Performance Analyst – Strategic Lead

  • Everton Football Club
  • Finch Farm, Finch Lane, Halewood, Liverpool, UK
  • 01 Jul, 2024
Full time Premier League Scout / Analyst

Job Description

Who are we: Everton Football Club is one of world sport's most respected and revered names - a by-word for innovation and professionalism during the course of a glittering history that spans three centuries.    
One of the 12 founder members of the Football League, Everton has played more games in English football's top flight than any other club.      
While rightly proud of our rich past, and Goodison Park, our home of more than 130 years, we are now setting our sights on an exciting future at a state-of-the-art new stadium currently being constructed on the banks of the iconic River Mersey.    
In doing so, we remain committed to developing and supporting teams across our men’s, women’s and Academy set-ups that inspire and compete at the highest level of the game.      

Our values underpin how we behave, how we represent our club in our city and across the world of football, and how we look after one another and our community. They provide a framework for how we work and engage with partners, suppliers and, most importantly, our fans.        

About the opportunity: Strategic Performance Analysis has come to play an integral role in football; we are continuing to look at how we gain a competitive edge on and off the pitch.  

We feel that by using data and video to extract insights we can improve player performance and measure our alignment to our coaching philosophy. Because of this, we now have a unique and exciting opportunity for a Performance Analyst (Strategic Lead) to join our Men’s First Team Performance Analysis Department at Finch Farm. 

As a Performance Analyst (Strategic Lead) you will report directly into our Director of Football and provide direction and guidance on all strategic and insight-based performance analysis to Men’s First Team staff and players. 

Work closely with the Performance Insights department, you will lead on understanding correlations and trends across the playing squad, opposition, and football from a wider perspective.  

Other key responsibilities as part of this role include: 

Strategic Consideration  

  • Playing a key role in the research into and adoption of, all new technologies, ensuring the Men’s First Team Playing and Coaching group remains up to date with all current industry trends.  

  • Providing dossiers and insights across the Men’s First Team playing group to enable a comprehensive profile on each individual player; inclusive of physical, psychological, technical and tactical considerations.  

  • Researching and reporting on industry trends, within performance analysis, which allow Everton Football Club to consider potential opportunities for competitive advantage. 

Opposition Analysis 

  • Leading on provisions and profiling within opposition analysis, for all competitions at Men’s First Team level; providing reviews and reports to Men’s First Team Coaches. 

  • Creating detailed opponent dossiers utilising data, from a team and individual perspective, of opposition information; working closely with the Data Insights function of the Men’s First Team. 

  • Coding and presentation of opposition footage; with telestrated presentations to enable understanding of insights. 

Set Piece Analysis  

  • Creating Set Piece Insights for the Men’s First Team, through creation, and evolution of video content and data. 

  • Leading on set piece analysis provision, to Men’s First Team staff and players, with a view on enhancing competitive advantage within this specific area of focus. The role will utilise data analysis and video feedback techniques to provide detailed research on best practice related to set pieces.   

Who we are looking for: Essentially, we are looking for a talented and confident performance analyst who has the knowledge and skill to play an integral role in our Men’s First Team Performance Analysis Department. 

You will be confident in communicating with all stakeholders as you will be leading the development and implementation of business intelligence and analytics strategies and really proving why data is important to a football club like ours. 

If you are passionate about analysis with an ambitious spirit that can transcend across our Performance Analysis department then we would love to hear from you! 

The role is permanent and will be based at Finch Farm training ground in Liverpool (Halewood); working 40 hours per week, the closing date of this advert is Thursday 27th June 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a substation amount of applications.    

Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices          

The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.                    

As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require a Basic DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information of which can be found here           

This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.        

Equity & Inclusion      

Everton is committed to ensuring everyone is respected, celebrated, and empowered for who they are, regardless of their identity. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, those who identify as female and those from racially diverse communities. We are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental/emotional wellbeing of all our people. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition and require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application/interview/onboarding process, please let us know by contacting the Talent Acquisition Team via email -      

To support our pledge to diversify our organisation and through our commitment to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, Everton welcomes applications from people of all walks of life. As part of our commitment to Disability, Inclusion and Accessibility we are more than happy to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process should you require.