Safety Officer Required – Charlton Athletic FCPeter Houghton
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Charlton Athletic Football Club
Location: The Valley, Floyd Road, Charlton
Salary: £45,000 – £48,000 dependant on experience
Hours: Full Time 40 hours per week (Match day working is required)
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Who We Are
Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The Club currently competes in League One, the third tier of English football.
The club was founded on 9 June 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the Top-Flight of
English Football the old First Division, through to the Premier League, winning the FA Cup in the 1940’s
and to the Club leaving The Valley Ground in the mid 1980’s only to make an impassioned return on
5th Dec 1992.
Charlton can be truly described as a Family Club.
About the role
The club under new ownership requires an experienced Safety Officer to support the ongoing growth
of Charlton Athletic Football Club Operation at the 27,111 seater stadium, The Valley the Club’s home
The role will support existing operational and matchday safety departments to provide a safe and
enjoyable matchday experience for fans and staff. To monitor, adapt and ensure the safety practices
and necessary safety resources for all first team home matches and other events.
The role will ensure safety policies and procedures are shared with staff and supported by effective
training, briefing and monitoring framework.
The position will provide a liaison between the club and supporting agencies, which will include the
local council, public health, EFL / FA, police/London Ambulance Service / SGSA, SAG & 3rd party
• Ensure the safety and security of all staff, spectators, and other visitors to the The Valley on event
days. Working closely with the management team, stewarding and safety team to establish suitable
systems and controls
• The Safety Officer will be responsible for providing necessary safety resources for all first team
home matches and other events. This responsibility extends through to the delivery and
attendance of stewards, security, police, paramedics and first aiders. Duties will ensure that the
standards required by the Directors and Board of the Club are delivered.
• Ensure all Stewards are fully briefed and have written instructions on their duties and what is
expected of them during the event. The brief should include details gathered during pre-event
meetings with operations staff, police and other authorities.
• Maintain detailed records of all matchday and non-matchday safety tests and/or inspections
carried out in the ground, in a format to be shared or inspected from any duly authorised person
• Be proactive in maintaining the close working relationship with the various bodies who make up
the Safety Advisory Group, (Police, Fire, Medical and Council) keeping them aware of
developments and changes likely to effect the Stadium Operation
• Ensure effective physical pre match checks of stadium, to identify hazards or defect equipment are
in place, with a efficient process that rectify any faults.
• To ensure compliance with the Club’s General Safety Certificate and all relevant laws and
• Undertake risk assessments where required and to maintain records of documents. Ensure safety
and risk are considered within all projects and to take active leading role in safety & risk
management and assist in the Fire Risk Assessment survey of the stadium.
• Ensure all stewards training includes a pro-active guidance for Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity,
and Inclusion, so as to create an environment that is a welcoming and safe experience for all
• Carry out a basic induction to new members of staff on the match day/event and non-match/event
day procedures in the event of emergency, fire and general safety
• To support designated Club Disability Liaison officer, to ensure trained and briefed stewarding staff
are in place to support any spectators with disability, ensuring designated areas of the stadium are
accessible and controlled.
Main Job Requirements
• Hold or be working towards (within a 12 month period) at a minimum, an NVQ Level 4 Qualification
in Spectator Safety
• Relevant Health and Safety training Ideally with a H&S qualification or working towards one
• Be fully conversant with the requirements of the ‘Green’ Guide for Safety at Sports Ground, the
Clubs General Safety Certificate and Health and Safety Policies
• Maintain a full membership of the Football Safety Officer Association (refunded by the Club), and
attend any safety related courses, meetings or seminars as may be deemed necessary to ensure
that the post holder is kept up to date with all the relevant safety procedures, requirements and
• Have an understanding and completed training to support the implementation of effective security
and counter terrorism measures at a large spectator venue
• Experience as lead or deputy safety officer, responsible for the safety of spectators and guests at a
large events venue