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Wigan Athletic FC

Wigan Athletic FC

Head of Women's Operations


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Mar 27, 2024


You Will:

 Oversee and coordinate all non-football aspects of the Women’s Team with particular emphasis on team logistics, matchday operations and budget management.
The skill set to successfully grow the business and develop a strategy which will ensure that the Women’s Team works towards sustainability.
To develop and deliver a strategy and vision for Women’s Football at the Club.
To develop a marketing plan to support the need to actively grow attendances, expand the supporter base and encourage a wide demographic; all of which will require experience of working in a customer focused environment.
Ensuring the Club adheres to the FA Safeguarding children standards and best practice at all times (with support from the Head of Safeguarding)
To manage the day-to-day operations of the Women’s Team and its associated amenities, supporting the staff, teams and volunteers.
Be the primary point of contact and to oversee all aspects of fixtures played at home venues.
To manage the relationships and services provided to the Club by key partners.
To act as The FA’s primary contact for all league business and attend all applicable meetings,
Manage the development of relationships with key funding partners to ensure Club sustainability.
To work alongside and assist other members of the Club’s senior management team to achieve the Club’s business/partnership plan.
Responsible for fixture planning and any subsequent management to deliver the Club’s plan for fixtures and events, marketing and match-day promotion.
To liaise regularly with the Club Secretaries, Safeguarding leads and other relevant staff within the Club.
Line management of all staff and appraisals, to ensure effective recruitment, day-today management and delivery of all work plans to agreed targets, in particular, marketing/match day promotion and attendance targets.
To support the coaching/senior management team with player recruitment, contracts, registration and other associated management.
Management of relationships with facility providers against annual availability, usage and maintenance plan.
Responsible for meeting license requirements and to ensure the Club adheres to The FA regulations and league rules.
To provide reports to the Sporting Director, Board of Directors and The FA when required.
To attend home and away fixtures or provide an appropriate replacement to undertake match day duties. To support and liaise with HR Department for staff recruitment undertaking/overseeing the recruitment procedures as required.
To assist in administrative support for staff and players; and any other duties as reasonably assigned or requested by the Board or Sporting Director in conjunction with the role from time to time.

Essential skills/qualifications candidate will be required to have:

Any level 5 foundation degree.
Experience of business management and budget oversight.
Worked in women’s elite football.
Player development within the female game.
Safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups.
Confident communicator whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required.
The ability to engage with businesses, coaches and players.
A flexible approach to working times in order to meet the needs of the business.
Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail.
Conscientious approach to all areas of work.
Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups.
Excellent IT skills.
Budget management skills.
Ability to maintain a proactive/team approach ensuring team culture is upheld.

Desirable skills/qualifications:

Educated to a degree standard.
Level 2 in Project Management.
Level 2/3 Safeguarding Qualification.
Level 2 FA Coaching Qualification.
UEFA B License. Experience of working in a professional sports
Understanding of issues relating to good governance and how women’s football operates.

Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be aged over 18 years.
The role will require an enhanced DBS check
Closing date for applications: 9pm Monday 8 April 2024
The company is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
 The company is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The group recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The group expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.
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