Commercial Player Activations Manager

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Sales & Partnerships
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £30,000- £35,000 per annum dependent of experience
Contact email:
Job ref: 004944
Published: 3 months ago
Expiry date: 14 Aug 2022 10:59

Job Title: Commercial Player Activations Manager

Department: Partnerships

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, (including some Matchday Working Evenings and Weekends)

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, Tamworth

Closing Date: 14 August 2022

The Department

The partnerships department is responsible for acquiring and managing the commercial partners of Aston Villa Football Club. The partnership management team are the gatekeepers for delivering partnership rights and therefore work closely with all areas of the Football Club. The team works at a fast pace and due to the nature of delivering partnerships activations across a broad spectrum of brands, working days and projects will be extremely varied.

The Role

The primary function of the role will be to deliver player activations for the partnerships team and wider commercial department. The candidate must be able to effectively manage relationships with first team players and staff at the training ground to ensure maximum cooperation. The role will require excellent organisation to manage multiple projects simultaneously and ensure player time is managed across the season. The candidate will also be expected to maximise commercial communications into external media on both a regional and national level.

For further information, please click here to view the Role Profile.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and thrive in developing relationships. Experience working with athletes/talent is essential and partnerships experience working with brands is preferred. =You will be incredibly orgnanised and a self-starter who can effectively monitor seasonal schedules and juggle multiple projects simultaneously. You will have the ability to relish a fast-paced environment and will have an acute attention to detail.

You will lead by example, champion the Partnerships team both internally and externally and act as ambassador for Aston Villa Football Club.


As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.


Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see AVFC - Safeguarding.