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The FA

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" We're the governing body of association football in England, the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man. "

This £105m facility, set in 330-acres of Staffordshire countryside, is the home to England’s 28 national teams. With 13 outdoor pitches, including a replica of the Wembley surface, a full-size indoor 3G pitch, a suite of rehabilitation and sports science areas, and an indoor futsal sports hall, St. George’s Park provides world-class facilities for all England teams ahead of international fixtures.

Sports science and performance is integral to St. George’s Park. The Performance Centre at St. George’s Park is a bespoke sports medicine, rehabilitation and human performance facility which combines cutting-edge technology with elite medical expertise. Visitors to the site will enjoy world-class facilities and impressive accommodation with a 228 bedroom catering for individuals, groups or team bookings, along with major sporting or business conferences and banquets.

The Problem/Opportunity:

After the recently redeveloped training facility, St George’s Park in Staffordshire. The FA had a very specific requirement for an on Site FM Coordinator to act as the main point of contact for all sub-contractors and suppliers on site while also managing a small team of internal employees, ensuring seamless service delivery and compliance, measuring performance against any SLA/KPI’s. The initial recruitment process was unsuccessful and the FA failed to identify and select the most compatible and experienced candidate required to fill this prestigious position within the new operational structure. As a specialist consultancy Bridge Recruitment was identified and then contacted following a successful assignment to source a venue director for Wembley stadium. Bridge was provided with a clear candidate profile specification, job description and worked closely with the Human Resources and Facilities leadership team to effectively manage the recruitment process.

The Solution:

The Bridge Recruitment team thoroughly researched the relevant sectors to the assignment, and by utilising our extensive network of FM professionals along with utilising the latest cloud and digital strategies, we were able to identify a number of suitable high-quality candidates. Bridge recruitment conducted a thorough face-to-face and telephone candidate screening service, followed by a tailored interview process to best suit the FA’s requirements. Bridge then assisted with the final selection process by making offers to the successful candidates and providing feedback to all who interviewed, completing the cycle.