Event Safety Manager

Posted 14 November 2023
Job type Fixed Term
Team Operations
Expiry 26 November 2023

Job description

We're looking for an Event Safety Manager to join our Safety and Security team at Wimbledon. 

What you will be doing

  • Operate and manage a designated geographic operational area as part of The Championships’ Event Safety Plan in support of the Safety Officer.
  • Provide effective communication, operational command and control in support of the Operations Centre C3 operational framework, in all activities relating to, and required for, the smooth running of The Championships, in liaison with all relevant parties operating from within the Operations Centre.
  • Responsible for assisting in the management of operational staff in the designated geographic operational area of its main venue of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) main venue – SW19.
  • Manage the response to incidents and operational staffing issues in your designated geographic area, in line with the Event Safety Operational Plans and any direction from the Safety Officer.
  • Manage and control all types of incidents in accordance with the Venue Operating Procedures and Safety Plans.
  • Suggest ongoing improvements to the operations in your designated area to enhance the safety and experience of the guests during the event as well as post event.
  • Respond when required to any emergency that may lead to your designated sector being evacuated in accordance with the Event and Contingency Manual.
  • Operate as an Event Safety Manager alongside other colleagues with the same responsibilities whereby you will shift with each other within the team.
  • Any other duties within the scope of the post, as may be required by the Safety Management Team.

What we are looking for                     

  • Previous experience of managing a team of staff and responding to guest requirements, ideally having held a similar post before
  • Highly organised, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong command and control abilities with effective decision making
  • Able to operate in a high pressure working environment as part of a wider team
  • Level 4 Spectator Safety Supervision qualification (or equivalent) and/or Level 4 Spectator Safety Management (or equivalent)

Other Information

  • Role orientation, induction and familiarisation will take place before The Championships – two to three days will be required
  • The job holder will be required to work 13-14 days during The Championships depending on hours.
  • Championship’s days will result in shifts along with other colleagues of same roles and responsibilities. The operational hours to be covered by the team are from 0700 each day through to close of play.


  • Founded in 1868, The All-England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is a private members’ Club which organises and stages The Championships, Wimbledon.
  • The AELTC has delivered substantial top line growth in recent years and expects that growth to continue in conjunction with an ambitious investment programme in the years ahead, including the Wimbledon Park Project.
  • The Operations Department’s role is to prepare, plan and deliver a successful Championships in collaboration and partnership with all AELTC departments, contractors, external organisations and agencies, temporary Championships staff, officials, and volunteer groups.
  • This supports the AELTC’s vision of being the pinnacle of tennis of delivering the world’s premier tennis tournament and to support one of the world’s most prestigious tennis clubs.