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As an avid Spurs fan and Co-Founder/Co-Chair of Tottenham Hotspur’s official LGBTQ+ supporters’ group (Proud Lilywhites), Chris Paouros is passionate about ensuring football is a safe and welcoming environment for all. In holding further positions in the football industry, such as a Trustee for Kick it Out, Board Member at the Football Supporters Association and Inclusion Advisory Board Member for the FA, Chris’ knowledge...
Will Leversuch began his career in the football industry as a HR intern at West Ham United Football Club. After successfully completing two internships and working in a full-time capacity as a HR Coordinator, Will left the club to pursue a football administration role with the FA. Having gained experience in managing complex administration tasks in transfer windows, to assisting in developing the women’s professional game,...
Ornella Desirée Bellia   is the Head of Professional Football at FIFA . With an impressive academic background, significant experience in Sports Law and knowledge of several languages, Ornella’s hard work, passion and skillset has guided her through an already impressive career path. In this Jobs in Football interview, Ornella shares details of some of her experiences of working in the football industry, from...
To date, the Career Insight Project at Jobs in Football has focused on roles within clubs and organisations such as the Premier League and English Football League. But there is an abundance of opportunities available, including those opportunities that you create for yourself… Here, Mark Bradley – Director at The Fan Experience Company – shares details of his career within the football industry. After gaining a...
Dave Messenger fulfils the role of Supporter Liaison Officer and Disability Access Officer at Watford FC. While his SLO achievements have been recognised by the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) – Dave was awarded SLO of the Year in 2019 – he has kindly put his SLO ‘hat’ to one side and instead focuses on his experiences and career within Disability Access. Having worked at Watford FC since 2015 and...
Aneel Javed is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager at the English Football League (EFL). Having started his career as a coach in grassroots football and with experience as a board member for Kick it Out, Aneel details his experiences within the area of EDI. He also shares his advice to those looking to pursue a career within the football industry. Aneel gives a great insight in to an important area that impacts us all....