Digital Technical Project Manager

  • Chelsea FC
  • Chelsea, London, UK
  • 02 May, 2024
Full time Digital Leadership & Management Premier League

Job Description


Job Title – Digital Technical Project Manager

Location – Stamford Bridge

Hours – Permanent – 35 hours a week (Any 5 of 7)


About Us:


As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.


Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!


What We’re Looking For:


Chelsea FC are looking for a Digital Technical Project Manager to be responsible for the delivery of products and projects for the digital product team including new features for the Club’s mobile app, website, as well as other digital platforms. The role will lead from start to finish throughout the full lifecycle including discovery, definition, development, and release. The role will interface across the business to create, develop, and enhance the Club’s digital platforms to grow and engage the Club’s global fanbase and realise commercial success.


Brief description and duties:


  • Determine and define project scope, objectives, and deliverables, ensuring every project is set up for success
  • Ensure all project team members are briefed on the project processes and that these are followed throughout the project lifecycle
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholder (e.g., development agency) to plan in and maintain appropriate resources to deliver in an effective and efficient manner
  • Allocate tasks and communicate deadlines to team members
  • Work with the Digital Programme Lead to monitor progress, be proactive and remove any blockers swifty - adjusting as needed
  • Track and report on project budget burndown
  • Support product managers in project/sprint ceremonies, including daily standups, planning/estimation sessions and retrospectives
  • Ensure the regular tracking, analysis and communicating of risk logs and mitigation plans
  • Ensure all project documentation is up to date and available to project participants.
  • Utilise industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Evaluating the performance of team members and the project overall
  • Analyse all management and technical processes to ensure they’re delivered as expected
  • Research and evaluate new hardware and software technology and help make decisions on the cost-benefit analysis of new purchases



Key Skills/qualified by demonstrable experience to the level required: 


  • Demonstrable experience in delivering projects and products for websites and apps working in an agile development environment
  • Strong experience collaborating with engineers and product design teams to develop innovative and delightful user experiences
  • Ability to handle multiple stakeholders and large project teams
  • Experience working within the sporting environment, preferably within football
  • Excellent technical understanding of the technologies involved in the programme of web and app development
  • Experience in delivering projects from end to end, from discovery, through to definition, development, and continuous optimisation
  • Background in managing and influencing third party agencies
  • Well versed in agile and more traditional methodologies
  • Good knowledge of project management techniques and the various associated tools – experience in the Atlassian suite of tools, especially Jira and Confluence


Skills and Behaviours:


  • Self-driven, results orientated and a positive outlook
  • Confident in client facing situations
  • Proactive and detail oriented with effective communication and reporting skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to interrogate project metrics to identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Natural forward planner and strategic thinker
  • Excellent organisation skills, with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Good resistance under pressure to deliver to tight timelines
  • Good understanding of the wider objectives of the programme
  • Ability to focus on achieving results and timely delivery


What We Offer: 

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.


Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.