Project Manager - Wembley Stadium

  • The FA
  • Wembley Stadium, London, UK
  • 03 Jun, 2021
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management

Job Description

Our Organisation

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.

The Role

Successfully manage capital investment projects to assist with the ongoing development of Wembley Stadium.

Key Accountabilities
  • In conjunction with Project Sponsors, formulate project objectives and briefs. Translate these into scopes of work and formulate appropriate procurement strategies to deliver 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 on-going 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 changing priorities.
What we are looking for





  • End to end project management expertise
  • Relevant degree level academic qualification



  • Experience of delivering multiple large-scale capital projects in a venue environment
  • Experience of delivering capital projects from all stages of a projects lifecycle e.g, from initial, brief, design, procurement, construction and completion and closeout.
  • Experience & knowledge of office / hospitality fit out, and facilities maintenance type projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of 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)






  • Knowledge and understanding of football, The FA and other sports administration/governing bodies.
  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. MRICS, APM, CIOB, CENG etc).
What we can offer you
  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.


The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.


Closing date: 20 June 2021