Job Vacancy – Head of NSPCC CPSU


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional candidate to lead the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU). This position will be located in either the London or Leicester base.

Annually: Salary range is £45,650 – £62,628 plus £3,366 Inner London Weighting

Region: London

Location: Gilmour Close – Leicester, Weston House – London

Department: Professional and Community Engagement (PACE)

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Working Hours Per Week: 35

Closing Date: 31 January 2020

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a unique part of the NSPCC; funded by Sport England, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland to lead and drive an initiative to protect all children in sport and physical activity from abuse. In this role, you will lead an ambitious and comprehensive programme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland working with partners to protect children from abuse throughout sport and physical activity at all levels – from grass roots to the highest performance levels. The aim is to have standards, systems and processes to safeguard children adopted and implemented across sport and physical activity.

In this role, you will need to have the knowledge and experience to take forward the strategic direction of an established service. The CPSU is at an exciting time in its journey and the NSPCC are looking for a leader who is able to manage existing relationships with key partners and who has the vision to take the unit forward to meet the new challenges the unit and the sector face.

The right candidate will have a sound understanding and experience of safeguarding and child protection and will understand the landscape of the sports sector. In this role, you will be leading a team of experienced multidisciplinary safeguarding professionals across the UK as well as giving safeguarding support to major funders and key partners across the sports sector. It is therefore important that your knowledge and experience brings with it the credibility to be able to work and take decisions at this level.

CPSU is an important part of the safeguarding in sport landscape and as such has worked hard to develop its network of key external relationships across the sports and physical activity sector. It is important for the successful candidate to demonstrate an understanding of how working collaboratively will ensure children and young people are better protected from abuse in and through sport and physical activity.

This is an important strategic appointment for the NSPCC to a respected service at an exciting juncture of its journey. Apply today if you want to work with the NSPCC to make a real difference in keeping children and young people safe from abuse.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Christian McMullen on 07738 602 382 or email

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