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VACANCY | General Manager

Wealdstone FC currently have an open vacancy for the position of General Manager at the club.

All interested candidates should apply for the role by emailing their CV to accompanied with a cover letter.

You can find the job description below:

Job Specification

Position: General Manager

Position Purpose

A highly organised & energetic individual is required for the role to keep the club running in first-rate standards, representing the Clubs values & spirit of Quality and Excellence.

  • Coordinate Management Team to meet key requirements.

  • Match Day Experience

  • Assist & Co Ordinate Food & Beverage

  • Manage Commercial Partnerships

  • Sponsorship & Advertising

  • Liaise with media team to promote fixtures, events, commercial opportunities, community activities

  • Support the general running and maintenance of the club’s facilities including social facilities

  • Positive attitude and bright disposition with a very keen sense of urgency & deadlines

  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team

  • Record, action & file all Commercial related documentation in a timely and accurate manner

  • Maintain a supportive & flexible approach in response to our supporters & the Club’s needs

  • Interact positively & courteously with other staff - continuously striving to be innovative & solution orientated

Person Criteria

  • 1-2 years’ previous similar experience in a Management Role.

  • Home address located within 15 miles of Grosvenor Vale – own transport. UK Full Driver’s License

  • Flexibility to work additional hours on weekends and before/after hours as required.

  • Accurate with a keen sense of deadline awareness.

  • Articulate and good communicator, both verbally and in writing.

  • Sound administrative, process and time management skills

  • Sound IT & MS Office Skills

Job Details

Hours: 45 Hour Week

Dress code: Business Attire at all times

Holiday: 20 Days per annum

Trial Period: 12 Weeks

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and improve every aspect of WFC’s non-footballing operations including assistance with Food & Beverage services

  • Be the face of the club for all non-football matters and ensure that the club and its staff always present the club professionally, representing the Club in a positive light

  • Oversee planning and delivery of all match day administration, communications and operations for the First Team and Academy team

  • Line management of all non-technical staff and volunteers - manage all non-football recruitment to the highest possible standard.

  • Responsibility for overseeing the delivery of the Club’s community programmes

  • Liaise closely with WFC’s First Team Manager to ensure that football and non-football activities are aligned and mutually supportive

  • Work closely with specifically designated members of the BoD to coordinate and deliver in pre-agreed areas of BoD responsibility

  • Manage relationships between WFC and key partner organisations - development of relationships with key funding partners & sponsors to ensure sustainability across the Club

  • Develop key relationships with funding partners to ensure financial sustainability and profitability, working with in conjunction with other club officials to achieve this in line with the Club’s business plan.

  • In conjunction with department heads, deliver against WFC’s plans for non-football events, marketing, match-day promotion, attendance targets and retail.

  • Work closely with WFC’s Football Secretary to ensure matters relating to non-footballing activity are managed effectively, in particular: commercial, finance, broadcast, facility, and fixture related issues.

  • Ensuring the Club meets all licensing requirements

  • Ensure that WFC’s Safeguarding, Health, Safety, and Equal Opportunity procedures and practices are upheld in relation to all non-football matters.

  • Be ultimately responsible for ensuring that WFC is compliant with all statutory requirements covering fire risk assessments, general risk assessments, commercial, employer and public liability insurance, food hygiene, stadium match day requirements and event management.

  • Ensure adherence amongst all non-footballing staff to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to WFC and its operations.

  • Assist with management of annual club overhead budgets with responsibility for day-to-day club budgeted expenditure

  • Ensuring income targets are achieved and overhead expenditure budgets are managed in line with agreed budgets

  • Assist with production of and reporting against Club’s Development Plan and presenting any evidence of compliance required by the FA


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