Tournament Venue Security Manager

Employer: England Cricket Board

Closing date:18th August 2016
Reports to (job title): Director of Tournament Safety and Security

Job summary
The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of current safety and security planning. The successful applicant will have had recent experience in providing safety and security advice in a sporting or major security operation environment. An understanding of national security protocols and processes is also essential as in the ability to work as part of a team.

Role Context / Organisation Structure
The England & Wales Cricket Board is hosting the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s World Cup in June and July of 2017.

The ICC CT 2017 is an elite 50 over cricket event for the top eight one day international nations in the MRF ICC ODI Rankings. The tournament has been staged previously in Bangladesh (1998), Kenya (2000), Sri Lanka (2002), England (2004), India (2006), South Africa (2009) and England (2013).

The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 is the pinnacle of the Women’s 50 over game and will have the top eight one day international nations, as reflected in the MRF ICC ODI rankings, competing to lift the coveted World Cup on 23 July 2017 at Lord’s cricket ground in London.

Both events are a great opportunity to showcase cricket at its absolute best and a fantastic opportunity for the England & Wales Cricket Board to put on an amazing event on behalf of the ICC. It’s a really exciting time to be involved in the sport of cricket and a great opportunity for the right person to build on their skills in international events.

The CT fixtures will be played at The Oval in London, Edgbaston in Birmingham and Cardiff in South Wales. The WWC will be played at Bristol, Somerset, Leicester and Derby with the Final at Lord’s in London.

Key Working Relationships
The successful applicant will be expected to work alongside the following:
The relevant venues hosting the events
The National Police lead for the sport of cricket
The National Counter Terrorism Unit
The ICC Security team.
Team Liaison Officers

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities
To develop and maintain security plans for team bases and training venues.
To support the venues in identifying threat and risk to the safety and security of the tournament and to develop enhanced plans should there be an increase in threat.
To work with the team security providers and key stakeholders to ensure that all plans stand scrutiny.
To deliver safety and security briefings to team managers, players and officials as required.

Person Specification
Full understanding of safety and security operational issues with specific reference to events.
Understands information and intelligence sharing protocols.
Previous recent experience of working with security services and the Police Service at major events.
Experience of working with Internationally Protected People.
Highly motivated.
Full driving license is essential.

This job description is only a summary of the role as it currently exists and is not exhaustive or comprehensive. The responsibilities and accountabilities might differ from those outlined and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

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