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Academy Chief Operations Officer

Barnsley Football Club are currently looking for an experienced Chief Operations Officer for the Academy.

The position will work closely with the Academy Manager and will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Requirement for the role:

· Must be educated to Bachelor’s degree level from a recognised university or have
five years experience managing complex personalities within an elite sporting environment.
· Demonstrated experience of ethical leadership
· Ability to make business projections based upon market research.
· Outstanding verbal and written skills.
· Experience of working with staff at all levels.
· Display high levels of time management or organisational skills.
· Good knowledge of Safeguarding/child protection policies and procedures.

Salary is competitive.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please email your CV and covering letter to:

Closing date for all applicants is: Friday 30th August 2019

A copy of the full job description is available on request.



 Barnsley FC Street Team

The Reds are introducing a new ‘Street Team’, who will be present at each Oakwell home game to enhance the experience of both home and visiting supporters, as well as helping with community-orientated events and entertainment.

This opportunity is perfectly suited for students currently in education at either college or university searching for work experience within a professional sports organisation.

Members of the ‘Street Team’ will ideally be confident and outgoing, not shying away from interacting with the Barnsley FC community. An understanding of Barnsley FC and football isn’t necessarily required, but would be advantageous. The successful candidates will also be enthusiastic, motivated individuals with good communication skills.

 What would you be doing?

 Due to the nature of this role, the expectations and tasks may vary depending on the event. However, on the whole the individual will be expected to.

  • To assist with the planning and implementation of match-day activations in the Family Stand and in other areas of Oakwell.
  • To execute all half-time entertainment at Oakwell.
  • To be ‘the face’ of Barnsley FC. Answering questions, directing to local amenities and ensuring all fans have a positive experience.
  • To be proactive, adaptable and assist on the wider strategy of long-term marketing plans.
  • To conduct market research as and when required.

Volunteers will be given their own Barnsley FC uniform along with match tickets to watch the game following the completion of their duties.

All applications must be made by way of a cover letter and CV sent either by email to or post c/o Andrew Clark, Marketing, Barnsley Football Club, Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1ET.