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Programming Manager

The FA

The Football Association is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

15 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

The Role

To Build, develop, and maintain successful relationships with promoters and event owners and maximise event bookings through efficient diary management, maintaining accurate and up-to-date records for prospective and confirmed events.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify and target events suitable for a stadium.
  • Secure a minimum number of concerts within the available windows.
  • Be the main conduit between promoters and venue when securing contracts.
  • Generate additional income through protecting revenue streams and up selling the facilities.
  • Be aware of market trends and competitive elements within the industry, including other venues and potential clients and use this knowledge to develop the appropriate programming strategy.
  • Work alongside the FA Commercial team to ensure the agreed commercial strategy is delivered.
  • Assist the FA Commercial team with partners pitch days, and agreeing a window each year.
  • Attend pitch strategy meetings to help understand the requirements of the grounds' manager and event operations team with event bookings.
  • Produce presentations and reports where appropriate.
  • Ensure the stadium is maximising it's reach to all guests and improve on our ‘Best in Class' delivery to disabled guests with access requirements.
  • Provide on-site support to the Head of Event Operations, Stadium Director, and other Heads of Department during selected event days with their clients.
  • Execute additional tasks as required to meet FA strategic priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

What we are looking for?


  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The gravitas to communicate confidently and concisely with a wide range of people.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.


  • Experience of costing and budgeting new events.
  • Arena or stadium level experience of programming events.
  • Experience of finding first-time promoter clients that can deliver a stadium event.

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.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Media & Digital
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