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: Manchester United

Position: Head of Local Recruitment

Location: Manchester, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The role of a Head of Local Recruitment is pivotal in identifying and nurturing young football talents within the local community. Responsible for managing the academy’s scouting efforts for players aged 6 to 14, this role involves coordinating a team of scouts, developing a comprehensive talent identification strategy, and maintaining strong relationships with local clubs, schools, and grassroots organizations. The Head of Local Recruitment collaborates closely with coaching staff, senior management, and academy personnel to ensure the seamless integration of identified talents into the club’s youth development pathways. With a focus on aligning recruitment activities with the club’s philosophy, this role plays a crucial part in shaping the future of the academy and identifying players who embody the potential to succeed at higher levels.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Umbro

Position: Social Media Executive

Location: Manchester, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They are looking for a Social Media Executive to run Umbro’s global social channels (posting of content, community management) as well as umbro.com on a daily basis.

This role also involves the creation of social content ideas that are aligned with their brand position, seasonal calendars, target audience and drive growth as well as engagement for our platforms. Regular analysis of their social media performance is key to their strategy, so the creation of regular analysis is a key aspect of this position.

In addition to the above, you will also assist the Global Marketing team in other areas related to social media and campaign creation.

They are looking for a team member, who has a real passion for Umbro, social media, football culture, youth culture, fashion and brands in general.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Umbro

Position: Mid-weight Graphic Designer

Location: Manchester, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They are looking to add a mid-weight Graphic Designer to our Global Marketing team, who will work closely with the Head of Global Brand Design on the creation and execution of Umbro’s global communication concepts, which should always be innovative, of high quality and aligned with our brand position as well as their target audience.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Peterborough United

Position: Marketing Manager

Location: Peterborough, GB (On-site)

Salary: £30,000 + bonus TBC

The Marketing Manager will be responsible for the creation, delivery and effectiveness of marketing campaigns across the Football Club.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a seasonal marketing strategy in line the with the Peterborough United brand and core values, concentrating on the following areas according to the standards and requirements of the Board of Directors- retail, ticketing, memberships, hospitality and in-stadium catering
  • Ownership and delivery of a structured schools ‘new fan initiative’ and community engagement programme with clearly tracked return on investment
  • Manage a small marketing team and carry out all required people management responsibilities
  • Plan content and wider activations in advance in line with the communications and Club strategy
  • Organisation and delivery of match day marketing, fan engagement strategies and non-match day marketing events
  • Accountable for ensuring that marketing campaigns are developed and delivered effectively, on time and on budget
  • Support the management of the club’s new supporter loyalty programme
  • Work with the wider team to improve the Posh match day experience
  • Delivery of Season ticket launch, continued focus of season ticket retention, benefits and attraction strategy
  • Identifying new ways to increase size of the fanbase and customer database
  • Ownership of Club’s digital marketing activity including PPC, SEM, Display, Paid social
  • Ownership of Club’s outbound/traditional marketing activity including OOH, DM, POS & print
  • Organisation of Club’s editorial/content across local print magazines.
  • Delivering the Club’s CRM Activity
  • Working closely with the Club’s supporter liaison officer to identify areas for improvements, fan feedback and improved communication between fan and Club
  • Sponsorship activation – work with Club/EFL partners to market their products or services

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The FA

Position: Content Producer, Competitions (FTC til July 2024)

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They have an exciting opportunity available for a Content Producer on a fixed-term basis, who will plan, produce and lead content execution of our brand strategy related to the Emirates FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup across owned and operated channels.

  • Work collaboratively with our in-house video creative team to plan and execute industry-leading social content – driving engagement and positive sentiment.
  • Remain up to date with new trends/behaviours on social media (primary focus on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram) and translate this into content campaigns throughout the season.
  • Create and own editorial content plans, working alongside a wide range of stakeholders, such as The FA’s brand, communications, commercial teams and external agencies.
  • Daily management of The FA’s social media channels, including analysis and optimisation of content to maximise reach, engagement, and community management.
  • Lead on the live delivery of content across events, matchdays, round weekends, media days, club/player shoots and cup finals.
  • Lead role in supporting and harnessing daily relationships with our external creative and content agencies.
  • Work collaboratively with our experienced in-house web team on editorial output and opportunities to drive users to owned platforms.
  • Identify and action opportunities to drive interest from our social media platforms to our OTT broadcast ecosystem, The FA Player, driving conversion and demonstrating the value of subscription service.
  • Analyse social insights on content, channel, and campaign performance, sharing learnings and continually adapting best practices with key stakeholders.
  • Integral member of various cross-functional working groups to provide content and social support with wider business objectives, particularly related to the growth of the FA Cup.
  • Represent the competitions team in related and regular in-house and external meetings.
  • Support our communications team with aligned and agreed external messaging.
  • Support our broadcast team with the delivery of value-adding propositions for domestic and international rightsholders.
  • Work collaboratively with The FA’s commercial content team to deliver B2B output that engages and entertains audiences.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Norwich City FC

Position: Sales Coordinator

Location: Norwich, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Delia’s Canary Catering at Norwich City Football Club in the role of Sales Coordinator. This is an excellent role for someone who is sales driven and innovative. With the key responsibility being to assist in selling, coordinating and delivering profitable conferences, meetings, and events, in line with the Delia brand standard.Hours of work will be 40 per week, this involves some evenings, weekends and matchdays in accordance with work and event demands.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Footballco

Position: Strategist – 7 Week Contract starting from end of August

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

Footballco is looking for a dynamic, creative and passionate strategist. The strategy team sits at the heart of our business, working in partnership with sales, creative, content and client services teams to raise the value of Footballco’s content output and deliver creatively brilliant, and effective, campaigns for our partners and drive meaningful engagement with our audience.

The successful candidate will have the ability to think calmly and creatively under pressure and challenge perceived wisdoms in the drive to find the best solution. You will be expected to be extremely comfortable dealing with senior client contacts and collaborating with multiple senior stakeholders in multiple global locations within our own business.

This position is based in our London offices. You will report into the Strategy Director.

This is a 7 Week Contract starting from end of August

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Bloomsbury Football

Position: Graduate Marketing Executive

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

This role is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a global advertising agency and a grassroots charity. You will be working across Comms, Influencer & Culture Marketing, Partnerships and Project Management. This role will create tangible results & support Bloomsbury Football’s mission to change the game for young people in London.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Crystal Palace

Position: Commercial Executive

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The Crystal Palace FC Premium matchday and non-matchday events business has recently delivered a standout year and as a club they are now building on this success and looking to maintain momentum via ambitious plans for future expansion.

They are seeking a dynamic individual who will play a pivotal role in helping to deliver exceptional non-matchday B2B and B2C events, as well ensuring seamless operations for their exclusive Premium matchday hospitality offerings. If you have a passion for sport, a keen eye for detail, and a drive to exceed expectations, they want you on our team…

Apply here.

 

Organisation: MailOnline

Position: Head of Social Media, Sport

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

MailOnline is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Head of Sport Social Media to join their dynamic team in London. As the Head of Sport Social Media, you will be responsible for overseeing the social media strategy for MailOnline’s sports coverage across all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Position: Grounds Person (Amex)

Location: Brighton, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

In this role you will work with their experienced Stadium Grounds Team to carry our grounds maintenance work to ensure pitch is in a suitable condition for elite performance use. You will be required to operate machinery and equipment and ensure this is stored correctly. This is not a typical 9 to 5 job, but a year-round project where they work as collective to “Bring the Game to Life” and maintain their state-of-the-art football pitch for one of the Premier League’s established football clubs in the South.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Guild Esports

Position: Partner Services Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The Partnerships team forms part of the Commercial department within Guild sitting alongside Apparel, Brand, Content, Social and Marketing teams within the Commercial arm of the business.

The Partnerships team has dual objectives of both revenue generation (through the fees obtained in exchange for the rights granted to partners), and brand development (through our partners utilising their marketing rights to expose and develop the Guild brand in the UK and beyond). Within the Partnerships team the main focus is managing the relationships with our partners after signature, to ensure both Guild and our partners maximise the return from our relationship and strive for retention.

This role will also involve Identifying new commercial opportunities from existing partners and potential partners and working closely with the commercial team to win these new opportunities.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: talkSPORT

Position: Head of Audience

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They’re seeking a dynamic and experienced digital journalist with a strategic mindset and a track record of driving audience growth to take on a new and pivotal role within the talkSPORT.com team. As Head of Audience, you will be responsible for developing and executing data-driven content strategies to reach new audiences in the UK and US, and finding innovative ways to maximise engagement on the website. You will utilise insights and analytics tools to identify audience trends, preferences and behaviours, and will continually present learnings and best practice guidelines to the editorial team. The role is based in our offices in London Bridge and you will report directly to the Head of Digital.

Apply here.

 

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

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