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Contracts Officer


Role Type



Posting Date

Jan 11, 2023

Role description

About the EFL

Formed in 1888, the English Football League (EFL) is the world’s original league football competition and remains the largest single body of professional Clubs in European football. The League is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Sky Bet Play-Offs, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy competitions, as well as reserve and youth football.

With 72 member Clubs that embody the unique heritage, pride and passion of the communities they represent, the impact of EFL Clubs extends far beyond 90 minutes on matchday. Through the League’s charitable arm, the EFL Trust, EFL Clubs actively engage with the communities that surround and support them, overseeing inspiring and life-changing work via a network of almost a million participants on a year-round basis.

The EFL’s Governance Department

The legal team sit within the Governance Department of the EFL, and are responsible for the following key functions on behalf of the EFL:

Legal advice and support to the wider business
Commercial agreements
Drafting and enforcement of EFL Rules and Regulations

Main areas of responsibility

You will provide general contractual, legal, and administrative support primarily to the Head of Legal – Commercial, but also the Chief Operating Officer and wider legal team as required. That support will be wide ranging and varied, reflecting the breadth of work undertaken by the team.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: -

Legal and contract training, knowledge, and experience
Strong experience of reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a range of commercial agreements
Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and an ability to learn quickly
Strong analytical and research skills
The ability to work flexibly and adapt accordingly to achieve defined deadlines
The ability to prioritise work effectively and recognise when to escalate an issue
Commercial and pro-active approach to day-to-day issues
Contribute to promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation
Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate contractual and legal terms to a lay audience


Knowledge of data protection legislation
Intellectual property (particularly copyright) and/or litigation knowledge and experience
Familiarity with commercial issues affecting football at a domestic level
Knowledge of the EFL, its 72 member clubs and the wider footballing family

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