VACANCY: Facility Operations Assistant (Winklebury Football Complex)

Opportunity to join our team at Hampshire FA’s Main HQ: Winklebury Football Complex, Basingstoke

Hampshire FA is excited to offer a unique opportunity to join our team as a Facility Operations Assistant at Hampshire FA’s Main HQ at Winklebury Football Complex, Basingstoke, working under the Facility Manager.

The facility has recently undergone a £1million investment and now offers a full-size, state-of-the-art artificial 3G football pitch within a stadia environment.

This opportunity will require the successful candidates to help maximise the impact of the upgraded facility and associated community space for the benefit of local grassroots football and the wider community. This site already has existing partner football organisations and working with these groups will be a key requirement.

We are looking for individuals who possess an enthusiasm for customer excellence and drive for maximising the opportunities for using the facility. The successful candidates will be required to have a commitment to delivering first class customer service. They must have a desire to engage and work with all users and help to create a welcoming and professional environment.

As the facility includes catering facilities, experience in working in a catering or hospitality setting would be desirable as part of the role will include the preparation and sale of refreshments (food and drink).  You must be able to work unsupervised, under pressure and have the ability to meet deadlines. Candidates must be able to demonstrate team working skills and have a commitment and willingness to work at weekends and evenings.


How to apply:

Please see the accompanying job description and person specification (DOWNLOAD HERE) and use this to complete the application form, which can be found by clicking HERE.

For any further information or to discuss the role further, please email to Sam Charles (Senior Operations Officer) at Sam.Charles@HampshireFA.com

Hampshire FA have an understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and would be grateful if you could complete an optional, anonymous Equality Monitoring form as part of your application. By completing this questionnaire, you are helping us to plan for the future and ensure we recruit from a diverse pool of applicants that are appropriate and relevant to the community we service.  Please complete the Equality Monitoring form by clicking HERE.

More information about equal opportunities can be found at the bottom of this page or here.

*The application form can be made available in alternative formats and should this be required please contact us to advise of your requirements

The interview process:

The final date for consideration of applications is Monday 31st May 2021.

Interviews will be held on the W/C 7th June 2021. 


Equal Opportunities

Hampshire FA are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply for all roles. After a review, we are taking a number of steps to diversify our workforce through more inclusive recruitment practice.

Steps taken include but are not limited to;

  • reviewing the language used within adverts and role descriptions (gender decoder, consultation with IAG and associated reference groups)
  • using application forms (in place of CVs/Covering Letters) and anonymous shortlisting to mitigate unconscious bias
  • making all documents, including application form, available in a variety of formats
  • anonymously monitoring the diversity of the application pool for each role,
  • broadening our advertising and promotion network

Hampshire FA are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. For this vacancy, successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through the FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post with Hampshire FA, all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Hampshire FA appointments are subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks and the receipt of references. All staff who are new to the County FA will receive a Safeguarding Induction and Briefing and will be subject to a probationary period.

If you would like to discuss any of the above with us or have suggestions that could further improve the inclusivity of our recruitment process please contact Chris Smith at Chris.Smith@HampshireFA.com