Social Media Lead

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Professional/Technical
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £37,800 per annum
Contact email:
Job ref: 008383
Published: 17 days ago
Expiry date: 19 Jul 2024 23:59

Department: Content and Digital Department

Hours of Work: Full Time (with an ability to work flexibly during evenings and weekends)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £37,800 per annum

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Closing Date: Friday 19 July 2024

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 5 August 2024

1. The Department

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Social Media Lead to join our Content and Digital department. The post holder will work a dynamic and fast paced environment within the social media team – alongside the wider Content team (editorial, video) delivering outstanding coverage and content that resonates with our fanbase.

2. The Role

We are looking for a proactive and skilled Social Media Lead that has experience in social media platform management and journalism.

You will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day content output and distribution across all of the first team social media platforms, which include: X, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Threads, WhatsApp, etc. This post will also be responsible for providing live coverage of matches across platforms, predominantly X/Twitter.

You will also help develop a comprehensive strategy for creating and distributing content, while working collaboratively with the rest of the social team, video department, editorial team and marketing and partnerships team.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

We are looking for a content professional with a desire to help grow and enhance our coverage and content strategy at the club.

The ideal candidate will have previous demonstrable experience in social media platform management for a sports organisation or brand with knowledge of current social media trends and best practices, journalism experience and some experience in the use of Adobe Suite. Ideally, this person will have a level of experience working in football.

You must be able to communicate in a clear, concise and accurate manner, manage multiple creative projects effectively and be able to make effective and quick decisions in a fast-place sporting environment.

You must also be available to work flexibly as this role will require you to work evenings and weekends and hold a full UK driving licence.

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 Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding