Rhinos Netball recruiting for a COVID-19 Officer

Become a COVID-19 Officer and enable your Netball organisation to #RiseAgain

To support the safe return of community sport, the Government has mandated that any organisation delivering physical activity must appoint a COVID-19 lead.  Every netball team, club, league, County, Region across the country is now required to recruit a COVID-19 Officer to lead their return back to court. 

Prior to activity convening, netball organisations are mandated by Government to develop a Club Management Plan including undertaking a risk assessment that includes COVID-19 risk mitigation.  The COVID-19 Officer is responsible for leading the development of the plan and monitoring how compliance is being observed within their netball organisation.  The COVID-19 Officer is also responsible for ensuring all relevant guidance is communicated across their organisation.

England Netball will be supporting COVID-19 Officers every step of the way and will provide training, guidance and templates including stage relevant COVID-19 considered risk assessments for self-completion and a Club Management Plan. 

A COVID-19 Officer will;

  • Be registered on Engage. 
  • Be aware of the latest England Netball guidance.
  • Complete free training. 
  • Ensure liaison with relevant venue/s to understand any facility specific risk mitigation protocols.
  • Lead the completion of the COVID-19 considered risk assessment.
  • Liaise with the committee, coaches and officials on risk mitigation protocols.
  • Create a Club Management Plan.
  • Lead pre-activity risk mitigation briefings for all members.   
  • Ensure attendees are reminded of COVID-19 symptom checking protocols prior to any activity taking place. 
  • Ensure risk mitigation protocols including social distancing are being adhered to.
  • Ensure registers of attendance are maintained and stored for 21 days, in line with your GDPR policy. 
  • Ensure any positive cases of COVID-19 are reported.
  • Continue to review the risk assessment and communicate any areas that require further risk mitigation.

The qualities we are looking for in a COVID-19 Officer 

  • Interest in, and time to support netball return safely. 
  • Organised with administration and planning. 
  • Good communication skills.
  • High levels of integrity and confidentiality. 
  • Ability to have honest and challenging conversations where safety is the priority. 
  • Ability to use internet and technology. 
  • Minimum of 18 years old. 
  • Minimum of an EN supporting membership*. 

Want to express your interest? 

Contact your Club, League, County or Region Committee to express your interest.  

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, ages**, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible and will do what we can to ensure volunteering can fit around busy lifestyles. Please note this is a volunteer role and this role description does not form part of any contract of employment.  

*Membership 

All individuals volunteering need to hold a minimum level of EN supporting membership (if not already a member) here’s more info about become a supporting member 

**Individuals must be a minimum of 18 years