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Manchester United FC

Manchester United FC

Womens Academy Operations Manager


Role Type



Posting Date

May 18, 2023

Role description

The Purpose:       

To support the Women’s Academy Manager to ensure the Academy environment is safe, appropriate and meets the needs of the players, staff and The FA. To work with the Head of Academy Operations to ensure FA criteria is met and a collaborative approach is applied across the club.

The Role:

To fulfill The FA Professional Game Academy criteria for the role and be the primary contact for The FA on all PGA administrative matters as outlined in Category 1 criteria
To have day to day administrative oversight of the Women’s Academy and ensuring the club continues to meet criteria, including but not limited to cash flow and staff qualifications audits
Organise all aspects of fixtures and training programme for the Women’s Academy including travel coordination, facility and nutrition booking, referee scheduling, organizing player workshops and staff events, planning open evenings, scouting needs
Register players and administer player recruitment
Collaborate with colleagues on secretarial elements i.e. obtaining internal clearance, responding to FA matters
Ensure effective and timely correspondence and communication with all key stakeholders related to the PGA programme to include but not limited to staff, players, parents, club partners and other departments
Attend meetings with The FA
Facilitate the documentation and evidence required as part of FA auditing procedures
Maintain the player database to ensure the Club has accurate mailing and contact details
Maximise opportunities to raise awareness of the Women’s Academy
Work across various club sites, Leigh Sports Village, Carrington and Altringham

The Person:

A valid and accepted enhanced FA DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check) or be willing to undertake this if successful
Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a valid FA Safeguarding Children Certificate or be willing to undertake this training if successful
A valid FA Welfare Officer Workshop Certificate or be willing to
undertake this training if successful
A valid FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) or FA Emergency First Aid or be willing to undertake this training if successful
A degree in subject relevant to the role
Key Skills/ Experience/ Personal Qualities Required
Experience of administrative management, ideally within women’s
and girls’ football or a similar elite sports related environment
Sports and/or football development experience
Experience of supporting and advising teams effectively on off-pitch
Ability to work under pressure and deadlines whilst being able to
prioritise workloads
Experience of taking ownership of projects and seeing them through
to completion
Pro-active and reliable
Willingness to work weekends and or evenings, and attend matches
as the role demands
Ability to work and travel independently
IT skills to include a high level of competence using Excel, Word,
Access and PowerPoint skills
Good overall level of numeracy and literacy
Ability to work in a team environment

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