Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club, and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club, which focuses on development, inclusion, and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble, and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day. We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems, and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

Inclusion Statement:

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement:

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

The Role of Business Communications Executive:

The Business Communications function has the responsibility of promoting and protecting the reputation of the club off the field. It covers areas including fan, corporate, community, commercial, equality, diversity and inclusion and internal communications. Your job will be to support the Business Communications team to deliver the club’s communications plan by working with various departments and stakeholders. You will help them to review our media coverage and campaigns, assess what has worked and help shape future activity.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a communications professional with a particular passion for media analytics.

You don’t need to have worked in football before, but you should know the game and appreciate what makes the fans tick.

Business Communications Executive Main Accountabilities:

  • Media monitoring and analysis – use their media management platform to obtain key insights and steer on creating of regular reports analysing the club’s media activity and campaigns
  • Managing LinkedIn, delivering content for their LinkedIn strategy, which will involve forward planning content, creating and engaging with content and evaluating analytics
  • Media relations – maintain the media database
  • Media enquiries – support with managing and answering off-field media enquiries
  • Content creation – writing web articles including off-field news and matchday guides
  • Internal communications – support with drafting the Club’s internal newsletter and others forms of communication to staff
  • Communications support – support and represent the Business Communications team where needed in campaigns such as writing and planning social media content, video shoots, media visits or events

Business Communications Executive Person Specification:

  • You will be a team player – the Club comes first, and you will be prepared to work hard, with enthusiasm, alongside your colleagues.
  • You will resonate with their Club values of togetherness, progressiveness and respectful.
  • You will have a background in media monitoring platforms and be passionate about media analytics, evaluation and deciphering key insights.
  • Diligent, detailed oriented, picking up detail, organised and analytical.
  • You will be comfortable dealing with demands and deadlines in an organised way.
  • You will be able to draft clear and relatable copy on time and under pressure.
  • You will be comfortable with suggesting ideas and be able to envisage bringing them to life.
  • You should be passionate about football’s role in society and the football business. While you may work alongside the Football Communications Department and will sometimes interact with players, if you want to write match reports, manager interviews or tactical features, then this role isn’t for you.

Business Communications Executive Benefits:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Medicash Cover
  • Royal London Pension Scheme – 5% Employee And Employer Contribution
  • Starting Holiday Entitlement 22 Days, Up To 25 Days After Three Years’ Service
  • 25% Off in Our Club Shop
  • 50% Off in Umbro
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Complimentary Match Day Tickets
  • Electric Car Scheme

At Brentford Football Club, we prioritise equality and fairness in all aspects of our operations. To ensure a fair and inclusive recruitment process, we have partnered with as our trusted recruitment partner for this vacancy. Therefore, all applications for this position will be handled and managed exclusively by them.

Application Process and Closing Dates:

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th August 2023 at 5pm, and the deadline for submission of the work-related questions is Monday 28th August 2023 at 5pm.

To apply for this role, you will need to first register your interest by submitting your CV. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process. You will then be emailed a response containing a link needed to answer some work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by a diverse panel.

We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you’ll see how well you performed during the application process.

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