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The best experience

The club is recruiting:
(a) an Operations Manager to effectively manage key elements of our facilities while ensuring the best experience for the members that make use of them.
(b) Catering staff to deliver high quality food for the club's day-to-day needs - i.e. post-training scoff and match day meals.

The full job ads are as follow...

Operations Manager for a thriving rugby club

Farnham Rugby Club is thriving community based rugby club with approximately 2,000 members ranging in age from Under 5 to Over 60. 

The club operates from purpose-built facilities close to the centre of Farnham and is a focus for a range of sporting and social activities.

The club’s facilities include:

•    A clubroom with an associated bar overlooking the main pitch; an ideal venue for events.
•    A fully functioning kitchen to cater for players and supporter as well as events
•    A club shop selling sporting apparel
•    14 acres of land incorporating 4 rugby pitches (2 floodlit)
•    An artificial cricket wicket
•    A fitness centre 

To help drive the exploitation of the clubs assets, Farnham Rugby Club is looking for a dynamic Commercial/Operational Manger to join the team to help drive the club and venue forward.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in order to work effectively with a variety of people at all levels both within the club and the wider community.

This will require the ability to adapt to evolving scenarios, while ensuring the needs of members are satisfied. A passion for rugby and its place in the community is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

*    Management/Exploitation of Club Shop
   o    Negotiation with suppliers
   o    Management of the Shop’s operation
   o    Maintain stock levels in line with club needs and minimise wastage
   o    Increasing sales volumes
   o    Exploring other lines of merchandise to increase the commercial offerings
*   Management/Exploitation of Club Fitness Centre
   o    Management of fitness centre’s week to week activities, including the coordination of and use of external trainers
   o    Organisation of the on-going maintenance and cleaning of the Centre to ensure its availability on a daily basis 
   o    Increase membership and use of the Centre
*    Club Promotion
   o    Increase engagement and communication with club members 
   o    Establish links and relationships within Farnham and the wider community to promote the club and use of its facilities
   o    To drive the marketing activities of the club to increase facility use and increase event revenues
   o    To drive the attraction of advertisers and/or sponsors linking in with the commercial committee

Person Specification

•    Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
•    The ability to multi-task and balance competing interests
•    Ability to handle a wide range of both internal and external stakeholders
•    Strong rugby knowledge and interest
•    Experience in running and managing facilities 
•    Ability to use and exploit digital applications to increase efficiency and communication
•    Ability to work flexibly matching the usage profile of the club


•    Farnham Rugby Club is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a full diverse range of candidates regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability
•    Contracted hours will be 37.5 hours per week, but will need to align to the needs of the club members and use of the club
•    Salary will be dependent upon the experience and track-record of the applicant

Application Process

Please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you believe you are the best person for the job to Andrew Rubio (, Geoff Robins ( and John Wickens (

Expand your career as a professional caterer at the area’s #1 sports club.


Farnham Rugby Club is looking for a capable team to produce food of a standard that reflects both our reputation for brilliant hospitality and our status as the #1 community sports club in the area.
We are friendly, lively, successful and ambitious. We constantly look to improve performance in all aspects of club life – from the pitches to the kitchen.  We want a catering team that shares this ambition.
The jobs are part-time but the hours aren’t the most social, so the team will share the load over an average of 6-8 hours during the week and 12 hours over the weekend.  More hours may come available subject to events at the club.
The first job is to produce hot meals for sizeable groups of hungry rugby players – young and old - on Thursday evenings after training sessions and after matches played throughout the weekend during the season.
Then there are other events to cater for – such as our supporter’s sit-down lunch at 1st team home games and to produce the food for the coffee, bun and burger hatch we operate on match days.
Our ideal team comprises a chef and a couple of cooks. 
The chef must have the knowledge and experience to manage and operate a fully equipped catering kitchen producing quality menus for 100+ people at a sitting. 
The cooks need the skills and aptitude to produce and present specific meals without direct supervision while using their creativity as a cook.  If you can cook but feel all this may be a step to far, not to worry as we will provide the necessary additional training for the right people.
Farnham Rugby Club is an equal opportunities employer and is proud of its proactive approach to diversity and inclusivity.
If you want to be part of this team in either role, send a brief CV with a note as to why you think you are right for this job to:
John Wickens (

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