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Head of Stadium and Facilities Management

Job Title: Head of Stadium and Facilities Management 
Location: Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Tynecastle Park 
Salary: Competitive salary depending on experience 
Position: Full Time 5 days per week (will include evenings and weekends as directed)
Start Date: Negotiable 
Reporting to: Operations Director

Heart of Midlothian is a Scottish Premiership Football Club and an Edinburgh institution with a proud heritage dating back to 1874. The Club is currently undergoing a remarkable transformation with a redeveloped Main Stand with an increased stadium capacity of 20,000 people.  In addition, new conference and events facilities, a supporter’s bar, ticket office and larger Clubstore have all been incorporated into the new Main Stand.

An excellent opportunity has arisen to lead the Stadium and Facilities team and the Club is currently looking to recruit an important senior role - Head of Stadium and Facilities Management. The successful candidate will work under the Operations Director and will be responsible for the stadium which includes key areas such as security, health and safety, pitch management and storage. The successful candidate will also be responsible for Facilities Management, hard and soft, which includes maintenance programmes, contract management, budgets and procurement.

The ideal candidate will enjoy leading a team and working as part of the wider team at the Club.  In addition, the successful candidate must be able to forward plan in detail, be an effective communicator and capable of working under pressure against demanding timelines.  The successful candidate will require strong leadership qualities, be highly organized and be able to possess a balanced view of all situations and be flexible within the role.

Key Responsibilities


  • Stadium Security (Non-Match Days)
  • Club Health and Safety Officer
  • Fire Officer
  • Pitch Management
  • Storage Management
  • Management of Contractors
  • Environmental Practices

Facilities Management

  • Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programmes
  • Budget Management
  • Procurement
  • Contract Management


  • Writing of Policies and Operating Procedures
  • Staff Line Management

Essential Qualifications/membership/experience:

  • Proven experience in Facilities Management
  • Relevant Health and Safety qualifications such as IOSH or NEBOSH
  • Fire management qualifications or experience in fire management
  • Proven track record in people management within a similar role
  • Experience of working as a team leader in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Experience of working with multi agencies, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communications

How to apply: If you think that you are suitable for the position and meet the criteria above, please send a one page covering letter summarising your suitability for the role accompanied by a CV with no more than two sides to Janine Brown, Head of HR at

Please note, in the event that the application instructions above are not followed, we reserve the right to reject the application outright.

Closing Date: Close of play – Sunday, 27th January 2019



Equal Opportunities

Heart of Midlothian PLC is an equal opportunities employer.
We aim to ensure that no job applicant, employee, or worker is discriminated against on the grounds of a 'protected characteristics'.
The following are protected characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Marriage and civil partnership
  5. Pregnancy and maternity
  6. Race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
  7. Religion or belief
  8. Sex
  9. Sexual orientation
Children's well-being recruitment checks

Heart of Midlothian PLC is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo Disclosure Scotland PVG screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks and self-declaration forms.

Recruitment Fair Processing Notice

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