To ensure, as far as reasonably possible, the safety of everyone attending events at Ipswich Town Football Club in accordance with the Safety Certificate terms and conditions, Operations Manual and the Club’s Policy Statement of Spectator Safety. The post holder shall have no other duties on a match day, other than those involved in the execution of the role of Safety Officer.
Responsibilities – General:
General Safety Certificate issued by Suffolk County Council and the Club’s Policy Statement on Spectator Safety.
POSITION IN ORGANISATION
The post holder should be an experienced person having had considerable knowledge in both the safety and security fields and controlling crowds in football stadia. He/she will be expected to attend seminars/conferences run by the FA Premier League/Football League and Football Safety Officers Association so as to maintain a level of the experience required for such a position. The post holder should hold a Level Four NVQ qualification in Spectator Safety, or be working towards such a qualification.
RESPONSIBILITIES – PRE MATCH
In the days leading up to each event ensure that:
RESPONSIBILITIES – MATCHDAY
Undertake the following and, if present, liaise with the Police Match Commander. to ensure:-
Procedures are in force ensuring that sections of the ground that spectators are admitted to are identified
RESPONSIBILITIES – NON-MATCHDAYThe Safety Officer will have responsibility for:
Undertaking/arranging all Training requirements for Stewards in line with the national guidelines for Stewards Training.
Other Areas of Responsibility The Safety Officer will be called upon from time to time to lead and manage special projects relating to security and safety issues. At all times maintain a constant review of the Club's Safety Policy Statement and Job Description. Bring to the attention of the Managing Directors and Club Secretary, in writing, any matters which it is felt would lead to an improvement of spectator safety. Be responsible for the introduction and development of best practice policies for all areas of responsibility.
Terms of Appointment:
20 days annual leave pro rata plus 8 statutory bank holidays' pro rata.
6 months' probation.
Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role.