The Premier League is responsible for the development of the Professional Game coaching workforce in partnership with the Professional Game partner organisations (PL, FA, EFL, PFA, LMA) via the ongoing delivery of the Integrated Coaching Strategy (ICS.) The Premier League have developed a long-term strategic plan named the Elite Coaching Plan (ECP) with the goals of; 1) Elevating the quality of the English Coaching System and; 2) Changing the global perception of the English Coaching System.

The role

The purpose of the role is to project manage learning and technology-based projects that support the coaching workforce across all Premier League and EFL Clubs. As a Digital Learning and Project Manager you will:

· Develop and project manage the digital learning strategy for the wider professional coaching workforce within Premier League and EFL Clubs

· Assist with the creation and implementation of coach development and support content through the innovative use of technology and digital learning strategies

· Harness the role of the Learning Management System (LMS) – the Premier League’s virtual learning environment – to enhance coach engagement and experience

· Work closely with the Digital Learning Lead to design programmes in line with the ‘Premier League Learning Approach’

· Develop and implement blended learning concepts including the use of different delivery methods and media (e.g. face to face, e-learning, apps, eBooks, video, podcasts, virtual classroom and other digital tools)

· Manage the rollout and content production of a new Pro Game Coach App and work with the professional game partners (FA, EFL, PFA, LMA)

· Drive consistency in solution design, using digital learning best practice and innovation while continuously building knowledge of new digital learning solutions, keeping up to date with new thinking

· Work closely with all project staff to ensure that systems and processes across ECP projects are coherent

· Manage relationships and communicate with stakeholders including Clubs and Professional Game Partners including the PFA, EFL, FA, and LMA

· Perform any other duties or responsibilities as the Premier League may reasonably require

Requirements for the role

· Experience managing Digital Learning projects applying project management methodology on large-scale, high profile projects (ideally in elite sport)

· Understanding of Instructional Design

· Professional qualification in project management or similar

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office

· High level communication (oral and written) skills

· High level emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

· High level planning and organisational skills

· Leadership – experience in implementing a project vision

· DBS clearance – to be obtained via Premier League, prior to job offer

Nice-to-haves for the role

· Degree level or equivalent

· Experience of working in education and the Football industry

· Understanding of the principles of Coaching and Coach Development

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.

To apply, please visit our careers page and apply with your CV and a cover letter. The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 April 2022.

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