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Opportunity at Manchester FA

Manchester FA is seeking a new Designated Safeguarding Officer to join our team

Manchester FA is looking to recuit a newDesignated Safeguarding Officer with Lauren leaving her post this spring.

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with a 'can do' attitude who wants to make a positive contribution to grassroots football in Greater Manchester. The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate, both in their application and at interview, their ability to deliver within Manchester FA's three core values: 'Passionate, Inspiring and Professional'.

What will you do?

-To support delivery of The FA Grassroots Football Strategy and Manchester FA Business Strategy.
-To manage the Manchester FA safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA safeguarding policy,procedures, regulations, standards and guidance.
-To manage safeguarding and child and adults at risk protection concerns in a timely manner and inline with FA requirements and guidance.
-To significantly contribute to implementing and maintaining The FA’s Safeguarding 365 Standard forCounty FAs and driving safer practice and culture in grassroots football.
-To support the adoption of FA technology systems across grassroots football.
-To comply with FA rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidance that are in place from time to time. 

The final date for considation of application is 31 March 2023. Please email your completed application titled 'Designated Safeguarding Officer' to

More information on the roles is available within the applicaiton pack available below:


Our departing DSO Lauren, will be sorely missed by the team and had the following to say; 

" I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work for Manchester FA, the support of all my colleagues throughout and I wish Manchester FA and all its Member Clubs, Leagues and Volunteers the very best for the future. Over my time hear at Manchester FA I have greatly appreciated all your outstanding support in the work that you do in your Clubs and Leagues.  Grassroots in Greater Manchester benefits from your dedication and support as Club and League Welfare Officers, so my personal thanks are to you for the support that you have given me".

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