Coaching Projects and Digital Learning Manager

  • Premier League
  • London, UK
  • 10 Jun, 2021
Full time Coaching Digital Education Leadership & Management Premier League

Job Description

The Premier League is responsible for the development of the Professional Game coaching workforce in partnership with the Professional Game partner organisations (PL, FA, EFL, PFA, LMA) via the ongoing delivery of the Integrated Coaching Strategy (ICS.) The Premier League have developed a long-term strategic plan named the Elite Coaching Plan (ECP) with the goals of; 1) Elevating the quality of the English Coaching System and; 2) Changing the global perception of the English Coaching System. 

Key responsibilities

The purpose of the role is to project manage learning and technology-based projects which support the coaching workforce across all Premier League and EFL Clubs. As a Project Manager you will: 
  • Be a member of the Coaching Team and specifically the Planning and Projects Team which is responsible for the delivery of the ECP
  • Project manage and support in the development of a digital learning strategy for Premier League coach development programmes  
  • Project manage and support the development of the strategy for the Learning and Management System (LMS) for the coaching workforce   
  • Manage and support specific development programmes and develop online leaning content   
  • Create and manage project systems and structures including the following:
  1. Budget planning, forecasting and tracking
  2. Project planner, tracker, analysis of KPI’s and review system
  3. Resource management (on-line LMS system)
  4. Quality assurance and standards
  5. Risk and issue management
  • Employ business analysis skills, including measurement of Objectives and Key Results (OKR) for relevant projects
  • Work closely with the all project staff to ensure that systems and processes across ECP projects are coherent
  • Manage and communicate with all stakeholders (including Coaches, Academy Managers, Heads of Coaching, other senior Club staff, Premier League Mentors, Club Mentors, Premier League Staff) and other Professional Game Partners including the PFA, EFL, FA, and the LMA to ensure a successful completion of the projects
  • Represent the Premier League in relation to Coaching matters with Clubs and other football bodies where relevant
  • Perform any other duties or responsibilities as the PL may reasonably require

Key responsibilites

  • Experienced Project Manager with ample experience (preferably education and IT projects) applying Project Management methodology on large-scale, high profile projects (ideally in elite sport)  
  • Understanding of the principles of Coaching Development in a football environment 
  • Professional Qualification in project management 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • High level communication (oral and written) skills 
  • High level emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills 
  • High level planning and organisational skills 
  • Leadership - experience of implementing a project vision 
  • DBS clearance – to be obtained via Premier League, prior to job offer 
  • Degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of working in education and the Football industry  
The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit. 


Our competitive range of benefits includes:
  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Health screenings
  • Mental health support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts with commercial partners
  • Access to match day tickets

About The Premier League

The Premier League is the top tier of England’s football pyramid, which produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. With our Clubs, we use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. 
We bring people together from all backgrounds and we are a competition for everyone, everywhere – available to watch in 880 million homes in 188 countries.
The Premier League head office is based in central London and the organisation delivers across a range of roles, including football, coach development, community, youth development, safeguarding, broadcast, commercial, communications, digital, finance, legal, marketing and policy.
Work at the Premier League varies greatly and we are committed to delivering equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation. We look for people who excel at what they do and would be a positive fit for the organisation, regardless of their background. 
Application Deadline: July 02, 2021