Senior Football Administrator

Full Time
17 / 07

Senior Football Administrator

At Manchester United we aim to be the best on and off the pitch – and the quality of our behind-the-scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays.

The Purpose:       

Due to increased demands upon the Football Administration team for support and expertise on player matters, this new role has been created to provide additional resource ensuring the continuation of the positive work being undertaken by the Football Administration team.

Full description

The Role
  • Assisting in the ongoing maintenance of player files and information relating to registrations and eligibility;
  • Communicating changes to relevant internal stakeholders;
  • Accessing, monitoring, and updating internal and external Governing Body football administration systems on a routine and timely basis;
  • Monitoring progress of player registration applications and flagging any issues requiring action;
  • Maintaining player disciplinary data and notifying key staff of potential/actual suspensions, amnesty dates etc and raising any discipline queries with FA/PL as appropriate;
  • Maintaining shared Football Administration folders with storage of player contracts, update to relevant regulations and circulars from Governing Bodies;
  • Developing expertise and knowledge in player immigration matters and communicate key information/updates to the football administration team and relevant staff members where appropriate;
  • Providing proactive assistance to players and families during the visa application process;
  • Assisting the Club Secretary and Assistant Club Secretary in undertaking due diligence for potential player recruitment and in preparation for potential GBE applications;
  • Collating and monitoring player appearance data in preparation for future GBE/Work Permit renewals;
  • Assisting with the ongoing monitoring of the EU Settlement Scheme, particularly for players who become eligible for Settled Status; provide assistance to the Assistant Club Secretary in completing Settled Status applications and updating player immigration information in IFAS;
  • Assisting in monitoring relationships and flow of communication with loan clubs for players out on loan;
  • Collating and monitoring international selections information;
  • Assisting with completing updates to the staff list on the Staff Registration System (supplementing processes for UEFA Licensing etc);
  • Ensuring updates to PMA take place as and when changes to player details are notified, and retrieving details from PMA for player administration purposes;
  • Drafting correspondence relating to player administration matters for sign-off by Club Secretary / Assistant Club Secretary.
The Person
  • Previous experience in a sports administration role is not essential, however we are seeking applicants who can demonstrate a passion for football administration, data management, and an ability to interpret and present information in a meaningful and constructive manner.
  • The successful candidate will be required to have knowledge of (or a willingness to quickly learn and develop expertise in) domestic and international regulations around football, and Home Office rules regarding the migration of players and football staff.
  • An exceptional level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in high-pressure situations.
Applications will close Thursday 30th June 2022; however the advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is identified.

MUFC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our workplace.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles.

Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level.

MUFC positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact to make a request; we are here to help.


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