The Scottish Women’s Premier League

The Scottish Women’s Premier League

Competitions Manager

Country

Role Type

Scotland

Women’s

Posting Date

May 10, 2022

Role description

The SWPL wishes to recruit a Competitions Manager. On 15 February 2022, Scottish Women Football (“SWF”), the Scottish FA and the Scottish Professional Football League (“SPFL”) jointly announced that, from summer 2022, responsibility for the top two divisions of Scottish women football would pass from SWF to the SPFL.
The successful candidate will be an integral member of the new SWPL team as we progress into a new era of women football in Scotland. The successful candidate will lead the organisation of the SWPL competitions. Strong management, administration and communication skills are required and an interest in women football would be a clear advantage.
As with any small team, a collaborative approach will be essential.
The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently and have a confident and professional demeanour at all times.The role is usually based at Hampden Park, Glasgow. However, flexible working arrangements will likely be possible for the coming months.
The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May and it is intended that interviews will take place wc 30th May.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:
The successful candidate will be an integral member of the new SWPL team as we progress into a new era of women football in Scotland. The successful candidate will manage the planning, preparation and implementation of the SWPL competitions. The successful candidate will also become a key contact for clubs.

MAIN DUTIES:
In conjunction with relevant partners/staff, manage the planning, preparation and implementation of all SWPL competitions:o 2 x league competitions
o 1 x league cup competitions
o Play off competitions as required
To work with key partners including the Scottish FA and Scottish Women Football (SWF) and support the activation of any commercial and broadcast partnerships
To provide general administrative support to the Managing Director

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree educated

EXPERIENCE:
At least two years’ experience in a similar role. Sports industry experience is not required but would be beneficial

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE ABILITIES:
An excellent communicator, written and oral
Excellent administration and organisation skills
Confident dealing with a range of stakeholders on a day-to-day basis
Ability to work at pace and under pressure

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Proactive, dynamic and happy to work on own initiative
Ability to work at pace, managing conflicting demands and deadlines
Ability to remain calm and professional under pressure
Ownership – of the role and tasks
Passionate about driving women football forward
Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion as required

Salary:
The salary for this role is negotiable depending on the background and experience of the successful candidate.

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May and it is intended that interviews will take place wc 30th May.

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