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VACANCY | Safety officer

15 July 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, honesty, and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them.

We are looking for an experienced person who is able to be a calm and effective leader. This role will focus on the work during our event and match day operations supporting the head of safety to ensure the safety of the stadium and associated activities.

The person will play a key part in ensuring 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 team to achieve the highest possible standards and perception of the positive and exciting things that happen here at the stadium every time we host an event.

There will be a need for the role to work closely and manage the stewarding function from a staffing and briefing aspect 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 Club Doncaster's reputation and brand.

The role

The safety officer will and work in the team as a key leader for events and matchdays, resolving and advising on management and operational issues, and able to appropriately lead by example an important team to maintain the highest standards.

Reporting to the head of safety, as a part-time, permanent employee, the role will lead as safety officer on matchdays, and support event preparation on other occasions in the week. Whilst this is a senior role, the successful person should live by the family culture of the brand, and have experience in working and managing a large casual workforce and ensuring that they are briefed and supported before during and after events, and supporting on a practical level when needed.

Successful applicants, should have experience in a previous role in 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 of 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 is 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, July 29, 2022. Club Doncaster reserve the right to cease applications for this post at an earlier time.

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