Reading FC

Reading FC

Head of Academy Operations


Role Type



Posting Date

May 4, 2022

Role description

Job purpose
To be responsible for four departments within the academy; Operations, Transport, Analysis and Player Care.
To provide leadership and oversee the delivery of a strategic approach across each department that aligns with club and academy objectives and integrates with all other departments within the academy.
To ensure that world class support services are provided to our players, with this in mind each facet must be addressed with a work ethic and integrity reflective of the Academy values


To lead the academy Operations, Player Care, Analysis and Transport departments towards achieving Academy and Club objectives as laid out in the Academy Performance Plan.
To ensure an effective combination of objective and subjective data, from across the multidisciplinary support network, is engaged throughout processes in order to create a comprehensive, systematic approach to Player Care and Operations.
To be an active member of the Academy Management Team, contributing to the strategic design and delivery of the academy programme.
To engage relevant technology to support departmental operations and ensure a thorough working knowledge of all relevant platforms is held throughout the departments.
To work closely with other heads of departments to ensure multidisciplinary approach to player development is implemented throughout departments.
To oversee and be responsible for the Audit within the club and liaise with PGAAC
To provide effective communication internally and externally as part of normal operating procedures.
To ensure the continuous professional development of staff members within the Operations, Player Care and Transport departments in relation to individual and organisational objectives.
To undertake the staff appraisals as required for the department
To develop relationships with relevant third parties including, but not limited to; Premier League, EFL and The FA.
To set the strategy and oversee the delivery of plans for the four departments
To monitor and report upon the effectiveness of Transport, Analysis, Player Care and Operations departments in relation to departmental and academy targets as agreed in the department plans
To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Reading Football Club and its operation
There is an expectation that you will undertake adhoc work on an exceptional basis or provide relevant cover for other team tasks

Behaviours & Attitude

Ability to build relationships both internally and externally
To be a role model for all club values and ways of working – walk the talk
To exude a can-do attitude (best of Reading Football Club)
To be flexible and agile always ready to adapt when things don’t go to plan
To be an ambassador for Reading Football Club
To act in a manner that supports the Club Vision and Values at all times

Key Performance Indicators

To respond to all enquires within Reading Football Club Charter guidelines
To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Reading Football Club and its operation
To be presentable at all times when working and demonstrate that you can represent the face of the club in the manner expected
To maintain Reading Football Club Safeguarding (Child Protection), Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures and practice

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th May 2022 5.00pm

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