Nottingham Forest Football Club


Nottingham Forest Football Club

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

5 May 2023

Job Description

Salary: Competitive – please state your expectations on application
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, any 5 out of 7 days
Location: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic, meticulous, hardworking and determined Safety Officer to join our business and perform a key role within our Safety and Security Team at Nottingham Forest Football Club.

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.

This is a great opportunity to join NFFC at an exciting time and be part of a successful Club that is passionate about its people.

Benefits of joining us
• Staff tickets to our home games
• Store discount
• Company sick pay

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Support the Head of Safety and Security by:
• 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.
• Liaising with and assist other departments with the preparation and launching of new initiatives.
• You will be required to work on all home match days and to work across all Club sites including the Stadium, Club offices and Training Ground.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• 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.

To Apply

If you are excited at the thought of joining our amazing team at Nottingham Forest, our application process is via our Application and Diversity forms which can be found on our website and emailed to Along with a copy of your CV. Due to the high volume of applications we receive daily, please state your name and the job role in the email subject bar on application as follows: NAME – JOB ROLE – APPLICATION • Closing Date: 5th May 2023 • Interviews to be carried out w/c 15th May 2023 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.