Application Deadline: 22 July 2022

Department: Communications

Employment Type: Permanent – Full Time

Location: London, UK



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.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering timely and accurate responses to the daily news agenda with particular responsibility for football media
  • Acting as one of the main contacts for journalists and media contacts, developing statements, briefings and responses for journalists and the wider media
  • Working with senior colleagues to devise and deliver media handling strategies, ensuring media messaging is consistently aligned with the Premier League’s policy positions
  • Working closely with the Director of News and Corporate Communications and key Premier League departments to identify media opportunities to promote the Premier League
  • Assist and support the Premier League (external and internal) and Clubs on all communications needs – from news handling to preparing statements, briefs, media releases and organising media events
  • Liaising with communications contacts at Commercial Partners to identify opportunities to promote partnerships and the Premier League generally
  • Reputation – to ensure promotion of the Premier League as a force for good. This should include regular proactive communications of the positive work undertaken by the Football Department (fixtures, registrations, player care, football regulatory)
  • Reputation – work closely with the Director of News and Corporate Communications, and Director of Public Relations to influence the news agenda to better promote positive stories and ensure messaging is consistently aligned with Premier League positioning
  • Support the Legal Department to promote the League’s work in the area of digital piracy
  • Work with the Communications team in ensuring internal communications materials are of a high standard and published regularly (Weekly Update, Weekly Information) and that live brief documents are compiled and regularly reviewed for sharing internally

Requirements For The Role

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Extensive experience working in communications
  • Proven track record in delivering world-class media handling and communications campaigns
  • Excellent understanding of football and an appreciation of the Premier League’s structure, policies, issues and context in the industry
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Strong organisational skills
  • 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

Nice-to-haves for the role

  • Experience of working within football is preferable


Our competitive range of benefits includes:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Health screenings
  • Mental health support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts with commercial partners
  • Access to match day tickets

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.

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