Saturday, 18 February 2017

Job opportunity at Middlesbrough Football Club

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Job opportunity at Middlesbrough Football Club 

Middlesbrough Football Club are  looking to recruit an Head of Coaching

Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC), founded in 1876, are an
English Premier League club with a rich history of developing young players who have gone on to play at First Team level.

Job details

- To lead and represent the coaching department in all aspects of the Academy Performance Plan
To manage and monitor the implementation and development of the coaching programme i.e. - coaching curriculum, coaching philosophy and playing philosophy
- To ensure the delivery of an elite player and coach coaching programme, adhering to all the requirements of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)
- To develop and deliver a Middlesbrough Football Club bespoke Coaching Competency Framework

How to apply

- The role is being managed exclusively by SRi.
- To apply please send a letter of application, a full CV, your current remuneration package and associated notice period.
- Please e-mail all application material to -
- For a confidential discussion about the role please contact:
Alistair Milner, Partner – Elite Performance
Tel: +44 (0)20 7092 6966



Contract type
Permanent (Full time)

Closing date
24 February 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

Vacancies at Nottingham Forest FC

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Nottingham Forest’s Academy are seeking to employ a Head of Coach Development to:
Establish a sustainable system and approach to coach development within the Academy.
Develop coaches so that they improve and perform to the best of their potential and are consequently able to maximise the potential of the players that they work with.
Performance manage the day-to-day performance of Lead Phase Coaches.

Key responsibilities
Providing a clear, up-to-date Training needs analysis (TNA) of every individual coach’s current and required level of performance
Observing coach performance and provide feedback to aid development
Ensuring every coach has a personalized Development Action Plan (DAP) that is tailored to meet their needs and which they buy-in to as a ‘living’ document
Providing 1:1 coaching to coaches in order to develop the coach’s skill
Ensuring the qualification status of the Club’s coaching workforce is assessed and ensure all coaches hold required qualifications for their role and age group and have a CPD plan to ensure licencing is up-to-date
Ensuring coaches understand how to work effectively in a MDT and can identify and believe in the benefits of doing so
The alignment of Coaching Curriculum with Playing and Coaching Philosophy
Ensuring the Academy’s Coaching Curriculum is consistently delivered in line with the Academy’s Playing Philosophy and Coaching Philosophy
Designing and implementing a Club Specific Coach Competency Framework (CCF) to monitor and evaluate coaches in order to develop DAPs and group coach development opportunities

Skills required 
HOCD must have experience of working in at least 3 of the following roles (more than one area may be covered in a single role):
A football coaching role
A people development role
A role which involves a significant amount of mentoring/coaching
A role which involves working in an elite learning and/or performance environment
A role which involves a significant amount of sport coaching in an elite learning and/or performance environment
A role which requires coach development in a high-performance environment
An education/pedagogy role

HOCD must have knowledge and/or experience of at least 3 of the following: 
The process of learning in coaches (andragogy)
The process of learning in young people (pedagogy)
Running and designing development programmes
Football (not necessarily as a coach/high level player)
Leading a team
Managing people
Psychology (Sports or other)

Desirable Experiences 
Playing football
Elite sport experience (athlete or otherwise)
Budget management
Sport Science

Level 4 sports coaching qualification or relevant level 4 professional qualification/degree in people development (football or other). NB: Advanced Youth Award to constitute a Level 4 qualification for this purpose
Safeguarding and Protecting Children (acquired before starting role)
DBS clearance (acquired before starting role)
Basic First Aid for Sport (acquired before starting role)
Level 4 ‘UEFA A Licence’ qualification in football

Desirable Qualifications
Level 5 ‘Pro Licence’ qualification in football
FA Advanced Youth Award
Qualification in Education such as PGCE, Pedagogy MSc etc.
Coach Mentoring Qualification
Psychology Masters (Sport, Occupation, Education)
Coach Education Qualification
Sport Science Degree
Degree (any subject)

How to apply
To apply, please e-mail Peter Jarvis (Academy Operations Manager) on with a cover letter and CV.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Jobs at Liverpool FC

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Partnership Development Executive required from Liverpool FC 

Jobs details

This role will be to support the Partnership Development Team in driving the process of securing new commercial partners for Liverpool FC.

Key accountabilities

- Have an appetite for sales and a desire to work closely with those in sales positions to deliver new partnership deals
- Willingness to perform sales functions in order to generate leads for sales people i.e. coldcalling, writing emails
- Own and shape our strategic approach to the market - taking the lead on prospect/category/regional prioritisation to align with market trends.
- Collaborate with the Head of Global Partnership Sales/Commercial Director to develop new sponsorship property packages where appropriate.
- Ownership of producing specific sales propositions where an additional layer of strategy/complexity is needed to articulate the pitch.
-Accountable for reviewing and delivery of all relevant business and sponsorship media to ensure awareness of in-market activity and trends in order to identify new partnership opportunities.
- Coach and mentor Partnership Co-ordinators on the production of all sales collateral by to ensure that best-in-class propositions (outreach marketing/presentations/proposals) are being put out in market.
- Attend meetings to support sales pitches on an ad hoc basis, where deemed appropriate by the Head of Global Partnership Sales.
- Attend industry/networking events to gain insight in to in-territory commercial opportunities and build network.

Skills required 

The successful candidate will be well focused, able to manage a number of important tasks at one time, as well as having the ability to interpret data and information.
The person will be a problem solver, will be willing to push boundaries and will be desired to have good presentation skills. The person will also be creative,brand and research literate.
Adaptability,flexibility and ability to respond in a pressurised, high profile environment will be key, as will being able to work independently and collaboratively with the wider team and other key stakeholders.

The team

The Commercial Partnerships Department consists of 3 groups; Partnership Development, Partnership Management and Partners Experience.
The Partnerships Executive role sits within the Partnership Management group and supports and looks after the Club's key accounts particularly focussed on delivering launch events, player appearances,match-day activities and global marketing activations.
This person will beworking at our London office within the Partnerships department.
This is a permanent contract working 35 hours per week. This role will be based in London.


The closing date for applications is: 17/02/2017

More info at:

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Jobs at Manchester United

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Digital Media Analyst required from Manchester United 

Job details

The purpose of this role is to enable the club to increase its understanding and knowledge of fans and customers across the globe, and their behaviors across the Club’s digital channels; to optimise content output and increase reach and engagement. Duties will include supporting the editorial team in in continuously improving their content output by measuring and analysing fans’ content consumption patterns across web, app and social and interrogate analytics data to identify reach and engagement drivers for the Club highlighting future opportunities. Benchmarking, reporting and desk research with a view to support strategic recommendations is also part of the role.

Rate of Pay and Benefits

Salary offered will be commensurate with relevant experience and the level of responsibility undertaken in the post.

Accountable to

Senior Digital Media Analyst (with cross-functional support to the Head of Analytics, Head of Media, Head of Digital Products and the wider editorial and marketing teams)


The post holder will help the company to increase its understanding and knowledge of fans and customers across the globe, and their behaviours across the Club’s digital channels; to optimise content output and increase reach and engagement.

Key Responsibilities

- To support the editorial team in continuously improving their content output by measuring and analysing fans’ content consumption patterns across web, app and social
- To interrogate analytics data to identify reach and engagement drivers for the Club and to highlight future opportunities
- To benchmark performance of the Club’s digital channels against competitors
- To assist in maintaining reporting with a view to continuously raising the standard of reporting and insights
- To conduct desk research to provide evidence and insight to support strategic recommendations
- To support the team in maintaining a central insights & knowledge hub to store, manage and distribute all research data and business intelligence

Skills required 

Experience with advanced web analytics tools (ideally Adobe Analytics) and familiarity with social media benchmarking and listening tools (e.g. Socialbakers, Radian6, Crimson Hexagon, etc.)
Sound business and commercial acumen
Keen interest in social media and everything digital
Excellent numerical, analytical and data management skills
Well-developed and efficient desk research and internet skills
Curious to dive into data and search for patterns that could provide valuable insight
Ability to assimilate and distil multiple information sources to create/present concise actionable insights to senior management
Strong communicator with accomplished organisational skills
Good attention to detail
Team player
Hard-working, committed and proactive, with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Customer Service
Identify and meet the needs of colleagues and our customers, focusing on initiating and welcoming contact and communication whilst striving to deliver first class customer service.

Recognise potential complaint situations and make effective steps to avoid and / or resolve these situations.


To undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with the Company’s Performance and Development Review Policy and to take personal responsibility to seek opportunities to develop yourself and to realise your own potential.

To assist with the provision of the training and development of colleagues as required.

Team Work

Ensure effective communication within your work team and actively offer support and guidance as necessary.

Security / Stock Control
Ensure compliance with all of the Company’s security, stock control, loss prevention and key holder procedures.

Equal Opportunities and Harassment

Ensure understanding, awareness and compliance with the Company’s Equal Opportunities and Harassment Policies.

Health and Safety

Ensure understanding, awareness and compliance at all times with Company Health, Safety and Environmental Policy.

Hours of Work

The employee is required to work 35 hours per week. Hours of work should be planned in accordance with the demands of the business and as such it will be necessary to work outside normal business hours from time to time.

This document is a guide only.  The employee must undertake any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Head of Analytics from time to time.

More info at:

Monday, 6 February 2017

Vacancy at Swansea City AFC

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Swansea City AFC is looking to recruit an Head of Academy Coaching 

The role of Head of Coaching is to establish a sustainable system and approach to coach development within the Academy. The Head of Coaching will develop the Academy Coaches so that they improve and perform to the best of their potential and are consequently able to maximise the potential of the players that they work with.

Self-development will be core to this role, the successful candidate will need to have the ability to self-evaluate their coaching knowledge to ensure that it is up to date and forward thinking. They will need to have an active approach to their coaching competencies and continue to develop and enhance their skills.

The Head of Coaching will be accountable for all coach development within the structure and will have the ability to design and implement Academy Performance Plans (APP) and Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for all coaches.

The Head of Coaching will have strong communication skills to enable them to build relationships throughout the Academy and broader Club. The Head of Coaching will build relationships with the coaches ensuring that they understand how to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

It is a fundamental part of the role of Head of Coaching to ensure the Academy’s Coaching Curriculum is consistently delivered in line with the Academy’s Playing and Coaching Philosophy.

Swansea City AFC is looking for a motivated individual who has a passion for working with coaches and is looking to take ownership of coach development within the Academy. The individual will need to be organised, methodical and have the ability to plan and structure the department.

It is key that the successful candidate has the drive to continue their own professional development and promotes the development of others.

The right candidate will have strong interpersonal skills be able to interact with a diverse range of people and have the ability to listen to others perspectives. It is essential that the successful candidate can use a broad range of influencing skills to win people over and sell the development agenda and can communicate their plans and structures confidently and effectively.

The right candidate will have a resilient disposition and be able to cope under pressure and within limited time restraints. They will need to be able to prioritise work effectively, analyse behaviour and have the ability to solve problems.

Skills required

- Significant experience in a football coaching role within an elite learning and/or performance environment
- Previous experience within an Academy structure
- Previous experience in mentoring and/or people development
- Extensive knowledge of learning in coaches (andragogy) and/or young people (pedagogy)
- Experience in designing development programmes
- The ability to manage and lead a team
- Level 4 Sports Coaching Qualification / Advanced Youth Award – or working towards
- UEFA A Licence
- Experience in Sport Science
- Coaching and Mentoring Qualification
- Driving Licence (and use of own car)
- UEFA Pro Licence
- Safeguarding and Child Protection
- Emergency First Aid / First Aid for Sport
- Educated to Degree Level, or equivalent (any discipline)

Due to a high demand in applications the Club will be unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

How to apply

If you believe you have the right mix of skills for this position please request an application pack, quoting ‘HOC 2017’ to or to Swansea City AFC HR Department, Liberty Stadium, Landore Swansea SA1 2FA.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Jobs at Liverpool FC

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Liverpool Fc are looking for Senior Partnerships Manager - Asia

Liverpool Fc are looking for an experienced Senior Partnerships Manager to join our team in the NW to lead a team managing a selection of key partners, with a specific focus on, or a base in, the Asia region.
The Senior Partnerships Manager will be responsible for managing the team to ensure delivery of brand value for their partners through successful activations and marketing campaigns using their rights and assets and their association with the Club.
The role will take a lead rolein managing the Club's Principal Partners - Standard Chartered Bank and Bet Victor. It is also responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Club's programme of International Roadshow Events.
Able to think strategically,you will also take a lead in key department projects, developing relationships,evolving ways of working, and representing the Department in key working groups to help to deliver constant improvement and efficiency, contributing to the long-term objectives of the Commercial function
An experienced line manager,you will be able to lead motivate and develop a team, and have experience of coaching and mentoring staff to provide best-in-class service.
The Senior Partnerships Manager will have a proven track record in managing multiple marketing, advertising or PR client relationships and activating campaigns across the full suite of marketing platforms and digital media - in other words, you will be a fully rounded senior account manager who can provide strong account management to a portfolio of partners. 
You will be able to develop creative ideas and plans to ensure partners deliver their brand KPI's and marketing objectives. The role requires an excellent communicator, able to forge strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including senior executives and the ability to workin multi-cultural environments across multiple time-zones. The role requires regular travel to the region.

To be successful in this role you will need to have an understanding of brand dynamics and market trends and possess excellent commercial awareness that can be translated into compelling campaigns across multiple territories and platforms to maximise results for our partners and the Club. You'll have excellent attention to detail and an ability to produce and interpret reports and compelling case studies to demonstrate ROI..

Skill required 

The successful candidate must beself-motivated, enthusiastic and personable who can not only meet and exceed partner expectations, but also work under pressure to achieve tight deadlines.
You will need to demonstrate solid account management experience gained while working in brand or sports marketing, within either the sports or media industries, preferably with a rights holder or agency.
You will have experience of managing a team and an ability to engage, develop and encourage staff, and create a strong team dynamic.
You will have an excellent level of business acumen, with a strong grasp of figures and the ability to produce accurate reports. This role will also call for someone with strong interpersonal skills and confidence, who can build strong working relationships with colleagues within the Club as well as with their partner contacts.  It will therefore be imperative for you to beable to demonstrate excellent communication and customer facing skills.
You will also need to be professional and credible, with an ability to present a professional, smart and confident image to partners when representing the Club.To be successful in this role you will need to be a highly organised individual with a structured approach to working and meeting deadlines. An ability to use your initiative, effectively problem solve and be able to prioritise an often conflicting workload will be essential. It will also be imperative for you to be able to deal with highly confidential information with absolute discretion andintegrity.
You should be IT literate with a good level of proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Demonstrable experience of Event Management in international markets is required.

TEAM: The Commercial Partnerships Department consists of 3 teams; Partnership Development,Partnership Management and Partner Experience. The Senior Partnerships Manager role will sit within the Partnership Management team.

T&C:  This is a permanent, full time position, which will be based at our office in Chapel Street, Liverpool. 
CLOSING:  The closing date for applications for this role is:  20thJanuary 2017