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About Us

Swim England is striving to create a happier, healthier and more successful nation through swimming and aquatic activity. We strive to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. As the recognised national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming, diving and water polo in England, we help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports.

Each month millions of people are able to enjoy our sports and activities because they have been through our renowned Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway.

Ensuring people are safe in the water is of paramount importance to us and so we work closely with partners to keep water safety high on the national agenda.

At our heart Swim England is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting our clubs and members to develop and succeed. We maintain the laws of the sport and run world-class national events that are open to all competing members.

We also operate a comprehensive range of qualification and education programmes for teachers, coaches, officials and tutors.

Swim England is an incorporated company with charitable status. Our subsidiary businesses are wholly owned companies which are commercial – profits are passed up to Swim England for investment into our charitable aims.

Volunteers form the backbone and heart of our Swim England family. They support our clubs, events and programmes across the country and they help ensure our aquatic sports grow and thrive. Our volunteers are our biggest asset and their contribution is invaluable. To find out more about volunteering for Swim England, please visit our volunteering page.

About The Role

We are seeking a Health & Safety Forum member for a four-year term, with a specific background as a Health & Safety practioner with experience and expertise relating to aquatics. The Forum is part of our formal governance structure, reporting into the Sport Operations Committee which reports directly to the Swim England Board.

  The responsibilities of the Health and Safety Forum are to: 
 
  1. Prepare, or to approve the content of, all Swim England’s published materials on safety.
  2. Consider and advise whether an activity outside the normal scope of swimming club activities should be identified as having an enhanced risk of death and/or injury and whether it should be included or excluded from the normal insurance cover and to issue guidelines on that basis.
  3. Provide health and safety information on best practice.
  4. Provide information and advice on health and safety issues.
  5. Review identified risks and advise the risk owner.
  6. Contribute to the Annual Report, including an update on its activities.
  7. Monitor emerging issues and trends to the best its ability.
  8. Consider any matter as referred to it by the Board of Directors and/or the Sport Operations Committee.
  9. Assess known risks and provide relevant guidance and advice.
  10. Task relevant Swim England teams/team members with addressing health and safety matters and review and approve the resulting work.
  11. Draw together specialist working parties to consider specific issues and provide solutions.

The role is voluntary with expenses reimbursed according to prescribed Swim England’s policies.

The minimum time commitment is one day per quarter including attendance at meetings which take place at least twice per annum.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position, then we would like to hear from you.

To find out more about the role, download the attached terms of reference for the Health and Safety Forum.

About You

We are looking to engage a volunteer who has:

  • Experience as a Health & Safety practitioner with practice and expertise relevant to aquatics.
  • Applicants who bring knowledge and skills from other sectors to share best practice and continuously improve our relevance and reach would be welcomed.
Previous experience of a similar role on a committee or part of a working group is not essential but would be desirable.
 
So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.
 
Swim England is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation.

Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. We welcome applications from individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented.

 
Interviews to take place virtually wk commencing 20th February 2023
 

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