Scottish Women's Football

Scottish Women's Football

Operations & Competitions Manager


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Posting Date

May 25, 2022

Role description

ROLE DESCRIPTION: An exciting opportunity has emerged for someone who loves football, has an in-depth knowledge and background in the sport, is skilled in events management, is well organised and wants to make an impactful difference to the girls and womens game. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of sporting governance, management experience, accurate administrative skills and a commitment and passion to grow the game. The post-holder should be committed, dynamic and agile. This is an important role for SWF with the post-holder working closely with the CEO and the Senior Club Competitions Officer.

Main duties:
In conjunction with relevant partners/colleagues, coordinate the planning, preparation and implementation of all key programmes of competition and events including:
o Planning, coordinating and administering the Scottish Womens Cup, Youth Challenge Cup and Youth Cup competitions
o Delivering successful Scottish Womens Cup, Youth Challenge Cup and Youth Cup Semi-Finals Finals
o Delivering successful Championship/League One, SWFL, Highlands Islands League and National Academy Programme League Cup Finals
o Delivery of the National Academy Programme o Line managing the Club and Competitions team along with providing direct support to the Chief Executive Officero Working with key partners and clubs to develop, review and monitor league entry criteria and club compliance, conducting audits with each performance arm club as required
o Leading and managing the Match Day Delegate programme.
o Supporting clubs and key partners with delivery of broadcast matches
o Leading the team charged with the delivery of the SWF Annual Awards Dinner
o In conjunction with the Policy Working Group and other relevant committees, planning and reviewing the competition structures across the youth and senior game.
o Driving the development of effective player pathways across the girls and womens game.

Supporting the CEO in developing the strategic direction of SWF and implementing SWF priorities
Leading, supporting and administering the Policy Working Group along with providing guidance and support to all other relevant committees within SWF to ensure the good governance of the game.
Supporting the Administrator in the following areas:
o Providing secretariat support to the Board and other relevant committees when required
o Processing Complaints Appeals
o Providing support in recording financial transactions, invoicing banking

Degree educated or equivalent – a relevant sports degree or equivalent qualification would be desirable though not essential.
Demonstrable experience in a similar role with a good working knowledge of football.
Strong understanding of sport governance and the football landscape
Evidence of events management experience in a sporting environment.
Line management experience
Ability to work as part of a small staff team and on own initiative.
Strong office and administrative skills with experience of using standard Microsoft packages.

An excellent communicator
Confident dealing with a range of stakeholders on a day-to-day basis
Good demonstrable knowledge of football
Excellent written communication
Able to lead and be part of a team
Organised with good attention to detail
Dynamic and happy to work on own initiative
Able to manage time efficiently
Able to take ownership of the role and tasks Passionate about driving womens and girls football forward
Eager to improve processes and make a difference

Closing date: 5pm, 1 st June

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