Senior Safety & Security Manager

  • City Football Group
  • Manchester, UK
  • 09 May, 2022
Full time Health & Safety Leadership & Management Premier League Stadia & Operations

Job Description

Role specific purpose:

Reporting to the Head of Safety and Security, this role is responsible for managing and ensuring the safety and security of all individuals across match day and non-match day events across the Etihad Campus and CFA.   

The role will be part of an operational team and will manage the safety and security operations hub. The role will also be the principal Safety Officer for events. 


Role specific accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for managing the safety and security of all individuals during match day operations, ensuring all legal and compliance obligations are adhered to 
  2. Plan and manage all aspects of the safety and security for all major events taking place on and off site including liaising and arranging relevant authorities.
  3. Act as the principal Safety Officer for events working with internal and external partners. 
  4. Responsible for overall security risk management in accordance with policies and regulations to mitigate any issues which may potentially affect the club and its assets including the players.   
  5. Ensure the planning of safety and security across day to day events and match day operations are executed to the highest standard and in line with all relevant Company policies and regulations.
  6. Manage the safety and security operations team including resource planning, welfare, setting expectations and managing performance standards 
  7. Lead on the planning, logistics and management of fan safety and security for away matches and events, working closely with Supporter Services, Events and other operational teams 
  8. Responsible for event safety resource management for all events, including employees, casual and agency staff.  This includes recruitment, training and deployment of resource to ensure all safety and security operations run smoothly
  9. This role involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults in a Regulated Activity (or in close proximity to children and/or vulnerable adults). This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.


Role specific knowledge, skills and experience:


  • Experience of managing safety and security event operations in a multi-site environment  
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and legislation including Safety of Sports Ground legislation and the Green Guide  
  • Ability to evaluate and advise on potential safety and security risks and identify solutions 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and undertake risk management to make informed decisions 
  • Ability to review site and planned security and identify development needs  


  • Previous experience working in sporting environment in a safety and security Manager role supporting with event operations 
  • Experience in manned guarding operations including close protection and corporate security 
  • Experience planning and delivering security operations within international settings  
  • Previous experience of working as a Safety and Security Manager 


Closing Date for Applications: 20th of May