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Club Welfare Officers

A supportive and positive environment is vital in enabling club members to enjoy their running safely and securely.


Club Welfare Officers, provide leadership in the safeguarding of members within the club and act as a key point of contact for anyone needing support or guidance. 


Club Welfare Officers, report to the club committee and work closely with the club's officers and the club coaching coordinator. Annually you will undertake an appropriate safeguarding course. 


Club Welfare Officers, maintain relationships with the UK Athletics welfare team.


Club Welfare Officers are selected on the basis of being:  


  • Empathetic and most importantly approachable

  • Objective but understanding

  • Attentive to detail

  • Resilient and determined

  • Rational and not quick to jump to conclusions

  • Discrete, sensitive and confidential


​The Watford Joggers Welfare Officer(s) will:

  • Implement the Watford Joggers Welfare Policy and Procedures;

  • Make sure everyone understands the UKA or England Athletics Accredited Clubs (Clubmark) codes of conduct;

  • Be visible and approachable to all club members and post your contact details on club notice boards, the club's website, in your club welcome pack and in newsletters;

  • Ensure appropriate officers undertake a DBS (formerly CRB) application every three years and meet the associated requirements;

  • Ensure that all safeguarding issues and incidents are reported promptly to Watford Joggers Management Committee;

  • Verify and confirm the club's Accredited Club (Clubmark) information relating to welfare.

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