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The FA

Project Manager - Wembley Stadium


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Posting Date

Sep 5, 2023

Role description

Are you an experienced Project Manager, delivering multiple large-scale capital projects in a venue environment?

We are excited to be searching for a Project Manager to join our Wembley Stadium Property team. The successful candidate will managecapital investment projectsto assist with the ongoing development of Wembley Stadium.

What will you be doing?

In conjunction with Project Sponsors, formulate project objectives and briefs. Translate these into scopes of work and formulate appropriate procurement strategies to deliver the best value for the Business.
Determine key stakeholders and consult effectively to ensure user requirements are defined and reflected in emerging project briefs.
Appoint and lead teams of professional advisors to ensure project briefs are effectively translated into designs and specifications.
Provide and present reports at key project milestones to ensure project proposals are signed off by the business / key stakeholders.
Derive (and maintain) cost estimates for projects and work with Finance partners and project sponsors to create (and maintain) business cases for business approval.
Assume responsibility to deliver projects within approved budgets. Track and monitor project costs through their life cycle.
Establish project plans and timelines taking into account operational constraints and key business milestones. Assume responsibility to ensure projects are successfully delivered within pre-determined deadlines.
Prepare and present expenditure approval requests and seek business approval for capital projects in accordance with Group policies and procedures.
Prepare and present project reports to ensure the business is kept updated on major/strategic projects.
Identify project risks and formulate relevant strategies to manage and mitigate these.
Formulate and implement relevant strategies to ensure the quality standards are set and achieved.
Ensure projects are planned, designed and delivered safely and in accordance with health and safety legislation.
Ensure all relevant statutory approvals are obtained for capital projects.
Conduct project close-out reviews and capture lessons learnt for continuous improvement.
Support the ongoing development of property development policies and procedures across the Group to improve business efficiencies and controls.
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:


End-to-end project management expertise.
Relevant degree-level academic qualification.


Experience in delivering multiple large-scale capital projects in a venue environment
Experience in delivering capital projects from all stages of a project's lifecycle e.g., from initial, brief, design, procurement, construction completion and closeout.
Experience knowledge of office/hospitality fit-out, and facilities maintenance type projects.
Knowledge and experience in dealing with local planning authorities / planning regulations and building control.

Technical Skills

Attainment of Prince 2 or equivalent qualification.
Relevant Health Safety Qualification (e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH)

Beneficial to have:


Knowledge and understanding of football, The FA and other sports administration/governing bodies.
Relevant professional qualification (e.g. MRICS, APM, CIOB, CENG etc).

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, FAWomen's Championship, and Women's 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.

Please note, that there will be an expectation for the successful candidate to be on-site 4 days per week, with one day working remotely.

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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