‘The Wanderers’ hiring facilities specialist


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The University of Bolton Stadium (UK), home of the Bolton Wanderers Football Club, is a 29,000-seater capacity stadium built in 1997. Incorporating 38 individual hospitality boxes and a variety of suites, including the Chairman’s Suite, the Lion of Vienna, the Platinum Suite, the Hall of Fame, the Wanderers’ Suite, the Premier Suite, and the Macron Suite – the stadium offers the flexibility to hold events from two to over 3,000 people.

The Bolton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club based in Bolton, England (UK), which competes in EFL League One, the third tier of English football. Formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874, it adopted its current name in 1877 and was a founder member of the Football League in 1888.

The University of Bolton Stadium is the home ground of Bolton Wanderers F.C. in Horwich, Greater Manchester, England. Opening in 1997, it was named the Reebok Stadium, after club sponsors Reebok. In 2014, Bolton Wanderers signed a naming rights deal with the Italian sportswear company Macron.

The ‘Bolton Wanderers’ stated that a fantastic opportunity has now arisen at Bolton Wanderers F.C. for an experienced operations and facilities specialist to join the team in the role of Head of Stadium and Facility Operations.

  • Job Title: Head of Stadium and Facility Operations
  • Contract: Permanent 40 hours per week -including weekends as required for matchdays
  • Salary: Competitive, plus generous holiday and company benefits

The ‘Bolton Wanderers’ further stated that reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this role will be an integral part of the club’s senior management team based at the University of Bolton Stadium. The successful individual will ensure effective operations and facilities management across all areas of the stadium and training ground, with responsibility for maintaining all essential infrastructure and facilities. Ensuring inspections and certificates are compliant with regulations, the role will require close coordination with the club’s senior management team and other key stakeholders. In addition, this individual will lead and support a large team of facilities and support operatives to ensure the highest standards of operational excellence across the stadium and associated areas.

Key responsibilities of the role would include:

  • Proactive planning of all facilities and maintenance activities in line with the budget;
  • Project management of all capital expenditure (CapEx) projects, including budgetary planning and management;
  • Working closely with the Stadium Safety and Security Manager to ensure the effective management of matchday operations;
  • Management of a large facilities team, ensuring the required training and development of the team is in place;
  • Ensuring all aspects of stadium operations and facilities are compliant with legal and regulatory responsibilities; and
  • Delivery of all services in line with agreed budget, reviewing all operations to ensure effective cost management and efficiencies in place.

The ideal candidate for this role will have at least two to three years demonstrated experience in a similar role, with experience of delivering CapEx projects with great attention to detail within set deadlines.

Commercially strong with an adaptive approach to change, the Bolton Wanderers are seeking a team player with a ‘can do’ approach that can effectively ensure safe and efficient operations throughout all areas of the stadium.

A strong understanding of relevant sport/stadium/ large events guidance documents and policies and a health and safety qualification (or other relevant facilities qualifications) are desirable.

There is a requirement within the role to have a day to day presence at the stadium including weekends as required for matchdays and large events. To deliver this role successfully will require a ‘hands on’ approach.

This position comes with healthcare and pension package after completion of a successful probation period. Development opportunities will also be offered for this role.

To be a part of the Bolton Wanderers team in this new and exciting role, please send your CV with a covering letter to Sue Mitton at smitton@bwfc.co.uk

Closing date for applications by 12 pm of November 8th, 2021.

To download a full job description, click HERE

The Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an Equal Opportunities Employer. It is committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment and its employment policies.

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