Vacancy - Irish Pony Club National Children's Officer

Irish Pony Club National Children’s Officer Vacancy

Job Description

Job Title: Irish Pony Club National Children’s Officer
Responsible to: Irish Pony Club Equestrian Executive Committee
Duration: Review after 1 year
Responsible for: Developing and Monitoring National Safeguarding Policies
Type of Position: Voluntary
Location: Flexible
Application closing date: 21st August 2020
General information: Short listing will apply as do Garda/Access NI vetting procedures.

Interested persons are invited to submit their Curriculum Vitae (by email) along with a covering letter outlining why they believe they are suitable for the post to: Jane Farrell (Irish Pony Club Administrator) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Irish Pony Club (IPC) is a Voluntary Youth Organisation. It is the main equestrian organisation that provides training and competition in Showjumping, Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, Combined Training, Hunter Trials, Tetrathlon, other fun activities and stable management for young people. Our aim is to help our members make IPC equine activities safe for young people while encouraging them to reach their full potential. Protecting our young members is the first priority of the IPC. The IPC is responsible for fifty-five Branches, spread across nine regions with approximately three thousand members. A vacancy has arisen for the voluntary position of National Children’s Officer.


  • Communicating with Branch Children's Officers to ensure the implementation of the IPC Code of Ethics and Safeguarding Policy and the promotion of related education programmes, materials, events and governing body related documents with the assistance of the IPC office staff.
    • To monitor and feedback on Branches implementation programmes in respect of the Code of Ethics and conduct on-site visits as appropriate.
  • Be familiar with the Children First Act, Sport Ireland’s Safeguarding Guidance for Children and Young People in Sport, the IPC Code of Ethics, Codes of Conduct and Safeguarding Policies to ensure they can act as an information source to other members of the organisation.
  • Attendance at IPC Equestrian Executive Committee meetings (approximately five per year) and attendance at appropriate training as required in order to act as a resource to members in relation to children's needs.
  • Monitoring of child welfare statutory guidance and legislation.
  • To act as a point of contact for all Safeguarding enquiries.
  • Proactively promote safeguarding related campaigns to all stakeholders for example anti-bullying and safety when using social media messages.

Note: This list does not represent an exhaustive list and is subject to change as the position requires.

Irish Pony Club Code of Ethics

Safeguarding Guidance for Children and Young People in Sport 

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