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Nottingham Forest Football Club

Nottingham Forest Football Club

Head of Sports Data Insights


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Apr 18, 2024


About the job
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Contract: Full Time, 42 hours a week

Location: The Nigel Doughty Academy, Nottingham, NG2 7SR

Working Arrangements: On site

Closing Date For Applications: 30th April 2024

The Head of Sports Data Insights will lead the data department insights department on the Sporting side of the organisation, supporting the data strategy across the First Team, Academy, and Women’s teams, to improve performance and create efficiencies.

The Perks of the Job:

Opportunity to access tickets for events at The City Ground.
Employee Assistance Programme.
Access to high street and gym discounts.
Discount within our Club shop.
Free on-site parking.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Lead the club’s football data analytics department, working with the relevant heads of department across the First Team, Academy, and Women’s Team to understand both short-term and long-term needs to deliver a long-term strategy and outlook in this field.
Work alongside the Business Data Analyst to ensure a consistent ‘one-club’ approach to data at Nottingham Forest.
Implement software and reporting methods suitable to the needs of relevant sporting performance departments.
Develop and implement data visualisation techniques to assist in decision making processes and to facilitate insightful discussions and outcomes between departments.
Identify software required to deliver the needs of the department.
Understand the various data being collated across the sporting domains and streamline the process of collecting and presenting this.
Suggest and find ways to enhance performance through the use of data, ensuring presentation of data is visually aesthetic and purposeful.
Research and implement latest trends to ensure department is current and up-to-date and suggest ideas to assist with continuous improvement across departments where relevant.
Line management of the Sporting Data roles, including PHD students, including recommendations on the department functionality, including staffing.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

Experience in this field of work at a professional football club, working with performance data.
Detailed knowledge of football from a tactical perspective.
Experience and ability to design and implement insightful metrics, dashboards, & communication tools using visual analytics software
Ability to apply data visualisation techniques to assist in decision making process and facilitate insightful discussions amongst key football performance staff.
Knowledge of relational database systems and concepts such as modelling and ETL

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.

An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.

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