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Academy Emerging Talent Operations Manager

Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City are a Premier League football club with a strong history and an exciting future.

14 Mar 2023
Full Time
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

About The Role

Leicester City Football Club are excited to be recruiting for a highly organised Operations Manager to join our Academy’s Emerging Talent team, whose primary role will be to efficiently manage the resources and operations of the Emerging Talent department, ensuring that the best players are identified and recruited to the Club ahead of interested competitors. The Club are constantly seeking to be more efficient in identifying and engaging with young talent from across the country, and this position will play a substantial role in recruiting exciting new prospects for the Club’s future.

The role will undertake a varied workload that includes working with video scouts, coaching staff, scouts and the Head of emerging Talent to continually improve the Club’s internal processes and systems, driving efficiency, sound decision-making through the utilization of data, and identify opportunities to develop diversity and inclusion within the Emerging Talent team and wider LCFC Academy.

Who We’re Looking For

Reporting into the Head of Emerging Talent, the ideal candidate will have experience working with young people within a sporting environment alongside competence in the operational organisation and coordination of a dynamic work environment that links and collaborates with multiple other Academy departments.

A significant element of the role will also include the analysis of current LCFC triallists, working collaboratively with the Club’s various age-group coaches, and developing assessment reports to gauge success. Additionally, the successful candidate will be personable and good at building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, whilst having an understanding of the importance of the Club’s compliance with EPPP, FA and Premier League rules.

The role will require some evening and weekend working, therefore any candidates applying should have a flexible and robust approach to the role.

Essential experience and qualifications include:

  • operational management of a large and complex organisation or department
  • managing, using and presenting information and data to generate insight and actions
  • developing ways of working that are efficient, effective and have an impact
  • working with remote staff and managing their schedules and work
  • communicating with key stakeholders face to face and in writing
  • working with young people (preferably within a sport environment)

Desirable experience and qualifications include:

  • FA Talent Identification Qualifications
  • Qualification related to business management
  • Experience in working in a football or elite sporting environment

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.
Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.

Benefits Package

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week – 37.5

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Team Operations & Logistics
Pay Information
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

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