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Health & Safety Director

  • Full Time
  • London, UK / Hybrid
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Competitive
  • Closes July 11, 2024

Live Nation

Department: Risk Management
Location: Farringdon, London (with hybrid working)
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer UK & Ireland / VP Corporate Risk Management
Working Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent


Role Description

The Head of Health and Safety is responsible for all aspects of Health and Safety Management, including identifying, developing, maintaining, monitoring and coordinating Health and Safety policies and procedures across all operations, setting and monitoring Health and Safety Management performance targets, ensuring compliance with current legislation, reporting regularly to relevant Boards and Management, and supporting the relevant businesses to and progress Health and Safety management and performance in existing and new ventures.


What we can offer you

Live Nation offers impressive employee benefits including tickets to shows and festivals and unlimited annual leave. The newly opened Farmiloe Building in Farringdon, London is a beautiful office to work in. Staff can enjoy use of arcade games in the basement games room, onsite gym equipment plus fitness and meditation classes. In addition to this, the office has a fully stocked complimentary coffee bar with barista to serve you your favourite coffee as you walk into the office and offers heavily subsidised lunch options. We hold regular staff events in our atrium stage space including hosting speakers and open mic nights to showcase Live Nation employee talent.


Who you are

Competencies / Skills / Knowledge / Experience


  • Chartered IOSH or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills and Interpersonal skills
  • Detailed understanding of the legislative frameworks, including the implementation of CDM
  • Strong understanding of risk management and target setting and monitoring performance with analytics
  • Knowledge and awareness of relevant process and policies, including those relating to insurance, security and counter terrorism
  • Experience in incident and emergency management as well as post-incident investigation
  • Excellent negotiation skills: capable of persuading and convincing others if necessary, to achieve desired outputs where required
  • Leadership experience; track record of leading, motivating and managing people
  • Significant experience in a similar Senior Health, Safety and Environmental management role
  • Experience of dealing with regulators/EHOs



  • Experience within the entertainment and or service industry, including knowledge of relevant industry guidance, e.g. The Purple Guide
  • A Fire Safety Level 4 qualification
    Chartered member or Member of CIEH
  • Knowledge of Food hygiene and safety and licensing legislation



The following attributes determine how the role will be carried out and are required to be a success

  • An enthusiasm for health and safety practices
  • Self-motivated to stay on top of latest developments, horizon scanning and industry best-practice
    Proactive, professional and personable


What the role includes

  • Managing and developing an industry leading Health and Safety Management system and programme, that is up to date with current and future legislation and best practices
  • Ensuring senior management are informed of relevant developing health and safety risk management issues
  • Providing strategic direction and expert support for a range of businesses including venues and festival operators, event producers and tours
  • Building and engaging a health and safety communities
  • Establishing a health and safety culture
  • Reporting to senior management on key metrics and critical health and safety related issues including any significant non-compliance with laws across our portfolio, which includes medium and large music venues, a range of festivals and outdoor events and touring shows.
  • The role works various operators and venues across Live Nation UK and Ireland. It will also work with the Corporate Risk Management who are responsible for risk assessment, best practices and insurance across the businesses.
  • Fulfilling the function of the competent person under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Be and or identify the duty holders for Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015; Asbestos Management; Legionella Management; RIDDOR; COSHH; Fire safety.
  • Managing the Health and Safety team
  • Developing company strategy for managing Fire and Health and Safety
  • Developing H&S policy, procedures and approach to risk assessments across all business activity
  • Developing and maintaining Primary Authority relationships
  • Planning and preparing for new or updated legislation, e.g. the Draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill
  • Preparing and maintaining appropriate H&S budgets
  • Communicating H&S legislation across the Group
  • Conducting and tracking relevant staff training
  • Managing the administration of the company risk management system
  • Appointing and managing consultants, and the safety team
  • Developing and managing the Fire and H&S audit programme across all divisions
  • Providing advice, support documentation, manuals etc, to the board, and senior and unit management, to enable them to meet current legislation requirements and to ensure that company procedures are being maintained
  • Advising on all current codes of practice appertaining to the company’s business activities
  • Horizon scanning and lobbying on behalf of the organisation in terms of new legislation that will impact the business


Equal Opportunities

We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion.  You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work.  We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and home life.  As a growing business we will encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with.  It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.


The Company

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company, comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. Ticketmaster is the global leader in event ticketing with over 500 million tickets sold annually and more than 12,000 clients worldwide.  Live Nation Concerts is the largest provider of live entertainment in the world promoting more than 40,000 shows and 100+ festivals annually for nearly 4,000 artists in over 40 countries. These businesses allow Live Nation Media & Sponsorship to create strategic music marketing programs that connect over 1,000 brands with the 98 million fans that attend Live Nation Entertainment events each year.