Match Operations Assistant - North West (Liverpool and Manchester)

  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Liverpool and Manchester
  • 11 Nov, 2023
Part time Maintenance Technology

Job Description

⚽Football Systems Operator | Launch Your Career in Sports Technology | Part-Time, Consultant Onsite at Stadiums in Liverpool and Manchester⚽

Are you passionate about football and technology? Ready to work at the forefront of sports innovation? Join our growing team at Hawk-Eye Innovations and become a Match Operations Assistant!

📍Location: Onsite at stadiums within a 2hr radius of Liverpool and Manchester

📝Contract: Consultant, Part-Time

💰Salary: Day Rate starts from £145 

📆Start Date: Immediate



We are recruiting to fill Match Assistant roles within our expanding operations in UEFA Football. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of sports technology as part of a dedicated and dynamic team. 

The role involves the setup and operation of our systems on-site at football stadiums throughout Europe for various football competitions, including (but not limited to) Champions League, Europa League and international European Qualification matches.

Working day expectations:

  • Match Day -> Arrival up to 7 hours pre-Kick Off

  • Match Day -> End of day up to 2 hours post game completion

  • There are also varied needs during the setup day/s which may require the consultants to be present on the day/s before match day.

  • The role requires the consultant to be flexible with work hours depending on the needs of the onsite team

We are looking for committed and passionate people that are willing, and able to commit to all UEFA matches in given stadiums. This is in order to provide the team with consistency throughout the competitions. Please consider that this work is likely to be midweek, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday on most occasions. Refer to the UEFA calendar ( to see more details of when fixtures may be.

We will equip you with the technical training, support and full exposure to our systems to perform your match day tasks but also encourage development and progression to help make an impact on what we do. Working as a Match Operations Assistant, is a great entry level route into full time employment with Hawk-Eye Innovations ltd.

Please attach your CV in English.


💼Key Responsibilities

It is important to note that Match Operations Assistants have various responsibilities that will depend on the role assigned to them. In most cases, a maximum of two of the listed responsibilities below would be assigned per match:

  • Set up the medical system

    • Run cabling 

    • Take the Medical Tablets to these positions

    • Launch the software

    • Troubleshoot issues with the hardware and associated software

    • Interact professionally with and provide support to the medical teams who use the system

  • Set up the audio system

    • Run cabling

    • Test the audio units 

    • Troubleshoot issues with the hardware and associated software

    • Interact professionally with the Match Officials that will be using the audio system during the game

  • Working with the Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS) Team Lead to set up EPTS

    • Lineup cameras (likely to include working at height, on ladders on on stadium catwalks)

    • Coordinate with the EPTS Team Lead to troubleshoot any issues with hardware or software

  • Set up / Operate the Referee Review Area Monitor (RRA)

    • Run cabling

    • Test functionality of RRA monitor and backup systems

    • Troubleshoot issues with the hardware and associated software

    • Raising of the RRA into position during pre-match tests and during the game when required

Other Responsibilities:

  • Contribute as part of the team setting up goal-line and video review systems

  • Conducting pre-match checks of the systems in accordance with standard procedures

  • Liaising with football officials, stadium/club personnel, match officials and host broadcasters both on-site and remotely

  • Monitoring and operating the system during the match

  • Organising your logistics for travelling between stadiums locations as and when required


🛠Skills, Knowledge and Expertise


  • Bright and enterprising with excellent organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proactive, responsible attitude and ability to work on your own initiative with minimum supervision

  • Time management skills and ability to work in a high pressure, procedural, live broadcast environment

  • Ability to liaise with clients and customers in a professional and approachable manner with attention to good communication.

  • High proficiency in the English language required

  • Able to adapt to flexible working conditions with irregular working hours


  • A technical background, ideally in IT or Broadcast

  • An interest in sport and/or sports analysis, ideally with a good knowledge of football and the rules of the game

  • Experience working with VT/replay technology desirable, or live event / technical production

  • Prepared to travel locally and, if required, further afield in Europe

  • Driving licence preferred

At Hawk-Eye Innovations, we appreciate and value the importance of potential and growth. If you do not hit all of the criteria above but believe that there are certain areas you excel in and that you possess the passion and desire to develop the other attributes, then we encourage you to apply.


⚽Make an Impact in the World of Football

Join our dedicated and dynamic team and help revolutionise the way technology is used in Football! As a Match Operations Assistant, you'll gain invaluable experience and play a crucial role in some of the biggest Football events in the world. 

Ready to kickstart your career in sports technology? Apply now and become a part of our Hawk-Eye team! 🏆