Deputy Safety Officer

  • Nottingham Forest Football Club
  • Nottingham, UK
  • 03 Apr, 2024
Full time Health & Safety Stadia & Operations

Job Description

Salary: Please state your expectations within your application

Contract: Full Time, 37.5 hours a week

Location: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ 

Working Arrangements: On site

Closing Date For Applications: 19th April 2024

The role will be responsible for ensuring, 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 and conditions of the Safety Certificate and the Club’s Policy for Spectator Safety, through the establishment, operations and monitoring of suitable systems and controls, maintaining compliance with all relevant legislation and best practice.

The Perks of the Job:

  • Opportunity to access tickets for events at The City Ground.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to high street and gym discounts.
  • Discount within our Club shop.
  • Free on-site parking.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinating and monitoring all matchday safety matters affecting the stadium.
  • Establishing, maintaining and reviewing Safety Policy in line with changes in legislation, best practice and identified problems through appropriate risk assessment.
  • Ensuring that the provisions of the Safety Certificate issues by Nottingham County Council are acted upon.
  • Maintaining 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.
  • Consulting regularly with senior representatives of Nottinghamshire Police, Fire and Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Nottinghamshire County Council regarding spectator safety and security.
  • Attending Nottinghamshire CC Safety Advisory Group meetings representing Club interests.
  • Liaising with the Emergency Services in the event of critical incidents and keep senior Club officials fully informed of developments.
  • Overseeing and reviewing Stewarding requirements for Matchdays to ensure numbers of staff and allocation complies with the Safety Certificate.
  • Reviewing and implementing appropriate elements of Health & Safety Legislation in relation to crowd safety and large events, liaising with the Health & Safety Executive and other relevant bodies.
  • Ensuring 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.
  • Managing and continually reviewing the Security Contractor and their duties at all Club sites.
  • Investigating and responding to customer complaints arising from safety & security activities.
  • Liaising with Supporters Associations, assist in the planning of future events, and represent and advise the Club on disability matters.
  • Continually reviewing 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.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience in 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.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.

An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.