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Club Doncaster

VACANCY | Operations manager

28 September 2021

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Club Doncaster family as operations manager.

Club Doncaster is the brand that connects Doncaster’s elite sports teams and manages the delivery of events at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium, and associated Elite Performance Centre and Sports Village.

We look to recruit people with the desire to work within all areas of Club Doncaster who demonstrate integrity, compassion, pride and honesty and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them.

We are looking for an experienced person who is able to manage the day to day operations of our Club Doncaster facilities. The person will lead the operations department to ensure that off the pitch our fixtures and events shine. They will be a part of a small team to achieve the highest possible standards and perception  of the positive and exciting things that happen at the stadium and training ground every single day.

The operations team consists of a number of areas such as maintenance, grounds maintenance, and domestic services. There will be a need for the role to manage these areas, but also be a key lynchpin and closely work with other areas such as safety compliance and event management.

Applicants should be hard working, committed and have a keen interest in growing the Club Doncaster reputation and brand.


The Role

Reporting to the chief operating officer, the role will lead and supervise the day to day functions across the stadium and training ground, ensuring the operations team are proactive and aware of tasks and issues as they arise. Whilst this is a management role, the successful person should live by the family culture of the brand, and have experience of working and managing related areas, and able to support departments on a practical level when needed.

You will work with the chief operating officer and be a key point of contact for management and operational issues, and able to appropriately lead by example an important team to maintain the highest standards.

Successful applicants, should have experience in a previous role within a supervisory role in an elite sport premises. It would be desirable to have undertaken formal based qualifications within sports / operational management or health and safety.


Skills required
• Experience Managing staff and multiple priorities
• Previous experience within a leisure venue or equivalent
• Experience of monitoring standards, and empowering staff  
• Awareness of the elite sports culture
• Level 3 qualification in relevant Operational Management subject
• Ability to manage conflicting and changing priorities
• Excellent communication skills
• Be able to work in a professional and responsible manner.
• Have excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to remain calm in all situations


Personal qualities
• Punctual and have an excellent record of attendance.
• Willing to learn and committed to achieving high standards within their work.

Successful applicants may be required to undertake further checks in relation to their identity and criminal disclosures.

Club Doncaster is an equal opportunities employer and keen to hear from all persons who feel that this would be the right role for them regardless of age or gender.

If you would like to apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to Head of People & Culture Kirsty Cavanagh at,

The closing date for applications is Tuesday October 12 2021  but Club Doncaster reserve the right to cease applications for this post at an earlier time.

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