Olympic Engagement Lead – England Hockey

Job Title: Olympic Engagement Lead
Location: Hybrid – Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £28,000 (pro-rata for the term of the contract and dependent on experience)
Contract: Fixed Term (11 months)
Responsible to: Communications and Media Manager


England Hockey’s mission is to “share the love of hockey and work together to make hockey more visible, relevant and accessible to all”.  The current focus for the organisation is delivery of its 5 objectives within the 2023-2028 strategic plan which can be found on the England Hockey Website.

England Hockey is the National Governing Body for the sport of Hockey in England and is responsible for the management and development of the sport from grass roots to elite activities. We:

  • Have a membership comprising clubs (750+), counties (42), and Areas (8) that affiliate to it. Approximately 160,000 individuals play in the club system, with an estimated 20,000 playing at university/colleges. C.900,000 children play at school. More than 15,000 coaches, umpires and officials are supported / developed.
  • Have an income/expenditure of average £9m p.a. The Chief Executive is directly responsible for the operational budget but the Board, chaired by the Non-Executive Chair, approves the annual plan and budget.
  • Employ 78 staff, and contract with approximately 50 part time consultants mostly in the performance and coaching area. Circa 50 volunteers work at national level to run the sport, with thousands more running the great bulk of grass roots hockey.
  • Are currently the ‘nominated country’ on behalf of Great Britain Hockey to qualify and prepare the Great Britain squads for the Olympics. The England Hockey Chief Executive, Performance Director and Head Coaches represent Great Britain as well as England Hockey. There is a Great Britain President to chair the Great Britain board which meets three times a year.


An Olympic year offers the biggest opportunities for sport than any other year of the cycle and England Hockey is passionate about maximising exposure and engagement with its community throughout 2024.

Audience engagement, strong communications and creative content is a key part of the strategy, and this role will be key in engaging with our members and audiences, raising the profile of the game, and increasing commercial interest in the sport.

The Olympic Engagement Lead will support the team to deliver our communications strategy and ensure all areas of the sport benefit from the Oympic Games.


  • Project manage and deliver creative, exciting, and effective Olympic focused communications plans and campaigns to deliver across all England Hockey’s organisation objectives, working closely with content and marketing team colleagues
  • Have a working understanding of the media and how to build positive and collaborative relationships with them, with proven experience of driving and selling in coverage through selling in and press releases
  • Lead on generating coverage and exposure, in the build-up and during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
  • Work cross departmentally to ensure that all audiences are engaged with appropriately
  • Sit on the Olympic Games activation working group and ensure that communications are effective across multi-platforms and to multiple audiences
  • Deputise for the Communications and Media Manager when needed including during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
  • Experience in conducting interviews, and experience and ability in creating and delivering content through a range of owned communications channels such as websites, social media channels, email broadcast tools
  • Use our content management system to maintain and publish content on our websites, ensuring that it is user-focussed, accessible and in-line with our tone of voice
  • Proactively ensure website copy is current and accurate and manage the web updating process by supporting our network of website editors to deliver clear messages and engaging content
  • Working closely with others across the department, use our CRM platform to build, review and manage our email campaigns.
  • Produce and present results as required and use findings to inform recommendations and best practice
  • Research, and gather feedback from our key audiences so we understand their needs and behaviours
  • Develop expert evidence-based knowledge and understanding of our audiences and apply this to our content, especially around issues that may be challenging or sensitive


We are a values-based organisation with a strong ethos to work with integrity and nurture an environment of inclusion. We are looking for enthusiastic, inspirational, and highly skilled individuals who demonstrate through their behaviour the values of England Hockey:

  • Collaborate inclusively
  • Care for people and places
  • Play with spirit, win with grace
  • Resilient in everything we do

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent industry experience.
  • Strong experience of the full creative process – briefing, planning, developing, execution, and evaluation.
  • A proven track record of researching and analysing audience communications needs and implementing effective engagement strategies.
  • Previous experience working within communications roles for a sport National Governing Body or similar field
  • Excellent IT knowledge – comfortable with Outlook, MS Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel.
  • Experience working with Kentico, CMS, CRM and e-marketing systems desirable.

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative and engaging copywriting skills.
  • A keen eye for detail, accurate, careful and meticulous in execution.
  • Impeccable organisation skills and the ability to manage competing priorities, keep projects moving and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Knowledge of the Olympic Games and its stakeholders is desirable
  • Able to build positive and collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders and people at all levels.
  • Resilience in overcoming challenges and ability to anticipate problems and provide solutions.
  • Ability to develop and deliver risk management and crisis communications.

This job description is not intended to be regarded as inclusive or exhaustive and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation. All employees will be expected to support our major events.

Senior Brand Marketing Executive – Arsenal FC

About the job

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Brand Marketing Executive to join the brand and marketing team. The position is fast-paced and dynamic, playing a vital role in concepting and executing commercial campaigns, and amplifying the club’s brand voice globally through everything we do.

The role will focus on bringing Arsenal’s commercial partners marketing plans to life, supporting the brand marketing manager on the partner annual roadmap and day-to-day delivery of campaigns and activations.

Who We Are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Supporting the team on the brand seasonal marketing plan to build the Arsenal brand.
  • Working to ensure all brand and marketing plans serve the club’s local & global supporter base.
  • Collaborating with key club stakeholders across brand-led projects and elevated club moments with a focus on partner integration.
  • Supporting the brand marketing manager across partner strategy, campaigns and activations, working closely with the Partnership Service team.
  • Delivering bespoke introductions and onboardings for partners to get to know Arsenal Football Club and our way of working.
  • Supporting end-to-end Partnership Development projects sharing required brand materials and any further pitch support from a marketing perspective where required.
  • Internal & external ambassador for Arsenal supporters, with a deep understanding of our club purpose, values and mindset and how this is applied to the work we do day-to-day.
  • Championing Partner Services and their respective partner objectives, bringing solutions and a clear process to the Marketing and Partnership Services teams.
  • Responsibility for the smooth running of any brand-led partner projects, taking ownership and initiative across administrative elements.
  • Developing a strong working relationship with key stakeholders and business functions, ensuring the wider business knows what the brand team do day-to-day and how we can support them.

What We Are Looking For

  • Established experience within a fast moving, consumer-led brand.
  • Deep rooted experience in stakeholder management across an organisation.
  • Proven ability to support team through internal protocols & processes.
  • Demonstrable experience of successful agency and/or internal creative process management.
  • Genuine understanding of the wider industry and culture to bring fresh ideas and progressive approaches to the football industry.
  • Ability to deliver aesthetically pleasing, on brand reports and presentations as needed.
  • Creative and innovation minded, always seeking to improve and add value.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with ability to work with multiple stakeholders concurrently.
  • A pro-active approach with excellent organisational skills and strong team ethic.
  • Considered approach to projects with rational decision making drafted from insights & brand frameworks.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how a brand delivers progressive work, with diversity and inclusion at its core.

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Priority access to apply for match tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch.

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Business Communications Executive – Brentford

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club, and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club, which focuses on development, inclusion, and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble, and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day. We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems, and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

Inclusion Statement:

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement:

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

The Role of Business Communications Executive:

The Business Communications function has the responsibility of promoting and protecting the reputation of the club off the field. It covers areas including fan, corporate, community, commercial, equality, diversity and inclusion and internal communications. Your job will be to support the Business Communications team to deliver the club’s communications plan by working with various departments and stakeholders. You will help them to review our media coverage and campaigns, assess what has worked and help shape future activity.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a communications professional with a particular passion for media analytics.

You don’t need to have worked in football before, but you should know the game and appreciate what makes the fans tick.

Business Communications Executive Main Accountabilities:

  • Media monitoring and analysis – use their media management platform to obtain key insights and steer on creating of regular reports analysing the club’s media activity and campaigns
  • Managing LinkedIn, delivering content for their LinkedIn strategy, which will involve forward planning content, creating and engaging with content and evaluating analytics
  • Media relations – maintain the media database
  • Media enquiries – support with managing and answering off-field media enquiries
  • Content creation – writing web articles including off-field news and matchday guides
  • Internal communications – support with drafting the Club’s internal newsletter and others forms of communication to staff
  • Communications support – support and represent the Business Communications team where needed in campaigns such as writing and planning social media content, video shoots, media visits or events

Business Communications Executive Person Specification:

  • You will be a team player – the Club comes first, and you will be prepared to work hard, with enthusiasm, alongside your colleagues.
  • You will resonate with their Club values of togetherness, progressiveness and respectful.
  • You will have a background in media monitoring platforms and be passionate about media analytics, evaluation and deciphering key insights.
  • Diligent, detailed oriented, picking up detail, organised and analytical.
  • You will be comfortable dealing with demands and deadlines in an organised way.
  • You will be able to draft clear and relatable copy on time and under pressure.
  • You will be comfortable with suggesting ideas and be able to envisage bringing them to life.
  • You should be passionate about football’s role in society and the football business. While you may work alongside the Football Communications Department and will sometimes interact with players, if you want to write match reports, manager interviews or tactical features, then this role isn’t for you.

Business Communications Executive Benefits:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Medicash Cover
  • Royal London Pension Scheme – 5% Employee And Employer Contribution
  • Starting Holiday Entitlement 22 Days, Up To 25 Days After Three Years’ Service
  • 25% Off in Our Club Shop
  • 50% Off in Umbro
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Complimentary Match Day Tickets
  • Electric Car Scheme

At Brentford Football Club, we prioritise equality and fairness in all aspects of our operations. To ensure a fair and inclusive recruitment process, we have partnered with www.levelequals.com as our trusted recruitment partner for this vacancy. Therefore, all applications for this position will be handled and managed exclusively by them.

Application Process and Closing Dates:

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th August 2023 at 5pm, and the deadline for submission of the work-related questions is Monday 28th August 2023 at 5pm.

To apply for this role, you will need to first register your interest by submitting your CV. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process. You will then be emailed a response containing a link needed to answer some work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by a diverse panel.

We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you’ll see how well you performed during the application process.

Communications Manager – Clipper Ventures

United by the desire for adventure, ambition, limitless boundaries and sailing excellence, the Clipper Ventures brands enable extraordinary sailing experiences by making them accessible, safe and human.

Clipper Ventures encompasses our flagship brand the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and our growing pillars; Clipper Events, SKIRR Adventures, Hamble School of Yachting and Clipper China.

Clipper Race is a race without equal; one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. The Clipper Race is a powerful blend of fiercely intense competition and stirring human endeavour. We aren’t afraid to compete and push boundaries – the world’s longest yacht race enables individuals to pit their wits, skills, and courage against the toughest oceans, with no previous sailing experience required.

Since 1996 the Clipper Race has developed over 6,000 people into competent ocean racers and built a reputation for showcasing brands and building international trade links between partners and host destinations.

What we are looking for:

The Clipper Race is looking for an experienced Communications professional to join the team to help tell the story of the Clipper Race and directly influence the success of its unique and highly inspirational global media campaigns. The role will be responsible for managing external PR campaigns, managing media contacts, working as an in-house reporter, writing news for the website and features for the magazine.

Key responsibilities:

The Communications Manager reports to the Head of Global Communications and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Head of Global Communications to advise and support on the overall Communications strategy.
  • Deputise for Head of Communications when necessary.
  • Write effective copy on a wide range of Clipper Race aspects from press releases, web stories and daily race reports.
  • Uncover the stories of our 700+ Race Crew to promote the unique nature of the Clipper Race.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key media and influencers.
  • Manage specific sponsorship campaigns, for example Host Port and Team Partners, Fleet Partners and Official Suppliers.
  • Manage social media content development, feeds and response.
  • Respond swiftly to enquiries from external media.
  • Manage photography and video shoots, acting as reporter for video and audio features, along with leading press calls and broadcast features.
  • Produce and update content for the Race Press Pack and 360 magazine.
  • Extensive travel and work oversees at agreed race stopovers to manage race arrivals and departures communications (including: Facebook Live, photography, interviews with Race Crew, Skippers and key Clipper Race spokespeople) along with managing stopover campaigns and media events.
  • Provide UK office-based support for other members of the Communications Team while they are travelling and working in stopovers.
  • Be ready to respond and support in the event of an incident and follow the Incident Management Plan alongside the Head of Communications and other departments.
  • Provide timely and concise communication to all Clipper Race staff on internal and external announcements.

Key requirements:

  • Proven experience in a fast paced communications role. Sports industry experience isn’t essential but a passion for sport would be a huge benefit.
  • Demonstrable experience of landing widespread and quality news across lifestyle, sport and business stories.
  • Proven experience managing PR campaigns.
  • Experience in crisis management / incident response.
  • A keen news sense with the ability to find and develop stories.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • The ability to write and proof creative and engaging copy.
  • You will have a positive, can-do attitude and the ability to think on your feet.
  • A love for sports and adventure.
  • The ability to work quickly under pressure, and to tight deadlines,

The role will involve substantial international travel to race ports (a schedule can be provided) and you therefore need to be willing and able to travel and be away for long periods of time (up to 2 weeks at any one time).

To apply, please press the apply button and include a copy of your CV.

The Executives in Sport Group are retained on behalf of Clipper Ventures to appoint a Communications Manager. All direct applications and CV’s will be forwarded to The Executives in Sport Group.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide specific feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Senior Communications Manager – Formula E

In its first eight seasons, Formula E has crowned seven different champions and celebrated 23 winners in 100 races. With more automotive manufacturers on the grid than any other motorsport, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is one of the world’s most compelling racing series and enters its ninth season as the fastest growing sport on the planet.

But we’re more than a race; Formula E was founded to counteract climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and as an unparalleled proving ground for race-to-road electric vehicle technologies. In Season 9, our ambition has grown as has our vision to accelerate sustainable human progress through an all out race for better futures. The only sport certified net zero carbon since inception, Formula E is a beacon for fans who want to enjoy edge-of-seat racing today at the same time as having a positive effect on the world tomorrow.

Formula E is a unique fusion of world class sport, sustainability, and cutting edge technology on a global stage. Season 9 signals the start of the Gen3 era in the sport with the debut of the third generation race car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built. Formula E will also go further than ever before in Season 9 with 18 races in 13 iconic world cities.

Working with us

At Formula E, we have created an environment that supports our colleagues to perform at their best. We are innovative, curious and we love the world we live in which is why we value sustainability. We believe that work should be fun and, whilst we are passionate about delivery, we are one team and supporting each other is key to our success.

Job Purpose:

This new role is equivalent to a ‘Head of’ department position in a one of the fastest-moving and most vibrant environments in the public relations sector, combining elite international sport, stunning live events, leading automotive brands, innovative consumer technology and industry-leading sustainability credentials.

The Senior Manager will oversee the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of a high-performing specialist team of four managers and executives responsible for: corporate and sustainability communications; sporting communications; and consumer public relations.

They will also be responsible for maximizing the impact of the international PR agency network supporting Formula E in every race market, and thrive on showcasing the measurable outcomes achieved by this international Communications team with evidence-based, timely reporting.

The Senior Manager will report directly to the Communications Director, an Executive Team position in Formula E, and be accountable for delivering an always-on communications strategy that makes Formula E the noisiest sport on the planet in earned media (despite being the quietest sport).

Key Deliverables:

  • Consistently uphold best-in-class PR practices for an international, fast-growing, faster-moving challenger brand.
  • Effective management of high-performing communications practitioners.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment.
  • Strong judgment of media and reputational issues.
  • Proven ability to play a leading role in a dynamic team structure.
  • Able to create effective, measurable PR solutions to answer complex business challenges.
  • Effective professional relationships with internal department leads and external stakeholders in partnerships, race teams, promoters and race locations.
  • Experience managing multiple external suppliers on a global scale.
  • Experience of managing celebrities and high-profile individuals as part of a campaign or through rights or sponsorship access.
  • Internal communications best practices.
  • Maintain Formula E’s existing network of international journalists, and expand the media relations programme to increase the range and quality of media engaged positively in Formula E.
  • Willingness to travel to races and ability to thrive working with different international cultures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The day-to-day activities for the Senior Manager will vary based on the race season with two key scenarios: race week, and all other periods outside of race week including the off season.

Please refer to the full job description detailing key responsibilities between race and non-race periods.

Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in PR or communications role, agency or in-house.
  • Proven, effective team leadership and management capability.
  • Experience in a live events, sports and/or entertainment business preferred.
  • Good knowledge of the sports media sector required and contacts preferred.
  • Experience of leading the development and implementation of high-impact communications strategies and/or campaigns with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience managing international clients and/or external suppliers on a global scale.
  • Experience delivering campaigns with evidence of adapting to differing cultural and social practices.
  • Effective budget management through a full financial year.
  • Proven experience in crisis management and communications.
  • Writing and copy editing experience is essential.

Knowledge Required:

  • What makes a great story in earned media, and how to deliver it.
  • How to develop and implement multiple ongoing PR campaigns as part of a global communications strategy.
  • Understanding of the importance and impact of sustainability practices on business.
  • Live event promotional techniques to support ticket sales is preferred but not essential.
  • Understanding of the broadcast and TV rights environment is essential.
  • Understanding of the role of PR in the rights holder / rights owner model is essential.

Skills and Aptitudes Required:

  • Writing. The candidate must be able to write and edit news and feature copy to the standard of a professional journalist, to tight deadlines.
  • Consultancy. The candidate must have had experience as a a PR practitioner either in-house and/or in agency of listening to an internal ‘client’, helping identify the business problem, and providing trusted PR advice to solve the problem.
  • News awareness and judgement. The ability to generate a story and deliver it in media is highly-valued in a a challenger business trying to leverage every opportunity to generate ‘noise’ in media.
  • Comfortable working with colleagues at all levels from CEO to work experience placement and treating everyone with the same positive professionalism.

Professional Membership:

  • CIPR membership will be provided. Candidates demonstrating evidence of recognized continuous professional development in public relations is well-regarded.

Personal Qualities Required:

  • Thrives in a busy, multi-tasking environment.
  • Unflappable under pressure.
  • Loves winning. Even when it’s not going to plan and others are fearing failure, the Sneior Manager will always look for positive opportunities to create a motivational win.
  • Confident and comfortable with professional capabilities.
  • Strong people manager capable of setting a high standard, and encouraging and inspiring others to follow.
  • Enjoys meeting people and professional socializing. We maintain a large, vibrant network of international journalists requiring ongoing management during race week, and beyond.


  • Any sport, particularly live sport.
  • Motorsport desired but not essential.
  • Live events, probably music or arts/theatre
  • Sports news, current affairs, international affairs.
  • Sustainability issues.

Educational Attainment:

  • Public relations degree or similar preferred, but not essential.
  • Public relations, marketing or similar professional qualificiations preferred but not essential.
  • Candidates must have proven experience and be able to demonstrate high level of writing ability, creative planning, project management, team management.


  • Willing and able to travel to all Formula E races up to one week before the designated race weekend. Exceptions can be made based on the current provisional Season 10 (check the Formula E website for dates) if raised during the application and selection process.

Communications and Digital Coordinator – Cricket Australia

Northern Territory Cricket Ltd is the peak sporting body for cricket in the Territory. As custodians of the sport, we work closely with Cricket Australia, the seven other State & Territory Associations and our members to serve and grow the game. Our purpose is to unite and inspire our community through cricket, and our vision is to create a thriving sport for all.

Cricket in the Northern Territory is unique. Our small, but richly diverse community, is spread across a vast and rugged land mass bigger than most countries. Our two largest towns are 1,500kms apart. Our season never ends, with Top End cricketers playing in the dry season, while those in the Red Centre battle it out over summer. Cricket doesn’t stop in the Northern Territory and that’s the way we like it.

Cricket in the Territory is entering its most exciting phase of growth and opportunity in over a decade. There is a small driven tight knit team of people hell bent on driving positive change and elevating the role we play in Australian Cricket. If you want to be part of this and have what it takes to creatively tell the stories then we want to hear from you!

About The Role

The Communications and Digital Coordinator will be responsible for digital content creation (video and photography) and graphic design, with a focus on creating compelling content and storytelling across multiple platforms and mediums.

The successful candidate will play a critical role in NT Cricket promoting and amplifying our unique events, diverse community and valued partners in a more proactive, creative and dynamic way. Working as part of a small and committed team, you will take our digital media presence to a broader audience and drive increased participation, engagement and commercialisation.

The position will also play a key role in delivering traditional communications, public relations and media activities, as well as supporting local and national event delivery.

About You

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Demonstrable experience in digital content creation
  • Experience filming, editing, graphic design and creation of imagery and other digital assets.
  • Experience with social media management systems, tools, platforms and analytics.
  • Experience writing, editing, and crafting content for digital and social media editorial.
  • Experience in website development and management.
  • Advance skills in Adobe Suite (Premier Pro, Photoshop, Audition, InDesign).
  • Passion for social media, sports and entertainment (cricket desirable).
  • Creative thinking and storytelling, with the ability to produce engaging content.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Manager, Communications – NFL

This position will work with the Director, Communications to develop and implement communications strategies to increase the visibility around all aspects of the NFL’s corporate social responsibility and community relations efforts. This includes but is not limited to community relations initiatives such as Crucial Catch, Salute to Service, NFL Green; social responsibility efforts such as domestic violence and sexual assault; promotion of the NFL Foundation’s programs, Player Care Foundation, etc.


  • Serve as a contact with media to help drive placements in high-profile and local outlets.
  • This position will also work across all social responsibility and community relations departmental verticals to help promote business, community endeavors and organizational engagement.
  • Work with partners, affiliates, vendors, NFL clubs, League executives, and other external outlets as needed.
  • Help plan and execute press conferences, media availability, releases and story placement at community events and activations throughout the year and at our major tentpole events (Super Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Pro Bowl, etc.).

Required Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 5 years of communications experience, with relevant experience working within the advocacy, community relations, government or nonprofit sectors.
  • Excellent knowledge of the PR field including media relations, executive/talent preparation, media training, storytelling and story placement, and event coordination.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communications skills and excellent work ethic.
  • Strong relationships with key national and local media.
  • Ability to participate in and support cross-departmental activities in public relations and community relations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to proactively identify and promote programs, employing cutting edge communications tools and strategies.

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Knowledge and experience with corporate social responsibility work.
  • Anticipates next steps and sets high standards in all they do.
  • A creative, imaginative individual who thinks outside the box.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a proven track record delivering high-quality work.
  • A person with the highest moral and ethical standards, someone who can be relied upon to always act in the best long-term interests of the League.
  • This individual will be creative and proactive, with the capacity to be a hands-on, sleeves-up team player.
  • An individual enthusiastic about working in a diverse environment.


  • This position requires travel during season/pre-season, including on weekends

Salary / Pay Range

This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job in the location(s) specified. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Terms /Expected Hours Of Work

  • NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week
  • This role will require frequent work on nights, weekends, and holidays
  • FLSA exempt
  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.
  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Communications and Engagement Manager – AFL

The AFL is Australia’s premier sporting organisation supporting two constantly evolving national competitions, AFL and AFLW. Our purpose is to progress the game, so everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.We have a strong workforce presence in most States and Territories of Australia including Northern Territory, QLD, NSW / ACT, Victoria and Tasmania.As the AFL/ AFLW competitions continue to grow and evolve at both the elite and community levels, we are focused on ensuring we attract and retain great people in both permanent and casual roles at all levels and within all areas of our industry.Importantly, we aim to reflect the communities where our game is played by recruiting locally where possible to strengthen our connection to the ‘grassroots’ of our game. We are also fortunate to have hundreds of passionate volunteers within our industry, offering their time and expertise to help grow our game.The AFL’s purchase of Marvel Stadium in Docklands, Melbourne, further diversifies our workforce with more than 1000 casual employees to make every moment matter for our fans and customers. 


As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary, we are all united by a common goal, to progress the game so that everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.

About The Role

Reporting directly into the Executive General Manager, People this national role is responsible for planning, creating, and delivering high quality internal communications and engagement initiatives across the AFL. The position oversees the Office Experience Manager as their direct report, to support a holistic understanding of our audiences and environments and help deliver a range of communications and experiences that hit the mark.Pivotal in shaping and driving our internal communication and engagement strategy, this role is integral in ensuring our people are informed, inspired, and engaged in line with our organisation’s purpose, vision and values.This is a rare vacancy in our People team and one we’re excited to be taking to market. It requires a broad set of communication, relationship, and leadership skills to make this a truly great experience for our organisation as we intentionally build a culture of belonging where our people thrive and love working at the AFL.Based at AFL House in Melbourne, this permanent position liaises daily with a large group of stakeholders internally and externally. You’ll connect and collaborate with our Corporate Affairs teams, our functional Leaders and your Melbourne and National People team members to ensure we remain aligned to our broader strategy and consistent with our key messaging.‘Team connect days’ in Melbourne support hybrid and flexible working and are Monday – Wednesday – Thursday to foster fun and get things done!


As you’d expect, the Communications and Engagement Manager is front and centre for all comms and messaging on a national basis. Below is a snapshot of the core activities across three main areas of the position. Whilst you may not do all these things daily, you’ll be pivoting between them regularly; we consider them a realistic summary of what this person will take ownership of to help us progress the game.

Key Accountabilities

Internal Communications

  • You’ll develop and implement a comprehensive internal communication strategy that informs, inspires, and engages team members
  • You’ll provide communications planning, support and implementation on all key issues impacting the AFL team
  • We’ll need you to ensure updates from the AFL Commission and Executive are communicated in an appropriate and timely manner to the AFL workforce
  • Overseeing the AFL’s intranets (Tommy and Daisy) and social network (Workplace by Meta) will be important and ensuring both platforms are regularly updated with relevant and engaging content, resources, and announcements will be this person’s remit
  • Daily collabs with various departments and leaders will be essential to align internal communication efforts with organisational priorities and initiatives; this is a biggie and will hinge on the successful candidate’s ability to build rapport and trust quickly to help deliver to deadlines
  • You’ll assist Senior Leaders with the development and delivery of on tone internal communication messages, presentations, and announcements that align to strategy
  • You’ll work collaboratively with the Corporate Affairs Team to ensure relevant external communications are shared in an appropriate and timely manner internally; your own communication style and organisational skills will come into play here


  • You’ll be developing and implementing initiatives, programs, and events to enhance team member engagement
  • You’ll lead the AFL’s Reward & Recognition program including Speccy Awards, Marque Moments, and Shout-Outs
  • And you’ll lead employee engagement surveys including design, participation and playback of results with a lens on opportunities for improvement and further engagement of the AFL workforce

Office Experience

  • You’ll be consistently providing leadership and support to the Office Experience Manager to ensure daily operations at AFL House support team member wellbeing, personal productivity, and organisational effectiveness

Other Responsibilities

  • Proactively support the development and delivery of our PlayWell Strategic initiatives as part of our health and wellbeing agenda
  • Regularly support the delivery of our National Induction Sessions


The person who lands this role will be someone who has exceptional skills in relationship building from the ground up, is an expert communicator across multiple mediums and a wanted team player who can pivot between strategic thinking, managing others and contributing to project initiatives to deliver on-point messaging. From fun and engaging team events to all staff strategic engagement activities there’s nothing dull here!Familiarity with managing through change will go a long way with this one; we’re looking ahead to some new and positive changes so the ability to embrace those and craft messaging for, and in support of, our leaders and workforce will be valuable.So, if you’re reading the following and it sounds like we’re describing YOU then we recommend you get in touch asap. We’re progressing people as we find them, so don’t wait. And if it’s not for you right now that’s ok too.

Core Competencies

  • It goes without saying that you’re a naturally great communicator and love crafting creative, engaging, and informative messages for diverse audiences. This is the crux of the gig and to be honest it’s likely a big part of who you are and why you’re here reading this!
  • You’ve had solid experience working across a range of industries but you’re ready for something unique to take your career to the next level, not more of the same
  • Aside from your impressive written and verbal communication skills, you’re known for your creative and innovative thinking skills; you can cite multiple examples where you’ve injected it to drive engagement in the right direction
  • Through previous roles, while experiencing shifting priorities and organisational changes, you’ve embraced and managed existing and new internal communications channels. You’re across the latest and most effective platforms with this and enjoy evolving the tools you and your team can leverage to get the best results
  • You’re comfortable using a range of software platforms and technologies to get the job done and are familiar with (preferably) using and administering Workplace by Meta and Microsoft Office tools including Sharepoint
  • Part of what you enjoy and value about a role like this is measuring, analysing, and evaluating relevant communications data. You understand that informing your decisions from data and results on the regular is good practice (and necessary!) to create meaningful messaging that lands with your audiences
  • One of your superpowers is your ability to balance multiple competing priorities and projects, you’re comfortable with ambiguity and can pivot between tasks quickly, leading and supporting others through the change in direction
  • You can successfully connect and understand a truly diverse range of stakeholders, whether they’re based remotely, locally or they’re executives or volunteers. You have a style that puts people at ease and allows them to trust you to get their key messages and stories heard
  • Reputation matters to you, and you instinctively understand that the person in this role will always represent and advocate for the AFL brand and values, in and out of work environments
  • You’re familiar with handling confidential and sensitive information for individuals, employees, the organisation, and external stakeholders. Put it this way, if we asked someone who knows you, they’d say that Integrity was one of your top character traits! Part of this is keeping a lens on reputational risk for the organisation you represent, and this comes naturally to you.
  • You’ve led a team or individuals previously and would love the opportunity again. You’re the type of people leader who’s collaborative and respectful and can provide direction and sound advice but you understand that taking on work yourself, autonomously, is still necessary, and you still enjoy being hands on
  • You’re ready and motivated for your next career step and all-in when you find the right thing. People would use these words describing you if we asked them; Great Communicator (of course!), Honest, Engaging, Positive, Creative, Professional, Authentic, Storyteller, Team Player, Natural Leader
  • You’re not looking for more of the same (sure there’s other ‘corporate comms’ roles out there) and you’d like to showcase more of your authentic self and style at work somewhere new; you’re still the consummate professional but keen to keep it real

Experience And Qualifications

  • Communications and/or Engagement Manager experience – we’re looking for some solid years here (5+) preferably across a range of industries in medium to large organisations. We’re wanting someone who’s previously led or owned delivery of key messaging against strategy and managed other team members. Bonus points if you’ve dealt with Senior Leaders, remote and regional stakeholders!
  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Public Relations, or a similar field with experience that’s a match


Please visit www.afl.com.au/careers/our-organisationWe are proudly a WORK180 endorsed employer for women, to see the great benefits that the AFL offers, please visit https://work180.com/en-au/for-women/employer/afl


  • Play The Day Your Way – a flexible approach to your working life
  • My Development – lean into the AFL’s My Development program consisting of on-the-job training, coaching, and mentoring, and formal learning
  • Play Well – access to our extensive Health and Wellbeing program centered around our belief in a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy workplace
  • My Benefits – with thanks to our AFL Corporate Partners, access great benefits and discounts
  • AFL Silver Memberships – permanent team members can access AFL matches at Marvel Stadium and the MCG, enjoy, and share the experience of our game with your family and friends!

The AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. Please note, we undertake several screening processes to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate to this position holds a valid employee Working with Children/ Vulnerable People check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.We are an Equal Opportunity employer and firmly believe that diversity and inclusion is an important part of both the AFL and the communities in which we operate. Our game is for everyone, and we strive to be a workplace for everyone.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

  • Play The Day Your Way – a flexible approach to your working life
  • My Development – lean into the AFL’s My Development program consisting of on-the-job training, coaching, and mentoring, and formal learning
  • Play Well – access to our extensive Health and Wellbeing program centered around our belief in a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy workplace
  • My Benefits – with thanks to our AFL Corporate Partners, access great benefits and discounts
  • AFL Silver Memberships – permanent team members can access AFL matches at Marvel Stadium and the MCG, enjoy, and share the experience of our game with your family and friends!

Communications and PR lead – Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby is highly regarded across the world rugby landscape with a proud heritage of success and an impressive number of past and present international players representing the Club (many of whom have graduated through their outstanding Academy). It boasts a strong, loyal and passionate fan base and home games are played at the idyllic Recreation Ground in the city centre.

Plans for redevelopment of the Rec in the heart of Bath are now fully underway with a planning application shortly being submitted for a new stadium to be built and in addition, the Club continues to look to invest in success on the pitch and to deliver an enhanced fan satisfaction, match day experience and overall engagement levels for its loyal supporters.


1. To be responsible for constructing and delivering an audience growth strategy, significantly growing, and diversifying the fanbase through PR, content and owned social channels which align with our marketing and brand objectives.

2. To provide strategic communications and media leadership and direction across rugby and corporate activities which support and amplify the Bath Rugby brand.


1. Create and implement a PR strategy in line with brand and commercial objectives which attracts and converts new audiences to Bath Rugby.

2. To devise, implement and manage an annual communication and content strategy to support the wider marketing mission, our rugby philosophy and commercial objectives, establishing and monitoring relevant KPIs to evaluable progress and success.

3. To grow our social media following, increasing the value and engagement levels to attract and retain fans and create valuable commercial opportunities.

4. To positively promote Bath Rugby, from both a corporate and rugby perspective, through media and governing body relationships at a local and national level to deliver contractual requirements and create wider brand awareness.

5. Manage and grow communities through targeted and personalised communications and events, creating brand advocates who will support our key messaging.

6. Working closely with the Marketing and Communications teams to develop content strategies and marketing campaigns which align to brand values and objectives.

7. To analyse and understand the behaviours of our current and future audience, ensuring we understand the needs of our customers.

Head of Marketing Partnerships – FIFA

As the organiser of some of the biggest and most iconic sport events in the world we lead the way in the sport and event industry.

We are now looking for a Head of Marketing Partnerships that is part of FIFA and supports us on our mission.

The Head of Marketing Partnerships leads the team responsible for the relationships and account management of FIFA’s key commercial affiliates (Partners, Sponsors, regional and event supporters).

FIFA has the largest and most valuable global sponsorship program in world sport. This proven partnership leader is accountable for designing and implementing the strategy and framework to ensure world-class partner management & rights delivery across all FIFA tournaments and events.

These are your key tasks:

  • Lead and evolve FIFA’s approach to Partnership Management anchored in a strategic relationship model that is pro-active and innovative.
  • Foster, grow and strengthen the relationships across FIFA Commercial Affiliates’ sponsorship management counterparts, activation teams and agencies.
  • Identify & develop impactful marketing programs across multiple mediums (e.g. experiential, digital, retail, CSR, tech & innovation) that drive brand & business results for partners and elevates the fan experience at FIFA events.
  • Lead the planning & delivery of key marketing rights & obligations for Commercial Affiliates across all FIFA tournaments, events and platforms in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the Partnership Sales team on negotiating Commercial Affiliate renewals, and support the sales process and onboarding of new partners.
  • Develop strong understanding of commercial affiliates’ core business priorities and marketing objectives to ensure optimum alignment, support and results.
  • Ensure robust understanding across relevant teams of our Commercial Affiliates’ specific product categories and competitive protections.
  • Oversee the management, delivery and tracking of FIFA Commercial Affiliates’ rights, assets and commitments across the term of contract.
  • Lead the debrief and review process with partners following major tournaments and activations.
  • Contribute to any contract updates & rights re-negotiations required with incumbent affiliates.
  • Lead, support and develop a high-performing, positive and engaged team of partnership managers and account support staff.
  • Implement and evolve department processes and systems to maximise efficiency & effectiveness.
  • Manage relevant department and event budgets and forecasting.
  • Contribute to event data, brand tracking and market and competitive analysis.
  • Identify and shape collaboration and integration opportunities for commercial affiliates and FIFA.

The specific competencies and experience we require for this position are:

  • 10+ years of experience leading a global sponsor management portfolio, rights delivery and client servicing for a major international rights holder
  • Proven experience managing major partnerships across global territory and multi-term deals
  • Extensive experience managing multinational partners, including having directly managed blue chip brand sponsors headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific
  • Proven experience managing and supporting contract renewals of major partnerships ( ie negotiated contracts over USD100m value)
  • Track record of delivering rights and client servicing programs at major international events or tournaments
  • 8+ years of leading and developing a large sponsorship account management team (>10 team members) who service a global portfolio of partners
  • Experience also working ‘client-side’ within marketing, events or sponsorship at a global company or agency
  • Previous experience working with and/or for any of FIFA’s major global partners or sponsors will be viewed positively
  • Cross-functional experience delivering marketing communications, activation programs, or event campaigns leveraging a mixture of online and offline channels, experiential, digital, social and traditional media
  • Experience overseeing the campaign approval systems and processes for major global and local sponsor brands
  • Experience managing complex stakeholder relationships at all levels including C-Suite
  • University degree in relevant area
  • Fluent in English, proficiency in any other FIFA language (F/ES/GER) is an asset
  • Inspirational and motivational leadership style, with excellent team building, team management and development skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently and work across multiple time zones

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich