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Vacancy: Head of Stadium and Facility Operations

26 October 2021

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 University of Bolton Stadium, home of 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 3000 people.

A fantastic opportunity has now arisen at Bolton Wanderers FC for an experienced operations and facilities specialist to join our team in the role of Head of Stadium and Facility Operations.

Reporting to the 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 work closely 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 budget.
  • Project management of all CAPEX projects, including budgetary planning and management.
  • Working closely with the Stadium Safety and Security Manager to ensure the effective management of match day 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.
  • 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 2-3 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, we 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 polices 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 match days 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 our team in this new and exciting role, please send your CV with a covering letter to Sue Mitton at

Closing date for applications by 12pm Monday 8th November

To download a full job description click HERE

Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment and our employment policies.





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