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Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Global Football Development Administrator


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Posting Date

Dec 9, 2022

Role description

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London, with an estimated 615.5 million global followers.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
Commercial partnerships with globally recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes.

The Club is seeking a Global Football Development Administrator to support the implementation of operational tasks in relation to the delivery of domestic and international projects, management of administration processes and the organisation’s function across all areas of the business including acting as the Designated Safeguarding Officer for the department.

The dedicated Global Football Development Administrator will work closely with the GFD Operations Manager to implement a strategic operations plan and embed this amongst the Global Football Development team.


To support all operational aspects of the department’s day-to-day activities ensuring that all programmes are delivered in a professional manner and adhere to all relevant Club policies and operating procedures whilst providing management support across all domestic and international business.


Upload and distribute weekly/monthly schedules via the department’s coach management system.
Support the organisation of all domestic programmes / special events (including, coach communication, logistics of kit/equipment, branding, medical supplies etc.).
Responsible for the collation and distribution of the monthly Global Football Development Payroll to all GFD coaches.
Manage the coach database and ensure coach profiles are kept up to date.
Support the distribution of kit/equipment for all staff and programmes, as well as managing an up-to-date inventory of all staff kit and equipment.
Responsible for the Global Football Development customer inbox and all customer communication.
Keep accurate minutes of all meetings and distribute agendas and action lists as required.
Lead on the processing of purchase orders, invoices, and daily banking.
Maintain the Soccer School’s website, uploading new events/sessions as required.
Work alongside the Operations Manager to produce data for reporting purposes.
The position will involve working irregular hours (e.g. evenings / weekends / Bank Holidays).


Personal Attributes:

Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Able to work independently, showing initiative, taking responsibility, and thinking logically.
Passionate - taking great pride and enthusiasm in your work.
Fantastic personal skills – good communicator: friendly, approachable, positive attitude.

Skills & Experience:

Previous experience of working in a sports operations / administration environment
Excellent attention to detail
Demonstrated project management skills
Excellent Word, Excel & PowerPoint skills
Strong Communication skills and ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
Health & Safety Qualification (or willingness to undertake)

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates will undergo the following pre-employment checks prior to the start date being confirmed.

Satisfactory right to work in the UK.
Satisfactory written references (one must be from the most recent/current employer);
Criminal record check’ (Enhanced DBS with Child/Adult Barring)
Evidence of professional qualifications and education (where appropriate)
Evidence of any Safeguarding training or certification (where appropriate)

All employment offers are conditional and based on the information being provided.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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