Youth Development Phase Operations and Events Lead

  • Manchester United FC
  • Manchester, UK
  • 14 Jul, 2021
Full time Leadership & Management Premier League Stadia & Operations Youth

Job Description

The Purpose

A crucial role within the Academy Operations Department, the Youth Development Phase Operations and Events lead will contribute to the effective delivery of the programme of Academy activities.  Reporting to the Academy Logistics Manager, the successful candidate will provide an excellent level of administrative and operational support.

The Role
  • Youth Development Phase (YDP) games programme coordinator, liaising with relevant groups to organise fixtures.
  • Manage the YPP group travel plans.
  • Produce and communicate the YDP training schedule to relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the effective logistics planning of all YDP activities, both football related and educational / informal education programme
  • Manage match day operations plan for YDP fixtures.
  • Manage any tournament / match logistical plans for competitions relating to the U14 to U16 age groups.
  • Contribute to the formation of the extended programme of match experiences (across all phases), working with the Academy Operations Manager to lead the implementation of the programme. A requirement to travel with groups to events when deemed necessary.
  • Manage pre-season plans for YDP groups.
  • Manage weekend match activities on site (all phases), including the management of resource across the different sites in operation.
  • Organise travel plans for those involved in the full-time training arrangement.
  • Be an integral member of the Academy operations department, providing cover to other age group phases when required.
  • Manage the delivery of Academy wide events, such as:
  • Player and parent information sessions (events)
  • Induction meetings
  • Staff CPD sessions
  • Maintain detailed contact records for YDP aged players, to include personal contact information and school details.
  • To work with the education department when required.

The Person
  • Experience of working in a elite sports environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Planning and organisation skills.
  • Efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Standards and quality driven.
  • Be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft office or similar packages.
  • Sound financial awareness, successful experience of managing/controlling budgets.
  • A commitment to driving forwards continuous improvement in their working environment.
  • Sound personal qualities such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, self-motivation, enthusiasm, and ability to work under pressure. They should exhibit pride in performance and possess high standards in the provision of service to Manchester United’s customers and internal users.

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