The Premier League is committed to championing Equality Diversity and Inclusion (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) Action Plan; Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard (PLEDIS); work on LGBTQ+ inclusion; improving accessibility; focus on gender equality; and work towards tackling online hate have made progress, but there is much more to do.

We are recruiting two new roles at Executive level to work within the Premier League’s EDI team to coordinate and deliver a growing portfolio of projects. The EDI team, sitting within the Premier League’s Policy and Corporate Affairs department, is highly skilled and experienced with extensive sector expertise, and works across protected characteristics and intersectionalities. The team has expanded in recent years as the Premier League’s work on diversity and inclusion has grown at rapid pace.

As the coordinators of some of our most visible and public work, the roles will be varied and you should thrive on coordinating multiple workstreams with different stakeholders both inside and outside the business. You should have both a passion for EDI work and a meticulous approach to administering programmes and projects. Your attention to detail and first class project support skills will help to drive our agenda and to affect football and society. We welcome and value the personal insight and experience that you will bring to these support roles, to strengthen our team and to help deliver our work, and look forward to helping you to develop your professional EDI experience.

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

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and administratively supporting the EDI team’s portfolio of programmes and projects, across all areas in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, including: race, gender and LGBTQ+ inclusion and disability inclusion and access
  • Coordinating internal EDI meetings including the EDI Steering Group, team visits and team meetings. Helping to develop and administer the growing internal structure of staff “networks”. Tasks might include arranging meetings, taking high quality minutes and tracking actions
  • Supporting the planning function of the No Room for Racism action plan, monitoring activity across the business, enhancing internal planning and communication and bringing together key personnel where needed
  • Coordinating and administering the day-to-day logistics to deliver the Premier League’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard (PLEDIS) to our clubs. Providing administrative support for the PLEDIS Manager, including coordination of Club Assessment Panels, network meetings, events, learning and development opportunities and online systems
  • Supporting the EDI team alongside the Premier League’s People team, to develop internal EDI initiatives including staff networks, and EDI training
  • Supporting the administration and planning functions for EDI-focused action plans, campaign, and programmes, including monitoring activity across the business, and bringing together key personnel where needed
  • Providing support to the wider EDI team across all protected characteristics and areas of work. This might include helping to format written reports, convening meetings or administering events

Requirements for the roles

  • Highly competent in programme administration
  • Passion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work
  • Understanding of contemporary EDI legislation, policy, and practice
  • Ability to manage and align multiple programme schedules and individual diaries
  • Keen and confident in communicating with external stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail and track record of working towards and achieving deadline
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills, particularly around logistics
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work under pressure
  • High standard of communication and writing ability
  • Hardworking with a flexible and collaborative working approach
  • High standard of professionalism

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