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Safety Officer

About the role

Here at Liverpool Football Club, we are looking for an experienced Safety Officer to join our safety team. To report into and support the Senior Safety Manager in the delivery of various events. You will be responsible for all aspects of event safety linked to Anfield Stadium, UEFA competition operations, and pre-season events.

This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Perform the role of Safety Officer as outlined in the Green/ Purple Guide - Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds/ Guide to Safety at Music & Other Events (if not already qualified, there will be an expectation that the individual will work towards and achieve this qualification in a timely manner).
  • Pre-match/ pre-tour planning reconnaissance visits, ticket collection point logistics, match day safety duties, and responsibilities associated with the EFL, PL, UEFA.
  • Assist and liaise with the Senior Safety Manager in relation to the preparation of all contingency plans and documentation in support of the Ground Safety Certificate.
  • Deal efficiently and effectively with the investigation of any complaints and liaise closely with the Fan Experience Department to seek satisfactory outcomes and resolution.
  • Manage all personnel who are accountable to you.
  • Liaise with outside bodies such as the Certifying Authority (LCC) and emergency services etc. as and when necessary.
  • Ensure that safety staff are appropriately trained and deployed to coordinate and carry out emergency evacuation procedures and other duties as laid down in The Club’s Safety Operations Manual.
  • In association with the Facilities Manager, ensure pre-match inspections of the Stadium are completed and recorded.
  • Carry out pre-match briefings/debriefs.
  • Prepare and complete all necessary documentation, e.g. Match Day Briefing slides, risk assessments, Intelligence reports, FSOA match reports and other match related documentation.

 

Who are we looking for?

  • Have relevant knowledge of legislation in relation to safety of events.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of Premier League, UEFA, RFL, and other applicable regulations in relation to hosting sporting events within the stadium. 
  • Have experience liaising with safety regulatory bodies and diverse range of UK Government Departments & Agencies. 
  • Be able to complete detailed reports, contingency plans, and be able to undertake and complete risk assessments, with experience relating to communication systems.
  • Have substantial crowd management & public order/ event management experience.
  • Professional qualification in Spectator Safety (Level 4 NVQ in Spectator Safety Management) If not already qualified, there will be an expectation that the individual will work towards and achieve this qualification in a timely manner).


Why should you apply?

This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

This is a full-time permanent role working 40 hours per week, 5 from 7 days, including evenings and weekends. Your main base will be at Anfield Stadium. 

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days) and a contributory pension scheme.

You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.

At Liverpool Football Club, we have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and are always looking to making a positive difference in the communities that we operate within. We are proud of our achievements in this area; maintaining the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level, becoming a founding signatory of the Football Association’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, and being recognised as a leader in this important area on and off the pitch. We take our responsibilities in this area seriously and through the work being done across the club, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our people and becoming an increasingly inclusive workplace for all. We are committed to hiring great people representative of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills across our entire business. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.

Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment.

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