Event Health, Safety and Risk Manager

Role location
Wembley Stadium
Type of contract
Full Time

Event Health, Safety and Risk Manager

Closing date: midnight, 3rd May 2017.

Our Organisation:

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.

Overview of the role:

The key purpose of this role is to assist the Head of Health, Safety and Risk in providing strong leadership and manage the delivery of safe events, throughout The FA Group, in line with statutory obligations, best practice, while ensuring customer service.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To ensure that all events and ancillary activities connected to the FA Group are healthy, safe and have minimum risk associated to them.
  • To ensure that all documentation relating to events and activities, connected to the FA Group are submitted with in time; and are suitable and sufficient.
  • To produce and maintain, procedures and policies which support and coordinate, event safety related matters.
  • To check pre-event provisions are considered and provided. E.g. identify risks, request appropriate documentation, check risk assessments, method statements, insurance cover, etc.
  • To check actual event day provisions, in line with pre-event agreements. E.g. Risk assessments complied with, installations correctly located and installed, etc.
  • To build good working relationships with the statutory authorities, emergency services representatives and other applicable, key stake holders.
  • To review and assist with the FA’s Ground Grading process and provisions in connection with FA events at other grounds, ensuring compliance and assisting to improve existing processes, as necessary.
  • To ensure health and safety provisions at other stadiums and venues used by the FA, are suitable and sufficient.
  • To coordinate, monitor and develop health and safety in connection with Conference and Banqueting type events at Wembley Stadium and other venues as applicable
  • To ensure that all proposed ancillary entertainment, special effects and visitor arrangements, to events; meet best practice, are safe and are supported by the correct documentation
  • Act as an auditor of internal and external parties, ensuring that the Group meets its statutory obligations, the requirements of the Safety Certificate, meeting the objectives of any entertainment/alcohol licenses and any other legal duties.

What we are looking for:

  • Significant experience in event related safety at venues or similar event spaces.
  • Member of IOSH – Min. Tech. status
  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of health and safety legislation.
  • Have a good understanding of event related legislation.
  • Have an understanding of how health, safety and risk management systems operate
  • The ability to engage and communicate with all levels of stakeholder.
  • The ability to reasonably challenge a methodology and / or decision
  • Excellent proficiency in computer literacy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Good team player.

What we can offer:

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

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