Women’s Football Officer
Reporting to: Head of Women’s Football
The European Club Association (ECA) is the sole independent body directly representing football clubs at European level. With a current membership base of more than 330 professional football clubs from across the continent, with plans to increase to over 500 Members over the next few years, ECA is the representative voice of European club football on the international football landscape.
Working closely with football’s governing bodies, competition organisers and other professional
stakeholders, ECA’s core purpose is to place clubs at the ‘Heart of Football’. ECA is continually
strengthening its administration to ensure it enhances the value of its activities and services for
ECA has a rapidly growing administration team of over 30 people, and is on a mission of organisational
development, targeting a performance-driven culture and delivering high impact outcomes for our
colleagues and our members.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values at ECA, and we are committed to building and sustaining
an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff and members.
POSITION MISSION AND PROFILE
In this full-time position, the Women’s Football Officer will assist the administration and delivery of
ECA’s Be a Changemaker strategy and projects, and the evolution of ECA’s work in the women’s game.
The ideal candidate for this newly created role will be a source of knowledge and inspiration on
women’s football matters for the Administration and member clubs, plus share ECA’s ambitious and
enthusiastic approach to driving lasting positive change for women’s club football in Europe.
You will contribute to and coordinate multiple projects from across the Be Changemaker strategy,
ECA’s first dedicated strategic plan for the women’s game. In this role you will also provide essential
administrative services to support the day-to-day operations of the Women’s Football Department and
its task forces/working groups and liaise with the team to handle general requests and queries from
ECA member clubs on a broad range of women’s football matters.
This role provides a unique opportunity to learn about the rapidly evolving women’s football landscape
in Europe and the challenges and opportunities that are generated through the professionalisation of
The Women’s Football Officer will be based at ECA’s offices in Nyon, Switzerland with some travel across
Europe required to attend ECA events and visit Member Clubs.
Reporting to the Head of Women’s Football and working in close collaboration with the rest of the ECA
team, the Women’s Football Officer responsibilities will include:
• Support the Head of Women’s Football in the administration and delivery of ECA’s Be a Changemaker
strategy and related projects.
• Providing assistance across the day-to-day running of the ECA’s Women’s Football department.
• Support and coordinate the organisation and delivery of department activities and events (including
Task Force, Working Groups etc).
• Undertake general administrative tasks including detailed minute taking, following up on action
points, preparing content for proposals and presentations, meetings, and travel arrangements.
• Primary liaison for enquiries from ECA member clubs on general women’s football matters,
connecting them with the relevant expertise and resources.
• Conduct thorough research on a broad range of topics to maintain an in depth understanding of the
• Identify areas for research to extend ECA’s portfolio of women’s football data and insights.
• Regularly maintain the Administration’s project management system with timely updates from
across the women’s football department.
• Be a source of inspiration on women’s football matters for the Administration.
• Build an active network of relevant consultants, partners, suppliers, and academics with a special
interest in the women’s game.
• From 1-3 years’ experience in the football industry or sports administration (e.g club, league or
federation), ideally in a position related to women’s football.
• Extensive knowledge of the European football landscape.
• A degree or equivalent in sports business, football club management or similar from a renowned
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
• Fluent in English, both oral and written. Additional languages would be an asset.
• Basic knowledge of women’s football, and women’s club football in Europe in particular.
• Organisational and time management skills with the ability to contribute to and coordinate multiple
• Practiced at developing networks and relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
• Active team player with a strong work ethic and who enjoys working with peers and across functions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• A professional, positive and proactive mindset.
• A visible passion for sport, and in particular, football
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and
• Willingness to travel, and sometimes at short notice.
You are invited to send your CV and covering letter to Raoul Tondini, Head of People & Culture, at
[email protected]. Only candidates fulfilling the required skills and experience will be contacted.