Location
SportPark (Loughborough)
Department
Board/Committee/Governance Structures
Advertising Salary
Voluntary

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.

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 which are open to all competing members. We operate a comprehensive range of qualification and education programmes for teachers, coaches and officials. Our Learn to Swim framework is the most widely known part of swimming lessons for children and is the backbone of swimming lessons for primary school aged children.

This year, we have launched the Heart of Aquatics – Swim England’s new safeguarding, welfare and culture plan. Our mission is to create a culture and environment that makes everyone feel safe, included and welcomed at all times. Within the plan we have set out our commitment to listen, support and resource the aquatics community, to create a better future for everyone involved in our sports.

About The Role

Swim England’s Judicial and Appeals panels provides members to hear appeals against safeguarding decisions made by Swim England. Decisions on appeal are final.

The Judicial and Appeals Panels consist of a mix of individuals with a range of experience across the aquatics sports and law.

At present, we are seeking to appoint individuals with a background in safeguarding, children or adults, to the Panels.  Appointment to the Judicial Panel is subject to approval by Swim England’s Judicial Appointments Panel.

We are seeking volunteer panel members who will be entirely impartial and without prejudice in determining issues strictly within the framework of the Swim England Regulations, in force from time to time. 

Presently, Swim England aims to hold hearings in person wherever possible or over Zoom. Where a Panel member is required to travel to perform their duties, expenses may be paid subject to Swim England’s Expenses Policy.

For full details of the role, download the Role Description from the ‘job description’ button.

 

About You

We are looking to engage panel members on a voluntary basis, with the following person specification: 

- A current member of Swim England (for assistance with such, please contact us)

- To be and to be seen to be entirely impartial and without prejudice in determining issues strictly within the framework of the Swim England Regulations in force from time to time.

Experience within safeguarding is mandatory for the role.  However, a qualification relating to safeguarding in England and Wales is also desirable. Previous relevant experience in dispute resolution within any sport or in the context of employment is also desirable as is an understanding of the challenges faced by volunteers within sport.

If you feel you meet these criteria, can commit to the role and want to be part of a positive culture change within aquatics, we want to hear from you.

If you’d like an informal discussion about the role before applying, please contact Kerry Moss - Judicial Office Manager via [email protected].
 
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff 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.

 


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