Blackburn Rovers FC

Blackburn Rovers FC

Ladies General Manager


Role Type



Posting Date

Oct 31, 2022

Role description

Job purpose:

To be responsible for the Ladies team personnel, budgets, commercial development and professional day-to-day management.

Duties and responsibilities:

To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players and staff, promoting their well-being whilst maintaining professional boundaries;
To manage the day-to-day operations of the football club and its associated amenities, supporting the directors, teams and volunteers;
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 meetings, in particular: commercial, finance, broadcast, facility and fixture related issues;
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 and Directors to achieve the Club’s business/partnership plan;
Attendance at all FA WSL/FA WC league meetings;
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 and/or Match Promotion Officers, and safeguarding officers;
Management of all staff relationships 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;
Day-to-day budget management;
Management of relationships with facility providers against annual availability, usage and maintenance plan;
Responsible for meeting licence requirements and to ensure the Club adheres to The FA regulations and league rules;
Writing and delivering annual Club partnership plans meeting the FA Licence criteria;
Reporting against Club Partnership Fund and presenting evidence required to release funding including meeting budget/match funding requirements and annual reporting.
To develop and deliver a strategy and vision for Women’s Football at the Club;
To provide reports to the Directors and The FA when required;
To ensure the Club adheres to The FA standards for safeguarding children and attend any necessary training required;
Maintain positive relations with key England international staff;
To attend home and away FAWC fixtures or provide an appropriate replacement to undertake match day duties;
To support and liaise with Operations Support 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 of Directors or Head of Women’s and Girls Elite Football in conjunction with the role from time to time.

Skills required:

Confident communicator whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required;
The ability to engage with businesses, coaches and players;
Attention to detail;
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; and
Ability to maintain a proactive/team approach ensuring team culture is upheld.

Knowledge required:

Good knowledge of business management;
An understanding of Women’s elite football
Have a knowledge of player development within the female game;
Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups.

Qualifications required:

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject; and
Proven track record in working within a management position.
DBS check required: Yes (enhanced)

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