The Premier League’s Strategy team is looking to appoint a Senior Risk and Performance Manager to proactively manage the business’ principal risks and track the performance of the business’ strategy.

The Senior Risk and Performance Manager will play a central role in shaping how the business engages with risks and strategic opportunities, working closely with senior decision-makers. This is a new role that will sit at the interface of the strategy and the day-to-day running of the organisation, using a deep understanding of the business’ risks to inform decision-making and help the Premier League meet its objectives.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and have excellent stakeholder management skills, a strong analytical skillset, and a proven track record in a relevant corporate function (e.g. strategy, finance, commercial).

Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home, where possible, on some days each week. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

The Strategy team is also currently recruiting for Strategy Analyst, Strategy Manager and Senior Strategy Manager roles to support the ongoing development and execution of the strategy.

Key Responsibilities

As a high-profile organisation with a global reach, the Premier League is exposed to a wide range of social, economic, political and regulatory forces, in addition to industry-specific challenges. It is vital that we understand the current, emerging and potential future risks facing the business and the challenges and opportunities they create.The Premier League takes a holistic, business-wide approach to risk management, considering risks in the context of our objectives. We have recently created a new strategy and so it is now critical that the business’ approach to risk is refreshed and embedded into day-to-day operations and the execution of the strategy.The Senior Risk and Performance Manager should constructively challenge the business to consider the risks we are engaging with and the level of uncertainty we are comfortable with in pursuit of our objectives. In tandem with understanding the risk profile of the business’ strategy, the role will help establish measures to track performance against our strategic objectives. The combined output of these activities will contribute to the prioritisation of projects, investment decisions and business planning.The Senior Risk and Performance Manager will be a key part of a small, but growing Strategy team, which has responsibility for creating and delivering the Premier League’s long-term strategy, working in close partnership with the rest of the business.


The key responsibilities of the Senior Risk and Performance Manager are to:

  • Provide operational ownership of the Premier League’s risk management process, supporting senior colleagues to identify, assess and actively manage key risks
  • Prepare regular updates to the Executive Leadership Team and Board on the management of the business’ principal risks, and deliver annual workshops to review the business’ approach to managing risk, its risk appetite and its risk tolerance
  • Work with colleagues to conduct regular analysis of emerging and possible future risks and opportunities (e.g. using PESTLE, stakeholder analysis, horizon scanning)
  • Track the progress of the strategy against performance metrics

The Senior Risk and Performance Manager will work closely with colleagues in the Strategy team and wider business, and will be supported by specialist external agencies, where relevant.


Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Strong academic background with significant experience in a relevant role (e.g. corporate strategy, finance, commercial, project management)
  • Strategic thinker with a track record of implementing and managing structured processes
  • Proactive self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment and has excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Proven problem-solving and critical thinking ability, being as comfortable evaluating the bigger picture as working with detailed information
  • Strong analytical skillset, with experience of assessing and interpreting a wide range of information to support decision-making
  • High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint


  • Experience of managing risks and/or tracking the performance of a corporate strategy
  • Understanding of the key issues and trends impacting the Premier League
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. Institute of Risk Management, ACA/CMA/ACCA)
  • Experience in a related industry (e.g. sports, media and entertainment)


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

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.

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