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VACANCY | Safety officer/head of safety

7 April 2022

Club News

VACANCY | Safety officer/head of safety

7 April 2022

Club Doncaster is the brand that connects Doncaster’s elite sports teams and manages the delivery of events at Doncaster’s Eco-Power Stadium.

We look to recruit people with the desire to work within all areas of Club Doncaster who demonstrate integrity, compassion, pride and honesty and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them.

We are looking for an experienced person who is able to be an outstanding leader in relation to the safety of the stadium and associated activities. The person will lead the matchday & significant event operations department to ensure that off the pitch our on-pitch fixtures and events shine, whilst ensuring we are legally compliant with our safety certificate and event protocols. They will be a part of a small team to achieve the highest possible standards and perception of the positive and exciting things that happen at the stadium and training ground every single day.

The Operations team consists of a number of areas such as maintenance, grounds maintenance, and domestic services. There will be a need for the role to work closely with these areas to ensure safety compliance across these areas and the Club Doncaster business.

Applicants should be hard-working, committed and have a keen interest in growing the Club Doncaster reputation and brand.

The RoleReporting to the chief operating officer, as a part time permanent employee, the role will lead and supervise during match days, and advise on other safety-related projects and works at other occasions in the week. Whilst this is a management role, the successful person should live by the family culture of the brand, and have experience of working and managing related areas, and able to support departments on a practical level when needed.

You will work with the chief operating officer and be a key lead for events and match days, resolving and advising on management and operational issues, and able to appropriately lead by example an important team to maintain the highest standards.

Successful applicants, should have experience in a previous role in an elite sport premises, and ensure they are in possession of a level 4 safety spectator and management qualification. It would be desirable to have undertaken additional formal-based qualifications or work experience within sports/operational management or health and safety.

Skills required• Experience managing staff and multiple priorities• Previous experience within a leisure venue or equivalent• Experience in monitoring standards, and empowering staff  • Awareness of the elite sports culture• Level 4 qualification in spectator management• Ability to manage conflicting and changing priorities• Excellent communication skills• Be able to work in a professional and responsible manner• Have excellent attention to detail• Ability to remain calm in all situations

Personal qualities• Punctual and have an excellent record of attendance• Willing to learn and committed to achieving high standards within their work

Successful applicants may be required to undertake further checks in relation to their identity and criminal disclosures.

Club Doncaster is an equal opportunities employer and keen to hear from all persons who feel that this would be the right role for them regardless of age or gender.

If you would like to apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to head of people and culture Kirsty Cavanagh at,

The closing date for applications is Friday, April 22 2022, with proposed interviews on Tuesday, April 26 2022. Club Doncaster reserve the right to cease applications for this post at an earlier time.

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