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Brentford Football Club

Brentford Football Club

Lead Academy & B Team Analyst


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Posting Date

Aug 14, 2023

Role description

About the job
Job Title: Lead Academy & B Team Analyst

Department: Performance Analysis

Reporting: Head of Analysis / Academy Director

Location: Jersey Road

Salary: Competitive

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.
Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.
We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.
We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.
We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.
Come join us.
Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.
Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.
The Role of the Lead Academy & B Team Analyst

The successful candidate will lead the Academy Analysis department and coordinate the analysis of the B team. They will ensure that the Academy has an outstanding analysis capability across all phases to enable academy players receive best-in-class performance analysis provision including the monitoring and tracking of objective and subjective data.
Main Accountabilities

Design, build, implement and lead a best-in-class Academy Performance Analysis function (U9-U21) incorporating the new department’s structure, people, processes, systems and standards across all phases of the Academy.
Collaborate with the Academy Director and the rest of the Academy Management Team to create an outstanding Academy performance and technical development programme.
Ensure that the Academy Analysis department complies with all EPPP requirements.
Maintain relevant databases and PMA information.
Film, code and produce reports for all B team fixtures in line with the Club’s style of play.
Liaise with the B Team Head Coach on daily requirements needed.
Film and analyse training when required.
Produce opposition analysis where available.
Debrief games on a team/individual level with video and stats to players and staff.
Maintain statistical databases on style of play.
Assisting with recruitment player dossiers, monthly reports and reviews.
Create and follow an Analysis support programme with detailed provision for all players.
Supervise feedback of match and educational content to all players and coaching staff, ensuring most applicable method and style is used.
Ensuring fixtures are recorded and uploaded to relevant platforms.
Oversee and work alongside the IDP Analyst to provide individual analysis for the academy using subjective and objective data.
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
Complete other tasks as requested by Head of Analysis, B Team Staff and Academy Management.
General Club Accountabilities

To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including GDRP, PECR and PL PMA.
To build and maintain good working relationships with both B Team and academy players and staff to support the football development programme.
Be a trusted adviser to coaches for team and player development.
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
To ensure compliance with all safeguarding processes and procedures.
Key Internal Relationships

Head of Analysis.
Academy Director and Academy Management Team.
B Team Head Coach.
B Team Support Staff.
Senior Club Technical and Football Staff.
Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

Demonstrates potential to be an outstanding functional leader.
Highly analytical and high level of attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure & meet deadlines.
Ability to work unsociable hours as required involving work outside normal office hours; evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Must be able to travel abroad if required for matches.
Effective at preparing, planning and implementing workloads and schedules.
A dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individual.
Proactive decision maker with excellent communication skills, to work alongside other departments.
Experience working in elite football.
Experience using analysis-related software (WyScout, Angles, RT Tactic Pro or similar).
Understands Health & Safety principles and practices.
Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

Masters in a Performance Analysis / Sports Science discipline.
Coaching experience / qualifications.
Experience using telestration tools.
Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at
Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 22nd August 2023

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