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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club


Partnerships Executive - Maternity Cover


Tottenham, England, United Kingdom (On-site)



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Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes

Tottenham Hotspur is very proud of its growing partner family, which is made up of numerous high-profile brands in a variety of exciting brand sectors. Each commercial partner and supplier has made a significant investment in the Club, and it is the responsibility of the Partnerships team to support the successful fulfilment and activation of the partner rights to ensure each of them meets its own brand and business objectives.

The Partnerships team is split into three pillars, each of which is responsible for its own group of partners and suppliers. Each pillar includes at least one Tier 1 partner (i.e. Shirt Partner, Kit Provider, Sleeve Partner, Training Wear Partner) and further category partners / suppliers. The teams within each pillar are led by a Senior Partnerships Manager, who is supported by a Partnerships Manager, Partnerships Executive and a Partnerships Assistant.

Job Purpose

We are looking to identify a Partnerships Executive to join the team. The successful applicant will work with internal and external stakeholders to support the delivery of activations and campaigns through the strategic delivery of partner

Key Responsibilities 

  • To assist with the delivery of contractual partnership rights (including tickets, hospitality, events, player / Ambassador rights) for a Tier 1 partner
  • To take lead management responsibility for a small number of category partners / suppliers with the support of other team members
  • To track and report on partnership activation and specific campaigns
  • To build excellent relationships with key partner contacts and colleagues
  • To support the Partnerships Manager and Senior Partnerships Manager to help deliver partnership activation plans that support the brand and marketing objectives of the partners
  • To maintain a thorough understanding of the sponsorship marketplace to ensure the Club is fully informed of industry trends and well placed to maximise related opportunities

Key points of contact

Director of Partnerships.
Other members of the Partnerships Team.
Key operational staff throughout the business (including events, ticketing, hospitality).
Externally, with senior and day-to-day contacts from partners and their activation agencies.

Key performance indicators

Successful delivery and fulfilment of partner rights, as well as renewals and up-sells.
Level of support offered to colleagues in the Partnerships Team.
Strength of relationships with other key internal colleagues.
Strength of relationships with key day-to-day and senior partner contacts.
Satisfaction levels of Club Partners.

Personal Attributes

  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility

Skills and Experience 

  • Previous experience in partnerships activation at an agency, rights holder or brand in sponsorship
  • Ability to work cross functionally and prioritise workload to keep on track to meet deadlines
  • Solutions driven – understanding the needs and challenges of various stakeholders to work collaboratively to meet requirements
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and clients alike
  • Excellent account and project management skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote skills are advantageous.
  • Self-reliance, drive, energy, innovation, creativity and a strong focus on process and delivery
  • An understanding of or eagerness to learn about sponsorship rights delivery programmes, particularly in a sporting rights environment
  • An understanding of brand marketing and the marketing mix including in the digital space
  • A passion for sport and entertainment

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Whilst this role does not require a DBS check, successful candidates are to be reminded that we may review the role and the requirements at a later date which could result in standard background and DBS checks.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.