Oak View Group

Vice President, Strategic Security Services |International

Location UK-London
Job ID
OVG Corporate
Location Name
OVG International
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners.


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:  

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We give back to our global community.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn



About the Venue



  • Develop business opportunities in the United Kingdom, European Union, and Middle East within the owned and operated venues as well as new acquisition venues and develop business services to improve security and emergency preparedness programs to include contemporary doctrine updates, tabletop exercises, training, quality assurance audits, general threat and risk assessments. Build out Prevent Advisors capabilities and core service offerings to United Kingdom, European Union, and Middle East customers.
  • Explore similar designations/certifications to the Department of Homeland Security Safety Act in both the United Kingdom and European Union with an eye toward qualifying for such designation.
  • Work with Prevent Advisor’s leadership to implement the goals and objectives of the division.
  • Review and update polices & procedures related to the red team program, providing training and periodic reviews of the red team program.
  • Write, edit and approval of security related documentation, including red team reports, venue doctrine and other security related documents.
  • Maintain and build upon existing relationships while building the Prevent Advisors brand within the marketplace.
  • Manage large and small security related events internationally, as well as manage, develop and contract staff to assist with the red team and security management projects.
  • In cooperation with senior leadership, develop an effective strategy to assess and mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and safeguard the facility including team members and guests. Direct security personnel in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining all safety and security processes, practices, and policies to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure and liability in all areas of financial, physical, and personal risk.
  • Seek and deploy state-of-the-art technology solutions and innovative security management techniques to safeguard the Organization’s assets and property, to assist and improve security programs within the Prevent Advisors umbrella.
  • Establish appropriate standards and associated risk controls.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with high-level, national, regional, and local law enforcement personnel and private sector counterparts.
  • Through subordinate managers and staff, lead and implement site security, operations, and activities to ensure protection of owners, executives, players, managers, employees, customers, stakeholders, visitors, etc. and physical and information assets, while ensuring optimal use of personnel and equipment.
  • Work with all of the Organization’s departments, and, specifically, the Legal Department and the Human Resources Department, to ensure that security incidents and related issues and claims are investigated and resolved without undue disruption of the Organization’s business and activities, and that all investigations or other activities undertaken by the Organization’s security personnel are conducted in a fair and objective manner, consistent with the Organization’s values and codes of business conduct.
  • Properly document, update, maintain and communicate all departmental policies and procedures in a clear and orderly manner.
  • Provide the necessary guidance and instruction, and communicating the necessary policies and procedures to subordinate personnel and security services contractors (if any) in support of the proper execution of their assigned duties.
  • Ensure that all shift related issues, observations, and critical information are documented, verified, and accurately reported to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of all document flow programs to ensure compliance with established and documented policies and procedures. Taking the necessary corrective action when discrepancies are noted, maintaining accountability for all files, logs, and reports for the required period of time and doing so in a manner that will ensure quick and accurate recall of any required/requested information.
  • Maintain procedures and training for safety and security personnel that will enable them to accurately prepare and file reports regarding all safety and security incidents in and around Prevent Advisors’ arenas.
  • Maintain a positive and productive work environment and ensuring that the Organization’s commitment to such an environment is communicated to and adhered to by all subordinates and contractors.
  • Conduct briefings with staff and senior management on safety and security matters as needed.
  • Provide proper training and conducting periodic reviews off all safety and security personnel.
  • Develop and review emergency response and crisis management procedures, and conducting periodic training exercises relating to such procedures.
  • Establish policies and maintaining records related to Prevent Advisors’ facilities and arena access controls, including the issuance of daily, seasonal, and year-round credentials to employees, vendors, and media.
  • Complete all duties as assigned, on a timely basis, and with a high degree of professionalism.


  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, and be resourceful, innovative and forward-thinking.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with management, staff, contractors, partners, and the public.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with multiple departments within the Organization, including, but not limited to, Finance, Legal, and Human Resources.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with private sector, local, state and federal law enforcement.
  • Ability to develop and foster relationships with professional sports & entertainment entities.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in spreadsheet, database, and word processing programs.
  • Familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) functions and/or the British Emergency Management System and the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Command System.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed and to be present to respond within a reasonable time.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the year.
  • Five plus years Security Management in a stadium, arena, or large scale venue required.

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

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.


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