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: The National League

Position: Partnerships Manager

Location: Birmingham, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

We are currently looking to hire a Partnership Account Manager to be accountable for managing key sponsor and stakeholder relationships for the National League. You will be responsible for building, nurturing and managing day-to-day relationships with a growing portfolio of partners.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver on the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the account management and rights delivery of key account sponsors.
  • Creation and development of marketing and activation plans
  • Build strong relationships with sponsors and internal Club departments to ensure efficient and effective lines of communication, and deliver added value for partners.
  • Responsible for the planning, organisation and delivery of a variety of sponsor related events and activities.
  • Working alongside the partners and their agencies to develop and implement innovative activation plans that deliver against objectives and exceed KPI’s.
  • Manage quarterly reporting and performance tracking across accounts.
  • Support the on-boarding of new clients and sponsors.
  • The role will require occasional presence on match and other event days to assist in liaising with officials, and other stakeholders as required.
  • Supporting the rest of the team with new business initiatives and the partnership renewal negotiation process.
  • Contribution to driving of the overall development and delivery of the commercial strategy

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: New Balance

Position: Associate Marketing Manager, UK Brand Communications

Location: Warrington, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

As an Associate Marketing Manager you will be responsible for supporting with the planning and delivery of all brand communications & activations across UK & Ireland. Working as part of a team you will provide the best in class brand communication, events and activations, and purpose-driven initiatives across the key story calendar of performance and lifestyle launches, cultural and sporting moments and brand campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about New Balance and has the drive and cultural add to drive the brand forward.

We offer hybrid working and a flexibility to working hours to accommodate for a healthy work life balance. Ideal candidates will be in the office 3 days per week. Regular travel will be involved within this role and a flexible approach to working hours will be required as evenings and weekend work will be required.

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: Brighton & Hove Albion

Position: Platform Executive

Location: Brighton, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

This is a newly created role which will manage digital platform relationships with internal and 3rd party platform providers, acting as the main point of contact to oversee project delivery. You will ensure the clubs digital eco-system is optimal and seek continuous improvements. This role will require someone who is proactive to set & monitor digital roadmaps to ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner.

They are looking for someone who has experience & understanding of working with digital products and platforms, such as CRM, Ecommerce, Websites and apps. You will be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technology trends, tools and industry developments.
To succeed in this role, you will have excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and a problem solving mindset.

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

  • 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: McLaren F1

Position: Internal Communications Manager

Location: Woking, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Responsible for delivering an integrated internal communications plan within the McLaren Formula 1 Team with a key focus on supporting the F1 Leadership Team.

This role will be pivotal in the delivery of all F1 internal communications, supporting the wider Internal Communications Team on the delivery of the organisation’s internal communication strategy.

You will need strong internal communication and relationship building skills to deploy high-profile internal communications for the F1 Team, designed to drive the McLaren culture. Creativity, a proactive can-do attitude, and the ability to engage and excite colleagues in business objectives are key.

Based in Woking at the McLaren Technology Centre, this role reports to the Head of Internal Communications who is part of the F1 Leadership Team and the main point of contact for the Team Principal and Chief Operating Officer. Flexibility in working hours will be required as well as some time out of the office for meetings, events and the potential to attend a limited number of races.

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: Wimbledon

Position: Partnerships Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 04.12.2023 (APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY)

  • Overseeing day-to-day management of key relationships with our Official Partners, both directly and through their agencies
  • Managing and delivering the rights and fulfilment programmes of our Official Partners, alongside the AELTC’s own marketing and commercial strategy
  • Working alongside other AELTC departments and the AELTC’s charitable function, the Wimbledon Foundation, for development, integration and delivery of Official Partner rights and activation programmes
  • Developing, implementing and overseeing AELTC events and activations for Official Partners, both on-site and at other key touch-points on a local, national and international basis
  • Preparing and presenting formal reports, both internally and externally
  • Supporting the management of the Partnerships budget, including regular updates with the Finance team and keeping track of partner invoicing
  • Providing support on Official Partner renewals and development of potential new relationships
  • Working with the wider business to explore further activation and revenue opportunities for the Official Partner programme i.e., Sustainability, Wimbledon Foundation, Digital & Social, Professional Tennis etc.
  • Working closely with both the Brand Partnerships and Hospitality team, and the wider Marketing and Commercial Department, to ensure a cohesive and positive working environment
  • What part your role will play in The Championships
  • Providing ongoing and daily support for all Official Partner activations
  • Working closely with the Hospitality Manager to ensure smooth delivery of Official Partner suite benefits and ticketing requirements
  • Managing logistics and approvals for Official Partner film and photo shoots held at the AELTC
  • Managing the onsite builds (cafes, kiosks etc.) for the Official Partner programme and ensuring they are health and safety compliant
  • Managing the Queue builds for the Official Partner programme and AELTC activations
  • Working across the delivery of partner digital, social, and marketing led activations

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Everton

Position: Physical Performance Coach – Men’s First Team

Location: Liverpool, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 8.12.2023

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Sports Science Team as Men’s First Team Physical Performance Coach, with day-to-day operations being focussed on planning and delivering the strength, conditioning and rehabilitation for all first team players.

Reporting directly into our Head of Sports Science you will operate as an expert within the field of Physical Performance, you will work in an inter-disciplinary manner with the wider team regarding the status and physical preparation required to maximise performance, promote athletic development and reduce the risk of injury.

You will contribute towards the efficient and effective functioning of the department, testing, monitoring, profiling, and evaluating all first team squad players to ensure that Strength and Conditioning programmes are in place, and that each players physical development requirements are tailored to their specific needs and priorities. You will be expected to contribute to, and help shape, the working culture and philosophies of the department.

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

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: West Ham United

Position: Partnerships Assistant

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: £25,000 per year

Closing date: 4.12.2023 (APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY)

Working closely with the Senior Partnerships Manager and wider commercial team, the Partnerships Assistant will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the Club’s partners ensuring effective rights delivery.

Key Responsibilities

*       Management, delivery and tracking of commercial rights

*       Managing the data reporting process for the Club’s commercial partners

*       Delivery of ticketing and hospitality rights

*       Delivery of matchday assets and obligations

*       Management of fulfilment of signed merchandise

*       Management of digital and social reporting processes

*       Management of commercial image library

*       Management of partner communication processes

*       General administration duties

*       Management of suppliers and agencies

*       Develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders as well as senior officials and C-level executives

*       Maintain knowledge of the latest industry standards and activity

*       Financial reporting to the team to ensure partner invoices are up-to-date

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: Southampton FC

Position: Marketing Executive

Location: Southampton, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

As Southampton Football Club’s Marketing Executive, you will play a key role in ensuring that relevant advertising, information, and news for Men’s Team matches is shared with the current SFC fanbase as well as potential new fans. The role will work closely with both the Ticket Office and Sales departments, as well as other teams, to ensure that commercial targets are hit, and branding remains relevant and creative across Men’s Ticketing & Memberships.

The role will involve working alongside the Marketing Manager and with other departments to create and deliver marketing campaigns. There will be a primary focus on the Men’s First Team ticketing & membership campaigns but isn’t strictly limited to this.

You will be passionate about what you do in order to drive revenue, engage with our fans and build awareness by delivering campaigns using the most effective digital channels and continuously testing and learning the best approaches to succeed.

Work will include (but is not limited to) the briefing, design management, production and activation of online and offline marketing materials across a range of different mediums. These assets must be delivered within strict time and budgetary constraints, to gain maximum effectiveness.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Position: Digital Content Executive

Location: Leeds, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Digital Marketing Executive to join their dynamic and forward-thinking marketing department and to apply their skillset in a world class sporting environment. The successful candidate will be able to use their experience and skills to create and deliver paid and organic marketing activities, including the creation and delivery of multi-channel campaigns to enhance Yorkshire Cricket’s brand and boost fan engagement. The successful candidate will also look to use multi-channel marketing campaigns to increase sales across the portfolio of products and events. This role is based at their famous Headingley Cricket Ground but travel to other venues such as their out grounds in Scarborough and York during the cricket season will be required.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Williams Racing

Position: Social Media Manager

Location: Oxfordshire, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

This is a key role as they look to grow their content team at Williams racing at an extremely exciting time. As they continuously look to improve on the track their standards need to be visibly reflected within their output on social media. Because of this we are looking for the right candidate to turbocharge Williams Racing’s social offering, particularly on vertical-reliant platforms including, but not limited to, Instagram, X and TikTok. They are also looking for an extremely impressive creative to drive engagement to their owned and operated digital channels (Web and app).

The ideal candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for digital content, brimming with innovative ideas. They should also be a Formula One enthusiast capable of transforming the behind-the-scenes narrative of their sport into engaging content that aligns with their brand values and those of their team partners.

The role will support Williams Racing’s fan engagement objectives by ideating and publishing highly engaging content across Williams Racing’s social and digital media channels, whilst leaving room for reactive posts and the ability to immediately jump on and react to social media trends. Working within the content team you will have a growing team around you to create sport-leading content ideas.

Apply here.

 

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

If you work in the industry and have any vacancies you would like us to promote, get in touch.