Aberdeen Football Club

Aberdeen Football Club is a leading club in Scottish Football with a proud history of success and achievement. The Club’s goal is to compete at the highest levels of the game and to achieve this the ‘on the park’ team requires a highly professional, dedicated, and resourceful operational support team. The Club currently has a vacancy within the Performance Analysis team for the position of Head of Performance Analysis.

Aberdeen Football Club competes at the top level of Scottish Football and has a proud and successful history at Academy and First Team levels. The Club’s mission is to compete regularly for domestic honours and in European football. To achieve this, the Club continually strives to achieve a culture of high performance both on and off the field of play.

The Head of Performance Analysis will be an experienced performance analyst having operated in an elite football performance environment, whose role will be to lead, oversee, and coordinate the performance analysis support provision to all Professional squads and Academy age groups and Loans/Emerging Talent team.

Based at Cormack Park, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Performance Analysis team in its endeavours to provide the Football Management Team, professional players and the Executive Team with analytical insights into individual and team performance.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
• To provide the performance analysis provision for all professional players, monitoring and tracking development using objective and subjective data.
• Provide insights to the delivery of the AFC playing and coaching philosophy, aiding with the vision of the Club and support the First Team Manager and Assistant First Team Coaches.
• Oversee performance analysis provision given to the Youth Academy which is led by the Academy Performance Analyst.
• Actively participate in wider Football management insights projects.

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Core hours will largely be in line with the professional squads’ training calendar. However, the successful candidate should be available for evening and weekend work where this is required as dictated by the match schedule and will be expected to travel with the First Team for matches.
The Head of Performance Analysis should be degree qualified in Performance Analysis, Data Analysis, Sports Science or other equivalent sports-related discipline.

Experience of operating within an elite football environment, and developing and successfully executing a performance analysis plan are essential. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate effectively with players, staff and senior Football management and be adaptable and innovative.

If you wish to apply for this excellent opportunity, please send a covering letter and your CV to jobs@afc.co.uk. Please mark the subject field of your email application ‘Head of Performance Analysis’.

Please note that due to the number of applications received in to the Club, we will only respond if you are successful in securing an interview.