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Casual Matchday Steward
Emirates Stadium
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The Club is currently seeking exceptional Stewards to work on matchdays/major events on a casual basis at Emirates Stadium. You will operate as an ambassador for the Club and provide a best in class service in order to enhance the fan and customer experience, whilst ensuring safety and security standards are maintained at all times.

Suitable candidates should be smart, friendly and confident when dealing with members of the public.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preventing unauthorised entry into the Stadium
  • Ticket checks following protocol
  • Ensuring safe entry and exit of fans
  • Manage, monitor and control crowds safely
  • Monitoring exit gates, lifts & staircases
  • Manage conflict and queue management
  • Offer fans and guests exceptional matchday experience

Successful applicants on a casual worker basis must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Skills and expertise - relevant customer service experience
  • Fan and customer focus - ability to communicate effectively with all guest types
  • Teamwork and drive results - working in a fast paced and busy environment, desire to achieve targets
  • Live the values - live and breathe 'The Arsenal Way', have an understanding of football, and be able to demonstrate Club knowledge and history is desirable
  • The availability and flexibility to work evenings, weekdays and weekends.
  • Be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

Please note successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check, Right to work check and reference checks.

'Please note that all applicants should have existing right to work in the UK. Due to recent immigration law changes related to Brexit, any EU nationals who are applying for casual work should already hold EU Settled or Pre-Settled Status and will be asked to provide evidence of this if they are successful'.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 18/08/2022

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AWFC Recruitment Officer
The Club's Training Ground
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Description

Arsenal Women Football Club (AWFC) is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the female game. It prides itself on maintaining high standards and delivering excellence.

The aim of AWFC is to provide a world leading football programme for all players, concentrating on producing world leading players with good characters.

JOB PURPOSE

To establish and lead a 'best in class' talent ID and recruitment process.

To design, implement & provide scouting services to AWFC, in order to support the identification and analysis of suitable players for transfer activity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a Recruitment Strategy in association with the Head of Women's Football (HOWF) & Head Coach (HC).
  • To produce a target Player database that includes Player contract dates and likely values
  • Provide key support to the HOWF & HC in the identification and assessment of AWFC prospective targets
  • Produce detailed player reports using relevant digital platforms as required by the department to support the identification and cross-checking of players.
  • Have knowledge of current and proposed WSL Home Grown Player rules and GBE criteria in order to assess player qualification and squad compliance.
  • Build an in-depth specialist knowledge of AWFC standard players within the women's football market and make informed recommendations for players who justify in person scouting (i.e. physical match presence)
  • Collaborate closely at all times with relevant AWFC members, to ensure alignment across all practices, reporting and methodology
  • Demonstrate a high degree of knowledge of key markets and players
  • Conduct in-depth research into leagues and identified players and keep abreast of industry developments/movements
  • Have effective knowledge in regards to the best possible youth acquisitions so as to ensure effective succession planning.
  • Effective planning and organisation of a scouting calendar
  • Flexible (and at times anti-social) working hours will be required in this role, primarily extensive Local and extensive National travel primarily, but potentially International travel when required on request
  • Understand and comply fully with the rules and code of conduct for scouts, and approach recruitment with utmost adherence to Club values

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Enhanced DBS disclosure check

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • FA Coaching and/or Talent ID licenses preferred but not essential

Specific Experience:

  • Previous scouting and/or robust player analysis experience within an elite environment (Essential)
  • Proven and demonstratable track record of accurate and identification of elite talents before they established themselves at the highest level.
  • Possess a well-established and wide network of club, scouting and intermediary contacts to support the identification of valuable market opportunities and to provide the capacity to gather important intelligence quickly.
  • IT literacy on the relevant platforms

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to retain a very high standard of output whilst operating within strict and expeditious deadlines
  • Use a high level of self-management when required to organise and coordinate a working schedule focusing on player priorities and communicate this appropriately at all times.
  • Sound understanding of football (strategies, systems, philosophies, game models)
  • Exceptional inter-personal skills that facilitate the effective delivery of performance insights, build connections and support a strong team cohesion
  • Ability to undertake objective and thorough due diligence on prospective assets and a willingness to make substantiated recommendations
  • Ability to use relevant digital platforms and adapt to emerging technologies to support efficient working processes

The ability to interpret and/or understand the role performance data plays as part of a modern, robust and effective talent identification and evaluation process

JOB EVALUATION FACTORS- (examples of)

Complexity and decision making

Identify talented players, being able to compare players between leagues and various age ranges

Providing feedback/knowledge/understanding on individual player strengths and development needs

Delivering results - commercial awareness, business and strategic impact

Use/harness online scouting capability to recommend and review players effectively

Work with the Technical Director and in collaboration with the wider team, to ensure recruitment functions as a seamless and interconnected operation that supports the Club's strategic aims

Freedom to act and accountability

Observe, evaluate and report on player performance

Networks, Relationships and Teams

Build relationships that help identify and attract appropriate players for the Club

Maintain contact with other Clubs and relevant organisations keeping up to date with changes/new players to the extent permitted by confidentiality

(Please note that this role is home/field based)

Closing Date: 11/08/2022

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First Team Scouting Analyst
The Club's Training Ground
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DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The department is responsible for the analysis of multi-disciplinary information with the aim of increasing efficiency and reducing risk in organisational decision making within first team recruitment. The ultimate aim is to drive Arsenal FC towards sustainable success by proactively identifying competitive opportunities in relation to (but not exclusive to) senior squad management, release/retention decision making and recruitment

JOB PURPOSE

To provide analysis services to Arsenal Football Club's First Team Scouting department, in order to support the identification and analysis of suitable players for transfer activity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The role will focus on operating within the desired framework, with responsibilities including (but not exclusively):

  • To identify and analyse prospective target players and undertake due diligence on potential recruits, primarily through the application of video analysis
  • To utilise available tools to monitor leagues in order to identify potential market opportunities 2
  • Collation and creation of individual player video databases to support balanced opinions and decision making
  • Maintenance of centralised databases (video and written), working within the existing framework.

The role will also require the following responsibilities:

  • To attend live matches if appropriate to analyse individual and team performance
  • Play a part in a proactive individual player analysis process, both internal and external, including understanding and applying the existing terminology and principles.

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out other tasks from time to time as related to position, and when demand requires to work anti-social hours

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Specific Experience:

  • Experience working as an analyst/scout in elite professional football is essential

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to retain a very high standard of output whilst operating within strict and expeditious deadlines
  • Sound understanding of football (strategies, systems, philosophies, game models)
  • Exceptional inter-personal skills that facilitate the effective delivery of insights, build connections and support a strong team cohesion
  • Ability to undertake objective and thorough due diligence on prospective assets and a willingness to make substantiated recommendations
  • Ability to adapt to emerging technologies and their application in automating working processes
  • Strong desire to continuously challenge, learn and move forward.

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • To hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field
  • FA Coaching licenses preferred but not essential
  • IT literacy on the following SaaS suites is essential: HUDL software suite (including HUDL Sportscode and HUDL platform), SBG Match Tracker

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 10/08/2022

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Lead Youth Academy Performance Coach
Hale End
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Description

Arsenal Academy is a renowned world leader in developing young football players. The Academy is based across two purpose-built sites, Hale End Sports Ground (U9-U16) and London Colney Training Ground (U18-U21). The vision of the academy is to create Strong Young Gunners and provide the most challenging and caring football environment in the world. All players and staff are expected to demonstrate attitudes and behaviours that reflect the Academy values - respect, discipline, and humility. Arsenal Academy adopts a player centred approach that holistically develops its people to maximise the players potential.

The Academy's Performance Department is a multi-disciplinary team that collaboratively strives to maximise player development and performance. Each member of the performance team works within the 'Most Efficient Movement' (MEM) pillar to physically develop and prepare players to perform. Our evidenced based strategies are appropriate to the stage of development and individualised to the players' needs.

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the Head of Academy Performance, the person appointed to this full-time, permanent position will be responsible for physically developing our U9-U16 players, linking with the U17-U21 framework. The purpose of the role is to optimise player availability, maximise physical performance and minimise the risk of injury. The post holder will be imbedded in a multidisciplinary team and expected to collaboratively work with multiple stakeholders to optimise the health, development, and performance of the young players. Roles include but are not exclusive to, providing physical development sessions on the pitch (in accordance with the MEM and football philosophy), and in the gym, rehabilitation support, training load monitoring, anthropometrical and athletic testing, functional movement screening and reporting of all relevant information.

The post holder will have the responsibility of line managing two academy performance coaches who will also be exclusively positioned at Hale End and working with the U9-U16 players. They will be expected to regularly meet and collaborate with the Head of Academy Performance and carry out performance development reviews (PDRs) with their subordinates.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To take the lead on Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning provision within the U9-U16 squads
  • Ensure that the MEM philosophy is implemented throughout all allocated age groups
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate field, gym, and rehabilitation sessions with allocated squads
  • Monitor and appropriately moderate training loads in collaboration with the technical coaches
  • To meet with the Head of Academy Performance on a regular basis to report progress
  • Plan, coordinate and execute relevant testing, screening, and monitoring
  • To prepare and present player progression reports to various audiences
  • To contribute to all players mid and full season reports with technical coaches
  • To maintain discipline as set out in the Arsenal Football Club Code of Conduct (Players, Parents Coaches)
  • To actively improve sport science programme and develop and manage the sport science curriculum
  • Responsible for creating a high-performance environment for players and staff
  • Responsible for helping deliver the agreed technical and competition program for youth football players
  • To have an intuitive 'feel' for the sport and be able to prescribe effective training programs
  • To identify resource needs and report as appropriate
  • Provide guidance and support for academy performance coaches at Hale End
  • Responsible for the scheduling, planning and delegation of duties for Hale End performance coaches
  • Provide professional development reviews (PDRs), twice a year for Hale End performance coaches
  • To maintain Arsenal Football Club's Child Protection, Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures
  • To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Arsenal Football Club and its operation
  • To undertake any other duties as seen appropriate by the Head of Academy Performance

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • MSc degree in Sports Science or Strength and Conditioning or equivalent
  • UK Strength and Conditioning Association Accreditation (UKSCA)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Accreditation
  • Broad knowledge of paediatric exercise science and relevant contemporary issues
  • A valid driving licence
  • A valid passport

Specific Experience:

  • Verifiable record of working with elite young footballers under 18 years old
  • Experience of curriculum management and development
  • A proven track record of implementing strength and conditioning services to improve performance
  • Experience of coordinating, delivering, and developing sport science services within elite youth sports
  • Successfully worked within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of planning short-, medium-, and long-term goals and relevant activities

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 12/08/2022

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Assistant Academy Performance Nutritionist (Casual)
Hale End
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Description

Arsenal Football Academy is the football development centre for Arsenal Football Club, based across 2 sites - Hale End Sports Ground and London-Colney. The Academy is a world leader in its field and aims to individually tailor each player's development as a footballer by providing a world class youth development programme. The programme promotes the development of elite training environments to consistently outperform international competition. By placing players at the heart of the programme, the aim is to develop and grow Strong Young Gunners, within the most challenging and caring football academy in the world. Each player's development is therefore considered holistically with focus placed on supporting players to show Respect, Discipline and Humility as they aspire towards becoming better people and consequently, better players.

The Academy's Performance Department is a multi-disciplinary team, focused on ensuring that the physical and physiological development of players is delivered to the highest of standards. The department's goal is to enable the players to prepare, perform, and recover optimally resulting in increased player availability and players exceeding individual performance norms.

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting into the Academy Performance Nutritionist, the person appointed to this position will assist with the nutritional support and education of all relevant Academy players. The postholder will aim to achieve the objectives laid out in a programme agreed with the Academy Performance Nutritionist and Head of Academy Performance.

We are searching for individuals who can support the Lead Academy Performance Nutritionist to maximise the Academy players' performance and recovery primarily through nutrition (and other means) while interacting within our multi-disciplinary performance department to ensure an optimal approach to player development.

This is a paid part-time placement which will operate on a casual contract basis. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Daily procedures:

  • Prepare training bottles, daily supplements and recovery drinks based on individual player needs
  • Organise and keep a record of academy supplement use
  • Stock youth academy nutrition cupboard
  • Organise and monitor day release nutrition provision
  • Assist with individual player consultations
  • Assist with morning monitoring
  • Player check-ins

Testing and monitoring:

  • Food diary assessments and analysis
  • Hydration testing and assessments
  • Assist with body composition assessments via DEXA scan
  • Database updates and reporting:
  • Update DXA database on online platform
  • Update player profiles on online platform
  • Update blood test results on online platform
  • Assist with the creation of mid and full season player progress reports
  • Record and log individual player and parent consultations

Education:

  • Create content and deliver interactive workshops to players, parents, coaches & host families
  • Create educational resources
  • Create visuals for training ground
  • Assist with cooking workshops

Match Days:

  • Prepare match day nutrition and supplement provisions
  • Organise pre- and post-match food provisions

Other tasks:

  • Menu creation and delivery
  • Sourcing high quality food suppliers
  • Liaise with chefs and kitchen staff
  • Host family visits

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Degree level or equivalent in relevant subject (e.g., nutrition, sports science, dietetics)
  • Currently studying or completed a post graduate qualification in Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • A sound understanding of the physiological principles of sport & exercise
  • Ability to translate performance nutrition science into practical advice for footballers
  • A passion for and understanding of sport and performance nutrition
  • Promote and support equality, safe-guarding and anti-doping in sport

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to integrate and collaborate in a team environment
  • Ability to easily build professional relationships to influence and motivate behaviour change
  • Values and respects others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information in simple terms
  • Exceptionally high degree of personal and professional integrity
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to respond to the demands of elite football
  • Proactive and versatile in approach to achieving successful outcomes

Desirable

  • Experience of planning, implementing, and monitoring interventions with elite athletes
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 11/08/2022

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Security Guard - Night
Emirates Stadium
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DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the preparation and running of Emirates Stadium and wider facilities at other locations for all events and functions. Department remit includes property and facilities management, spectator safety at events, wider Health and Safety matters and ensuring the safety and welfare of workers and users utilising the Queensland Road Sports Centre (QRSC).

JOB PURPOSE

To ensure the security of Emirates Stadium, retail outlets, The Community Hub, Highbury House office building, Youth Academy site at Hale End and the Training Ground at London Colney is upheld through providing a professional and efficient security service.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Controlling access to Emirates Stadium and car park for staff, visitors and contractors
  • Keeping records of all people on Club sites up to date
  • Conduct searching of visitors, vehicles and areas as required
  • Act as an initial point of contact for people trying to access any of the Club's premises
  • Liaise with other members of staff regarding visitors and security issues
  • Assist with the opening of specific areas of Emirates Stadium, the Community Hub, Youth Academy site at Hale End and the Training Ground at London Colney ensuring the security of the buildings and wellbeing of all workers and customers using Club premises
  • Provide security to the retail outlets as required
  • Monitor the CCTV cameras and report any incidents
  • To be vigilant relating to security and terrorism threats and to report any suspicious behaviour
  • Assist with security at any of the Club's other premises where necessary
  • Report maintenance requirements to Stadium Management
  • Assist with emergency evacuations where required ensuring compliance with any Health & Safety, regulatory and statutory procedures
  • Cover other shift positions when required by the rota pattern
  • Ensure the Health and Safety of all staff, visitors and contractors is maintained
  • Handling any complaints escalated in a friendly and professional manner and owning complaints to the point of effective resolution where possible and within remit
  • Any other duties appropriate to the skills and experience of the position holder and which may be assigned to you by the Security Supervisor or any other member of management within Stadium Management and as may be required from time to time

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • This role requires a current, up to date and clear SIA door supervisor licence and SIA CCTV licence, which includes a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Must have achieved English and Maths GCSE grade C or above or equivalent

Specific Experience:

  • An understanding of major sporting events
  • Training in counter terrorism including project Griffin and Argus
  • Experience of working within an 'inner city' environment and familiar with handling the type of challenges that may be presented

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Skilled communicator, both written and oral
  • Able to communicate with members of the public in a professional and effective manner
  • Flexible working attitude to ensure effective operations
  • Excellent team player with a flexible can do approach
  • Standard professional level IT skills
  • Smart appearance
  • Own transport would be advantageous

Hours of Work

You are required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary for the performance of your duties. Your normal shift pattern (day) will be 08:00 - 20:00 (one shift). The shift pattern works on an eight day cycle. You will work four consecutive 12 hour day shifts, which includes one hour unpaid break, followed by four consecutive day shifts 'off' (two of which will be designated 'call shifts). The call shifts are a standby arrangement to provide sufficient cover for annual leave or sickness absence. You may or may not be required to work the call shifts depending on whether cover is required. You are guaranteed to have at least two day shifts off in every eight day shift cycle. Your basic salary includes pay for your four normal shifts and pay at half rate for the additional two shifts in each cycle where you are on call. If you are called in on a call shift you will be paid overtime based on 11 hours at the single hourly pay rate. For the purposes of calculating overtime pay, your hourly rate will be calculated based on a 49 hour week.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 11/08/2022

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Security Guard - Day
Emirates Stadium
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DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the preparation and running of Emirates Stadium and wider facilities at other locations for all events and functions. Department remit includes property and facilities management, spectator safety at events, wider Health and Safety matters and ensuring the safety and welfare of workers and users utilising the Queensland Road Sports Centre (QRSC).

JOB PURPOSE

To ensure the security of Emirates Stadium, retail outlets, The Community Hub, Highbury House office building, Youth Academy site at Hale End and the Training Ground at London Colney is upheld through providing a professional and efficient security service.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Controlling access to Emirates Stadium and car park for staff, visitors and contractors
  • Keeping records of all people on Club sites up to date
  • Conduct searching of visitors, vehicles and areas as required
  • Act as an initial point of contact for people trying to access any of the Club's premises
  • Liaise with other members of staff regarding visitors and security issues
  • Assist with the opening of specific areas of Emirates Stadium, the Community Hub, Youth Academy site at Hale End and the Training Ground at London Colney ensuring the security of the buildings and wellbeing of all workers and customers using Club premises
  • Provide security to the retail outlets as required
  • Monitor the CCTV cameras and report any incidents
  • To be vigilant relating to security and terrorism threats and to report any suspicious behaviour
  • Assist with security at any of the Club's other premises where necessary
  • Report maintenance requirements to Stadium Management
  • Assist with emergency evacuations where required ensuring compliance with any Health & Safety, regulatory and statutory procedures
  • Cover other shift positions when required by the rota pattern
  • Ensure the Health and Safety of all staff, visitors and contractors is maintained
  • Handling any complaints escalated in a friendly and professional manner and owning complaints to the point of effective resolution where possible and within remit
  • Any other duties appropriate to the skills and experience of the position holder and which may be assigned to you by the Security Supervisor or any other member of management within Stadium Management and as may be required from time to time

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • This role requires a current, up to date and clear SIA door supervisor licence and SIA CCTV licence, which includes a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Must have achieved English and Maths GCSE grade C or above or equivalent

Specific Experience:

  • An understanding of major sporting events
  • Training in counter terrorism including project Griffin and Argus
  • Experience of working within an 'inner city' environment and familiar with handling the type of challenges that may be presented

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Skilled communicator, both written and oral
  • Able to communicate with members of the public in a professional and effective manner
  • Flexible working attitude to ensure effective operations
  • Excellent team player with a flexible can do approach
  • Standard professional level IT skills
  • Smart appearance
  • Own transport would be advantageous

Hours of Work

You are required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary for the performance of your duties. Your normal shift pattern (day) will be 08:00 - 20:00 (one shift). The shift pattern works on an eight day cycle. You will work four consecutive 12 hour day shifts, which includes one hour unpaid break, followed by four consecutive day shifts 'off' (two of which will be designated 'call shifts). The call shifts are a standby arrangement to provide sufficient cover for annual leave or sickness absence. You may or may not be required to work the call shifts depending on whether cover is required. You are guaranteed to have at least two day shifts off in every eight day shift cycle. Your basic salary includes pay for your four normal shifts and pay at half rate for the additional two shifts in each cycle where you are on call.

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 11/08/2022

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Senior Academy Travel and Logistics Executive
Hale End
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Description

The Travel Department is responsible for:

All official travel for the entire Club, including all the teams, Directors, staff and supporters, on a daily as well as match by match basis.

The Travel team's primary focus is to support the preparation of all Arsenal FC teams when travelling for fixtures, whether playing at home or away, and facilitating arrangements for those who travel to away fixtures or on Club business in an official capacity.

You will be working primarily from the Arsenal Football Academy, the football development department for Arsenal Football Club, based at Hale End Training Ground, which provides a comprehensive football training programme for elite youth players.

Arsenal Football Academy has for many years been a world leader in its field and is a constantly growing department within the organisation.

The Academy's vision is to develop strong young gunners - young men who are able to thrive in the face of whatever challenges come their way: in football and in life. We will achieve that vision by developing the most challenging and caring football academy in the world.

The coaching and games programme is the core activity of the Academy which is supported by a multidisciplinary team and wider holistic development programme.

JOB PURPOSE

The role of Senior Academy Travel Coordinator is to oversee and deliver the key logistical preparations for the Academy's players and teams, working closely with the Academy leadership and coaching staff.

Your main responsibility will be delivering a demanding schedule of both domestic league fixtures and overseas tours and tournaments. In addition, you are responsible for the daily movements of the players to and from their training facilities, organising vehicles, and communicating schedules with the players and their parents/ guardians.

You will line manage the Academy Logistics Coordinator, effectively delegate tasks as required and take ownership for their development.

You will have delegated authority to administer the Academy's Travel budget of c£500k and will be required to provide timely financial updates as required by the Travel Manager and Academy Football Operations Manager.

Finally, you are a critical link between the Academy staff at Hale End and the Club's Travel Team at Highbury House.

This role will require extensive travel and you must be available to travel to away matches, site visits, and on international tours as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Academy - Domestic and International Travel (85%)

  • Plan and deliver travel, accommodation and all relevant operational requirements for all domestic and international matches and tournaments (including travelling party, team hotel requirements and dressing room specifications), producing clear and precise working documents and communicating to all relevant parties and ensuring all team needs are met and delivered to the highest possible standard
  • Ensuring that suitable transport arrangements, to ensure that the most effective mode of transport is selected, considering both cost and time, has been organised and with relevant itineraries circulated promptly to those travelling and all key stakeholders
  • Conduct site visits for all Academy tours/tournaments to assess every aspect of the trip including accommodation, training facilities, stadia, media facilities, security risks and airport operations.Ensuring that the chosen accommodation has been assessed against the relevant club standards and is suitable for the relevant age group.
  • Work closely with the Academy Football Operations Manager to gain a thorough understand of their requirements to deliver a seamless operation.
  • Support the team by travelling in advance to domestic fixtures where necessary to ensure that the trip runs efficiently, resolving any issues that may arise whilst away.
  • Ensuring that the Academy Overseas Tours Policy is complied with for all tournament invitations
  • Ensuring that all players and relevant staff have the correct documentation for travel by arranging visas, the validity of passports and other related tasks as required.
  • Planning and supporting Academy Leadership travel when necessary.
  • Support the various teams and work with the player liaison officers with ad hoc travel bookings.
  • Undertake full financial reconciliation post domestic and international trips in a timely manner, ensuring all data is accurate and up to date.
  • All arrangements must be made with Safeguarding, Health & Safety, and Emergency Planning always a consideration, to ensure that relevant risk assessments have been undertaken for each trip/ tournament, and that guidelines are adhered to, and working with the appropriate departments to eliminate the areas of risk.
  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships within the Travel Team as well as Academy staff, ensuring that relevant parties are always kept up to date
  • Being the key point of contact for all team travel queries within the Academy
  • Assisting and advising visiting Teams on transport and hotel options.
  • Booking travel and accommodation for visiting trialists; arranging transfers, distributing itineraries, and organising visits to the Training Ground.
  • Monitoring budget/spend/misuse of the Academy Travel policy (Addison Lee Cars) and meet with AL Account Manager every week to review spend.

Men's First Team - Domestic (5%)

  • As required, support the Men's First Team's domestic travel operation (Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup) through advancing accommodation location and completing pre-arrival checks to ensure all requirements are met and delivered to the highest possible standard.

Men's First Team - European & Tour (5%)

  • As required, Travel overseas in conjunction with the Travel Manager; in advance of any main party, to work namely with local authorities, Police, the hosting Club and a wide cross section of suppliers to undertake pre arrival checks and successfully deliver the logistics of any trip overseas from start to finish.
  • Manage flight details such as manifests and boarding passes and airport operations for the travelling party.
  • Establish precise transport plans for all movements when overseas through communicating with relevant internal departments as to their needs
  • Manage non-playing staff, club partners, and Directors logistics whilst overseas

Women's First Team (5%)

  • As required, cover for the Senior Travel Executive in the planning and delivery of Women's First Team travel (both internationally and domestically) ensuring all team needs are met and delivered to the highest possible standard.
  • All arrangements must be made with Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Emergency Planning always a consideration and work with the appropriate departments to eliminate the areas of risk.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 08/08/2022

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Football Administrator
Highbury House
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Description

To manage and take responsibility for the provision of Club Secretarial, Football Administration, Football Governance and Compliance services across the Club.

JOB PURPOSE

Responsible for providing full administrative support to the Club Secretary to facilitate Arsenal Football Club's compliance and best practice in relation to football operations across Youth Team and Academy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

GOVERNING BODY LIAISON AND COMPLIANCE

  • Act as day-to-day operational point of contact with governing bodies (The FA and the Premier League) for U23 related matters, diverting queries to the appropriate Club departments as needed
  • Escalate any governing body related issue to Club Secretary as and when required
  • Ensure compliant practices across Development Squad operations.
  • Undertake Academy player registrations, submissions and eligibility matters for relevant competitions*.*

FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

  • Act as main operational point of contact for opposition clubs across U19 -U23 competitions/friendlies such as Premier League 2, Premier League Cup, Premier League International Cup, EFL Trophy, FA Youth Cup, UEFA Youth League and friendlies within this age group.
  • Responsible for arranging fixtures in accordance with the competition rules. Confirming date, kick off time with the opposing club and rearrange fixtures when needed, confirm kit colours, liaise with Match Officials and PGMOL, confirm all details to external and internal stakeholders and complete relevant competition forms and portals.
  • Attend and co-ordinate all Home matches, manage pre match admin, player catering, scouting lists, liaise with Match Officials and be first point of contact for all fixtures.
  • Ensure the relevant post-match reports are completed 30 minutes after every home game and confirm match report the day after the game.
  • UEFA Youth League- attend and manage the fixture on a smaller scale to the first team fixtures. Only applicable if first team qualify for UEFA Champions League.
  • Friendlies - Work with U23 Head Coach and coordinate any friendlies during the season. Organise match officials if required.

ACADEMY PLAYER ADMINISTRATION

  • Assist/prepare and submit registration documents for all Academy players (U9 - Scholarships) cancelling registrations of players being released and calculate any compensation due with senior academy staff.
  • Assist with FIFA Minor process - obtaining International clearance for international players U18from FIFA via the FA.
  • Trial/Work Experience - Assist/prepare and co-ordinate signing of paperwork. Provide permission to other club and notify governing bodies (FA/PL/EFL). Liaise with the football department and relevant Academy staff.
  • Assist with/prepare application to the relevant governing bodies (London FA/The FA/UEFA/FIFA) for Academy tournaments/friendlies to take place as and when.
  • Assist with maintenance of Academy records - player lists, scholarship offers etc.
  • Keep accurate disciplinary records including suspensions for Academy PDP Phase
  • Responsible for all International insurance for players (up to U21) on international duty with England are submitted before FA deadlines.

PRE-SEASON ADMIN

  • Ensure that all of the Premier League regulatory forms are completed and submitted relating to PDP.
  • Apply for permission to participate/host in pre-season games/tournaments.

OTHER

  • Assist/cover the Club Secretary and Football Administrator during annual leave
  • Provide support to the Club Secretary and Director of Football Operations during transfer window, as required.
  • Ad-hoc projects as and when required

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Specific Experience:

Desired:

  • At least 2 years' experience within the football industry.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of basic footballing administration matters and Premier League / FA regulatory and operational requirements.
  • Previous experience of working for senior management within a sporting environment.
  • Valid UK Driving License as will be expected to travel to different club sites

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Exceptional organisation skills, including the proven ability to manage a fast-paced and varied workload.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, adapting style and approach as and when required.
  • Able to display the confidence, integrity and gravitas required to build sustainable relationships at varying levels.
  • Results driven with a customer focused and pragmatic approach.
  • Flexible approach to work; committed to developing a positive team ethos.
  • Operates with the upmost integrity and confidentiality.
  • Professional, discreet and diplomatic; able to manage confidential information.
  • Must have ability to manage multiple activities and deadlines, reacting to change, prioritising workloads and activities and ensuring that deliverables are completed and presented on time and to required quality.
  • Ability to create effective and clear communications/letters/emails that will be understood by a range of stakeholders and readers and communicate effectively and professionally over the phone and face to face

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 16/08/2022

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Partnership Insight and Strategy Manager
Highbury House
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Description

The Partnerships team forms part of the Commercial department within Arsenal, sitting alongside the Brand Marketing, Retail, Digital Experience, Premium Sales and Business Strategy teams within Commercial.

The Partnerships team has a primary objective of revenue generation through purpose driven brand partnerships.Within the Partnerships team there are two main areas of focus - attracting and signing our commercial partners (Partnership Development Team), and also managing the relationships with our partners after signature to ensure both Arsenal and our partners maximise the return from our relationships (Partner Servicing Team).

The Partnerships team works closely with all departments within Arsenal to formulate partnerships that bring the club forward, both on and off the pitch.

JOB PURPOSE

Managed by the Partnerships Research and Insights Manager, this role's purpose is developing Arsenal's go to market proposition for partnerships and enabling tracking metrics that monitor and optimize key deliverables in line with objectives and KPIs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting the Partnership Development team, who have responsibility for securing new commercial partnerships. The everyday tasks of the Partnership Insight & Strategy Manager are:

  • Developing best in class suite of assets to package and present to prospective clients
  • Working with internal teams to identify opportunities to integrate brand partners
  • Supporting the sales team in recommending the most appropriate rights in line with key partnership objectives
  • Shaping process and coordinating planning and delivery of campaigns with multiple stakeholders to ensure output is maximised
  • Measuring and reporting key metrics as well as analyzing for future optimization
  • Managing the requirements and delivery process with partnership survey provider
  • Building case studies to demonstrate success of partnerships
  • Adhoc tasks as and when required

Match/Event responsibilities and organisation

Business related entertaining only as required

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Relevant business degree is preferable but not mandatory.

Specific Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a relevant strategy and insights role
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Proven track record of managing projects end to end demonstrating time management and
  • attention to detail.
  • Experience of creating prospect dialogue around sales opportunities, from initial outreach is advantageous

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Team player who will put team success over individual success
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal, competent and confident on the telephone
  • Proactive self-starter with a keen interest to progress within Sponsorship
  • Strong research skills & strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn and support team in all areas from administrative to strategic
  • Competence in Microsoft applications as well as CRM experience
  • An understanding of brand dynamics and consumer trends a distinct advantage
  • A passion or empathy with sport/sports entertainment
  • Sport/Sponsorship experience not essential
  • Fluency in languages other than English is an advantage

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 18/08/2022

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