Oak View Group

Event Supervisor - Co-op Live

Job Locations UK-Manchester
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Co-op Live, Eastlands Arena

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the worlds leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff.


Co-op Live arena is opening in April 2024 and is a joint venture partnership between OVG and City Football Group. We are proud to work with Co-op as our Naming Rights Partner.


About the Venue

We’re on a mission to create the best live music experience in the UK.


Co-op Live will offer a warm Manchester welcome to over 23,000 fans and amazing artists. With innovative smart ‘bowl’ design, cutting edge visual and acoustic technology, plus 32 amazing bars and restaurants and 12 premium lounges and clubs, we’re creating a unique space for the people of Manchester and beyond. World class, planet friendly and all in the heart of our local vibrant community.


For more information - Co-op Live

Role Purpose

We do things differently here. We are recruiting our own Inhouse Crowd Safety Management Teams to work closely with the Venue Management team and play a critical role in fan safety, creating a welcoming safe space for fans to come and enjoy the biggest acts in the world.


To help us prepare for opening our doors in April 2024, we are looking for Event Supervisors to join the team, initally supporting the recruitment of our Inhouse Crowd Safety Management Teams. Once we open, you will supervise a team of casual stewards on event days and support the preparation and organisation for event and non event days around exceptional fan experience and keeping our fans safe.

Just when you thought work has never sounded so good, we're offering on a flexible casual basis up to 40 hours per week start dates in December and January. What’s even better is the opportunity for you to move into a permanent role when we open in April 2024!


Hourly Rate: offering a minimum of £12.84 per hour plus holiday pay on top.


  • Support the end to end recruitment cycle of great people joining our Inhouse Crowd Safety teams
  • Champion exceptional fan experience
  • Support the monitoring and reporting of issues or incidents at events and follow a clear process
  • Brief your team of casuals in readiness for an event with all key information
  • Carrying out pre and post event safety checks in line with safe working procedures
  • Schedule casual stewarding teams for events, right numbers for each event to keep everyone safe
  • Manage event teams uniform and kit for distribution at every event
  • Working with the control room to monitor visitor / crowd movements and behavior to identify potential issues or incidents and to take action as necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Stadium or arena stewarding and or Security supervisory experience
  • Management of casual teams
  • Dispute / conflict management experience
  • A great leader who can make things happen
  • An infectious can-do approach
  • A passion to deliver the best fan experience through your teams
  • Thrive when its buzzing and show resilience in getting things done


  • SIA License
  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Spectator Safety
  • SIA CCTV License
  • ACT
  • Microsoft experience & administration skills

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2023


Interviews: selection of dates between now and January 2024

Our Inclusion Commitments

Our venue is for the fans, the artists, everyone! Attracting a diverse workforce which reflects our local community is what will make our venue the best music venue in the UK!


We understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence.


If you do require any additional support or reasonable adjustments to support your application, please let us know and we will work with you to ensure you have everything you need.


We will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the required skills necessary to fulfil the role.

Employee Screening and Eligibility to Work

We recognise the importance of safeguarding, dependent on role you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, details of which will be shared with you at interview.

If successful in your application, you will be required to provide eligibility to work evidence in line with the ‘Eligibility to Work in the UK’ requirements.


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