England Team Operations and Administration Officer

The Football Association (FA)
Location Burton upon Trent, UK
Posted 06/10/2017
Closes 19/10/2017
Sector Clubs & Teams
Function Events & Operations
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Team Operations Officer Ref: TOO-17 Role location: St George's Park, near Burton upon Trent Type of contract: Full Time

The Football Association

England Team Operations and Administration Officer

Based at St George’s Park, near Burton upon Trent

Our goal:

Win the World Cups in 2022 and 2023 and sustained success thereafter.

To deliver against this inspiring goal we are changing how we work and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams. Over the next 3 years we are building the team at our world-class training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

The role:

You will manage and co-ordinate the administrative and operational support for the England Development Teams. This will include all operational non-Football functions to provide first class administrative and logistical support for matches and tournaments both home and abroad for all England teams in order to provide each team with the best platform for success.

You will have a small team of direct reports, and often be working in pressure and high-profile environments, with the ultimate objective to deliver the best possible opportunity for England teams to achieve individual and collective success.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • To provide on-the-road operational and administrative support to Development Teams and Coaches
  • Day-to-day line management of a small team of direct reports
  • The administration of squad selection and itinerary, staffing, travel and accommodation, match and training venues, event management of all arrangements associated with a hosting club
  • Close liaison with National Federations, UEFA, FIFA and WSL Clubs and players
  • To contribute and collate information relating to the England team fixture list to ensure accurate, efficient planning for team events on a seasonal basis to develop overall event budgets
  • Travel to home and away matches /training camps/tournaments with England teams as required
  • To oversee a team of staff responsible for delivering world-class customer service and administrative support to the Development Teams
  • Ensure adherence to all regulations and guidelines set by FIFA and UEFA for all competitive competitions and major tournaments including, but not limited to, passport eligibility and player availability
  • Financial management of England Development Teams and Events, including preparation of the 4-year plan, budget re-forecasting and event cost reconciliation for end of year reporting
  • Work with Programme Management Office to carry out project management of major UEFA and FIFA tournaments in which England teams are participating, bringing together all major internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop close working relationships with other FA departments, most notably Operations, Marketing, Commercial and Communications
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

The person:

You will be capable of managing a small team and thriving in a high-profile environment, with the ability to flex between changing priorities, whilst remaining focused and calm under sometimes pressurised circumstances.

You will demonstrate significant project management experience, as well as a track record in day-to-day management of budgets.

You will demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills with internal and external stakeholders. You will display behaviours to maintain and enhance good relationships which will help develop The FA’s positive professional profile across the business and the wider industry.

You will have a good understanding of the Football industry, as well as a strong network of contacts within it.

You should have a flexible approach to working hours, including the ability to remain focused during concentrated periods of activity, and you would be leading a high-performing team in an exciting and high profile sporting environment. The nature of the role means that from time to time it may be necessary to travel with the teams and work long hours.

To apply:

To apply please follow the link below.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday, 19th October 2017. 

The Football Association Group promotes Equal Opportunities in employment, and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

The Football Association (FA)

The Football Association was founded in 1863 as the governing body of the game in England. The FA is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game of football in England.

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