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The Premier League

The Premier League

Games Programme Event Consultant


posting Date

role Type



May 26, 2024


Application Deadline: 28 June 2024

Department: Football

Employment Type: Freelance

Location: Various - Travel to Clubs required


The Premier League are looking to source new Games Programme Consultants to add to the current pool due to the increase in number of Games Programme duties and events. The role of a Games Programme Consultant is to provide support for the delivery of the Academy Games Programme and to support the values of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). The Games Programme Consultants are responsible for the management and delivery of events, as well as Games Programme match monitoring and reporting. The Consultant will work on a wide variety of tournaments, events and fixtures across all Academy age groups from U9s-U23s.

Who We Are

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its Clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 880 million homes in 188 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Handbook as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation's intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues.

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and strives to create an inclusive culture where talent can flourish. We believe in the potential of everyone and open our doors to those who share those values. All appointments will be made based on merit; however, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people.

The role

Main services include but are not limited to:

On-site assessment – using the site risk assessment, the Consultant will be responsible for checking the venue and equipment to be used (goal posts, surface etc) and to highlight any particular risks identified, both via the pre-event risk assessment and via the on-site assessment
Co-ordinate the day – using the pre-event literature, the Consultant will be responsible for delivering a pre-event briefing to event participants and any venue staff, and furthermore, ensuring that games are played as per schedule
Consultants may be required to help coordinate off-field activities, e.g. facilitating workshops, opening ceremonies & educational delivery support.
Pitch Management – Ensuring all kit and equipment is available for matches and it is in a safe condition for team use, ensure pitches are set-up & match timings go as planned
Recording of results from matches, using digital tournament management software.
Referee liaison – a team of referees will be on site at each event. The Consultant will be responsible for briefing the lead referee and ensuring they are aware of the rules and schedule for the day/event
Provide feedback post event to the Premier League.
The Consultant will also be required to attend Fixtures as a Games Programme Match Monitor. This role is observational, and report based

In addition, the Games Programme Consultants team will help to provide assistance in the delivery of the residential tournament programme. Consultant duties at a residential event include but are not limited to:

Hotel Liaison – working with hotel staff to ensure hotel operations go as planned and to assist with any queries on site
Team Liaison – working with teams, including international teams and ensuring they are on schedule and provide the team with assistance where required
Site Operations – liaising with the site/venue staff and be the point of contact for site operations
Event registrations – assist with spectator entry and any queries
Finals presentations – help with the set-up of the trophy presentation
De-rig – work with the team to remove event equipment & rigging post-event

Requirements For The Role

Events Support/Production Experience
Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing environments
Experience of working with children and adults at risk and/or knowledge and understanding of issues that affect their safety and wellbeing
Strong communication skills

Nice-to-haves for the role

Emergency First Aid Trained
Safeguarding Children Certificate
Foreign Language Speaker

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