Select Group Manager 2

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Posting Date

Apr 30, 2022

Role description

Reports to:Select Group DirectorLocation:Home based with requirement for frequent travel within UKContract:Full time - Permanent
Organisation Overview:Formed in 2001 to improve refereeing standards, PGMOL manage the 600 match officials operating in thePremier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Championship, National League and FA Competitions. PGMOL is responsible for the recruitment, training, development and mentoring of all match officials.Role Purpose:Working with the Select Group Director (SGD), the SG2 Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Select Group 1 Refereeing Team (SG2RT) deliver the required performance standards for the Competition. The SG2 Manager is directly responsible for the general management of the SG2RT, working with coaches to create and deliver appropriate training, performance management, and managing the technical development of the officials, including the disseminated work at Regional Performance Centres (RPCs).
Main Duties (include but are not limited to):
Management of SG2RT• Providing line management support to the SG2Rs on a day-to-day basis to include objective setting, regular communication and reviews• Ensuring that individual Development Action Plans are in place via the Coaches and support the delivery of these plans where applicable• Providing specialist support to the SG1RT in the implementation of the new Holistic Assessment programme and provide consistent feedback to senior management• Working with the referee coaches in the planning and coordinating the training programme• Liaising with the SG Director, NG Director, Head of Assistant Referees, Head of Coaching and Head of Operations & Administration, to organise and contribute to the content and delivery of SG2 meetings• Attending all SG2RT meetings• Attending SG1, NG or WSG meetings as required• Attending matches and VAR Hub to monitor the performance of the SG2RT• Supporting the SG Director with performance reviews• Supporting the preparation of monthly and annual performance reports to the Leadership Team
Performance Support and Development• Working with the coaches, to ensure the development and implementation of individualise Development Action Plans bespoke performance plans for all SG2Rs are created. This includes all aspects of performance and will in time include the management of the ‘performance clock’ for eachSG2R• By working closely with the Performance Support Director, contribute to the management of the integrated delivery team to support the Referees Development Action Plan, positively impacting the performance and development of the SG2RT• Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings• Providing technical coaching/mentoring advice and support to selected match officials as part of their individual coaching cell• Liaising with the Head of Coaching, managing the quality assurance of the work of the technical coaches, including the VAR coach, to ensure appropriate and effective coaching for all SG2 officials• Managing the process of feedback from the evaluation team to support knowledge development and sharing of good practice• Managing the provision of monthly reports and performance assessmentsMatch Appointments• Assisting the SG Director with preparing provisional 4 week and match day (weekly) appointments plan for review• Assisting the SG Director in preparing and distributing the approved weekly appointments• Collaborating with the SG Director, WSG Director, NG Director, Head of Referee Operations at the FA and SG1 Manager to support an integrated approach to appointing• Maintaining MOAS records for all appointments• Maintaining the appointment database• Liaising with 1st Class Events to ensure that travel arrangements are completed for all appointments
General• Manage all match day issues as they arise and liaise as appropriate with the SG Director, Managing Director and Premier League• Engage with Premier League Clubs and staff• Manage the annual programme of pre-season Premier League club visits• Support implementation of the Elite Referee Development Plan• Support the work of the Head of Communications• As a member of the Management Team, contribute to the organisation’s development• Support the PGMOL Training Programme by attending events and participating in training as required• Attend the Annual Conference• Attend other meetings as necessary• Attend matches as necessary
Person Specification (experience, qualifications, skills, aptitudes, and personal qualities):Essential:Qualifications/experience:• Line management of individuals or management of function• Working as part of a multi-disciplinary or integrated team• Effective stakeholder engagement at all levels
Knowledge:• Understanding of management methods and styles• Thorough understanding of the technical skills, coaching and training needs required of elite matchofficials• Comprehensive knowledge of Premier League and Championship football• Comprehensive knowledge of professional refereeing
Skills:• Motivating groups and individuals to achieve targeted success• Communicating and influencing with the ability to interact at all levels• Able to present confidently to groups• Able to make informed judgements and decisions
Behaviours:• Accountable• Resilient• Values integrity• Courage to challenge• Collaborative and credible• Driven to deliver
Desirable:• Managing and developing individuals and groups in an elite sporting environment• Successful performance management in an elite sporting environment• Experience of officiating as a match official within the Select Group or National Group• Experience of coaching referees/assistant referees• Experience of managing budgets
Applications:Applicants should send a CV accompanied by a one-page letter outlining their suitability for the role to:humanresources@pgmol.comPlease reference your application ‘SG2M’. The closing date for applications is 9am on 20 May 2022.Please note that you need to have the right to work in the UK.PGMOL is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.Glossary:SG Select GroupSG1 Select Group 1SG1RT Select Group 1 Refereeing TeamSG1R Select Group 1 RefereesSG1AR Select Group 1 Assistant RefereesSG2 Select Group 2SG2RT Select Group 2 Refereeing TeamSG2R Select Group 2 RefereesSG2AR Select Group 2 Assistant RefereesNG National GroupNGRT National Group Refereeing TeamNGR National Group RefereesWSG Women’s Select Group

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