Since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Newham has been host to a wide range of sport, music and entertainment events and processions, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park venues and across the borough.
The post is initially funded until the end of March 2020 however this may be extended. The aim of the post is to achieve safe and compliant events that showcase both the venues and Newham as a vibrant area which is fully committed to being part of an exciting and high quality Olympic legacy.
Newham has established this post to assist the Licensing Team in regulating the large number of new events that take place in the borough as a result of the Olympic legacy and other major regeneration projects.
As an Events Enforcement Officer you will take part in the auditing of planned events, through documentation and event planning checks, directly and as part of a Safety Advisory Group. You will need to work with the other members of the Safety Advisory Group such as the emergency services and the wider transport family in ensuring that the events are managed in a safe and transparent manner.
Current experience and an excellent knowledge of the events industry and the practical application of Licensing (entertainment and sports) and Health and Safety law and of safety good practice are essential.
You must be capable of fully meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive to allow authorisation for the full range of duties of an authorised Inspector under the terms of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act.
Excellent communication skills are an essential part of this role, along with an ability to work with a wide range of partners in a challenging and fast pace working environment. You must have a proven ability to act on your own initiative and to make effective enforcement decisions.
A high standard of ethics and professional conduct is also essential to the post.
Due to the nature of the post flexible working hours, including working until the early hours of the morning and weekend work will be required.
To apply, please visit https://onesource.recruitmentplatform.com/lbnewhamexternal/details.php?nPostingID=2873&nPostingTargetID=10718&option=52&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=QHRFK026203F3VBQB8N8M8M3B&Resultsperpage=5&lg=UK&mask=onesrclbnewext
Closing date: 27th October 2017
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Sheila Roberts or John Newcombe, on 020 3373 7605
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
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