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.

 

Organisation: Watford FC

Position: Graphic Designer

Location: Watford, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 28.01.2024

Watford Football Club is looking to recruit a new Graphic Designer to provide a key resource within a team of Graphic Designers, who work closely with all other departments across the club to provide a range of design resources for both internal and external communications.

The design team falls within an organisational structure which includes colleagues who are responsible for communications, events, membership services and ticketing. This team dovetails with the marketing team to drive supporter engagement across all digital communications platforms.

The purpose of the job is to work to tight and occasionally seemingly unfeasible deadlines in an exciting, fast-paced, relentless, and volatile environment – while all the time keeping a positive mindset and a sense of fun and enjoyment in a role which gives the chance to interact right across the business.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Salford City FC

Position: Commercial Manager

Location: Salford, GB (On-site)

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 per year

Closing date: 26.01.2024 at 12pm

They have an opportunity available for someone to join Salford City as Commercial Manager, responsible for maintaining partner relationships and generating commercial income.

You will be required to work with all of our sponsors and partners to ensure they receive the best levels of customer service, including delivering on commercial packages and exploring new ways of working together.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of meeting targets and successfully managing accounts, and a well rounded understanding of all commercial aspects including sponsorship, advertising and hospitality.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Newcastle United

Position: Partnership Marketing Executive

Location: Newcastle, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 15.01.2024 (APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY)

As Partnership Marketing Executive, you will support with partnership marketing activities for a number of principle and global partners across the Men’s and Women’s football teams.

Working with their Partnership Marketing Manager, you will support the day-to-day relationship and portfolio of principle, global partners and suppliers.

You will have demonstrable experience, from a sponsorship or marketing background working for a brand, rights holder or within an agency. You will have experience in PR, Marketing, and event management, with a proven ability to manage relationships with senior stakeholders.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Red Bull Racing

Position: Social Media Executive

Location: Milton Keynes, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 21.01.2024

They are looking for a passionate Social Media Executive to join their growing Marketing team at their state-of-the-art campus in Milton Keynes. This role will focus on Social Media and will support the team in producing engaging and informative and entertaining material for the Team’s social channels in both F1 and Esports.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage their social media moderation tool, ensuring regular reports are produced and distributed across relevant team members.
  • Monitor relevant forums and comments, reporting on fan reaction and their perception of the team to the Social Media Channel Manager and wider communication teams.
  • Assist in social asset preparation and distribution to internal departments, including partners.
  • Assist in race by race measuring and reporting on performance of all social activity against KPI’s
  • Develop a clear understanding of social media channels, best practices, latest trends and the ability to sensibly moderate.
  • Support the Social Programming Manager in conducting monthly reviews of channel performance, highlighting best and worst performing output against KPI’s in aide of consistently refining our social media strategy.
  • Be the eyes and ears of the Social team, spotting and championing new trends across the team

Apply here.

 

Organisation: British Horseracing Authority

Position: Executive Assistant

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: 

Closing date: 24.01.2024

The BHA is looking to recruit an Executive Assistant, assisting the Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs and the Chief Operating Officer. The EA will be the first point of contact both internally and externally. The role involves dealing proactively and effectively with a wide range of enquires promptly whilst supporting the Directors in their day-to-day activities.

Key responsibilities will include management of the Directors schedules through effective planning and coordination of meetings, national and international travel. Organising agenda and itineraries for meetings and visits, co-ordinating and prioritising all proposed activity and to ensure all relevant issues are addressed. To co-ordinate necessary papers, collating or preparing as appropriate.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Burnley FC

Position: Strategy Manager

Location: Burnley, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

An opportunity has become available for an inquisitive Strategy Manager at a pivotal time of transition and change for Burnley Football Club. As the Strategy Manager, you will be expected to:

  • Support business leaders in developing strategic roadmaps.
  • Develop key insights that further departments thinking to support them to deliver their strategic or operating goals.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: West Ham United

Position: Video Producer

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 08.02.2024

The successful candidate will form an important part of the content team and be heavily involved in ideation and execution of video content across West Ham’s digital channels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, develop, and execute innovative content ideas that resonate with the club’s diverse fanbase, ranging from match highlights, interviews, mini-documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, and other engaging content.
  • Support our PR and Communication departments with creative, emotive and heart-warming content pieces.
  • Work closely with social media team to help devise and execute vertical content across platforms such as TikTok and IG Reels.
  • Research and feedback to wider team on new content ideas, techniques and trends from around the Sports business.
  • Support marketing and retail campaigns with high quality video content.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholders, including players, coaching staff, and operations team, to ensure highest standards for planning and communication are always met.
  • Assist wider video team with internal projects when required.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Chelsea FC

Position: Head of Supporter Relations

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Chelsea FC are looking to be responsible for creating a direct relationship with supporters of Chelsea FC. This role ensures they are listened to, heard and able positively to influence the club.

Brief description and duties:

  • Lead the supporter relations team, acting as the supporter representative in all business activities, ensuring that their interests are embedded in the club’s decision-making processes and policies
  • Managing the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO), Disability Access Officer (DAO), Resident Relations Officer, Child Mascot and Supporter Services team
  • Work with the Board and Executive Team to ensure robust consultation and engagement process exist between the Club and fans and local residents and community stakeholders.
  • Act as the internal lead for the Premier League’s fan engagement standard, including delivery of the club’s Fan Advisory Board (FAB)
  • Develop and deliver a fan engagement framework and strategy that ensures regular communication and meetings between fan representatives and the club, including, but not limited to Fan, Access, Women’s, Supporter Club and Club Chelsea Forums and regular meetings with supporter groups.
  • Proactively develop initiatives and campaigns that deepen the relationship between supporter, local residents, community stakeholders and the club be the voice of Chelsea supporters on behalf of the club at external forums, including the Premier League, FA, Football League and UEFA and with relevant counterparts, match delegates, police and local authorities
  • Provide advice and insights to club leaders on fan and local issues.
  • Ensure the needs of all stakeholders are considered in club decision-making, for example. disabled supporters, supporters from under-represented communities, LGBTQ+ communities
  • Develop best practice in relation to fan engagement that infuses Chelsea FC fans with a sense of pride.
  • Establishing the club’s access strategy

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Bradford City AFC

Position: Digital Content Creator

Location: Bradford, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 26.01.2024

Forming part of City’s communications department, the successful candidate will work to enhance the club’s growing media and marketing operation, and assist the commercial department, through the creation and publishing of video content and digital assets.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Newcastle United

Position: Head of Social

Location: Newcastle, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 18.01.2024

They’re seeking a dynamic and creative Head of Social to lead the development and execution of our global social media strategy.

You will lead a talented team of social media professionals, fostering creativity and innovation in content creation, distribution, and engagement working closely with various internal stakeholders, including marketing, communications, and partnerships, to ensure social media initiatives support overall business objectives.

You will be one of the key driving forces behind this iconic Club brand and make history by taking it to the next level by developing a go to market strategy for target markets (including US and KSA), prioritising growth, engagement and commercial development.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Brentford FC

Position: Administration Assistant

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: £27,500 – £30,000 per year

Closing date: 19.01.2024

The Administration Assistant will provide efficient and effective support to the PA to Director of Football & Head Coach. This role will provide exposure to the working environment of the training ground as well as some aspects of HR.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: New Balance

Position: Football Sports Marketing Intern

Location: Warrington, GB (On-site)

Salary: One year paid internship

Closing date: 19.01.2024 (Capped at 100 applicants)

New Balance are offering a 1 year paid internship to an undergraduate student, currently in their penultimate year of study, with a desire to follow a career in Sports Marketing. The role will support the Sports Marketing team in their work to manage and service global football teams and players. Training and support will be given and you will gain a broad knowledge of a Global Football Marketing department.

This placement opportunity will start on Monday 10th June 2024 and will be based in their Head Office (Warrington) full time.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Brighton & Hove Albion

Position: Recruitment Scout (Women & Girls)

Location: Brighton, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 17.01.2024

This new and exciting role will work as an integral member of the women’s football recruitment department in identifying both first team and academy/investment players. You will be required to attend matches and provide detailed scouting and player reports. As part of this role you will need to keep up to date with WSL and Pro Game Academy requirements.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Liverpool FC

Position: Senior Specialist, Social Media

Location: Liverpool, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The Senior Specialist – Social Media works in the social team as part of the creative content team to deliver the day-to-day content across the club’s social platforms. This includes content creation and publication of organic, branded, sponsored, marketing and comms content. The focus is on overall growth of all of LFC’s social channels, maintaining and growing engagement levels and maximising on conversion metrics where applicable, e.g. driving traffic to owned and operated platforms.

About The Role

  • Responsible for daily publication of content on the club’s social media platforms
  • Responsible daily for conception, production, and delivery of social first content
  • Work with wider team to shape how the club presents itself to fans worldwide across social media through the introduction of creative new ideas and concepts and formats, with a strong focus on video and graphics.
  • Work in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders including the Content, Graphics, Commercial and Marketing teams on the creation and delivery of branded content and paid campaigns.
  • Work as part of the wider team to help ideate, conceive and execute innovative and dynamic ideas
  • Play a part in ensuring that the Club is at the forefront of social media innovation and best practice, maintaining a sharp eye on our competitor set and other influential content creators/social media accounts
  • Provide matchday social media coverage at Anfield and at away matches across all competitions Premier League, European competitions, WSL and Academy.
  • Be aware of and use research/analysis and measurement and use social analytics in collaboration with other departments

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Liverpool FC

Position: Senior Executive, Digital Marketing Operations

Location: Liverpool, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the Liverpool FC team as a Senior Executive, Digital Marketing Operations. Working within the Digital team and closely with teams across the club, in this role you will be responsible for the delivery of the Club’s digital analytics implementation

The key accountabilities of this role are:

  • Support the implementation of digital analytics solutions on the Google platform, including Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics (Universal Analytics/ Google Analytics 4) & Google Big Query. Work with LFC’s digital agencies to deliver custom tagging solutions using JavaScript within Google Tag Manager for tracking user behaviour and send the data to Google Analytics for building further analytics reports.
  • Responsible for LFC’s tagging environment within Google Tag Manager, working alongside the manager to review and manage tagging standards ensuring robust and consistent data is captured for analysis. Oversee the governance of website pixels.
  • Administer Google Analytics (GA4) configurations, testing and validating analytical implementations. Maintain Universal Analytics implementation to support existing reporting infrastructure. Support deployment of Google Consent Mode compliant tags.
  • Deliver robust marketing tagging and tracking across LFC’s digital marketing campaigns via web, search, social media, email, etc.
  • Deliver digital marketing campaigns via email, SMS and push platforms ensuring that this meets the needs of the Club’s marketing calendar. Work with the wider Digital Marketing team to provide appropriate data selections for campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with key stakeholders throughout the Club’s commercial business.
  • Support the Marketing Operations team with data connection gateways.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Dundee United

Position: Head of Commercial

Location: Dundee, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 19.01.2024 at 5pm

Head of Commercial is a pivotal role within our organisation, overseeing and leading a dedicated team of three professionals to help the club achieve its strategic aims. This function Is Instrumental In driving the ongoing maximisation of commercial revenue streams for Dundee United FC; sponsorship, advertising, matchday & corporate hospitality, and stadium events. They will be responsible for negotiating and overseeing contracts, leading the club’s sales, and marketing strategies. They will also be responsible for delivering all appropriate sales and business-to-business related targets across the organisation, retaining current business, and pursuing all new business opportunities.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The Football Association

Position: Digital Strategy Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 16.01.2024

They are searching for a Digital Strategy Manager to join their Grassroots Football division. Digital will be a key driver for our new Grassroots Football strategy, which kicks off in 2024. By developing their digital ecosystem to enable a connected, thriving community of grassroots participants, this role will play a critical part in driving the game forward. Working across Grassroots and the wider FA, you will help the organisation leverage user-led digital solutions to make the game easier to run and more enjoyable for all.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The EFL  (English Football League)

Position: Partnerships Manager

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

The role will be responsible for leading and developing existing partner relationships for the EFL, including proactively driving partnership agreements through a strong understanding of individual partners markets and business objectives, maximising the value of association with the EFL and its member clubs.

The role is offered on a 6-month fixed term basis and they are looking for candidates to start in January.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Brentford FC

Position: Marketing Executive

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 per year

Closing date: 22.01.2024

Reporting to the Head of Club Marketing, this role will be responsible for building the Club’s digital relationship with its fans. The role will cover all digital touchpoints; driving new and existing audience engagement by implementing the most effective technical solutions and media choices.

  • Play a key role in the continued development of the Brentford FC website to ensure the functionality is in place to deliver against club objectives.
  • Lead on the department’s Search Engine Optimisation output; ensuring the website’s content output is optimised to maximise traffic from Google.
  • Curate the visual elements of the club’s websites, ensuring relevant products and messaging are well placed to drive engagement.
  • Through personalisation, gamification and loyalty, efficiently and effectively repeatedly get the brand and products in front of each relevant audience and navigate them from where they are to engage and/or purchase at high conversion rates. Understand what type of content drives each customer decision using audience segmentation.
  • Ensure user journeys are tailored and personal with the most relevant content served to each fan. Consult analytics to improve dwell time and engagement and strive for constant improvement through innovation.
  • Contribute to the department’s input to an improved loyalty program. Use gamification and rewards to drive repeat purchases and fan happiness. Identify opportunities and use loyalty to drive desired behaviours.
  • Support on all digital marketing campaigns; ensure a flexible and agile approach so there is adequate support within the department and across the business. Be proficient and have a background working in social media, CRO, SEO, PPC and User Experience design and testing.
  • Owning web platform analytics and reporting, ensure that all decisions are evidence based that aim to continually improve digital performance, engagement, personalisation, loyalty and UX across the website.

Apply here.

 

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

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