Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicestershire LE8 6FA. Meetings are currently taking place via Microsoft Teams.

Role Profile

Please refer to the Role Profile Document.

How to apply

Complete the Application Form and submit to the Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Ellis via email: Kelly.Ellis@LeicestershireFA.com no later than Friday 16th April 2021. Please note that no applications will be accepted after this time.

Provide the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return to Jobs@LeicestershireFA.com Please note that completing this form is entirely voluntary.

LRCFA is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We would welcome applications from women, people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities as they are currently underrepresented within the organisation

Selection Process

  • Applicants will be contacted by Monday 19th April 2021.
  • Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 20th April 2021.
  • If required, second interviews may be held in order to determine the most suitable candidate for the role.

If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Kelly Ellis, LRCFA Chief Executive Officer, Email: Kelly.Ellis@LeicestershireFA.com

1. Application Pack

2. Role Profile

3. Application Form

4. Equality And Diversity Monitoring form