Head of Performance Analysis and Insight

Liverpool
Full Time
Competitive
16 / 07

Data analytics and insight have come to play an integral role in football - and here at Everton we continue to look at how we gain a competitive edge on and off the pitch.

We feel that by using data to extract insights we can improve player performance, prevent injuriesand measure our alignment to coaching philosophy. 

Due to this evolution,we have an exciting opportunity for a data and insight driven leader to come and join us as our new Head of Performance Analysis & Insights. 

Full description

Who we are: We are Everton Football Club and we are icons of world football. As one of the bastions of the global game, with a rich and successful history, we are now setting our sights on a new, exciting future. 

With a proud and illustrious past, the Club is current embarking on a new and exciting journey, with the construction of our new stadium on the banks of the River Mersey. With that exciting development comes an ambition to have Men’s and Women’s First Team squads that compete regularly at the top of domestic and European football.

Our values underpin how we behave, how we represent our club in our city and across the world of football, and how we look after one another daily. They provide a framework for how we work with partners, suppliers, and most importantly our fans.  

About the opportunity: Data analytics and insight have come to play an integral role in football - and here at Everton we continue to look at how we gain a competitive edge on and off the pitch. We feel that by using data to extract insights we can improve player performance, prevent injuries, and measure our alignment to coaching philosophy. Due to this evolution,we have an exciting opportunity for a data and insight driven leader to come and join us as our new Head of Performance Analysis & Insights.

As Head of Performance Analysis & Insights you will work closely with our Director of Football and will lead the strategic and operational development of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary performance analysis & insights service across First Team and Academy.

Using your expertise in the likes of Tableau, Power BI, Sports Code and Hudl, you will ensure data architecture, management, development and maintenance of internal and external data sets are fit for purpose, alongside informative dashboards that will inform our senior football management team and ensure we meet our strategic football objectives across the First Team and Academy Pathway.

Other key responsibilities as part of this role include:

  • Delivery of a leading performance analysis function to ensure all teams are supported with an evidenced-based approach to maximise competitive advantage

  • Development of bespoke methodologies, allowing the performance analysis department to perform a leading role in talent ID and development

  • Management of the modernisation of the club’s data infrastructure, allowing for all available data sets to be leveraged

  • Help to ensure the club’s playing style and game model is accurately measured and communicated throughout the Club

  • Oversee the interrogation and analysis of match performance data into objective player insights and feed into the player recruitment process.

Who we are looking for: Essentially, we are seeking a talented and confident leader, who has the knowledge and skill to understand and translate an object orientated language, such as Python or R; an individual who has worked with a wide range of APIs, large datasets and ETL systems.

You will be confident in communicating with all stakeholders, leading the development and implementation of business intelligence, performance analysis and insight strategies across the Club; getting the opportunity to demonstratethe importance of data within a performance environment and how this is able to provide an on-the-pitch edge.

If you feel you are the Insight and Performance Analysis expert we are looking for, who would be able to drive and evolve the analysis and insights strategy, then we would love to hear from you!

There really has never been a better and more exciting time to join Everton Football Club.

The role is permanent, working 40 hours per weekand will be based at our Finch Farm training ground in Liverpool (Halewood). The closing date of this advert is Friday 24th June 2022.

The Everton Family is committed to equal opportunities and is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, we accept all job applications in a variety of formats and should you need any documents in a different format or require any further support or assistance please contact the Recruitment Team via email - areers@evertonfc.com" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">careers@evertonfc.com.  

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