The Premier League Policy and Corporate Affairs team are recruiting for the exciting new role of Senior Planning and Projects Manager. The Policy and Corporate Affairs department remit covers: Policy; Public Affairs; International Football; EU Affairs; Communications; Supporter Engagement; Safety and Security; Corporate Purpose; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the Premier League’s support for Wider Football and Communities.

The team has an increasing focus on promoting awareness among key stakeholders and decision makers of the positive work, influence and impact of the Premier League. This encompasses economic, social and soft power impact, as well as the League’s public purpose investments – not least, the Premier League’s unparalleled contribution to the wider football pyramid and support for communities. Other policy topics covered by the team are wide ranging, and include sustainability, grassroots football, broadcasting rights, online safety legislation, the Gambling Act and ongoing immigration / access to talent policies.

The role

As the Policy and Corporate Affairs department grows and adopts a matrix management approach to workstreams and team coordination, we are recruiting a new role to develop and embed procedures to keep departmental and cross-departmental projects and workstreams on track. The Senior Planning and Projects Manager will work with colleagues across the department and wider business to coordinate strategy development and operational delivery. The role will focus on project management and resource planning to address strategic priorities. This includes tracking and evaluating projects, coordinating working groups, risk and budget management and production of documentation that meets Board and Shareholder requirements.

Key Responsibilities

The main duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • To develop and implement strategy and project planning procedures across all Policy and Corporate Affairs workstreams 
  • Develop projects that help the department meet its strategic objectives – this will include project management of workstreams which include representatives from across the business 
  • Work closely with each team in the Policy and Corporate Affairs department to develop an in-depth understanding of our work and aims; also establish working relationships with departments around the organisation to help facilitate cross-departmental working 
  • Support the Director of Operations and Strategy in departmental resource planning and budgeting, including forecasting and developing recommendations 
  • Support the Director of Operations and Strategy and other senior leaders in setting the department’s strategy, involving input from across the team 
  • Establish forward planning and reporting procedures to monitor progress within ongoing updates and recommendations on project progress, costs and deadlines
  • Own and deliver discrete projects where appropriate, contracting and managing consultants where necessary 

Requirements For The Role

  • Project management qualification and/or experience utilising project management tools
  • Experience in a management consulting or corporate strategy role (or similar)
  • Significant experience of managing multiple concurrent projects / programmes, ideally with variety of project focus 
  • Experience in leading projects from initial concept to evaluating success
  • Budget management and reporting experience 
  • Delivered written reports or proposals for consideration by senior management
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills 
  • High standard of presentation; keen to champion company style / format in documents, presentations and other materials 
  • Able to present information effectively to a range of audiences 
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented 

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.

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.


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

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