Partnership Sales Manager

Full Time
£25,000 - £34,999
12 / 02

Employer:                                Watford Football Club

Job Title:                                  Partnership Sales Manager

Salary/ Hourly rate of pay:     Dependent on qualifications and experience

Location:                                  Watford Football Club - Vicarage Road Stadium

Type:                                        Permanent Full Time (35 hours per week)

Passport/Visa:                         Must be eligible to work in the UK

Closing Date:                           12.00 noon Wednesday 26th January 2022

Interview date:                       Week commencing 7th February 2022


Watford Football Club is experiencing ever increasing commercial growth and due to this we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Partnership Sales Manager with a strong proven track record to join an innovative football club and work within our dynamic Partnerships Team.

You will work closely with the Commercial Director and Partnership Account Manager to identify new partners for Watford Football Club for both the men’s and women’s team. 

The role will also include looking to create new innovative partnership assets for the club, assist with creation of new and innovative sales materials (to ensure we create the desired cut through) and to be at the cutting edge of industry standards and activities.

The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be flexible to the requirements of the position and the business.

Applicants should ideally live local to Watford or the surrounding areas and be a UK resident or non-UK resident with a valid UK work permit and ideally have experience working within a similar role.

Full description

You must have:

  • 3- 5 years’ experience of working in partnership sales environment, with a proven and demonstrable track record of success, preferable at a football club or similar environment
  • Experience of closing commercial and or partnership deals - please provide detail of deals that you have been actively involved in within your application
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Tenacious and innovative approach to sales
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships
  • Outstanding customer service skills and approach
  • Understanding of the Clubs commitment to EDI & Safeguarding
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Thrives under pressure and when tasked to meet ambitious targets
  • Ability to manage workload and prioritise effectively
  • Full UK driving licence or ability to travel to various locations due to the demands of the role

You would ideally have, but not vital:

  • Fluent in multiple languages

For the full job profile, please contact HR Admin at">

Club Commitment:

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI):

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We provide a safe and secure environment for all. We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & adults is everyone responsibility. Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that club policies, procedures and practices in regard to safeguarding are followed.

Application process:

  1. Please download and complete an application form located on the Club website under the career section (Club/ Careers)
  1. Please send completed application form, cover letter detailing why you would be suitable for the role, a copy of all relevant qualifications, right to work in the UK documents and your CV via email to"> or by post to HR Admin, Watford Football Club, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0ER.
  1. Please note depending on the role and if shortlisted reference request may be taken up prior to interview.


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