First Team Performance Analyst

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • Crystal Palace, London, UK
  • 12 May, 2024
Full time Premier League Scout / Analyst

Job Description

Job Location       Training Ground, Beckenham, BR3 1NZ

Contract Type   Full-time

Salary/ ROP        Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

To assist in the provision of detailed pre, live and post-match analysis for direct use by the First Team Manager and coaching staff and collaborate with all other staff to continually enhance the standards of performance analysis provision throughout Crystal Palace Football Club.


  • Working in conjunction with other First Team Performance Analysts in the provision of pre, live and post-match analysis services for the manager, coaching staff and players.
  • Working daily with the analysis department, manager and coaching staff to successfully complete duties for tight deadlines.
  • Create pre-match presentations which should help identify the team objectives for the next match and provide evidence both video and statistical.
  • Assist in preparing additional pre-match essentials set out by Coaching staff (set plays, penalties, individual player clips, booklet)
  • Film and coding games and training sessions as directed (this will involve travelling with the team to away games as well as attending home games).
  • Supporting match day preparation of pre-match, half-time and post-match analysis as directed by the manager/coaching staff.
  • Prepare post-match (next day) report (video and statistic).
  • Work in conjunction with Coaching staff to prepare individual player and team reviews
  • Maintaining and updating player related performance databases
  • Attend and provide analysis at all required first team matches (home / away).
  • Offer support to other training ground departments, to help them effectively utilise the departmental analysis tools.
  • Run long-term analysis projects, present key trends/findings and ad hoc duties.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in Sports Science or related discipline at 2:1 or above (MSc is desirable).
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working Full Time within professional football in performance analysis (first team level desirable).
  • High level of tactical/technical football knowledge within an elite level environment
  • First-hand experience in the use of industry standard analysis products including; Hudl SportsCode / Studio / Insight, SBG, etc.
  • Advanced computer skills (Mac and Windows) with experience of managing, summarising and presenting large sets of data.
  • Experience in the use of statistics to identify player and team performance trends (previous experience of using OPTA / Statsbomb / SkillCorner / SecondSpectrum data desirable).
  • Demonstrable high level of tactical knowledge
  • A hard worker with acute attention to detail
  • An excellent communicator
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and develop intra/inter departmental relationships
  • Committed to continual professional development
  • Able to respond positively to change in a dynamic, fast-moving environment


  • Complimentary match day ticket
  • Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
  • Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
  • 20% Discount in our Retail Stores
  • Volunteering Day - 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
  • Travel Season Ticket loan
  • Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustment

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Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be required to undergo any relevant security checks, including a comprehensive background check, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable individuals.