Club News

Vacancy: Head of Stadium and Facilities Management

14th January 2019

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


Heart of Midlothian Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and fully committed to ensuring that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.