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3 Jun 2024

England Women's Performance Medicine Data Analyst (1yr FTC)

🇬🇧 Barton under Needwood, UK
3+ years exp.

Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Women's Technical Department for a Performance Medicine Data Analyst. The purpose of the role is to lead the development and delivery of a Performance Medicine data strategy that utilizes health, injury, and performance data to drive strategic performance advantages for individual players and teams.

What You'll Do?

  • To develop new and existing Tableau reports to provide insight on all aspects of player availability, health and well-being using injury and illness surveillance data, wellness data and other monitoring sources including but not limited to GPS, menstrual cycle tracking, and blood profiling.
  • To develop player availability reporting tools which are specific to the Women's game.
  • To develop the existing wellness systems to provide insight into the recovery profile of players and create predictive analytics to enhance player care and management leading into games and tournaments.
  • To integrate medical/injury data into player profiles to form a better understanding of player availability, injury patterns and risk factors to enhance player mapping and proactive relevant injury risk reduction strategies.
  • To enhance the accessibility and visualization of data to medical staff to improve player management decisions.
  • Cultivate close working relationships with peers in professional clubs to enable knowledge of and management of international players.
  • Contribute to the development of an overall strategy for performance support which encompasses best practices in all aspects of preparation and player management for women's international football.
  • Lead in the delivery of key internal and external research projects which underpin future service development and the development of policies and guidelines for the women's game.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive network of organisations and individuals outside football with whom to share and develop best practices.
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science or Statistics.
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in developing and managing Tableau dashboards in a data-driven organisation.
  • Demonstrable experience in analysing a wide range of data from complex data sources and systems.
  • Good understanding and experience of SQL and data modelling.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills.
  • Ability to translate business into technical requirements, and vice versa.

Beneficial to have:

  • Experience working in the Sports industry, ideally in Medicine Health & Wellbeing.
  • Ability to use Python and other data science tools and techniques for advanced analytics such as predictive modelling.

The role is advertised on an initial fixed-term basis for 12 months.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, in order to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

  • Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
  • Free private medical cover.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
  • A hybrid working model offering greater flexibility.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, Adobe FA Women's Championship, and Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre unless the role is advertised as a home-based contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.


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