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The Festival

Saturday 12th May 2018 from 2-10pm at Quex Park, Birchington 

About Us

We are a group of parents of disabled children and adults who are trying to put on a Music Festival for people with disabilities living in Kent.

We aim for it to be as close to other Music Festivals as possible, but with some additional elements that will help make it more suitable and be fully inclusive to all. This will include a quiet/chill zone with sensory lights and sounds, a changing places suite, qualified staff to help assist and a karaoke tent!

About you

You must be enthusiastic about helping disabled children and adults and, as part of a team, help ensure their needs are met.

You will have an understanding of OSH guidelines and practices and the safety implications of such an event. You will also be diligent in your work and ensure you take responsible for all areas of safety.

You must be able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative and be available throughout the day of the event.

This is a voluntary role and, as we have to find funding for everything we need, we will be unable to pay out of pocket expenses such as travel or phone calls, however, we expect these can be kept to a minimum.

Responsibilities

You will act as the first point of contact for all enquiries regarding event safety and play a key role in managing the following areas before and during the Festival:

  • Produce Event Safety Plan (including site plan, electrical installation, risk assessment, method statement, traffic management, 1st aid/ambulance arrangements etc)
  • Arrange a meeting with the local Event Safety Advisory Group (ESAG) and produce an emergency plan (which must include the possibility of site evacuation and lesser actions)
  • Carry out a full risk assessment of the Festival and all its activities, which must include Fire Safety (fire points/emergency evacuation), First Aid, identify any site hazards (including car parking, safe speed limits and on-site vehicles), toilets and wash facilities
  • Contact the Local Highways Authority and inform of them of the event and contact AA/RAC for help with temporary road signage
  • Ensure Health & Safety arrangements are in place to control all risks
  • Develop and enforce OSH policies (e.g. accident reporting process) and keep records of safety-related incidents and propose corrective actions
  • Monitor the weather forecast and ensure alternative plans are in place and are implemented
  • Be responsible for the Health & Safety of everyone attending and keep constant checks on all safety aspects
  • Send fortnightly e-mail updates to the Event Organisers (which we expect will increase nearer the time), and attend occasional meetings, if and when required, although we hope to manage via e-mail/telephone calls as much as possible

Please note: This role can be shared.

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail to Carrie Wood at Carrie@festability.co.uk giving a brief description (maximum 500 words) about why you feel you would be suitable for this role including any previous experience.

Closing date for applicants Monday 21st August

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