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The FA

The FA

Para Football Performance Analysts (Casual Contract)


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Feb 26, 2024


Decide the game
The FA's Para Division are looking for Para Football Performance Analysts to deliver detailed performance analysis and insight for the England Para Football Teams.
This will be a Casual Contract, running until 31st July 2024, with a maximum of 65 days of work anticipated.
The role will be primarily homebased, with delivery at The National Football Centre - St. George's Park, Lilleshall NSC and Para tournament/fixture events expected. Some overseas travel may be required.
For additional information that will be helpful and scheduled training dates please read through the downloadable document at the bottom of this advert. If you are not viewing this advert on The FA Careers site, please visit you will be able to find this information under this specific role.

Interviews are currently scheduled to be held on 12th and/or 15th March at The National Football Centre, St. George's Park.

What will you be doing?

Deliver an excellent Performance analysis and insight service to England Para football teams and to the development pathway to provide competitive advantages and a consistent service level.
Produce robust relevant metrics and KPIs based on head coach input which enable the effectiveness of England team playing philosophy to be measured and optimised.
In collaboration with head coaches produce high-quality opposition profiles through quantitative and qualitative data mechanisms to deliver effective, consistent insights to inform a winning strategy for all England Para-Football teams.
Provide constructive support to coaches in developing game plans, game reviews, training reviews and other MDT meetings.
Provide data, video, learning resources and insights to support preparation, review and long-term strategic planning of identified England Para-Football teams and specified player IDPs.
Have close and highly effective working relationships with national coaches and support staff in Para-Football teams to enable the delivery of an effective performance analysis service.
Have responsibility for ordering and maintaining analysis equipment whilst on camp and in competition.
Liaise with other England Men's and Women's Performance Analysts and attend required analysis department training and development sessions.
Support the delivery of key internal and external research projects which underpin future service development, provide insights into the coaching process and align with the Para Performance Model.
Management of equipment and technology to maximise processes & efficient workflows
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 are we looking for?

Essential for the role:

A qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in sports science or a related subject specialising in performance analysis
Experience of analysis within elite sporting environment
Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of sports analysis systems and relevant technologies
Track record of performing to a consistently high standard under pressure.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with para footballers in a range of environments.
Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of key stakeholders.
Ability to mirror and demonstrate The FA's PRIDE values and to be a valued team member.
Full clean driving licence


Master's degree in performance analysis or related discipline (or working towards)
Knowledge of Para Football
Football Coaching Qualification

The successful candidates will also be required to undergo an enhanced CRC Check.

What's in it for you?

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive rate of pay as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role.

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, and by doing this we offer top-of-the-range facilities across two core business locations. 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 have 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.

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 acrossmen'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 FAWomen'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.

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