1st Team Lead Post Match Analyst

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Description

The ideal candidate will have an organised and calm approach to work and be able to deal with the time-pressured demands in an elite level environment. They will be able to lead and communicate effectively with colleagues, display a high level of knowledge of football tactics and demonstrate the technical ability required to work with industry-specific software. Candidates should be proactive, forward thinking, having the ability to adapt and be innovative in relation to presentation of information. They should be self-motivated, committed and provide and maintain a high standard with the ability to work under time constraints, often with unsociable hours, as well as being able to build a rapport and function as part of the Analysis department and the backroom staff.

Resources management:

Management responsibility for: N/A

Reports to: Head of Performance & Pre Match Analyst

Budgetary signing limit and commercial framework: TBC

Key Responsibilities 

  • Co-ordinate and lead the post match process by presenting detailed and informed analysis to management and coaching staff for each               fixture.
  • Providing coaching staff with post match tactical analysis.
  • Support the preparation for matchday for First Team Matches.
  • Analyse, interpret and report specific insights into patterns and trends from both a team and individual perspective.
  • Monitor and feedback competition data providing regular key findings relative to KPI’s and West Ham’s philosophy.
  • Instrumental in maintaining West Ham’s playing philosophy through tactical and technical evidence.
  • Liaise with the first team coaching staff to produce feedback on individuals, units and the team.
  • Support the response to ad hoc queries and requests from management, coaches and players.
  • Contributing to driving standards of practice within the performance analysis department, and throughout the Club.
  • Being proactive in the organisation and implementation of performance analysis-based CPD learning activities.
  • Developing a close working relationship with key members of the Analysis department to aid continual progression and provide a more efficient workflow.

Skillset/experience

  • Significant experience of post-match analysis in a professional sport environment.
  • Experience of providing live match analysis in a stadium environment.
  • An excellent understanding in the use of analysis software, (Hudl SportsCode, SBG Matchtracker and Second Spectrum) video and data analysis techniques, and other associated 3rd party products (Keynote, Wyscout and Tableau);
  • Demonstrate a high level of tactical knowledge.
  • Leadership experience (desirable).

Qualifications

  • BSc in Performance Analysis, Sport Science, or other related subjects.
  • Higher academic qualifications e.g. MSc (desirable).
  • Coaching badges (desirable).

Equal opportunities

West Ham United take equal opportunities seriously and we will always strive to ensure that we follow the below:

  • Ensure that all recruitment in completed within an anti-discriminatory framework and to ensure that no decisions are taken on account of such factors such as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.
  • To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.
  • Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.
  • Research indicates that men will apply to a role when they only meet 50-60% of the descriptions, however, when looking at women and other minority groups, they can look for up to a 99% match in order to apply to a role, don’t worry if you don’t tick every single box. We’d still love to hear from you. We encourage underrepresented talent to apply to all our roles and support accessibility needs.

Safeguarding

  • All staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults who are at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity. They must also ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.
  • It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS ) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise.

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