Safety Manager

In this role, the succesful candidate will report to the Head of Operations and will be responsible for the planning and coordination of events from a safety perspective. This includes matchday safety as the Ground Safety Officer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the Stewarding and Security teams, which includes both full-time and part-time staff, ensuring adherence to Company policies through training and performance evaluations.
  • Leading the planning, execution, and evaluation of all events at the Club's Stadium, ensuring compliance with national regulations and guidelines from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA).
  • Managing safety risk assessments for the stadium and conducting necessary checks on physical infrastructure in line with SGSA Green Guide standards.
  • Conducting pre-match briefings, post-match debriefs, and producing related documentation for review by the Head of Operations.
  • Serving as the lead Ground Safety Officer (GSO) during match days alongside Deputy Safety Officers (DSO), coordinating resources for all events at the Stadium.
  • Maintaining key relationships with local Safety Advisory Group (SAG) members and officials from the City Council, Local Police, Fire and Ambulance services and other relevant organizations.
  • Ensuring stadium compliance with Health & Safety legislation and General Safety Certificate requirements for all events.
  • Collaborating with the Facilities Manager to coordinate external contractor work in preparation for and following safety inspections.
  • Overseeing partnerships with external organizations for event stewarding and ensuring service standards are consistently high.
  • Conducting comprehensive Risk Assessments prior to all stadium events as per Green Guide standards.
  • Managing operations manuals, policies, and related documents pertaining to matchday operations and security.
  • Enforcing matchday safety measures by issuing bans or implementing restorative justice practices as necessary.
  • Addressing match day complaints related to safety or stewarding issues.

Here's what we're seeking:

  • NVQ Level 4 qualification in Crowd Safety Management
  • Proficiency in utilizing the SGSA Green Guide
  • Prior experience in a sports ground environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team effectively
  • Proficient in computer usage, including Microsoft packages
  • Possession of a valid UK Driving License
  • Willingness to undergo a DBS check at the required level and clearance by the Head of Safeguarding.

Reference VAC-3016

Contract Type Permanent

Closing Date May 31, 2024

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