The Premier League’s communications team is looking for a Senior Communications Manager to support the wide-ranging operations of the Communications Department. The right candidate will be motivated, organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have a strong background in communications.

The role will require the candidate to work with the relevant Premier League departments, clubs and external stakeholders to help promote the League, responding to media and proactive communications planning.

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 900 million homes in 189 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Rule Book 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 system 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 three days a week. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

The role

  • Day-to-day management of the press office function within the communications department
  • Acting as one of the main contacts for journalists, delivering timely and accurate responses according to the daily news agenda with particular responsibility for football media
  • Working with senior colleagues across various departments, devising and delivering media handling strategies and ensuring media messaging is aligned with the Premier League’s policy positions. Departments include but not limited to Commercial, Media, Legal and Policy
  • Working closely with the Director of News and Corporate Communications, Director of Public Relations and key Premier League departments to identify media opportunities to promote the Premier League
  • Assist and support the Premier League and Clubs on all communications needs – from news handling to preparing statements, briefs, media releases and organising media events
  • Work with the communications team in ensuring internal communications materials are of a high standard and that briefing documents are regularly reviewed

Requirements for the role

  • Extensive experience working in communications and the media industry
  • Proven track record in developing and delivering world-class media handling and communications strategies
  • Excellent understanding of football, the industry and an appreciation of the Premier League’s structure, policies, issues and context in the industry
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Responsive and accurate with the ability to work to short deadlines and under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills and confidence to deal with senior internal and external figures in a professional manner
  • Availability for out of hours work as required, in accordance with our flexi-working guidelines

Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.

We will remove barriers that prospective candidates might face at any stage of our recruitment process. If you have a disability and would like the advert in an alternative format, or would like to talk about how we can adjust the interview process to best support you, please contact recruitment@premierleague.com

To apply please visit our careers page and apply with your CV and a cover letter. The closing date for applications is Monday 15 July 2024.

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