Health & Safety / Technical Manager

20-20 Events are a small events organizing firm that specialize in event production and operations management. Our work spans a number of sectors, and we have a strong portfolio of high end and high profile events, including the Frieze London and Frieze Masters, Masterpiece London, Photo London, CarFest, The Handmade Fair and numerous others.
We’re looking for a multi skilled manager that has a passion for events and a good understanding of H&S practices and can implement a strong H&S culture across our portfolio of events. The H&S element is approximately half of the role, so we’re looking for someone who can bring additional skills to the team. This could take several forms. Below is a few examples, none of which are essential to the role, but we are looking for dual functioning role, so an aptitude in one of these areas would be beneficial;
– IT – do you have the ability to take on the IT management of a small but busy office?
– Audio Visual – Do you a good technical understanding of sound and lighting for events and are you able to plan and implement pa systems at events?
– Drawing – do you have drawing skills with AutoCad or other drawing software?
– Technical – do you have other technical skills that are transferable and useful in an events environment
– Event Operations – do you have experience in the events industry and are you able to take on roles such as site management, operations management, crewing, or operating plant?
Personal skills
We’re looking for a hard working, organised, experienced and motivated Event Operations Manager to join our small, busy team. You will have a proven track record of managing complicated projects. You’ll be super organised, with a ‘can do’ attitude , able to manage your own busy workload, and work well as part of a team. You should be an excellent communicator, diplomatic, confident and friendly, be thorough, motivated and take pride in the accuracy of your work.
You should be passionate about working in the events industry, be prepared to work long hours and weekends at times, and enjoy working in a fast paced and pressured environment.

H&S Manager Duties

Support the 20-20 team in the organising of events by;
– chasing contractors for H&S documentation
– checking contractors’ H&S documentation, ensuring that all foreseeable risks have been considered and the safety of all personnel has been considered, and that site specific risk have been considered.
– Writing of event documentation, including Event Risk Assessments, Event Safety Management Plan, Capacity Calculations, Construction Phase Plans, site briefings, and other relevant documentation.
– Devise safe systems of work.
– Engage with and present to the Safety Advisory Groups, Local Authorities and Venues on matters of safety relating to our events.
– Draw up information to be included in Exhibitor Manuals and for Contractors mail outs, devise systems and procedures and implement them into each event.

Implement safety regulations and guidance into the planning of our event portfolio and in particularly, implement CDM 2015 Regulations, ensuring the company meets it’s obligations in it’s role as Principal Contractor and Principal Designer.

Keeping up to date with changes in legislation, guidelines and industry standards. Review, adapt and update systems and processes in order to keep the company and it’s employers working towards industry excellence.

Act as H&S Officer or H&S Manager on site at various events, checking on the working practices of contractors & exhibitors, ensure systems and procedures are being followed. Administer, where necessary improvement and prohibition notices in order to ensure contractors follow best practice and do not take unnecessary risks. Undertake investigations following accidents or incidents and follow up with appropriate action.

You will be required to support the Director in organising events by undertaking other duties, including but not limited to;

– liaising with contractors and suppliers, obtaining quotes and specifications, researching options, alternatives and solutions, drawing up briefs and specifications and comparisons.
– Managing budgets.
– Liaising with clients and venues.
– Drawing up production schedules, briefings, event plans
– Sending out Purchase Orders, tenders and event briefs.
– Administering all aspects of event management
– Updating spreadsheets
– General office administration


Starting Salary – £30 – £35k, dependent on skills and experience
Pension contributions
Holiday entitlement – 20 days pa plus bank holidays and lieu days.


Steve Cunningham

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