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VACANCY | First Team Analyst

8 June 2021

An exciting opportunity to work with our first team has arisen...

Term: Full Time Permanent Contract

Location: Rotherham

Salary: Neg. dependent upon experience

The Club is offering a full-time permanent contract working for the 1st team as an integral part of their forward thinking Performance Analysis Department. The chosen applicant will have the chance to apply their current knowledge within an applied setting.


Roles and responsibilities will include:

 Recording all first team games home and away

Analysing all games in alignment with coaching staff requirements

Analysing upcoming opposition games and preparing pre-match presentations in conjunction with coaching staff

Production of all first team pre-match and post-match meetings

Production of any other meetings required as instructed by coaching staff

Broader pre-match preparation including set play analysis and penalty analysis

Collation of match clips and technical data within relevant databases

Uploading full games to league exchanges within strict time restraints

Uploading player clips from matches

Assisting other support staff within the first team environment as and when required

Assisting with pre-match opposition analysis and post-match analysis protocols via the assistance of Pro-Zone3 and Sportscode Software.

Maintaining a statistical performance index team/player database on Excel/Numbers.

Maintaining a library of individual player clips.

Provide assistance within the area of recruitment analysis with the production of scouting comparison reports and player highlight packages.


Person Specification –

Competencies, Experience and Qualifications:

Competent using Sportscode to a high level, including the necessary functions to fulfil responsibilities as effectively as possible (E)

Knowledge of the Hudl platform and how to utilise the platform effectively (D)

Previous use of iMovie to produce videos with audio (E)

Competent using Keynote and Microsoft Excel programs (E)

Previous experience using all software above in a high pressure, fast-paced environment within elite sport (D)

Ability to film games in wide angle to the requirements of the coaching staff and live code whilst preparing clips for half-time (E)

BSc in Sport Science or relevant subject (E)

MSc in Performance Analysis (D)

A strong work ethic and willingness to learn. (E)

Computer literacy but advanced computer skills are welcomed. (E)

Previous experience working in sport, preferably football. (E)

A passion for developing a future career in Performance Analysis. (E)

The ability to communicate and work closely with the Player, Coaching, Medical and Sports Science department. (E)

Full and Clean UK Driving Licence. (E)


Personal Qualities

Good communicator – written and oral skills; good judgement; highly organised; confident; persuasive; approachable; dependable; uses initiative; professional

High expectation of self and others

Trustworthy and reliable

Only applicants who possess the criteria specified in the Person Specification will be considered. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


Please state your salary expectations when applying, please click the link to apply


Please complete the application form that can be found on the Club website and return as requested as an upload to Indeed along with your CV and covering letter stating their suitability for the role and expected salary.

Unfortunately your application may not be processed without a completed application form being returned to the Club.


Rotherham United takes safeguarding very seriously and is committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk are safeguarded at all times when engaging in Club activities or services. The club has numerous safeguarding policies and best practice guidelines to support this and expects all employees to adopt such policies and practices at all times.

The club adheres to strict guidelines, policies and procedures when recruiting staff who work with children and/or adults at risk and is committed to ensuring staff receive appropriate safeguarding training suitable to their role/s. Successful applicants are expected to share the club’s approach to safeguarding at all times.


Equal Opportunities:

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.

Rotherham United is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the new FA Football Leadership Diversity Code and all applicants for employment will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Football Club, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post. This post requires a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) check with a barred list check. The applicant must be prepared to submit a CRC application if they do not hold and FA CRC Certificate. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Information on all convictions including spent convictions must be declared, in line with the new Government Filtering System.


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Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

Virtual Interviews will be held on 17 June 2021 and second stage interviews will be held on shortly after, held in Rotherham.  Start date for role potentially 7 July 2021.

The closing date for applications is 15th June 2021

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