Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

• A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.

• A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.

• Commercial partnerships with globally recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world’s leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.

• A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.

• An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes.

The Club is seeking a Strategic Partnerships Manager to be the Club’s day-to-day contact with key domestic and international strategic partners that support these relationships and helps enable all parties involved to derive maximum value.

Key Responsibilities:

International Tours & Exhibition Matches:

  • Deliver the Club’s International Tour & Exhibition Match Programmes for the Club’s representative First Team Squads (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Deliver the Club’s Domestic Exhibition Match Programmes for the Club’s representative First Teams Squads (Men’s and Women’s), including working alongside key stakeholders to deliver such events (e.g. Football & Operations)
  • Deliver the Club’s International Promotional Tour and Virtual Tour Programmes as and when the Club elects to deliver such Programmes
  • If and when appropriate, deliver Tour & Exhibition Match Programmes for the Club’s Legends (subject to the Club’s broader Ambassadorial programme) and Academy teams.

International Development:

  • Work with the Head of Strategic Partnerships and the Partnerships Director to manage and deliver the Club’s international development strategy
  • Working with key colleagues as appropriate, deliver key Club-wide international ventures as and when appropriate (e.g. marquee international campaigns)


  • Work with the Head of Strategic Partnerships, the Partnerships Director and other key colleagues on the ongoing delivery of the NFL partnership
  • Working alongside key colleagues as appropriate, help to deliver the Club’s broader activation of the NFL partnership, including activation of both the NFL London Games and other key initiatives during the partnership
  • Work with the Head of Strategic Partnerships, Partnerships Director and other key colleagues in the future development of the NFL partnership

Other Strategic Partnerships:

  • Work with the Head of Strategic Partnerships, the Partnerships Director and other key colleagues in the ongoing delivery of activation frameworks and Programmes that bring to life any other strategic partnerships e.g. the likes of Saracens and any other long-term strategic partners including venue partners and international partners

Due to the nature of the industry, some out of hours working, including weekends, and international travel may be required from time to time.

Personal Attributes:

  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds strong relationships, collaborates
  • Gets things done, delivers to high standards, takes responsibility
  • Strong organisation and attention to detail with ability to manage multi-faceted deliverables
  • Adapts quickly to new opportunities, new challenges and changing priorities
  • Responds positively and delivers under pressure
  • A proactive self-starter who can work automatously and within a team
  • Great drive and energy

Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent communication and relationship skills with a proven ability to achieve success when working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven experience managing delivery of tours, marketing programmes or similar initiatives with a complex logistical (travel) component
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing partnership activations or marketing programmes both domestically and internationally
  • Proven experience in building and managing positive relationships with industry contacts across all levels
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to think through commercial and operational opportunities and challenges with creativity
  • Proven understanding of the commercial landscape within the sports and entertainment sectors

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to DBS checks for this role.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Closing date for applications – 10/03/2023

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