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: 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: New Balance

Position: Football Brand Marketing Intern

Location: Warrington, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 19.01.2024 (Capped at 100 applicants so be quick!)

New Balance are offering a 1 year paid internship to an undergraduate student, currently in penultimate year of study, with a passion for Marketing and Football. The role will support the Global Football Brand Marketing team in their work to deliver global football marketing campaigns across players, clubs and products. Training and support will be given and you will gain a broad knowledge of a global brand.

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

Apply here.

 

Organisation: New Balance

Position: UK Marketing Intern

Location: Warrington, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 19.01.2024 (Capped at 100 applicants so be quick!)

New Balance are offering a 1 year paid internship to an undergraduate student, currently in penultimate year of study, with a desire to follow a career in Marketing. We are looking for a Marketing Intern to join the UK & Ireland team at New Balance to provide support across the brand and wholesale functions. Supporting the planning and delivery of key brand, retail marketing campaigns and flagship event moments across paid advertising, social media, PR, In-Store, Online & experiential. They will work closely with our agencies as well as working across the team on creative production and general marketing requirements. We have a true understanding of our customer and therefore we are looking for someone who can champion that consumer at the heart of everything they do with a deep cultural insight and a passion for the sports and sneaker industry.  We are looking for someone with strong organisational skills, a ‘can do’ attitude and exceptional communication skills.

Training and support will be given, and you will gain a broad knowledge of a UK Marketing department.

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

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: 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: 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: 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 (APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY)

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: Everton

Position: Partnership Management Lead

Location: Liverpool, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They have an opportunity for an experienced Partnerships Manager to deliver exceptional servicing to existing and future Club partners, ensuring all partners receive their full allocation of rights and additional added value. This role will be integral in supporting the continued growth of the business as it enters one of the most transformative periods in its history.

You will be the day-to-day contact across your partnership portfolio, inclusive of multiple principal partners, and will ensure your team delivers success whilst building and nurturing excellent relationships will all Club partners.

Working closely with the senior partnerships team, including sales, you will assist in the development of additional commercial opportunities throughout the term of contracts and work with the commercial team when required on partnership renewals.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Formula E

Position: Overlay Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: £38,000 – £43,000 per year

As a member of the FE Track & Overlay team, you will have a core focus on the venue design, delivery of the temporary infrastructure needed to hold an Formula E event (facilities & track) and site management. You will also support the team with on site overlay delivery for other events across the season calendar.

Key deliverables:

  • Planning the venue design of the events.
  • Procurement, build and derig of all the commodities and facilities needed for the event
  • Site management and delivery of the overlay on the events

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Chelsea FC

Position: Academy Operations Coordinator (CFC Women’s Team)

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

To carry out all administrative duties and support relating to Chelsea Football Club Women (CFCW) Academy. Responsible for team logistics and operations as well as supporting the players and staff as required.

  • Create and maintain/update a database for storing personal information for all Womens Academy players; management of team works application including ensuring that daily, weekly, monthly schedules for U12 – U18 teams are up to date.
  • Book all aspects of team travel including flights, coaches and hotels when appropriate.
  • Create specific itineraries working with CFCW coaching staff relating to match day (Home/Away);
  • Keep a comprehensive record of all travel and associated costs for each away trip;
  • Provide support to the Head of Women’s Academy as required;
  • Attendance at all Academy home games required to support the team
  • To provide the clubs registration manager with all information on Womens Academy players, necessary for both league and FA requirements
  • To provide and work alongside the Womens team Kit manager, to ensure that all Academy players/staff are suitably equipped to represent the football club
  • To support the Head of Womens Academy on a realistic but comprehensive Tour programme for all age groups within the Academy programme.
  • Travel to support all away games & Pre-Season tours if required;
  • Liaise with opposing teams in the confirmation of fixtures and organisation of meeting points, general match day logistics as well as any other items required;
  • Liaise with staff at Kingsmeadow/Hub 2 on fixture clashes, general operations, timings, match day operations;
  • Liaise with FA & UEFA on fixtures, rules and all regulations;
  • Liaise with Match Official(s) on the confirmation of appointments and organisation of meeting points as well as any other items required;
  • Liaise with Player Operations, and academy and first team staff, to ensure a smooth plan for first team players training/playing with the academy and for academy players training/playing with the first team.
  • Manage/set up player profiles on Kitman Labs.
  • Raise PO’s, liaise with suppliers and process invoices in a timely manner;
  • Collate any expense claims and liaise with Finance to ensure they are processed in a timely manner
  • Collate and respond to any mail, Teamworks message received, liaising with other departments as appropriate.
  • Ensuring the Academy adheres to the Club/FA policies, procedures and regulations for safeguarding children, Chelsea FC Training Ground Code of conduct, Health and Safety and Equality
  • Complete and administer all payroll procedure for staff.
  • Supporting the submission of an annual business plan and twice-yearly financial monitoring reports to the FA, for the Academy.
  • To take a lead on all administrative duties that relate to the academy during the off season (trial processes/registration forms/staff inductions/player inductions).
  • To attend regular meetings with the FA and report back on all items related to the Academy.
  • To setup and/or attend and/or minute weekly meetings (staff, players, facilities, …) and report back to Head of Women’s Academy.
  • To support the relationship of our DiSE programme, with Loughborough college, and implement a structure of delivery to fall in line with the schedule.
  • To undertake a progressive and ongoing professional development process attending and participating in in-house CPD sessions (when possible) and external sessions (if relevant), keep a regular CPD file, and ensure up to date with performance advances and research in their field.
  • To perform any other adhoc duties to help the performance of the CFC Women’s department function efficiently.
  • Responsible for the ordering of all stationery and tea/coffee provision for the department.
  • To manage a department cash card with approval from the General Manager.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Sport Science Agency

Position: Communications & Content Lead

Location: Nottingham, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per year

Closing date: 5.01.2024

Sport Science Agency (SSA) is looking for a communications and content lead who can take ownership of their content marketing activities, including press and media relations. The role will include taking responsibility for social strategy, PR and content development, and ownership of social accounts across SSA and client channels.  The role will report to the directors of SSA.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Everton

Position: Academy Player Care Officer

Location: Nottingham, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Reporting to the Head of Academy Education and Player Care, you will be responsible for providing off the field support to Academy players and lead on the personal development / life skills programme that they run across their Academy, ensuring a positive Academy experience for boys and their parents.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Head of Academy Education and Player Care in enhancing the Academy experience for all boys, by being a point of contact for them and their parents
  • Establishing mechanisms for gathering the views of Academy players and their parents to ensure the Academy experience is a positive one
  • Ensuring all players and their families are formally inducted into the Academy
  • Building on the current framework to develop and deliver an outstanding Personal Development/Life Skills programme, which is differentiated and meets the needs of all boys
  • Design and delivery of a Parent Education Curriculum that makes use of the Academy’s multi-disciplinary teams

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Williams Racing

Position: Creative Content Producer

Location: Oxfordshire, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

This role will be responsible for helping to move Williams F1 Racing team into a new innovative era for their video productions. The remit covers ideation and shooting requirements of both long and short form video, taking projects from initial concept through to final delivery as we look to expand our Post-Production Team and develop their in-house creative capabilities.

This role is a key addition to the growing content team, regularly contributing new concepts and features to all areas of the business. New and engaging features across their platforms, innovative ideation around races and best-in-class concepts for our partners. New approaches for capturing these opportunities with new technologies and trends is also essential.

You must submit a recent showreel/s or a collection of work demonstrating your ability in video filming with your application.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: ECB (English Cricket Board)

Position: Communications Manager

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: Up to £40,000 per year

The Communications Manager will play an integral cross-function role in delivering internal communications and engagement initiatives, as well as supporting the Comms Team on campaign work.

This role – part of the Media & Communications team – will have a central, cross-function remit supporting several departments to amplify their work, including the People Team, as well as working closely with other disciplines across the business such as events, EDI, participation & growth, digital and marketing.

They are seeking a proactive self-starter who can be the eyes and ears of employees across the various office-based locations (Lord’s, Edgbaston, Old Trafford, and Loughborough), as well as remote workers, to work with the Comms Lead – Planning and Strategy to translate these insights into actionable comms and engagement plans.

Apply here.

 

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

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