Security Manager - Leeds Arena & York Barbican

SMG Europe has been selected to operate what will become Britain’s most exciting concert venue when it opens later this year. SMG is the world leader in venue management, marketing and development and also operate the Manchester Arena; Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, York Barbican, Konig-Pilsner Arena, Oberhausen, Germany and Wroclaw Stadium, Poland.The 13.500 capacity Leeds Arena is a purpose built major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city centre ofLeeds. It’s unique ‘super-theatre’ style configuration has been designed to enhance the customer experience with all seats facing the stage/performance area. Leeds Arena will primarily host music, comedy and entertainment shows along with sporting events creating a modern, cutting edge, international, multi-event venue for Leeds. Tickets on sale now include Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Andre Rieu and Cirque du Soleil.

About the role – Reporting to the Operations Director you will be responsible for the security of staff and visitors, assets and buildings for Leeds Arena and York Barbican.

Key Accountabilities:

-To ensure Security policies are up to date, implemented and monitored.

-To provide a 24/7 security service securing company staff and property.

-To ensure all hardware systems, CCTV, House Radio, are fully functional.

-To administer security applications and provide management information or evidence for the authorities as required.

-To ensure all venue security/emergency/evacuation/business continuity procedures are up to date and practical.

-To manage access control systems for staff, tenants, visitors, contractors and productions.

-To manage the arena house security team and the control room.

-To control the internal patrols and maintain accurate records of the security.

-To work with the duty manager during events should an emergency situation arise.

-To advice to management in the event of any criminal activity by staff.

-To liaise with emergency services.

-To liaise with event medical cover and record their reports for Arena records: to carry out full analysis of the same.

-To liaise with production security for any breaches of house policy or procedures.

-To assist with investigation into insurance claims.

-To provide cover for the Building Security Officers including the control room.

-Any other duties as requested by the Operations Director and senior management team.

About You
-Previous experience of working in a similar security environment for a minimum of 2 years, ideally within the entertainment/leisure industry.
-Familiarity with CCTV monitoring and communications systems.
-Knowledge of how to monitor building and technical control systems.

-Have CRB clearance

-Hold a current SIA License

-Hold a CCTV License

-Have good communication skills at all levels

-Possess a good working knowledge of legal procedures.

-Adaptable enough to deal with any situation.

-Administration and computer literacy ideally with knowledge of MS office.
-Able to write and deal with policies and implement and monitor these.
Due to the nature of the role there will be a requirement to work week-ends, evenings and public holidays.

How to Apply
Further details and the Company Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form can be found on our website Please return your completed application and monitoring form to

SMG’s travel policy supports sustainable travel for staff and visitors to the Arena and encourages sustainable travel choices such as cycling or public transport. Please indicate your intended travel arrangements on your application.