Department: People

Employment Type: Fixed Term – Full Time

Location: London, UK

Overview: The Premier League is committed to championing EDI and using the power and popularity of the League to tackle discrimination and promote inclusion in football. Together with our clubs, we are proud of the diversity throughout the Premier League: in the stands, on the pitch and in our communities. The League’s No Room For Racism (NRFR) strategy, Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard (PLEDIS) and work on LGBTQ+ inclusion, improving accessibility and tackling online hate have made progress, but there is much more to do.We are committed to and focused on, fostering an inclusive, supportive, resilient and ambitious organisational culture within the Premier League. This area of work has grown significantly over the last year and the People Team are now recruiting for a Culture and Inclusion Manager to lead on the day to day running of our programmes. The right candidate will be an experienced EDI, practitioner with good knowledge of the culture and inclusion landscape, well developed interpersonal skills and strong project management experience. The role requires extensive liaison and communication across the business, and the post-holder will need to be an excellent communicator, be approachable, a team player and enjoy connecting with colleagues.The People team currently has seven members and delivers a proactive and highly supportive human resource function to the Premier League workforce. There is extensive work completed across staff engagement; business culture; diversity and inclusion; learning and development and recruitment; along with the core People service delivering payroll, benefits and employee relations support.

Who We Are

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its Clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 880 million homes in 188 countries.We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Handbook as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues.The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and strives to create an inclusive culture where talent can flourish. We believe in the potential of everyone and open our doors to those who share those values. All appointments will be made based on merit; however, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people.Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits in line with our company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

The role The role can be summarised under four main headings as follows.

Project Management and Resource Development

  • Provide operational support for a programme of activity across the year which is aligned with the newly agreed Premier League culture, values, behaviours and related Culture and Inclusion Action Plan.
  • Work closely with the Head of Culture and Inclusion to develop and refine the strategic direction of the Premier League culture and inclusion provision.
  • Develop projects that enable the department to meet its strategic objectives – this will include project management of workstreams in partnership with teams across the business, utilising project planners, systems and processes, tracking, resource management, quality assurance and standards, risk and issue management.
  • Working alongside the EDI team and Learning and Development Manager, continue to develop tools, resources, initiatives and training to support staff, managers and leaders within the Premier League to be inclusive practitioners, informed by EDI best practice.

Events, Coordination and Knowledge Sharing

  • Implement robust and innovative ways to improve staff engagement including supporting our staff networks and employee voice activities, alongside the EDI team.
  • Take the lead on developing, coordinating and evaluating the delivery of the Premier League annual events calendar from our established Connect and Connect + sessions to cultural celebrations, days of observance and events with a focus on building connection, community and knowledge sharing.
  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with internal and externals speakers and facilitators.
  • Ensure a strategic approach to networking to enhance the profile and reach of the Premier League’s Culture and EDI work.


  • Working with the Premier League Communications team, and shaped by the recommendations of the internal communications audit, lead on the provision of strategic, regular, and well-planned communications on our culture and inclusion agenda.

Coordination, Data and Reporting

  • Working alongside the Head of Culture and Inclusion, develop and apply evaluation tools, built on measurable objectives and performance indicators, used to assess the impact of our work on culture and inclusion.
  • Support the Head of Culture and Inclusion in collating, analysing and producing monthly, quarterly and annual reports on progress against the Culture and Inclusion Action Plan and related planned activity.
  • Represent the Culture and Inclusion Team in relevant internal and external meetings.
  • Provide coordination support to the Culture and Inclusion teams internal meetings.
  • Performing any other duties or responsibilities as the Premier League may reasonably require.

Requirements For The Role

  • Strong project management experience, preferably developed in an equality, diversity, culture and inclusion role or programme
  • A demonstrable passion for and commitment to, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work
  • Understanding of contemporary EDI legislation, policy and practice
  • High level of integrity with the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential matters
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
  • Experienced in handling budgets and managing external stakeholders
  • Effective communication and advocacy skills and a persuasive, approachable manner when dealing with people at a range of levels
  • Events planning and management experience
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational and administrative skills
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work to deadlines
  • A positive and energetic approach to work, achieving objectives and overcoming challenges
  • Empathetic with the ability to engender trust and take on responsibility
  • A strong commitment to team building and collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Strong judgement and the ability to make decisions
  • Demonstrates Premier League values in all operational behaviours, providing an aspirational benchmark for other staff to respect and learn from

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