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ACADEMY PERFORMANCE ANALYST

The Academy Performance Analyst manages, interprets and applies the data collected from training and matches to support coaches in their development of players.

ACADEMY PHYSIOTHERAPIST

An Academy Physiotherapist supports young players in their rehabilitation from injury, diagnoses any issues and helps prevent injury in healthy players through pre-hab sessions.

ACADEMY SCOUT

An Academy Scout is responsible for watching matches to identify talented players for a club’s academy.

ACADEMY TEACHER

An Academy Teacher works with a sports club’s scholarship programme to lead classes.

ACCOUNT MANAGER

An Account Manager manages a customer account within a sports club, business, advertising agency or media outlet.

ACCOUNTANT

An Accountant records business transactions and keeps financial records for a sports organisation or athlete.

BRAND MANAGER

A Brand Manager works with a sports club, media outlet or brand to grow their business, improve its appearance and increase sales.

BROADCAST JOURNALIST

A Broadcast Journalist covers sports news, training updates and competitive fixtures for television, radio or online media. The diverse role includes presenting, conducting interviews, reporting and producing.

BUS DRIVER

A Bus Driver transports players and staff to training and matches.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

A Business Development Manager works to grow a sports organisation’s business in relevant areas.

CAMERAPERSON

A Cameraperson operates a digital, film or electronic camera.

CHAIRPERSON

A Chairperson oversees the running of a sports club.

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

The Chief Commercial Officer leads a sports club’s strategic direction and future development.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Chief Executive Officer is the top Executive position at a sports club.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

A Chief Operating Officer oversees the off-field activity of a sports club. Commanding a senior role, they ensure that all objectives set by the Board of Directors are met.

CHIEF STADIUM ENGINEER

The Chief Stadium Engineer plans, designs and engineers sports stadiums and similar facilities.

CLUB DOCTOR

A Club Doctor provides medical support to players so that they can operate at their peak health condition.

CLUB HISTORIAN

A Club Historian keeps records of a sports club’s previous achievements, records and seasons.

CLUB SECRETARY

A Club Secretary carries out administrative duties for a sporst club.

COMMENTATOR

A Commentator gives a running description of the action in a sporting event.

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

A Commercial Manager works with sponsors to generate revenue for a sports organisation.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

A Communications Manager helps deliver a sports organisation’s communications strategy through internal and external channels.

DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT

A Digital Marketing Assistant works on a sports organisation’s online platforms to help increase business revenue.

DIRECTOR OF SPORT

A Director of Sport acts as a bridge between a sports club’s or organisation’s board members and the coaching staff.

DISABILITY LIAISON OFFICER

A Disability Liaison Officer works with a sports club’s disabled supporters, staff and visitors to ensure that their needs are met.

ESPORTS MANAGER

An eSports manager leads a team of eSports players as they compete in competitions across the globe.

ESPORTS PLAYER

eSports Players play in video game tournaments.

EVENT MANAGER

An Event Manager oversees a range of functions on behalf of a sports club, media outlet or governing body.

EVENTS MANAGER

An Events Manager organises and runs a range of events.

EXECUTIVE CHEF

An Executive Chef manages a sports organisation’s catering facilities.

FACILITIES MANAGER

A Facilities Manager ensures that the buildings and associated services at a sports club are well run.

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

A Fitness Instructor leads an individual or group in exercise.

FOOTWEAR DESIGNER

A Footwear Designer comes up with creative and practical designs for boots and trainers using the latest innovations and technologies.

FUNDRAISING MANAGER

A Fundraising Manager oversees efforts to increase income for a charitable organisation or non-profit organisation

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

A Graphic Designer manages a sports business, club or media outlet’s visual communication.

GROUNDSPERSON

A Groundsperson maintains training facilities and pitches.

HE SPORTS LECTURER

A Higher Education Sports Lecturer teaches at a university.

HEAD OF ACADEMY OPERATIONS

The Head of Academy Operations delivers all operational, administrative and logistical support within an academy.

HEAD OF ACADEMY RECRUITMENT

The Head of Recruitment within a professional academy manages, co-ordinates, develops and leads a team of academy scouts to identify and recruit elite level youth players to the club.

HEAD OF ACADEMY SPORT SCIENCE & MEDICINE

The Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine develops and implements the academy’s Sport Science and Medicine plan.

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

The Head of Communications manages and directs all of a sports organisation’s internal and external communications.

HEAD OF COMMUNITY

A Head of Community leads a sports club’s community programmes.

HEAD OF CRM

The Head of CRM oversees customer relationship management.

HEAD OF DIGITAL & CONTENT

The Head of Digital & Content oversees all creative output on an organisation’s digital, social and mobile platforms. They develop focused campaigns, guide content creation, work to grow the club’s digital footprint and provide regular reports on digital performance.

HEAD OF EDUCATION

The Head of Education at a club is responsible for ensuring that Academy players complete their education in a safe environment at their chosen school or college.

HEAD OF LEGAL

The Head of Legal provides legal advice and support to a business, club or organisation.

HEAD OF PLAYER CARE

The Head of Player Care manages the care and assistance that players at a club receive.

HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER

A Health & Safety Manager makes sure that a sports club meets guidelines and procedures to keep all of its staff and visitors protected.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

A Human Resources Manager (HR Manager) deals with the recruitment, training, contracting, benefits and wellbeing of the staff at a sports organisation.

IT MANAGER

An IT Manager handles the technology infrastructure at a sports organisation.

JOURNALIST

A Journalist reports on stories of interest in sport. Typically, they cover events and provide reports. It’s also their job to provide updates from press conferences and training sessions, conduct interviews, analyse tactical approaches, cover major news events and report on transfer activity and stories of personal interest.

KIT MANAGER

A Kit Manager is responsible for the condition of all first team player and staff match and training kit.

LEISURE CENTRE MANAGER

A Leisure Centre Manager oversees the day-to-day running of a leisure centre and its facilities.

LIFEGUARD

A Lifeguard looks after swimming areas, making sure all people are safe at all times.

MAILROOM MANAGER

A Mailroom Manager oversees all incoming and outgoing mail at a sports club.

MARKETING MANAGER

A Marketing Manager creates and publishes material that encourages consumers to buy a product, service or experience.

MEDIA CONTENT OFFICER

A Media Content Officer produces engaging, informative and entertaining material for a sports organisation’s website, social media channels and printed publications.

MEDIA MANAGER

A Media Manager helps with the day-to-day running of a sports organisation’s PR and media departments.

NUTRITIONIST

A Nutritionist educates athletes and coaching staff on diet, advising them on what to eat and drink to help maximise their performance.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

An Operations Manager oversees all off-field activities for a sports club.

OPPOSITION ANALYST

An Opposition Analyst assesses an athlete’s upcoming opponent so the athlete can prepare accordingly.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INSTRUCTOR

An Outdoor Activities Instructor leads individuals and groups in outdoor pursuits such as orienteering, canoeing and hillwalking.

PARTNERSHIP EXECUTIVE

A Partnership Executive works with the commercial arm of a sports club to build and maintain relationships with a number of key partners.

PE TEACHER

A PE Teacher plans and delivers physical education lessons at an educational institution.

PERFORMANCE LIFESTYLE ADVISOR

A Performance Lifestyle Advisor supports athletes on a one-to-one basis to ensure they perform at their best.

PERSONAL TRAINER

A Personal Trainer works with an individual to improve their fitness.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE COACH

A Physical Performance Coach creates and develops physical development programmes for athletes.

PRESS OFFICER

A Press Officer represents an organisation, its players and staff members in the media and other commercial activities.

PROCUREMENT MANAGER

A Procurement Manager sources and purchases a diverse range of products for a sports organisation from external suppliers.

PROJECT OFFICER

A Project Officer ensures that projects are delivered successfully, both on time and within budget.

PSYCHOLOGIST

A sports psychologist applies psychological principles to help athletes reach their peak performance levels.

RECEPTIONIST

A Receptionist greets visitors to a sports club.

REFEREE

A Referee or Umpire enforces the rules and regulations during a sports match.

RETAIL MANAGER

A Retail Manager is responsible for the operation of a sports organisation’s stores.

SAFEGUARDING MANAGER

A Safeguarding Manager oversees the safety and welfare of all children and vulnerable adults at a sports club.

SALES EXECUTIVE

A Sales Executive sells products and services to consumers.

SCHOOL SPORTS MANAGER

A School Sports Manager works with schools in the local area to improve the quality of PE and strengthen community links.

SECURITY MANAGER

A Security Manager maintains a safe environment at a sports club’s facilities.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

A Social Media Manager is responsible for a sport organisation or individual athlete’s social media channels.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

A Software Engineer designs, develops, maintains and tests computer software.

SPONSORSHIP MANAGER

A Sponsorship Manager develops and maintains relationships with key commercial partners.

SPORT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

A Sport Development Officer creates and delivers programmes that engage and motivate people to take part in sport.

SPORT SCIENTIST

A Sport Scientist works with athletes to improve their physical performance.

SPORTS AGENT

An Agent handles athletes’ careers.

SPORTS LAWYER

A Sports Lawyer represents the legal and financial rights of their client.

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER

A Sports Photographer captures images of sporting events. They shoot a large bank of images on any given day, select the best and then edit them in post-production. Their content is used for club communications, advertisements and by media outlets.

SPORTS THERAPIST

A Sports Therapist provides soft tissue massage, treatment and rehabilitation so that players can perform at their optimal levels.

SPORTSWEAR DESIGNER

A Sportswear Designer creates ideas for sporting apparel.

STADIUM CLEANER

A Stadium Cleaner keeps a sports club’s stadium tidy.

STADIUM MANAGER

A Stadium Manager oversees the operational aspects of a sports club’s stadium.

STATISTICIAN

A Statistician handles vast quantities of data on sport.

STEWARD

A Steward creates and maintains a safe environment in a stadium on matchdays.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

A Strength & Conditioning Coach designs and delivers individual and group sessions to increase players’ physical attributes.

TECHNICAL SCOUT

A Technical Scout makes detailed assessments of players, covering their physical, technical and tactical attributes, then comparing the data to the players already contracted by the club.

TICKETING MANAGER

The Ticketing Manager sells tickets, memberships and hospitality products to increase attendances at a stadium.

TOUR GUIDE

A Tour Guide shows visitors around a sports club’s facilities and provides detailed information.

TRAVEL MANAGER

A Travel Manager organises a sports club or athlete’s travel arrangements.

TV PRESENTER

A TV Presenter hosts television programmes.

WEBSITE DESIGNER

A Website Designer plans, creates and codes web pages to produce a website.

YOUTUBER

A YouTuber creates engaging content for video-sharing websites such as YouTube.

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