International Engagement Manager – The Premier League

About the job

Application Deadline: 21 June 2024

Department: Commerical

Employment Type: Permanent – Full Time

Location: London, UK

Description

The Premier League is the most watched domestic sports competition in the world, with a global broadcast audience of approximately 3 billion viewers each season. As part of the League’s work to both maintain and enhance its pre-eminent market position, the League is continuing to expand its work overseas, which includes the establishment of local offices in key markets and a range of events, campaigns and initiatives delivered in collaboration with Clubs and partners.

The Premier League is now seeking to recruit an International Engagement Manager within its Commercial Department to support, manage and enhance this work and to ensure the League is delivering maximum value for its member Clubs and partners. This new role will include, amongst other things, playing a key role in the Premier League’s international pre-season match and tournament programme and supporting the management of the League’s commercially-focused international engagement activity with Clubs and partners.

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 over 900 million homes in 188 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Handbook 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 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.

The role

The International Engagement Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

International Engagement

  • Working closely with the League’s international offices and full range of departments to deliver value for the League’s commercial programme within the League’s broader international activities
  • Supporting the Partnerships, Business Development and Marketing functions in identifying and facilitating compelling commercial, brand and/or marketing opportunities for Clubs as part of the League’s international activities
  • Working closely with the League’s international offices and departments to coordinate, manage and enhance Club engagement in relevant international activities

Pre-Season Match and Tournament Programme

  • Supporting the development, management and delivery of Premier League-branded pre-season matches and/or tournaments in international markets
  • Working closely with key internal and external stakeholders to develop, manage and execute a programme that delivers against agreed objectives
  • Developing and managing relationships with key third parties that are integral to the success of the programme (e.g. venues, host cities, agencies and suppliers)
  • Coordinating and managing the commercial development of the programme (e.g. with Partnerships, Licensing, Business Development, Marketing)
  • Leading the development of key planning materials (including partnership proposals and presentations) for use by the League, Clubs, partners and other key stakeholders
  • Leading the review, reporting and assessment of the programme, including reviewing delivery against objectives and KPIs with both internal and external stakeholders

Commercial Development

  • Supporting commercial colleagues in developing, maintaining and managing positive relationships with all Clubs on international matters
  • Working across the League to help inform our international strategy and development programme, including by taking a lead on reviewing and assessing relevant activity
  • Supporting commercial colleagues in developing action plans for international markets with Clubs, partners and stakeholders
  • Providing additional support into the Commercial function as required

Requirements For The Role

  • Demonstrable experience of commercial development within sports and entertainment
  • Strong experience and understanding of international sports events and experiences
  • Strong project management experience including budget management
  • Strong organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage, coordinate and communicate to diverse stakeholder groups
  • Proven ability to develop and manage excellent professional relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working overseas is desirable
  • Able to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Interested in the sports, entertainment and major live events industry

All applicants should be prepared to work internationally on occasion which may involve irregular hours as part of such trips (e.g. evenings, weekends and/or Bank Holidays).

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.

To apply please visit our careers page and apply with your CV and a cover letter. The closing date for applications is 24 June 2024.

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

CEO – British Ice Skating

BIS is looking for its next CEO to build upon recent successes in hosting international events, growing participation in the sport, and achieving world-class performances from our talented elite skaters across the disciplines.

We are keen to find a passionate and experienced leader who will provide the top-level direction and support needed to help us continue to achieve our ambitious organisational goals

For further information, including person specification, role responsibilities and organisational overview, please see our CEO Recruitment Pack – Job Spec (iceskating.org.uk)


How to Apply:


When you are ready to apply, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role, along with a completed copy of our Equality Monitoring Form, by email to: sarah.logie@iceskating.org.uk

Brand Marketing Manager – Commonwealth Games Federation

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title- Brand Marketing Manager
Reports to Director of Marketing & Communication

Scope of Role

Business Area
Marketing & Communications

Key departments/areas of responsibility


Marketing and Communications team – Brand & campaign development and management, IP management & compliance.
Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) – Compliance and brand marketing management.
Host Organising Committees (OCs) – compliance & brand marketing management.
Partners / Sponsors – campaign integration, compliance and IP facilitation.

Job Dimensions
Financial
Non-Financial
Campaign Budget Management
Cross-function responsibility

Overall, Job Purpose

The Brand Marketing Manager, will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting the Commonwealth Sport Movements brand and identity to ensure a cohesive, impactful and inspiring presence. Working closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications, the wider Marketing and Communications and Commonwealth Games Federation Partners (CGFP) team to ensure the Movements brand is appropriately represented, positioned, communicated and protected within all events, marketing, communications, activations and channels. By effectively managing the brand, bringing it to life and increasing the visibility and profile of the movement amongst target audiences and stakeholders the Brand Marketing Manager plays a pivotal role in shaping the movements identity, perception and legacy, ultimately contributing to its success and long-term sustainability.

Brand Strategy Development: Develop, and facilitate the integration of the brand strategy throughout the CGF. Ensure all activity remains relevant and engaging and brings to life the Movements vision, values and mission. Establishing an enduring brand message that results in, growing engagement, building brand loyalty and increasing commercial revenue.

Brand Identity Management & Guidelines: Own and maintain the brand guidelines, ensuring they are current and evolve with the organisational strategy, including logo, colour palette, typography, and design elements and tone of voice. Ensure consistency in branding across all communication channels, merchandise, and event collateral.


Ensure the brand architecture is effective, communicated and adopted throughout the movement. Ensure it supports the Development teams community programmes as well as the Commonwealth Sport Foundation, enabling clearer, consistent brand identity, ascription and increased visibility. Create and disseminate brand guidelines to internal teams, Commonwealth Games Associations (GCS’s) external partners, sponsors, to ensure adherence to brand standards in all promotional materials and activities.
Assist in educating both internal and external teams and partners against improper use of the brand. With guidance and assistance from the legal team, develop and manage the brand protection programme with all partners and stakeholders including CGFP and IF’s, CGA’s and media.


Sponsorship Integration & Partner Management: Collaborate with commercial partners and sponsors where applicable to integrate sponsor branding in a way that aligns with the movements overall brand and enhances sponsor visibility where appropriate, while maintaining the integrity of the movements identity. Manage the IP and assets, rights programme and signoffs when required, developing processes and tools where appropriate to ensure swift effective support to commercial partners. Proactively identify opportunities to work with likeminded organisations / brands to create beneficial brand extension and visibility.


Marketing Management & Campaigns: Develop and execute public-facing activity in support of the organisation’s strategic plan. Develop brand & marketing campaigns that effectively communicate the movements brand message and value proposition to various stakeholders, including participants, fans/spectators, sponsors, and media. Coordinate, engage and manage external agencies, creatives, designers and more. Manage the briefing , development and execution of high quality marketing/ content initiatives, informed by research, expert external advisory and market understanding, that positions the GCF appropriately in across multiple territories, driving the desired outcomes.
Manage the design and delivery of marketing communications assets, including merchandise and event collateral when required.


Ensure all activity is measurable and conduct comprehensive evaluations of all campaigns, utilising research and data to analyse performance metrics to identify successes, challenges, and opportunities for refinement.


Brand Experience: Work closely with the Head of Digital to introduce the brand in to all digital touchpoints including, website design, social media profiles, email marketing, and digital advertising, to create a seamless and engaging brand experience online. Assist writing website stories and social content when required. Work closely with Media & Communications Manager to ensure all external communications align with the movements brand voice and messaging.


Audience Engagement: Develop strategies to foster deeper engagement with target audiences leveraging the brand’s unique attributes to create meaningful connections and build loyalty. Become the voice of the Fan using research and insights to develop fan engagement campaigns that retains and engagement fans year round, not just at games time. Work closely with the Head of Digital to ensure data is utilised and platforms are maximised to ensure an effective community is built and maintained.
Brand Performance Measurement: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness of branding efforts, such as brand awareness, perception, and loyalty. Monitor and
analyse data to identify areas for improvement and optimize future branding initiatives. Establish a measurement dashboard to demonstrate results and value.

Competence / Knowledge / Skills required

Experience

  • Experienced Brand Marketing Manager from an agency, or sports event environment. • Experience of brand planning and strategy.
  • Experience developing and delivering effective campaigns.
  • Experience of using and developing measurement tools and dashboards.
  • Experience using data, and research to set and report on KPI’s.
  • Experience working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments .
  • Experience of delivering across multiple territories/global.
    Skills/Knowledge
  • Relevant tertiary Qualifications, in marketing, communications or business would be preferable coupled with a strong interest or involvement with sport, event marketing international relations and the Commonwealth movement.
  • Proven exceptional performance in building and delivering end-to-end marketing/content/advertising programmes across multiple territories.
  • Excellent written and analytical skills.
  • A keen understanding of and interest in creative marketing and the process it entails. • Possess strong brand acumen and judgement.
  • Ability to deliver high level professional presentations to a variety of stakeholders. • Proven ability to be creative and innovative.
  • Ability to deliver within a fast-paced complex environment, managing multiple tasks. • Sound understanding and previous IP, rights management experience.
  • Budget development and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills ability to influence and bring people together and manage relationships – enjoys working in a team
    Behaviours
  • Impeccable personal integrity with clear commitment to maintaining professional standards. • Agile and adaptable and curious.
  • Engaging and personable with an understanding of the need to adapt personal style to the relevant audience.
  • Diplomatic, embraces diversity, displays respect and loyalty to colleagues, the organisation and partners • Collaborative, committed, enthusiastic, and motivated
  • Passionate about Sport and the development of the Commonwealth Sport Movement. • Can think clearly and work effectively under pressure.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Quality orientated, sets and achieves the highest standards

All applications to be sent at myra@myramcglynn.com by COB May 31st.

Digital & Data Services Manager – InCrowd

Details

  • Location: Office/remote working hybrid role, typically 3 days in office per week – some travel to clients
  • Contract type: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: A competitive salary commensurate with your experience will be offered
  • Direct Reports: Managing two members of the Digital and Data Services team.

Role

InCrowd is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Digital & Data Services Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about sports and possess a strong background in CRM and digital marketing strategy, analysis, and implementation.

As a Digital & Data Services Manager, you will be a key member of the Digital and Data Services Team, with close collaboration with the Account Management team. You will own the day-to-day responsibility for leading the planning and delivery of digital strategies that transform global sports organisations and identifying revenue growth opportunities for clients and deliver relevant recommendations for them to achieve success. This will be a chance to grow a key part of the business and your verve, dynamism and enthusiasm for working with leading sports organisations will be vital to setting new industry benchmarks in this sphere. You are a creative, organised thought leader with high levels of attention to detail and are looking to build your career with a fast growth organisation which is driving the digital transformation of sport. You will have the ability to manage internal and external stakeholders and deliver exceptional quality work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement digital strategies for sports organisations based on thorough analysis and research.
    Consult with clients to identify strategic and operational challenges and provide expert recommendations through workshops and data analysis.
  • Analyse research and data to identify trends and opportunities for revenue growth, customer acquisition, and retention.
  • Prepare client-facing reports and deliver presentations to senior management, effectively communicating key findings and recommendations.
  • Contribute to business development efforts by responding to RFPs, writing proposals, and participating in competitive tender processes.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the sports industry, identifying opportunities and developing creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Stay abreast of the latest digital trends and technologies, sharing insights with the team and clients.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to align efforts with the company’s overall strategic goals.
    Serve as an ambassador for InCrowd, maintaining a professional demeanor and representing the company’s values at all times.
  • Line management responsibilities that include supporting the professional development of two Digital & Data Services executives.

Key Candidate Requirements:

Knowledge

  • Proven track record for leading the planning and delivery of CRM and marketing campaigns or programmes against revenue and engagement KPIs.
  • Experience in CRM technology and digital products and how to use it best to drive effective and efficient results.
  • Proven experience devising and implementing data growth strategies (acquisition, retention, subscription upsell etc.).
  • Experience in designing and implementing email automations and customer journeys to drive increases in engagement or revenue generation.
  • Experience constructing and presenting easily-digestible reports on campaign activity, with recommendations on future enhancements for senior stakeholders.
  • An understanding of database structures with proven experience using and manipulating data for targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Excellent at data management and analysis with evidence of where you’ve turned insight into action.
  • An understanding of GDPR and experience of adopting compliant processes to email marketing.
  • Experience implementing digital projects that have driven change, preferably experience delivering digital transformations.

Technical Skills

  • Consumer and digital marketing experience using a variety of digital  and martech platforms and products to devise and implement digital marketing strategies.
  • Skilled in database management and multi-level query building.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, (thorough knowledge of Excel an advantage.

Experience

  • Proven experience in a CRM or digital marketing role, with agency experience preferable.
  • Understand, and be able to demonstrate, the need for meticulous  attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data to drive strategic decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovation and continuous learning.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of the sports industry and familiarity with digital marketing trends and best practices.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable taking the lead, as well as working in a team environment.
  • Relevant educational and professional qualifications will be useful, but demonstrable practical success will be more important.

Working For InCrowd

InCrowd is a team of highly skilled individuals with a healthy, friendly, creative and relaxed environment. There are often sporting and team events you can join if you wish and the teams nurture and support each other – research groups, training and conference budgets are part of InCrowd’s culture.

InCrowd is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. InCrowd does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

As an employer, InCrowd offers:

  • Actively supporting development and training
  • Company benefits, including cycle to work and discounted Sky , mobile phone and working equipment schemes
  • Access to high profile sports events
  • Support for additional training and education.
  • Social events throughout the year both in person and online
  • Opportunity for career progression in a fast-developing team.
  • Hybrid work offering

Up for the challenge?

The recruitment process will focus primarily on your values and energy for the role. Send your CV and something that shows why you’re perfect the right person for the job! This can be anything; a supporting email, a video or perhaps a case study of previous work….. the team want to find out more about you. Please email everything to jobs@incrowdsports.com

British Horseracing Authority Releases ITT For BHA Regulatory Funding Review

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has released its Invitation To Tender (ITT) for a BHA Regulatory Funding Review (Review).  

The Review will involve an independent evaluation of the BHA’s regulatory and integrity total cost base to provide assurance to the BHA, HBLB (which provides funding of £19m for the BHA’s regulatory activities) and the sport’s stakeholders about the BHA conducting its operations in this area efficiently and effectively and provides value for money. This will include consideration of an appropriate approach to dynamic and evolving regulatory risks and ensuring long term sustainability of the sport, given societal and other pressures.  

The Review will also make recommendations on what should be the optimum funding model for the BHA’s regulatory activities, hence identifying any changes to the existing funding model.  For example, the possibility of multi-year funding awards, underpinned by BHA reporting against agreed performance measures on an ongoing basis. 

Interested parties must submit bids by 29 May, and the Review will start in June and report in early October 2024. The ITT sets out details of the tender process and can be found on https://www.britishhorseracing.com/about/industry-initiatives/ and all communication should be through regulatorytender@britishhorseracing.com.

Commercial Accountant – InCrowd

Commercial Accountant

Location: Paddington, London – hybrid office / home working
Role overview:

  • A full-time role at InCrowd Sports, headquartered in London, UK.
  • An opportunity to be a key member of the finance team, and to be part of an innovative business in the global sports industry with huge growth ambitions.
  • Day-to-day responsibility for revenue recognition, credit control and providing financial reporting, analysis and business partnering to the commercial team.
  • A competitive salary commensurate with your experience will be offered

About InCrowd Sports:

InCrowd is a sports marketing business focused on driving ROI through data-powered digital experiences. We do this by focusing on connecting sports organisations’ backend technologies and data to create the most valuable front end solutions for our customers.. InCrowd’s mission is to ensure sports organisations extract the maximum ROI and value per fan from every digital interaction.

With headquarters in London, we work with multiple sports organisations and clubs around the world including; Formula 1, UEFA, MLS, ECB, Premier League and Championship football clubs, Premiership Rugby & Sky Sports. InCrowd established its US office in 2023, with Major League Soccer as a flagship customer, and has since seen continued growth in customers, projects and revenue.

About you:

We are looking for a Commercial Accountant to report into Finance Director and work closely alongside the Management Accountant and finance team.

You will be responsible for supporting the finance and commercial teams in financial reporting, analysis and business partnering. The role will build strong relationships throughout the business and influence key decisions at all levels with a focus on driving revenue growth and improving profitability.

You will work closely with the wider business to understand and articulate how each business area is performing and have a strong attention to detail to ensure financial reporting is accurate and robust.

An ideal candidate should have experience educating and communicating effectively with various key stakeholders across a business. You’ll have an analytical eye, with the ability to extract insight from financial data and be able to bring innovative ideas to the business to enhance pricing strategies and drive revenue growth. You’ll be confident in presenting data and ideas to key stakeholders, including senior management, to aid key decision making.

What will you be doing for InCrowd?

  • The role will hold full responsibility for financial reporting down to gross margin for Incrowd Sports Limited.
  • Ensuring revenues are correctly recognised and presented.
  • Ensuring customer receipts are received and working capital is optimized from a Debtors day point of view.
  • Developing pricing strategies to ensure product pricing is accurate and reflective of market conditions.
  • Identifying inefficiencies and opportunities for value creation.
  • Articulating how resources and costs are allocated to revenues to report gross margin.
  • Understanding profitability by customer / product and revenue line.
  • Adapting financial reporting to enable business to view performance in different ways i.e. by region, product type etc.
  • Reporting on key financial metrics on a monthly basis.
  • Working closely with the Management Accountant to produce accurate financial statement presentations on a monthly basis.
  • Supporting in building long term budgets.
  • Management of subsidiary accounts preparation and tax compliance.
  • Supporting on annual audits.
  • Holding superuser status for financial systems.
  • Providing holiday cover to support other finance team members.

Candidate Criteria:

Required:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with revenue recognition and business partnering commercial teams.
  • An extremely high attention to detail.
  • Experience of providing meaningful commentary using a high volume of data.
  • Proficiency in learning new systems and developing systems to meet requirements of the business.
  • Excellent at planning, organisation and documentation
  • Ability to deal with competing demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Friendly and personable with the ability to build a rapport with commercial team
  • An excellent relationship manager who can communicate effectively with stakeholders of all levels both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work well in a team and support team members where necessary.
  • A self-sufficient individual who is happy taking the lead

Highly desirable:

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced business environment.
  • A services finance background
  • A strong knowledge of, and passion for sport

Director of Finance – Ladies European Tour

The Organisation

The Ladies European Tour (LET) inspires women and girls to pursue their passion and realise their potential through the game of golf. Our strong, energetic, proud and confident players are driven to compete at the highest level and lead by example. A diverse and multicultural membership of 402 professional golfers represents as many as 43 countries, we’re a global tour with roots in Europe.

We aim to entertain and excite, but also to enhance health and quality of life, as a responsible, committed and respectful partner.

Ladies European Golf Venture Limited, the company which operates the LET (Ladies European Tour), is a joint venture collaboration between Ladies European Tour and the Ladies Professional Golf Association, which started on 8 January 2020 and was formed to increase playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. 2024 marks the 46th season of golf tournaments since the professional tour was founded in November 1978. This year’s schedule includes 31 events in 20 different countries and a prize fund of at least €34 million.

Our exciting organisation is now recruiting a Director of Finance, a key role within the Senior Management Team. The location of the role is hybrid, with head office in Denham, Bucks.

SUMMARY:

As a key member of the Ladies European Golf Venture Ltd (LEGV) management team, the Director of Finance will be responsible for leading all financial operations of LEGV to include budgeting & forecasting; accounting activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable & general ledger transactions; preparing financials statements and reporting for management/LEGV Board; managing payroll services, and ensuring adequate systems to produce accurate financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and proper accounting controls. This individual will lead the growth and development of a team of three (3) finance staff and be responsible for creating a collaborative and effective environment to meet the global business needs of LEGV.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Budgeting and Forecasting

Prepare annual LEGV budget in cooperation with LEGV management team
On a quarterly basis, or more frequently as requested by management, review financial accounts as compared to budget and update annual forecast as necessary
Develop systems for accurately tracking key potential fluctuations that may have a future impact on LEGV financial results
Accounting Activities

Develop processes to accurately record and report all LEGV financial transactions via accounting solution (SAGE) including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, tournament payouts, fixed assets and general ledger
Manage the month-end and year-end close process, including review of balance sheet and statements of financial position schedules, bank reconciliations, and monthly costs
Oversee cash flow management including regular review of currency requirements; develop appropriate FX practices to effectively manage and mitigate currency exchange impact
Facilitate LET/LETAS player withholding tax calculations with promoters to ensure accurate payment/reporting in each jurisdiction
Lead the annual independent audit and ensure clear communication with auditors
Manage all international and UK tax reporting obligations including withholding and VAT filings
Review contractual obligations (revenues and costs) to ensure accurate management and reporting of financial obligations
Assist in negotiation of financial arrangements of supplier and sponsor contracts agreements
Oversee development of employee expense guidelines and expense reimbursement systems (Concur) and related compliance
Financial Statements & Reporting

Prepare monthly LEGV financial statements including department cost reporting; review variances with leaders to ensure adherence to budget and identify areas of concern or opportunity
Prepare financial statements and related presentation for LEGV Board meetings
Provide LEGV monthly financial statements to LPGA for broader consolidation within established deadlines; work collaboratively with LPGA team on providing updated forecasting and other reporting for LPGA Board/management presentations
Serve as key staff liaison for LEGV Finance Committee; coordinate meetings, prepare financial presentation and record minutes
Prepare special reports as requested by collecting, analysing, and summarising information and trends
Pay Services

Prepare monthly staff salaries in cooperation with third party payroll providers (UK and non-residents); ensure appointment of non-resident employees complies with UK law (including taxation)
Coordinate with third party provider on preparation of P45, P60 and P11Ds
Manage staff pension program with third party providers including monthly upload of pension obligation and auto enrolment requirements for eligible team members
Facilitate payment/administration of team benefits with applicable providers (health, life, income protection)
Accounting Systems

Maintain a good working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and applicable laws and develop sound operational policies and procedures that foster efficiency and ensure compliance
Maintain appropriate systems of internal accounting controls to protect LEGV assets and financial systems
Directly oversee the performance, growth, and development of the Finance team
General

Maintain thorough understanding of the LEGV business operations and its varied relationships with promoters, sponsors, and members
Build close working relationship with LEGV department heads to understand contractual arrangements and operational obligations
Participate in special projects and assignments as requested


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of major computerised general ledger systems. Sage 200 is considered a plus
Knowledge of Microsoft Office365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams
Skilled in advanced level of Microsoft Excel, especially with Excel and database formulas and advanced Excel functions
Strong in written and oral communication
Strong organisational, prioritisation and time management skills to produce high quality deliverables within established deadlines
Strong analytical skills and ability to compile, organise, interpret, and communicate accounting data and results concisely
Initiative-taking, have excellent organisational skills, and perform efficiently
Ability and willingness to gain expertise and perform work in new areas
QUALIFICATIONS:

ACA, ACCA, or CIMA fully qualified required
Minimum of ten (10) years of accounting experience; corporate accounting experience preferred
Prior supervision and management of a finance or accounting team required
A demonstrable record of success / delivery in a changing and fast-paced environment
Self-confidence – ability to establish trust and credibility at all levels of the organisation
Commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and confidentiality of financial and other sensitive information consistent with moral, professional, and regulatory requirement
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to the LEGV’s mission and values
A consummate team player with a flexible, collaborative, and creative approach who can lead and empower teammates to contribute to their best
Salary: £80-90,000 base + bonus

Candidates wishing to apply should send their CV to retained consultant daryl.mason@hartmannmason.com Candidates should provide their current salary and salary expectations.

The LET welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation.

Closing date for applications: 25th April 2024

Chair – British Fencing

The Role

The Board is seeking an individual with outstanding leadership skills and achievements, with the passion and commitment to devote to the Board and stakeholders at this exciting time for the sport. The successful candidate will Chair one of the most diverse Boards in Olympic sport, and work closely with the Chief Executive. The ideal candidate is likely to have strong experience gained in a similar role within
the sport sector, not for profit or wider corporate sectors. Experience of working in an organisation that has a membership would also be helpful. In addition, this person is likely to have experience as a Trustee or Non-Executive Director with a strong understanding of risk and governance. They should have a collaborative approach and desire to bring their skills and commitment to further develop fencing across the country at grassroots and performance level, ensuring our sport remains inclusive to all.

This position has a 4 year period of office and that can be renewed for one further 4 year cycle.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop strong, effective and harmonious working relationships with the Directors of the Board, ensuring that they are updated on progress against the achievement of the organisation’s strategic plan and on significant issues/developments which are likely to impact British Fencing’s strategies, policies and performance.
  • Provide effective management of the Board and CEO, to achieve the highest possible performance in delivering British Fencing’s strategic objectives; monitor and review the performance of Board and CEO against key targets.
  • Ensure that British Fencing connects well with members, actively seeking and acting on feedback to develop and strengthen member engagement.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all key stakeholders and decision makers that will benefit British Fencing; engage at a national level in support of the executive team to promote British Fencing, protect and enhance its reputation and ensure that its interests are represented and safeguarded.
  • Engage in effective and timely communications with the Board to enable them to fully contribute to the strategic goals of the organisation. Ensure budgets and long-term financial plans are produced on a timely and realistic basis and that British Fencing has effective systems of financial reporting
    and control, which includes regular reporting to the Board.
  • Ensure that the major risks to which British Fencing is exposed are kept under review and appropriate mitigation measures are in place.
  • Ensure that British Fencing has appropriate policies and procedures in place, applied and monitored, including those related to employment, Health and Safety, safeguarding and Equality and Diversity.
  • Ensure British Fencing fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory requirements from
    Government, funding and regulatory bodies, sponsors and partners.

Apply here.

Chair – Basketball England

Basketball England is seeking a new Chair to lead the national governing body for the sport. 

The successful candidate will succeed Matt Neville, who oversaw a challenging but successful period for basketball, which included Team England winning gold and silver medals for 3×3 at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and reforms to improve safeguarding, player welfare and integrity services.  

Basketball England is the NGB for the country’s second-biggest team sport with more than 1.4million regular participants per year and a range of leagues, competitions and programmes. 

The new Chair will be experienced, committed and capable of bringing authentic, supportive leadership and have the passion, skills and connections to drive the development and inclusive growth of basketball across England. They should be able to reflect, represent and champion the basketball community we serve. 

The Chair will help set the vision, strategy and objectives for BE’s governance of the most diverse, exciting sport in the country. They will lead the board of directors and support Chief Executive Officer Stewart Kellett and his team to deliver the best possible service for the organisation’s members and to represent the wider game. 

Acting Chair Russell Bell said: “At Basketball England we are passionate about making our great sport bigger, better, fairer, more inclusive and representative. We are here to help everyone get the most from basketball, whatever the level or role. 

“We are looking for a bold, innovative, skilled individual to come and join us to help develop and steer our ongoing vision and strategy and deliver results to provide the best experience for everyone who loves basketball.” 

CEO Stewart Kellett said: “We are seeking a leader who can support Basketball England to work through the biggest change in its history to adapt to the social, financial and technological changes affecting the game and our business.  

“The expectations on governing bodies have heightened considerably in recent years, alongside the need to tackle inequalities. We are in a strong position to address this. 

“To achieve more for our community, we want we want to create a change of state in our resource base for us and the game and recognition of the inherent value that basketball offers to the nation and the communities that need support.”

ABOUT THE ROLE

To be considered for the role, read the candidate pack by clicking the button above and contact Daryl Mason daryl.mason@hartmannmason.com before 5 April 2024. 

Basketball England values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We are looking to develop a workforce that effectively represents the broad diverse nature of our sport. Accordingly, we encourage candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to apply if they meet the specified criteria. Reasonable adjustment to the interview and application process can also be made for any candidates with a disability, please contact us at:

antony.platt@basketballengland.co.uk 

Partnerships Project Manager – Manchester United

About the job

Location: Old Trafford

At Manchester United, we want to create a high-performance culture where everyone can be their best and thrive.

We are committed to the continual growth and development of colleagues through access to skills platforms such as LinkedIn Learning. We also offer a range of wellbeing support, including an employee assistance programme, access to health checks, digital GPs & nutritionists through Aviva Digicare+ Workplace, enhanced family leave, plus schemes such as Cycle 2 Work and holiday purchasing, where you can buy up to 10 extra days of additional leave. When working onsite, you’ll have access to a complimentary lunch and parking every day, alongside gym facilities and regular colleague socials.

From a reward perspective, in recognition of high performance, all colleagues are entitled to an annual performance bonus. As a member of our team, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of club and partner discounts via our benefits platform, United Rewards.

The Purpose

To work closely with the Partnerships Director (PD) and Associate Partnerships Director (APD) and the Planning and Performance team, the PPM will be responsible for creating and delivering the partnership marketing plan for several partners, ensuring that activations perform effectively in-line with partnership objectives, delivered on time and within budget. The focus is on understanding partner objectives and campaign execution whilst reporting tangible results, and ensuring contractual rights are utilised.

The Role

  • Own the responsibility of every aspect of day-to-day partnership delivery (e.g., writing briefs, presentations, emails, status calls, reporting, creative approval, rights delivery, admin etc.)
  • Clearly define partnership objectives with the partner and ensure that these are understood by the partnerships team.
  • Plan delivery of the marketing plan, driving high standards of execution and performance.
  • Management of partners sponsorship rights with the club and ensuring that these rights are fully utilised by the partner.
  • Management and accountability of partner budgets.
  • Monitor performance at both campaign and partner level to ensure that acquisition, revenue, and expense targets are met.
  • Provide monthly timely and insightful reporting on the relevant partner product/brand portfolios.
  • Ensure timely delivery of compelling and insightful case studies.
  • Be well tuned into partner industry trends and keep abreast of any relevant legislation, regulatory requirements, and codes of practice as they apply to partner promotions, activations and campaigns.

The Person

  • Strategic brand experience across a range of blue chip brands/clients.
  • Successful track record in managing third party business relationships.
  • Creative and dynamic with sound knowledge of all marketing platforms including digital/social.
  • Able to influence, persuade, and negotiate at a senior level.
  • Able to build trusting, strategic and senior relationships with people.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • Strong team player – maintains energy and momentum within the team.
  • Able to innovate and lead change.
  • Commercially astute and strategically sound; analytical, sees the big picture, long term. planning and organisation skills.
  • Comfortable handling own operational workload.
  • Passion for detail – impeccable standards. ‘Greatness’ is the essence of Manchester United.
  • Graduate level education.
  • Experience working with international, blue-chip brands, partnerships and global markets would be beneficial (but not essential).

Sound interesting? If you’d like to submit your application, please apply by Wednesday 13th March 2024

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however as we receive a high volume of applications this may not always be possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.