The Senior Manager, Arena and Security (SMAS) will be based at Euroleague Basketball’s office in Barcelona. The SMAS has responsibility for coordinating pan European partnerships with clubs, arena owners and managers, national and local authorities, police; all of these with a view to ensuring that every single league and club activity is held in a safe and secure environment for all participants.
Role Summary:
The post holder will contribute to the achievement of the performance targets, aims and objectives of the company through the following:
• Drive the strategy development for arena operations and security within Euroleague Basketball and its clubs;
• Monitor the game day arena and security operations for all EuroLeague, EuroCup, U18 Tournament games;
• Manage and deliver the Euroleague Basketball staff and office security plan;
• Manage and deliver the EuroLeague Final Four security plan;
• Establish relationships with relevant arena operations and security stakeholders outside
Euroleague Basketball;
• Report arena operations and security activity.
Key Responsibilities:
• To collect, analyse and give feedback for security plans and post-game security reports from EuroLeague and EuroCup clubs;
• To ensure that EuroLeague and EuroCup clubs organise safe, secure and service oriented games in coordination with the Business Operations department;
• To maintain an up to date database of police contacts in each city where a Euroleague Basketball club is based, meeting annually with those who police high risk games;
• To maintain an up to date database of all arena operators where a Euroleague Basketball club plays;
• To maintain an up to date database of all arena operations and security directors in Euroleague Basketball clubs, frequently communicating with all of them;
• To maintain and regularly share best practice documentation including technological solutions with clubs;
• To manage a digital platform centralising all arena operations and security reports;
• To offer strategic support to clubs who suffer from fan violence in their arenas;
• To monitor the social media accounts of ultras;
• To identify high risk games, attending these to verify that the pre-game, in-game and post-game
security plan is being executed correctly;
• To organise an annual Euroleague Basketball Arena Operations and Security Meeting with club representatives and industry experts in attendance;
• To coordinate the Euroleague Basketball office security;
• To coordinate Euroleague Basketball staff security for all work performed outside the office;
• To manage Euroleague Basketball events security;
• To inspect all EuroLeague Final Four venues including hotels;
• To manage the tender process for assigning the EuroLeague Final Four security contract;
• To validate the EuroLeague Final Four arena ticketing, accreditation and evacuation plans;
• To prepare bi-annual reports summarising all Euroleague Basketball and club’s security activity;
• To propose annual arena operations and security improvements to the EuroLeague and EuroCup
Bylaws, ensuring that the EuroLeague and EuroCup club licensing systems include appropriate
arena operations and security minimum standards;
• To liaise with arena, stadia, safety & security personnel at elite competition organisers across
Europe and the globe;
• To liaise with European governmental and non-governmental institutions for security matters;
• To assist with administration in other tasks as and when required.
Person Specification:
The personal profile is a picture of the skills, knowledge and experience needed to carry out the job.
• Knowledge and successful experience of arena operations and security in professional sport competitions, preferably basketball;
• Experience of working in collaboration with police;
• Knowledge of the latest technological trends being applied in events security;
• Comfortable operating a variety of software using personal computers, including but not limited
to Windows OS, Microsoft Office, and multiple Web Browsers;
• Proficient level knowledge of the English language;
• Effective administrative skills;
• Able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people on a personal basis, written and
• Able to bring a positive attitude;
• Able to stay calm throughout working in a high-pressure environment;
• Able to successfully navigate between business / basketball / security environments and needs;
• Shows integrity and is fair, equitable and ethical in approach. Protects confidential information,
adheres to policies and demonstrates loyalty to basketball and a high-performance organisation;
• Holds EU nationality and / or a valid residency / work permit for Spain.
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