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The FA

The FA

Event Manager - (18M FTC)


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Mar 4, 2024


We are excited to be searching for an Event Manager on an 18-month fixed-term basis.The purpose of this role is to lead and deliver a best in class' and continually improving event delivery service to Event Owners, Club Wembley and all stadium guests/visitors, following the key elements of Wembley's strategic plan.

What will you be doing?

Event planning & delivery:

Liaise with Event Owners to secure a detailed understanding of event requirements by arranging and leading the planning, production, briefings and event day delivery related to allocated events, ensuring timely resolution of all issues.
Production of a bespoke Event Management Plan with supporting documents for each event.
Organise and assist with planning meetings with relevant FA departments to ensure that all aspects of FA match coordination are covered in preparation for FA match days at Wembley.
Organise planning meetings with Music Promoters to ensure that all aspects of their operation are suitable for our venue and capacity calculations are correct taking into account available space, exit calculations, sightlines etc.
On Event days, the role holder will ensure that the Event Management team have a holistic approach and oversees all aspects of event day operation in internal and external areas.
Understand legal agreements in place for each event, whether long-term Staging Agreement or Venue Hire Agreement.
Understand and influence costs and manage the event budget process raising purchase orders relevant to the event.
Co-ordinate with internal departments, contractors and statutory agencies (as appropriate) to ensure adequate resourcing for staging the event (including build-up and breakdown.)
Liaise with Event Owners to ensure that broadcast, media and event day entertainment operations are planned and delivered as planned.
Assist with the accreditation operation for both event and non-event days.

Health & Safety:

Have a proactive approach to event Health & Safety, working closely with internal stakeholders to implement sport and non-sporting related safety systems and procedures. Ensureevent-relatedrisks are identified and appropriately managed (seeking expert support as and when required.)


Develop strong relationships with existing and potential event owners, ensuring all events both internally and externally are effectively planned and safely delivered, facilitating services and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, internal procedures and good industry practice.
Assist internal teams with relevant RAMS for the crowd management elements of event day planning.
Live the Wembley Common Purpose and Quality Standards and promote and support a culture of Best in Class' guest service through actions and behaviours.
Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What are we looking for?

Essential for the role:

Experience in managing multiple projects and deadlines.
Experience in coordinating across a range of diverse functions.
Experienceworking effectively with internal and external service providers and statutory agencies.
Experience in delivering a commercial product in a safety framework.
Have a detailed understanding of applying health and safety practices to the events industry.
Must have the ability to understand and interpret event budgets.
Experience in management of high-profile sporting events and concerts.
IOSH qualification or similar.
Proficient skills in Microsoft Office.

Beneficial to have:

NEBOSH qualification.
Experience dealing with broadcast-led' events.
Experience in managing extensive media operations.
Experience in working with contractors using special effects and gaining relevant approvals.
Basic understanding of working at height regulations.
Basic understanding of working with temporary demountable structures.
Basic knowledge of crowd dynamics and crowd management principles.
Experience in managing high-profile, security-sensitivevisits.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitivesalary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
Free private medical cover.
A contributory pension scheme.
An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
A hybrid working model offering flexibility on where you work.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams acrossmen's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Women's Adobe FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park,all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre, unless the role is advertised as a homebased contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Associationactively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunitiesemployer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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