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Job listing closed on 4 May 2024
26 Apr 2024

Men's Player Profiling Analyst

🇬🇧 Barton under Needwood, UK
Full Time
4+ years exp.

What You'll Do?

Player Performance Data Collection
● Using bespoke FA data collection methods, code, evaluate and profile the playing performance of England long list players across all domestic / intercontinental club and England Senior Team matches.
● Ensure the highest level of data quality and reliability whilst working to tight delivery deadlines. (this requires working across weekends & midweek evenings throughout the season).
● Lead on maintaining coding standards across the other player/positional analysts by driving a quality assurance program and conducting weekly audits and reviews.
● Work with our Analysis Insights Lead and Lead/Senior Analysts to continuously refine analysis methods and metrics to improve the accuracy and relevance of player profiling.

Opposition Player Profiling
• Conduct in-depth profiling and generate customised video profiles and analytical summary reports for all England Senior Men's Opposition Players.

Data Visualisation and Player Profiling
• Collaborate with Data Analysts and the Analysis Insight Lead to create impactful data visualisations and benchmarks that can translate into tactical/technical insights.
• Assist the Analysis Insight Lead in developing comprehensive player profiles of England players to aid Senior Team analysts and coaches in providing individualised development feedback.

Other Accountabilities

  • Support the delivery of key internal projects and external research which support the further development of player analysis services.
    Develop close and trusted working relationships with Senior Team Analysts, and the wider analysis department to always ensure a cohesive multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing 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:

• Experience in the development and delivery of comprehensive player /recruitment profiling in Football.
• Experience in using performance analysis systems and software.
• Excellent understanding of the technical and tactical demands of Professional football.
• Experience in the collection, manipulation and management of complex performance data sets.
• Experience of working in a professional football club.
• A willingness to work flexible hours in accordance with the demands of the role.
• Undergraduate degree in a related field of study or equivalent experience
• Work conscientiously and with total discretion.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent operational planning skills

Beneficial to have:

● Masters or doctorate in a related field of work or equivalent experience
● Deep understanding of Talent science, player development [holistic], and evaluation of talent/potential.

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.