Head of Women’s Football

Head of Women’s Football

Website Aston Villa Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”

– Closing Date: 27/06/2019

– Job Role : Head of Women’s Football

Background
Founded in 1874, ‘The Villa’, as the team is known, has also won the FA Cup on seven occasions. In 1982, they reached a new pinnacle by becoming Champions of Europe.

Last month, Villa’s men’s team returned to the Premier League with a victory at Wembley witnessed by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who is one of the club’s army of fans worldwide.

The seven times men’s Champions of England and European Champions in 1982 are one the biggest clubs in the UK and are upscaling their women’s football operations at an exciting time for the women’s game.

Since arriving at Villa Park as CEO last year, Christian Purslow has made it one of his priorities to invest in women’s football. The women’s team finished a strong sixth in The Championship this season and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The successful candidate will lead the club’s entire women’s football operation with the administrative headquarters base at Villa Park and all Women’s first team training held at the club’s Bodymoor Heath Training Centre.

Responsibilities

ELITE FOOTBALL STRATEGY

•Provide strategic direction, leadership, oversight and management of women and girl’s football at Aston Villa Football Club
•To oversee the delivery of the Women’s and Girls’ strategy – facilitating implementation, monitoring outcomes and evaluating progress
•Be abreast of the latest trends and developments within women’s football to incorporate a forward thinking and innovate approach to the strategy for women’s football at Aston Villa Football Club
•Lead the recruitment strategy for Aston Villa Women players, working alongside the Head Coach on player identification
•Work alongside the Head Coach and RTC Technical Director to adopt and integrate an Aston Villa playing and coaching philosophy across the club
•Work alongside the Performance Director of Aston Villa Football Club to ensure alignment of medical, performance and support resources across the male and female playing departments
DRIVING THE GROWTH OF WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

•Work with the Chief Commercial Officer to develop new, and expand existing commercial activity to support both the development of women and girl’s football
•Support the execution of commercial strategy alongside the Chief Commercial Officer
•Increase the profile, experience and attendance at Aston Villa Women’s fixtures and competitions
•Support a coordinated media, marketing and communication plan to positively promote and publicise female football at Aston Villa nationally and internationally
COMPLIANCE & ADMINISTRATION

•Overall budgetary responsibility for Aston Villa Women and Aston Villa Regional Talent Club in line with the football club’s financial procedures
•Ensure compliance with all WSL, Women’s Championship and RTC licence requirements
•Act as the Designated Safeguarding Officer for female football at Aston Villa Football Club
LEADERSHIP

•Direct line management responsibilities for Head Coach, General Manager, performance and medical staff, RTC Technical Director and RTC Centre Manager
•Lead the recruitment of coaching and support staff for the female teams with the Head Coach and RTC Technical Director
•Manage key stakeholder relationships, influencing and management including the Football Association, commercial partners and public sector partners

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