If you are a seasoned Team Services Facilities professional interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance. We are looking for someone to lead and strengthen the team in charge of organizing the biggest women’s sporting event in the world: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a local events team. Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.
We are currently looking to recruit our
Team Services Facilities Manager – New Zealand
As Team Services Facilities Manager, reporting to the Team Services Senior Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the operational delivery for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in New Zealand.
Under the guidance of the Team Services Senior Manager, you will be responsible to oversee the overall planning and operations of the Team Base Camp Training Sites / Hotels, Venue Specific Training Sites / Hotels and Referee’s facilities in the respective host country, i.e. New Zealand. You will work in collaboration with other departments to ensure successful operational delivery of the training sites and team specific planning at the team hotels.
Your role as Team Services Facilities Manager includes the following responsibilities:
Qualifications & experience
You will have at least four years of sports event management experience at an international level and minimum 2-3 years either in facility management or project management. You will also have well-founded knowledge of international football and in-depth understanding of event project management processes You will have a proven track record in planning and managing complex projects. An understanding of the local culture in the Host Country i.e. New Zealand will be highly regarded.
This position requires a person to have motivational leadership, effective negotiation and excellent communication skills, positive relationship-management, strong IT knowledge and MS office experience. Ability to cope in a demanding and changing environment and able to work well with people of diverse background, culture and ethnicity.
What we offer
Working at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is more than a job; it is a calling to create a better world through the power of football.
As part of the FIFA family, you will be working with highly motivated colleagues within a dynamic and diverse team. Employment is offered until September 2023.
How to apply
If you think you would be a good fit and are keen to work for an exciting and truly international organisation, we would love to hear from you. To apply, you should submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters) through our online application portal. Please only submit your applications through the portal, we cannot review applications submitted by email or post. Applicants will be required to provide proof of right to work within the host countries.
Closing Date: 30th September, 2021
Founded in 1904, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the umbrella organisation of its members, currently 211 national football associations. Its main objectives, enshrined in its statutes, are to develop football around the world, to stage international competitions and to protect the integrity of football (against match manipulation, doping etc.).
FIFA is a truly diverse, modern and multicultural organisation and its primary purpose is to promote football. Over 800 people from 50 nations – 40 per cent of which are women, including the Secretary General – covering a wide variety of professional profiles, work to fulfil that purpose. FIFA’s headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland. We have other offices in Zurich, as well as temporary offices around the world.
We are 'living football' – we are committed to the game, to the people, to the planet and to the future. It is what we do. It is why we are here.
Our culture is shaped by fair play, team spirit, diversity, sustainability, transparency and innovation. We live by these values. Regardless of race, religion, national origin, colour, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship – we support diversity; indeed, we consider it to be key to our success.
We are looking for talented and motivated team members who would embrace these values every day, with purpose, passion and pride, in order to make a positive impact on the world of football and beyond.
We offer a unique and exciting work environment with great opportunities for your personal and professional development.