Welcome to the Sport Jobs Round-Up, your go-to source for the latest career opportunities in the world of sport, brought to you by Behind Sport.

Whether you’re an aspiring professional, a seasoned veteran looking for a change, or simply passionate about the industry, we’ve got you covered.

You’ll notice a lot of the jobs in this edition are the same as last week, most are still open for applications so make sure you get yours sent in ASAP!

 

Organisation: West Ham United

Position: Senior Social Media Producer

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 14.12.2023

As a Senior Social Media Producer, you will play an important role in moulding the Club’s social media strategy, ideating and producing best-in-class content and working with our Social Media Producers to ensure key performance indicators (KPIs) are met. You will work across the men’s team (including matchdays), as directed by the Social Media Manager.

The ideal candidate for this role would be a knowledgeable social media professional with experience working for a sports organisation. They will have a keen interest in football, a proven track record of creating high-performing content for a sports audience and are adept at applying trends to content in a manner which keeps the organisation’s creative identity and brand values at its core.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Tottenham Hotspur

Position: Digital Platforms Marketing Executive

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 15.12.2023

The Club is seeking a Digital Platforms Marketing Executive to manage one of the club’s digital platforms.

Monitoring of digital platforms during matches will be required, which will require some evening and weekend work when the team is playing. You will be required to fulfil this on a rotational basis with your team, and time off will be given in lieu.

JOB PURPOSE:

You will be responsible for ensuring the digital platforms are built and evolved to deliver to the needs of the business and you will approach this in three ways, which together ensure that every user is given the best possible experience, wherever they are on the Club’s digital estate.

You will manage the platforms from a technical point of view, ensuring they are performing as they should.

You will understand, grow, and engage the audience delivering an optimum personalised customer journey.

Finally, you will own the planning, execution and reporting of campaign activity and oversee the use of personalization tools to drive up engagement & performance.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Southampton FC

Position: Women’s Content Producer

Location: Southampton, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 14.12.2023

The Women’s Content Producer plays a key role within the Football Content Team, overseeing output relating to Southampton FC Women across the club’s digital channels and printed publications.

Reporting into the Editorial Manager, the successful candidate will lead on the production of engaging, innovative and original content relating to the Women’s & Girls’ Programme, driving increased awareness and affinity for it. This will include management of social media channels, production of additional content for southamptonfc.com and the club’s mobile app, coverage of home and away matches and assisting in the production of the club’s matchday programme.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: St Johnstone

Position: Media and Comms Officer

Location: Perth, Scotland (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 22.12.2023

St Johnstone are looking for a Media and Communications Officer who will work closely with the Head of Media and Communications to produce high quality content and comms.

Responsibilities 

– Develop and execute social media strategies to increase our online presence and fan engagement across various platforms (X, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.).
– Create captivating content, including posts, interviews, stories, videos, and graphics, to showcase matchdays, behind-the-scenes moments, and community initiatives.
– Manage the social media content calendar, ensuring timely and relevant posts aligned with the Club’s brand and objectives.
– Writing and editing copy for the matchday programme, online news articles and weekly newsletter.
– Help organise and execute weekly press conferences with local and national press.
– Conduct interviews with personnel across the Club, including but not limited to players, staff, St Johnstone Women FC and Saints in the community.
– Travel to home and away games for full matchday coverage. Roles on the day include; liaising with press, post-match interviews, social media updates during the game and ADHOC Club commentary for SaintsTV.
– Use all available resources to ensure that the Club’s commercial partners and sponsors are given appropriate exposure and that the club’s facilities are promoted to their fullest potential.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The R&A

Position: Venue Development Project Manager

Location: Scotland, GB (Remote)

Salary: None listed

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a dynamic and experienced professional to join the R&A in a newly created role, that of Venue Development Project Manager.

This role will scope, research, plan, execute and deliver a variety of key transformational venue development projects at The R&A’s Open venues associated with permanent infrastructure and golf course changes, planning 4-5 years’ ahead, to ensure the venues remain best in class, operationally efficient and suitable to host modern Championships.

The post holder will be supporting the staging and delivery of The Open in any given year working with various suppliers/contractors, to deliver the championship to an industry leading world class standard, in line with agreed tolerances and departmental and organisational aims.

You will input into the development of the venue development strategy, and work as part of the team executing its delivery, in line with the overall departmental and organisational aims and will build and maintain collaborative working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership and influential partners, in order to deliver the portfolio of venue development projects on time and within budget, whilst balancing and fulfilling stakeholder requirements and needs.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Newcastle United

Position: Head of Brand and Marketing

Location: Newcastle, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 19.12.2023

Newcastle United are looking for an experienced and inspirational Head of Brand and Marketing to lead a team to develop the next chapter in the Clubs’ brand lifecycle, shaping the vision, strategy, positioning and marketing activity of our Club products.

Working closely with our Director of Brand, Marketing and Digital this is a unique opportunity to define the products that fans will engage with to deliver commercial revenue for this iconic Club. These products will cover four key areas including brand marketing, membership marketing, ticket marketing and retail marketing as such you will have significant strategic experience gained in a senior leadership role in a product, retail or brand marketing role, with a proven track record of commercial success.

You will play a key role in shaping the category and product vision, strategy, and integrated marketing campaigns to execute the Club’s brand strategy that supports Newcastle United’s global vision, mission and values. This will ensure that the Club achieves its key commercial goals; engages current and future fans and maximises global brand awareness.

You will have a proven track record of successfully determining product-market fit and launching products to market with commercial success and have significant experience of launching and managing Product Marketing programs globally.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The FA

Position: Head of Insight’s (Men’s)

Location: St George’s Park, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 11.12.2023 (APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY)

  • Lead the development of an overall strategy and operational delivery plan for Player Insight which encompasses best practice in the use of visual, data and multi-disciplinary observations and measurements both on and off England duty to create comprehensive, benchmarked player profiles appropriate to each age group.
  • Define the strategic direction of player insights to enhance the quality of player understanding across the technical directorate that covers aggregating intelligence form all functions which influences player identification, profiling, selection, interactions and management.
  • Lead the creation and delivery of robust and comprehensive rating systems, depth charts and other visualisations to provide up-to-date and insightful analysis of player status and key areas of emphasis such as EQP.
  • Lead the definition, evolution, and strategic delivery of regular cross phase player reviews in order to facilitate the Coaches and MDT to select and benchmark current talent.
  • Lead the aggregation, analysis, presentation & maintenance of comprehensive player profiles for the senior professional development phase using information from all stakeholders and external sources.
  • Lead the creation and delivery of key internal projects and external research associations which support the further development of player and performance Insight services.
  • Develop and drive a comprehensive technical development programme for the Insights team to continually elevate the level of practice within the team.
  • Act as a key member of the Performance Support leadership team (Insights, Analysis, PPMN, and Psychology), building a cohesive departmental strategy and role modelling a collaborative culture.
  • Explore, engage and maintain a network of organisations, institutions, individuals and technology to accelerate the accuracy and depth of insight on individuals.
  • Develop close and trusted working relationships with Men’s national coaches and MDT support staff to always ensure a cohesive trans-disciplinary approach.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive network of organisations and individuals outside football with whom to share and develop best practice.
  • Planning and management of departmental budget.
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA’s commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: adidas

Position: Brand Communications Senior Manager – Football Clubs & Partners

Location: Stockport or London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Purpose & Overall Relevance For The Organization

  • The Brand Communications Senior Manager – clubs will help ensure that adidas club and partner channels continue to raise the awareness and image of adidas as the number one Global Football Brand.
  • You’ll be trusted to fully activate the communication platform and contractual marketing rights to promote adidas brand on club related and non-related campaigns.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of the seasonal Marketing Plan to support business growth.
  • Produce, edit, and deliver appropriate content to feed the various Club, partners and adidas communication channels with the clear focus on delivering towards brand KPIs and return on investment for the adidas brand.
  • Leverage the clubs and partners platform to promote adidas stories, concepts and ideas.
  • Coordinate and ensure club/partner approvals on adidas communication elements through strong networking and relationship management with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordination of local market specific activation plans.
  • Maximise the effectiveness of the MWB.
  • Ensure delivery of all contractually guaranteed Brand Marketing rights to both adidas and Club, including but not limited to digital / social media rights, CRM, LED boards etc.
  • Leverage club/partner platforms to activate in new sectors e.g., gaming / esports, music / entertainment.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Brentford FC

Position: Head of Academy Football Development

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 15.12.2023

The role of Head of Academy Football Development is fundamental to the long-term vision of Brentford Football Club in identifying and developing the best coaches and the best young players for the Club. The role will be to develop coaches, develop the coaching curriculum and line manage the Lead Phase coaches. As a member of the Academy Management Team (AMT) the successful applicant will be a vital part of the Academy’s performance.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Newcastle United

Position: Global Licensing Manager

Location: Newcastle, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Joining a busy and friendly team, you will be an experienced licensing professional with proven experience developing and executing a licensing strategy, preferably within the sports or entertainment industry.

You will lead Newcastle United’s Licensing function and you will develop and execute a execute a comprehensive licensing strategy that aims to enhance the reach and appeal of the Newcastle brand by providing a quality range of licensed products across a range of categories globally. This will include identifying new licensing opportunities and negotiating and securing licensing agreements.

A strong track record of securing and managing licensing agreements is essential as well as having strong knowledge of licensing principles, contract negotiation and intellectual property.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Bristol Rovers

Position: Head of Commercial

Location: Bristol, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 02.01.2024

As our Head of Commercial, you will drive, retain and develop their business.

Devising a commercial strategy to maximise our revenue, you will manage their sales plans, ensure we achieve their targets, and agree on manageable budgets.

You will also manage relationships with our commercial partners, maximise support for sales initiatives, and lead the sales team, making sure that hospitality areas are sold out for each fixture.

Additionally, you will:

– Source new commercial partners

– Maximise their assets to generate income

– Ensure regular stadium events are held throughout the season

– Develop new revenue streams and commercial opportunities

– Work in tandem with their on-field ambitions

Apply here.

 

Organisation: World Rugby

Position: World Rugby – Match Management Manager (Women’s RWC England 2025 LOC)

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Women’s RWC 2025 LOC is looking to appoint a Match Management Managerto be responsible for the planning and delivery of the Women’s Rugby World Cup across Match Management and the policies and procedures for the match. The Match Management Manager will have a number of direct reports across the functional area responsibilities.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for co-ordinating the activities of all Functional Areas relating directly to the match delivery of the 38 matches within the 8 match venues.
  • Responsible for establishing high quality systems and processes so as to achieve excellence in the delivery of the matches and associated services.
  • The role is highly operational in nature and will involve some travel between Twickenham and the venues during the planning phase and throughout the tournament itself.
  • Lead the match planning process, ensuring that all requirements of the Women’s RWC 2025 including the relevant World Rugby Laws and Regulations of the game are captured and integrated into the planning process
  • Recruit and train the highest standard of Match Managers to be deployed to each of the match venues, providing clear and decisive leadership, direction and management.
  • Liaison with the Event Services, Venues Teams and Match Venues to determine the allocation of operational space and client flows within the Match Venues for teams and match officials.
  • Lead in the development of match management manuals, policies, procedures and systems.
  • Lead the production of Match Day timelines which will form the basis of broadcast plans, venue daily runsheets etc.
  • Provide support and guidance to venues and other key stakeholders in relation to match delivery.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Alpine F1

Position: Digital Content Creator

Location: Enstone, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They are looking for a creative content creator & producer with a passion for new ideas to create, produce and deliver best-in-class digital media content with the purpose of engaging millions of fans around the world. You will be working within their communications department at their facility in Enstone, Oxfordshire.

You support the planning and production of photo and video content across the Formula1 season. Working with the Senior Brand and Partners Communication Manager on content ideas to support their partnerships and to help grow their social accounts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the hands-on shooting of photography and video content, working closely with the teams and drivers, both at trackside and in Enstone.
  • Shooting and editing content which demonstrates an understanding and consideration for their fans on their channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, YouTube, LinkedIn.
  • Responsible for organising, managing and updating imagery and footage on the company’s digital asset management system.
  • Create video content that follows our digital strategy, as well as objectives, house style and tone of voice, with a particular focus on short form trending content.
  • Manage all tagged UGC content, obtaining rights and planning into the posting schedule.
  • Editing content to a high standard for a range of formats and across a breadth of digital and social media channels.
  • Reporting on social performance, taking learnings into future content direction.
  • Working flexibly and efficiently to produce high-volume content, often turning around edits on location in a timely manner.
  • Involvement in content planning and brainstorming for upcoming races and non-track activity, helping to feed in disruptive creative concepts.
  • Project management of shoots, including set up and operation of kit and equipment, and content requests across busy race weekends.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Nottingham Forest FC

Position: Head of Ticketing and Hospitality

Location: Nottingham, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 18.12.2023

They are looking for an experienced, commercially-driven, and passionate Head of Ticketing and Hospitality to join our business and perform a key role within Nottingham Forest Football Club.

As part of the role, you will be driving a sales culture within the business, setting realistic but challenging seasonal strategy and relevant KPIs to optimise revenue generation. You’ll operate as a key leader in our commercial team, with accountability for all of our ticketed sales (match days and events), encompassing season tickets, general admission ticketing and hospitality experiences.  In addition, you’ll be an experienced people manager and support the growth and personal development of our Ticket Office and hospitality sales teams.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Castore

Position: Senior Social Media Executive

Location: Manchester, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They are looking for a creative and strategic Senior Social Media Exec who embodies their brand values whilst hitting the ground running. As Senior Social Exec, you will develop and implement a comprehensive social strategy looking to increase brand awareness and traffic to Castore.

Leading with social editorial planning, day-to-day publishing and developing bold and exciting ways to activate social growth. Owning editorial calendars and design briefs that deliver social activations and assets that take their consumers on the Castore journey.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: ATP Tour

Position: Tour Development Coordinator

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The Development Coordinator is a dynamic role within the department, reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Tour Development. This position plays a crucial role in supporting the Tour Development Division’s strategic initiatives across its six departments, focusing on development, product enhancement, and innovation. The associate will contribute to various projects and activities that drive forward the ATP Tour’s objectives, offering a unique opportunity to engage in the evolving landscape of professional tennis.

Apply here.

 

That’s it for our Sport Jobs Round-up this week, good luck to everyone applying.

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