The Premier League is looking to recruit a Games Programme Manager to lead on the delivery of the of the Foundation Phase and Youth Development Phase Games Programme competitions, to support their mission of developing more and better Home Grown Players capable of playing in the Premier League.
The Games Programme Manager will work closely with the Head of Youth Operations to ensure the effective delivery of the programme whilst also looking to enhance and develop the events offered and delivered to Clubs season after season.
Who we are
The Premier League is the organising body of the Premier League with responsibility for the competition, its Rule Book and the centralised broadcast and other commercial rights. The principal objective of the Premier League is to stage the most competitive and compelling league with world- class players who play in vibrant stadiums, full of supporters. Through the equitable distribution of broadcast and commercial revenues, the Premier League aim is to enable all Clubs to be competitive and to develop so that European competition is a realistic goal and, once there, they are playing at a level where they can compete effectively.
The Premier League’s remit and responsibilities also extend to supporting and providing a framework for youth development, protecting the organisation’s intellectual property, supporting the wider game and community programmes, undertaking international development work and liaising with governing bodies and other leagues.
All of these activities enable and support the Premier League’s purpose, which is to:
This role will sit in the Football Development Department, within the function of Youth Operations. The Youth Operations, Education, Coaching, Elite Performance, Safeguarding and Player Care teams work to ensure players are developed holistically, so they become well-rounded individuals on and off the pitch.
The Youth Operations function is responsible for the Games Programme which is delivered to Premier League Category 1 and 2 Academies. Each season the Games Programme team organise more than 10,000 matches, along with regional, national and international tournaments and festivals; each designed to meet players’ changing needs at every stage of their development. This role will focus on the events involving U9-U16 players.
The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit.
The Premier League is committed to safeguarding the welfare and well-being of the children and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that we engage with. All candidates invited to interview will be asked to complete a self-declaration form on regulated activity, as part of our safer recruitment procedures, to assess character and suitability to work with vulnerable groups.
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