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Safety & Security Manager Required at Nottingham Forest

With promotion to the Premier League secured, Nottingham Forest is in search of a Safety & Security Manager. Full details are set out below. This is an incredible new challenge, so please get in touch if you are looking for a change.

Job Title Safety & Security Manager
Reports to Head of Operations
Location All Nottingham Forest Football Club (“the Club”) sites
Purpose of the Role Ensures, as far as reasonably practicable, the security of all Club premises, and the safety of all people attending events at The City Ground in accordance with the terms & conditions of the Safety Certificate and the Club’s Policy for Spectator Safety, through the establishment, operation and monitoring of suitable systems and controls, maintaining compliance with all relevant legislation and best practice.
Manages Deputy Safety Officer, Stewarding Services Lead
Key Tasks / Responsibilities


· Co-ordinate, monitor and advise on all safety matters affecting the Stadium.

· Establish, maintain and review Safety Policy in line with changes in legislation, best practice and identified problems through appropriate risk assessment.

· Ensure that the provisions of the Safety Certificate issued by Nottinghamshire County Council are acted upon.

· Maintain compliance with all requirements of the ‘Safety at Sports Grounds’ legislation (The Green Guide) and other advisory documents issued by the Sports Ground Safety Authority.

· Consult regularly with senior representatives of Nottinghamshire Police, Fire and Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Nottinghamshire County Council regarding spectator safety and security.

· Attend Nottinghamshire CC Safety Advisory Group meetings representing Club interests.

· Liaise with the Emergency Services in the event of critical incidents and keep senior Club officials fully informed of developments.

· Oversee and review Stewarding requirements for Matchdays to ensure numbers of staff and allocation complies with the Safety Certificate.

· Review and implement appropriate elements of Health & Safety Legislation in relation to crowd safety and large events, liaising with the Health & Safety Executive and other relevant bodies.

· Ensure that fire safety at the stadium is of the highest order by enforcing fire safety instructions. Carry out fire drills in accordance with current legal requirements and in accordance with the Fire Regulations Order.

· Manage and continually review the Security Contractor and their duties at all Club sites.

· Investigate and respond to customer complaints arising from safety & security activities.

· Liaise with Supporters Associations, assist in the planning of future events, and represent and advise the Club on disability matters.

· Continually review the operation of the dept and implement actions to improve its effectiveness and keep up to date with changes/trends in football and adopt best practice where appropriate.

· Liaise with and assist other departments with the preparation and launching of new initiatives.

All staff are responsible for the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults on all Club sites. If you have a concern or witness a Safeguarding matter, you must report it to the department’s Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) or the Club’s Lead DSO or Senior Safeguarding Manager. If It’s an emergency, you are to call the relevant emergency service such as Police or CAMHS.


Skills, knowledge and experience · Experience in a similar role involving spectator safety and large crowds at big sporting events.

· NVQ Level 4 qualification in Spectator Safety or equivalent, or Safety Management qualification or working towards qualification.

· Highly developed problem-solving skills, is resilient, works well in pressurised and stressful situations.

· Flexibility to deal with issues out of hours and at short notice.

· Develop a culture of continuous improvement and the ability to embed this ethos within your team.

· Fosters a team approach both within and between departments assisting others where appropriate.

· Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate confidently with the public, contractors, employees at all levels in and outside the Club.

· Strong leadership and management skills, commercial awareness and excellent decision-making skills.

· Sound organisational skills, able to prioritise and manage own workload and that of allocated staff.



Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity Statement

1. You may be asked to undertake additional duties to those above, either on a temporary or permanent basis, which the Club reasonably believes you are capable of carrying out, or for which you will be trained.

2. Relevant professional, ethical and health and safety standards apply.

3. You will be required to demonstrate your commitment to equality, inclusion and anti-discrimination at all times including attending relevant training as and when required.

4. You must act in a professional manner at all times, including at work and when representing the Club at external events.

5. The welfare of young people and adults at risk is paramount within our Club and the safeguarding of all children, adults, staff, and visitors is everyone’s responsibility. All staff have a responsibility to act on a suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a young person or adult is at risk of harm. All staff are expected to familiarise themselves with the Club’s HR and Safeguarding policies and procedures including the Safeguarding team and how to report a concern.

6. You may be required to work on all home match days and to work across all Club sites including the Stadium, Club offices and Training Ground.



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