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Event Health & Safety Manager

  • Part Time/Temporary
  • Hackney, London
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Competitive
  • Closes April 28, 2024

We Are O.P.S

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven NEBOSH qualified (or equivalent) applicant with a clear passion for Event Health and Safety to join our team on a contract/freelance basis from May-September 2024.

The role will suit a freelancer looking for a short-term or longer term contract role. The role will suit someone with at least two – three years’ experience working in the live events industry with experience gained onsite at outdoor events and festivals.

The role is primarily based in Hoxton, London and will involve some office work in addition to on-site work.  There will be a requirement to work away from home regularly during the week and at weekends (occasionally abroad), particularly over the summer period from end of May – mid September. Due to the current situation regarding train travel and disruption, the candidate will ideally be based in London, avoiding the need to commute long distances.

Salary: Competitive / Dependent on the length of contract agreed



  • Acting as the lead Health & Safety Manager for events of up to 15,000 people.
  • Supporting the Production Team at The Fair and Creative Producers at We Are Placemaking to ensure all events are delivered safely and in line with relevant legislation.
  • Supporting the OPS team with authoring Event Safety Management Plans, Risk Assessments and associated appendices for a variety of events, festivals and public realm activations.
  • Supporting the OPS team with authoring Risk Assessments for a variety of events, festivals and public realm activations.
  • Liaising with multi-agency representatives from the SAG and Local Authority during planning phases to advance events through the SAG process and during the live event.
  • To lead onsite Emergency Liaison Team (ELT) Meetings where required.
  • To undertake dynamic risk assessments during a live show
  • Submitting other event licensing and permissions including Temporary Event Notice applications (TEN’s) and Section 30 notifications.
  • Supplier Auditing
  • Riddor Reporting
  • Undertaking on-site Safety Inspections and Risk Mitigation Audits (with photo log) and reporting back to clients (Production Managers/Site Managers etc)


Person Specification

At least one of the following minimum qualifications are crucial:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
  • National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (NVQ/SVQ) Level 6, Health and Safety at Work


Essential Requirements (Skills)

  • Accurate timekeeping
  • Ability to plan ahead
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Previous Health & Safety experience gained in the live events industry
  • Confidence to work as an Event Health & Safety Manager on-site at largescale outdoor events and festivals
  • An awareness of Licensing legislation and the application process (Premises Licences and TENs)
  • Knowledge of the SAG Process
  • Confident in speaking to all levels of personnel (clients, suppliers, emergency services, local authority etc)
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel



  • Previous experience working onsite as an Event Health & Safety Advisor at outdoor events and festivals with a capacity of 10,000 or more.
  • Previous experience working at small independent agency.
  • Additional skills/qualifications such as Crowd Safety Management.
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