The Premier League

Games Programme Manager (FP/YDP)

The Premier League



Role Type

Closing Date


Dec 6, 2021

Role description

Application Deadline: 6 December 2021

Department: Football

Employment Type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Location: London, UK


The Premier League is responsible for the delivery of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), a long-term strategic plan for the development of Academy System with the goals of; 1) more and better Home Grown Players capable of playing at the highest level; and 2) positive development outcomes for all Academy Players, regardless of whether they become professionals or not.

To support the continued success of the EPPP, we are looking to recruit a Games Programme Manager (FP/YDP) who will be responsible for the management of the logistics and operations required for the effective delivery of the Premier League’s Festivals and Tournaments across the Foundation Phase (FP) (U9-U11) and Youth Development Phase (YDP) (U12-U16).

Key Responsibilities

The work that you will undertake will be quite varied, and will include the following:
Lead, manage and support the effective organisation and delivery of FP, YDP Regional, National and International Games Programme events.
Provide administrative support to ensure the effective organisation and delivery of FP, YDP, Regional, National and International residential Games Programme events.
Ensure venue and event risk assessments are completed prior to events, producing comprehensive risk assessment documentation.
Produce pre-event documentation; information packs for Club (stakeholder) use.
Provide budgetary control for events within the Foundation and Youth Development Phase Games Programme.
Lead and assist in facilitating Club administrator meetings when required.
Support in the facilitation of all FP & YDP Games Programme Club meetings.
Work with Club and Premier League multidisciplinary staff to ensure the Games Programme meets the needs of the players from a technical, tactical, physical, psychological, and social/educational perspective at all age groups across the Foundation Phase, Youth Development Phase and the Professional Development Phase.
Work collaboratively with the Safeguarding team to ensure all Games Programme activities provide safe and inclusive environments for all participants.
To contribute to the construction of Games Programme season schedules, fixture production and disseminating literature to Clubs when required.
On occasion, undertake other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the Premier League Youth Development Department.
Skills Knowledge and Expertise

Requirements For The Role
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and organisational skills
Excellent planning, organisational and presentation skills
Track record of working with event management, preferably in a sporting context
High proficiency in MS Office (esp. PowerPoint and Excel)
Comfortable working in an agile way, and with change and uncertainty
Able to work in a high-pressure environment and deliver against challenging deadlines
Willingness to learn new approaches and adapt to different working styles
Team player with high emotional intelligence, who seeks and acts on feedback
Proactive and uses own initiative; ability to work independently
Ability to grasp instructions/requirements quickly and accurately
Self-motivated team player who values and understands the importance of collaboration
Ability to handle confidential information and exercise discretion
Nice-to-haves for the role
Passionate about youth development and working with young people
Experience working in youth development and/or with young people
Qualifications and/or experience in Football, Education, Player Care or related subjects
Event/Project management qualifications
Prior experience of working in an elite sports environment