A unique opportunity has arisen to join Rangers Football Club as an Academy Performance Analysis Manager. The full-time position will be based at the Training Centre reporting to the Academy Scouting Manager.
Working as an integral part of the Academy Performance Services Team, the role’s primary function is to oversee and deliver the provision of performance analysis across the various Rangers Youth Teams.
The Academy Performance Analysis Manager is required to have a strong understanding of football, and a high level of technical expertise. Direction and vision are provided via the overall Club’s Football Strategy and more specifically the Academy Strategy. It is essential that all performance analysis content (across the academy and inclusive of the women’s game) is aligned to these principles. The role is both strategic and hands-on, and therefore the successful candidate must have the necessary skills, experience, and personal qualities to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
At times, the Academy Performance Analysis Manager will be expected to lead and at other times they will support. Success will be derived from their ability to build an efficient and robust process that maximises player development.
Your responsibilities will include the following:
Under guidance of the Head of Academy and the Academy Scouting Manager play a leading role in the Club’s analysis provision for the Rangers FC Academy Teams.
As a key pillar of the Club’s overall Football Strategy, the Academy Strategy is essential for a successful Rangers
Ensure all performance analysis insights add value to and are aligned with the Academy Strategy
Use performance analysis as a means for enhancing player development both technically and tactically
This is a management position and as such you will be expected to:
Manage Academy full & part time Analysis staff
Manage the Women’s Team full & part time Analysis staff
Construct workflows which best serve the respective squads
Be responsible for all equipment, ensuring the relevant training is provided to all staff
Support the Academy Scouting Manager with respect to budgeting
Liaise with Academic institutions for the purposes of:
Delivering the RFC Intern programme
Research and development
Primarily focused on the B-Team but as required supporting other teams for one of games and or competitions.
Support set piece analysis: pre-game, in-game and post-game.
Deliver concise, detailed, and accurate post-match analysis for all games
Support, and when appropriate lead, the delivery of half-time analysis to aid performance and influence decisions
Use the Academy Performance Plan to highlight; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the opposition - in and out of possession and at set pieces.
Collate pre-match tactical analysis for all Domestic and European matches
Support player development in both Team and Unit meetings
Create content which supports the wider coach education process – internal R&D as well as external more academic research
Ensure positional performance profiles exist for the various Academy age groups – tie in with the First Team Analysis team as required
Build and maintain a library of best practice from training and games
Connect training and game footage to player development and match preparation
Ensure all content (training and games) is securely stored on the Rangers content management system.
Ensure content is accessible on site and remotely.
Ensure excellent collaboration and communication exists between key footballing departments across the Club:
Scouting – Share content, ideas, principles of play and individual performance profiles.
Loans – Support video work and exit packs.
Medical – Share injury related video content.
Sports Science – Support athletic assessment – training and in game
Psychology – Support delivery as and when required
Academy – Share content and methodologies, support delivery as and when required
Maintain a strong working relationship with RangersTV, sharing content from training and games as required
An essential part of the role is being highly proficient in a number of specific performance analysis software some of which include:
Adobe Creative Suite
Video annotation software
Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Microsoft Office
Be aware of and have an interest in Data Analytics
Be able to contextually apply performance data in innovative and informative way
Use data to help predict performance and development
An appreciation of and an ability to use data to provide performance insights is a key part of the role.
The candidate attributes include:
Experience of working in a Performance Analysis role at an Elite Level
Deliver an exceptionally high standard of work in a pressurised environment with tight deadlines
Excellent organisational skills and ability to see a task through to its conclusion
Ability to self-motivate and prioritise workloads
Solutions orientated at all times
Strong technical ability
Exceptional footballing knowledge, with an ability to apply this knowledge within the context of Coaching and Performance Analysis
Fully committed with a flexible approach to working hours and travel
Excellent soft skills, with an ability to excel in a modern footballing environment
Full driving licence or access to transport for travelling to games
Eligibility to work in the UK
Equality and inclusion
Rangers Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
Rangers Football club also welcomes applications from suitably qualified members of the armed forces family.
The candidate must keep up to date with new methods and undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures. Successful candidates will undertake a PVG check. Travel will be required both domestically and internationally to cover games.
If you can add value to our team please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2 June 2021.