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The Premier League

The Premier League

Leadership and Workforce Development Executive


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Oct 19, 2023


The Premier League’s Football Development team is responsible for the delivery of the League’s strategic plans to support its ambitions to develop the best Players, Coaches, Staff, and Match Officials.
To support the continued implementation of these strategies the Premier League provides individualised professional development programmes and initiatives for football leaders and multidisciplinary staff across the Academy system. As part of this important work, we are looking to recruit a Leadership and Workforce Development (LWD) Executive responsible for supporting the operational delivery of LWD programmes. The LWD Executive is a member of the LWD Team and will work towards meeting team and individual objectives.
Who we are
The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its Clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 880 million homes in 188 countries.
We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Handbook as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues.
The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and strives to create an inclusive culture where talent can flourish. We believe in the potential of everyone and open our doors to those who share those values. All appointments will be made based on merit; however, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people. 
The role

Coordinating the day-to-day operations of LWD programmes and wider activity, both online and in-person (i.e. pre-event; event; post event).
Acting as the point of contact for delivery partners (i.e. module leads; facilitators; venue managers; event consultants) before, during and after events. 
Supporting the operational planning for all LWD programmes and wider activity.
Liaising with learners, Premier League facilitators, external consultants, venues, AV, branding and communications to ensure the effective delivery of programmes and wider activity.

Administering LWD Programmes and wider activity, for example: development needs analyses, psychometric assessments, Individual learning plans, mentors, consultant contracts, digital learning and the Premier League LMS, academic accreditation, branding of LWD learning materials.
Coordinating communications and media from LWD Programmes and wider activity to store and share internally and externally, in order to promote the work of the LWD Team, for example: liaising with photo and film consultants, coordinating the efficient storage of media, producing communications copy.
Perform any other duties or responsibilities as the PL may reasonably require.

Requirements for the role
·           Experience of project management and/or event planning and management.
·           Excellent planning and organisational skills.
·           Track record of working with multiple stakeholders.
·           Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills.
·           Ability to act proactively and independently on own initiative, with a solutions-focused approach.
·           Comfortable operating in an agile way, and working with change and uncertainty.
·           Self-motivated team player who values and understands the importance of collaboration.
Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.
To apply please visit our careers page and apply with your CV and a cover letter. The closing date for applications is 5 November 2023.
We will remove barriers that prospective candidates might face at any stage of our recruitment process. If you have a disability and would like the advert in an alternative format, or would like to talk about how we can adjust the interview process to best support you, please contact

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