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The Football Association

The Football Association

Men's Performance Analyst


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Apr 18, 2024


About the job
Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

This role contributes to the development of an industry-leading performance analysis department with the specific remit to provide tactical research and performance insights that will help drive the advancement of England's principles of play and the recruitment and development of English players.

What You'll Do?

Effective delivery of the performance analysis strategic programme to identified England Pathway teams (U20-16) including:
Age/stage appropriate analytical profiling of opposition teams and players.
Provide detailed resources to transfer understanding of Principles of Play, Game Plans, Set Plays, and position specific profiles/development plans.
Comprehensive analysis of England performances with delivery of insights to support detailed game reviews.
Support coaches to deliver programmes focusing on specific game management, penalty, and individual player development
Design camp learning plans that maximise accelerated learning and ensures football intel, content, and feedback are aligned to the specific objectives of training, match, camp, and the unique needs of that age group.
As part of the technical team across various competitions and tournaments, provide of robust bespoke metrics/benchmarks which enable the effectiveness of England team's playing philosophy to be measured and optimised.
Benchmark opposition metrics /intelligence to deliver effective, consistent insights to inform a winning strategy for England teams.
Produce both live and video scouting reports of players in alignment with the depth chart and focus on key positions.
Deliver key player case studies and positional profiles that help underpin and support evidence-based selection and development of pathway players.
Contribute to key internal and external research projects which underpin future service development & provide insights to the coaching process.
Provide data, video and learning reports and resources through the extraction and visualisation of data sets to support preparation, review, and long-term strategic planning England teams.
Develop close & highly effective working relationships with coaching staff through capturing reliable and consistent data, video and other intelligence whilst contextualising it into tactical insights.
Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

Has experience in an elite level football environment
Exceptional footballing knowledge, with an ability to contextualise this knowledge and produce coach & player facing materials.
Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in the use of sports analysis systems and technologies.
A willingness to work flexible hours in accordance with the demands of the role.
Significant experience in the manipulation and management of complex performance data sets [qualitative and quantitative)
Relevant vocational qualifications and experience that provide an understanding of the technical and tactical demands of Professional football.
Undergraduate degree in a related field of study or equivalent experience
Work conscientiously and with total discretion.
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent written and oral communication
Excellent operational planning skills

Beneficial to have:

Masters or doctorate in a related field of work or equivalent experience
Proven use of Tableau and other data manipulation systems and products.
Knowledge and experience of statistical modelling to predict performance.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, in order to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
Free private medical cover.
A contributory pension scheme.
An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
A hybrid working model offering greater flexibility.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, Adobe FA Women's Championship, and Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre unless the role is advertised as a home-based contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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