Football Operations Executive

  • Premier League
  • London, UK
  • 10 May, 2024
Full time Administration Premier League

Job Description

The role will support across a number of operational responsibilities aimed at ensuring the smooth functioning of Premier League matches. Duties will include reviewing Match Delegate reports, pinpointing key issues post-match, and providing valuable support for operational and regulatory investigations.

The successful candidate will support the management of Match Delegate groups and delivering insightful statistics, analysis, and assessments related to on-field football matters. Additionally, the role will be actively involved in facilitating pre- and post-meeting processes for the Key Match Incident Panel

The position will be required to liaise with internal departments such as Communications, Broadcast, Business Intelligence, and Football Development on various cross-team projects and initiatives. 

Furthermore, the role will provide invaluable support for a range of Football Operations activities, this may involve assisting in the preparation and delivery of Football Operations events and meetings, as well as contributing to the review and development of essential documents like competition guidance, manuals, and handbooks.

Who we are

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its Clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 880 million homes in 188 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Handbook as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues. 

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and strives to create an inclusive culture where talent can flourish. We believe in the potential of everyone and open our doors to those who share those values. All appointments will be made based on merit; however, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people.  

Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits in line with our company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and moderation of Match Delegate reports, and identification of key issues following each Premier League matchSupport the review and investigation of operational and football regulatory issues
  • Support the administration and management of the Match Delegate group as required
  • Produce statistics, analysis and assessment of on-field football matters purposes as required
  • Support the pre- and post- meeting process of the PL Key Match Incident Panel
  • Attend Premier League Match Centre and lead the delivery of match day operations as required
  • Work alongside internal departments (including but not limited to Communications, Broadcast, Business Intelligence and Football Development) on cross-team projects and other Business initiatives as required
  •  Support working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders as required
  •  Provide general support to Football Operations activities, projects and initiatives
  • Support the preparation and delivery of Football Operations events and meetings 
  • Provide support for the review and development of Football Operations documents, including competition guidance, manuals and handbooks
 

Requirements for the role

  • Relevant work experience in another similar position
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong organisational skills –ability to manage multiple stakeholders and projects
  • First class interpersonal skills – the ability to work within a team while being proactive
  • Advanced Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Able to prioritise a heavy workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Able to grasp instructions / requirements quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work well under pressure and use own initiative
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information and exercise discretion
Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.
 
We are working with a recruitment partner, level=, to fill this vacancy. level= specialise in eliminating the bias which can occur in the recruitment process. On expressing interest in this role, using the link below, you will receive an application pack, giving full details of the role and information about working at the Premier League. This will also guide you through the next steps of the application process.  
 
 To start an application and receive the candidate pack for the role, please apply here.  
 
We will remove barriers that prospective candidates might face at any stage of our recruitment process. If you have a disability and would like the advert in an alternative format, or would like to talk about how we can adjust the interview process to best support you, please contact recruitment@premierleague.com  

About The Premier League

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its Clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 880 million homes in 188 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Handbook as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues. 
 
The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and strives to create an inclusive culture where talent can flourish. We believe in the potential of everyone and open our doors to those who share those values. All appointments will be made based on merit; however, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people.