The FA

Senior Men's Lead Team Manager

The FA

Location

Burton

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date

First Team

Sep 22, 2021

Role description

Our Organisation
Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grassroots through to the professional game, The Emirates FA Cup and the England international teams. We have two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.

To deliver against our goal we have reallocated resources and invested heavily in developing a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at St. George's Park in Staffordshire.

This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA and the Technical Team will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.

Role Description
Manage and co-ordinate the administrative and operational support for the England Senior Men's Team.

Key Accountabilities
Provide both on and off the road administrative and operational support to the England Senior Men's team.
Lead on seasonal planning for the England Senior Men's team, across both 2-year UEFA European and Nations League cycles, and 4-year FIFA tournament cycles, plus contribute to long term tournament plans and strategy that are driven by other members of the Senior team staff.
Collate information relating to the England Senior Men's team fixture list to foster accurate, efficient planning for team events, and to enable effective cross department planning.
Coordinate the administration of squad selection and associated England Senior Men's team logistical requirements, to include regular and consistent liaison with clubs and players.
Travel to all home and away matches, training camps and tournaments with the England Senior Men's team.
Support the England Team Travel Manager with recces, when required, contributing to reviews and giving feedback in order to identify suitable venues that meet team requirements.
Financial Management of England Senior Men's Team Events, including preparation of 4YP, budget reforecast, and event cost reconciliation for each event and end of year reporting. Be diligent with the seasonal budget, recommendations for spend efficiencies, and working closely with the Head of National Team Operations and Finance to identify areas of risk throughout the season.
Contribute to the working group involved in the project management and planning for major UEFA & FIFA tournaments when the England Senior Men's Team is involved.
Contribute to the core MDT staff group, both off camp and on camp, as well as the Incident Management response group supporting major tournaments when the England Senior Men's team is involved.
Develop important relationships across all major internal and external stakeholders, including close liaison with England team staff, SGP Operations, Performance, Marketing, Commercial, and Communications, amongst others, and liaise directly with UEFA & FIFA and Foreign Associations with tournament / match planning where appropriate.
Strong and Influential line management of the Team Manager – Senior Men's.
Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
What we are looking for
Essential

Extensive Lead Team Manager experience at major international sporting tournament(s)
Proven Track record of managing complex stakeholders and working in a pressurised environment
Confidence and credibility to operate at a senior level including strong influencing, negotiation, and facilitation skills
Able to travel regularly (UK / Overseas)
Flexible approach to working hours
Project management experience within an elite sport environment
Exceptional organisational, planning and communication skills
Line Management experience
Previous responsibility for budget management and accurate financial reporting
Competent in the use of IT systems for creation, storage, and dissemination of information


Desirable

Senior Team Management attendance and delivery at one or more of the following: European Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, Olympic Games
Expert problem solving and decision-making skills
Experience in event management
What we can offer you
An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.


The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.



Closing date: 22 September 2021