The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is seeking an English mother tongue Safeguarding Manager at the earliest possible commencing date. 

Position Description

Scope of the position and Reporting structure

The overall purpose of this role is to manage the Ethics and Safeguarding Division which involves the Duty of Care Code and supporting policies and procedures. This Unit, within FIG, deals with any misconduct, harassment and abuse complaints, referred back to FIG, from the independent ethics body, according to the policies and procedures set out by the FIG. The Unit works with member federations and the wider gymnastics community to ensure that the FIG meets its Duty of Care responsibilities to its members.   Education programs and developing current resources will be an important focus of this position.  

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, task-oriented individual with the ability to multi-task and work in a team-environment.

The present is a full-time position within an international sports federation. Work outside standard hours is expected. 

Each staff member may be asked to perform tasks that are not mentioned above or are outside his/her job description. 

Title / Function: Safeguarding Manager
Department: Safeguarding Division
Reports to: Secretary General 
Location: FIG Head Office, Avenue de la Gare 12A, Lausanne, Switzerland
Position: Full-time (100%), permanent
Salary: Competitive


Responsibilities

  • Implement the FIG policies and procedures regarding Duty of Care and Safeguarding once any issues have been referred from the independent unit:
    • Policy statement
    • Safeguarding officers
    • Follow up after reporting and investigative procedures are complete
    • Follow up after disciplinary procedures / measures and sanctions
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Develop proper reporting to FIG authorities
  • Follow up after independent unit, has referred back, according to FIG policies and procedures regarding Duty of Care and Safeguarding any complaints lodged by or at:
    • World Championships and other major FIG events
    • FIG Authorities
    • Staff
    • Additional avenues for complaints 
  • Follow up with appropriate assistance victims may need after cases are final
  • Develop, by consulting with other FIG commissions, the awareness and educational materials for all FIG constituencies and Member Federations
  • Assist implementation of policies and procedures by National Federations and monitor the status of FIG member federations to ensure on-going compliance
  • Consult with the FIG Medical Commission to ensure integration into their practices
  • With the Athletes’ Commission, draft and maintain a Code of Conduct for Athletes’ Welfare supporting the FIG policies and procedures for Duty of Care
  • Recommend strategic initiatives for the FIG Academy
    • Ethics and duty of Care Education in course delivery
  • Establish and maintain a data Base for disciplined or sanctioned coaches
  • Develop a communication plan with the Marketing Department to proactively promote good practice and preventative measures
  • Collaborate with the Communications staff to prepare any press or official statements
  • Staying current with IOC developments and drafting reports for presentations to appropriate groups and authorities

General Management and Performance Guidelines 

  • To ensure that deadlines for work is duly and efficiently met.
  • To conscientiously fulfil his/her duties.
  • To put forward appropriate measures in order to improve and simplify the work.
  • To submit to his/her superiors any issue beyond his/her authority.

Experience and Requirements

  • Dedication / integrity
  • Flexibility. Team spirit. Team player. Ability to network.
  • Ability to handle stress
  • Workplace sensitivity. Tact and discretion.
  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and French. Knowledge of other languages is an important asset.
  • Constant updating of the most current information in the field and on-going professional development with other safesport organizations.

This role requires the holder to be an expert advisor on matters involving Ethics, Safeguarding and Welfare. To be effective the role holder will have up-to-date knowledge of all relevant legislation. The role requires the holder to demonstrate a broad range of professional skills including leadership, drafting and implementing policy and procedures, contribution to strategy development, complaint management, case management, letter writing, administration and IT skills.

About the FIG

The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for Gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international federation of an Olympic sport and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs eight sports: Gymnastics for All, Men's and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline - including Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling -, Aerobics, Acrobatics, and Parkour. It counts 148 national member federations and has its headquarters in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne (SUI). 

Please direct your application including a letter of motivation and your CV to Mrs Claudia Schoensleben at cschoensleben@fig-gymnastics.org.  

In order to reinforce his technical team,The” Federation francophone de Gymnastique” (FfG) is looking for a Coach in Men Artistic Gymnastics for the “High Level Center” of the French speaking part of Belgium.

Job Specification:

  • Full time job
  • To train a group of MAG gymnasts from preparatory level to the advanced performance level
  • To conduct a focused, strategic and coach oriented approach in order to achieve high performance Training with in-depth understanding and knowledge of modern high performance coaching techniques
  • To work under the responsibility of the Head Coach and implement the MAG long term high performance strategy
  • To have the ability to create a performance focused environment incorporating appropriate sports science, psychology.
  • To have good relationship abilities to work with U12 to Seniors MAG gymnasts and get involved in specific training high level program
  • To have the capacity to work in a team and under the leadership of the Head Coach
  • Working knowledge of the FIG code of points or international judge brevet is also an asset.

Profile:

We are looking for a coach:

  • With good relationship abilities to work with young gymnasts to Seniors gymnasts;
  • With the capacity to work independent in a goal team;
  • With knowledge to work with advanced technical methods and able to learn more
  • Language: French and/or English preferred - we expect the coach to be ready to learn French.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree or college diploma in Sports Sciences required
  • Minimum Level 2 FIG Academy in Artistic Gymnastics required
  • Knowledge and experience of the high performance Program required
  • Minimum 10 years experience with a demonstrated track record in the areas of High performance program. Advanced performance program
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  •  Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and registration software programs in general.

Place of work:

Mons (Belgium)

Start of work:

From June 2018

For more information or for application purposes:

Fédération francophone de Gymnastique (FfG)
Cyril Zamora – FfG Technical Director
cyril.zamora@FfGym.be
+32 (0)496 03 42 13

http://www.FfGym.be

In order to reinforce his technical team, The” Federation francophone de Gymnastique” (FfG) is looking for a Coach in Women Artistic Gymnastics for the “High Level Center” of the French speaking part of Belgium.

Job Specification:

  • Full time job
  • To train a group of WAG gymnasts from preparatory level to the advanced performance level
  • To conduct a focused, strategic and coach oriented approach in order to achieve high performance Training with in-depth understanding and knowledge of modern high performance coaching techniques
  • To work under the responsibility of the Head Coach and implement the WAG long term high performance strategy
  • To have the ability to create a performance focused environment incorporating appropriate sports science, psychology.
  • To have good relationship abilities to work with U12 to junior WAG gymnasts and get involved in specific training high level program
  • To have the capacity to work in a team and under the leadership of the Head Coach
  • Working knowledge of the FIG code of points or international judge brevet is also an asset.

Profile:

We are looking for a coach:

  • With good relationship abilities to work with young gymnasts, and juniors gymnasts;
  • With the capacity to work independent in a goal team;
  • With knowledge to work with advanced technical methods and able to learn more
  • Language: French and/or English preferred - we expect the coach to be ready to learn French.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree or college diploma in Sports Sciences required
  • Minimum Level 2 FIG Academy in Artistic Gymnastics required
  • Knowledge and experience of the high performance Program required
  • Minimum 7 years experience with a demonstrated track record in the areas of High performance program. Advanced performance program
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  •  Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and registration software programs in general.

Place of work:

Mons (Belgium)

Start of work:

From June 2018

For more information or for application purposes:

Fédération francophone de Gymnastique (FfG)
Cyril Zamora – FfG Technical Director
cyril.zamora@FfGym.be
+32 (0)496 03 42 13

http://www.FfGym.be

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