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    UCFB Etihad Campus

Location: UCFB Etihad Campus, Manchester
Salary: £21,000-£23,000 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 08/12/2020
Reference: 20/21GIS02

About us

University Campus of Football Business is a world first in sports education. Proudly the UK’s fastest-growing higher education institution since our launch in 2011, UCFB’s campuses are based at the iconic Wembley Stadium and Etihad Stadium.

In 2020, UCFB launched the Global Institute of Sport, our new destination for Master’s degrees and executive education in the UK, online and at inspirational stadium hubs at New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.

GIS is driven by sport, powered by industry: our collaborations with elite sports organisations allow us to lead the field in producing the next generation of sports graduates. Partners include The Football Association, Kick It Out, the League Managers Association, the National League and the Rugby Football League domestically, as well as our global hub partners in the USA, Canada and Australia.

The award-winning marketing team

This position for a highly ambitious individual would see the successful candidate join an exciting Marketing department that was shortlisted for Team of the Year at both the Marketing Week Awards and Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards, as well as winning Best Sponsorship & Engagement at the Northwest Football Awards.


Although the basics of the role are described here, we will be looking for energy, values and commitment to both our organisation and to your career. Our recruitment process will be rigorous and demanding, as will this role within a high performing department. In return, we can offer honesty, integrity and the chance to progress in the organisation as quickly as you develop within it.

About you

Predominantly focused on the fast-paced global growth of UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport, you will support the Marketing team as well as GIS leadership with market intelligence and analysis of departmental activity and performance to help guide decision making.


This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in marketing and business insight, learning and utilising key tools and software such as Microsoft Power BI, Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, our new Student CRM and the analytics tools of social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

The role provides the opportunity for visibility across senior figures within the company, with reports often required at board level to help validate key business decisions.

It is an opportunity to work in a creative, sociable, award-winning team in a vibrant part of Manchester.

Key Tasks

  • To conduct market research and analysis on a variety of topics, spanning across both the sport and higher education industries, from a variety of angles
  • To analyse and report on social media and advertising campaign performance using each platform’s own analytics tools and Google Data Studio
  • To utilise (and learn to utilise, where required) tools including the business’ CRM system, Microsoft Power BI and Google Analytics to create reports that help monitor and inform the impact and effectiveness of marketing campaigns and department strategies
  • To undertake internal research with key stakeholders (such as students) via surveys and focus groups periodically
  • To monitor and report on industry trends, primarily in the sport and higher education sectors
  • To carry out analysis of internal and external data and provide actionable insights and recommendations
  • To undertake research into future products (such as new degrees or short courses) as and when required, assisting with the company’s strategy
  • To monitor and research relevant competitors
  • To assist the Market Research and Insight Manager in monitoring and reporting on departmental performance against Key Performance Indicators on a weekly basis
  • To handle ad-hoc requests for data from individuals across the department and senior members of staff across the business
  • To assist the wider Marketing and Student Recruitment department in various tasks as and when required
  • To undertake appropriate staff development and professional training in line with the business strategic objectives of UCFB and GIS

What we offer in return

In return not only will you have the opportunity to make life-transforming, career making education, but we offer a whole range of financial and non-financial benefits too:

Financial rewards

  • Enhanced occupational sick pay
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Free eye tests and VDU glasses
  • Flexible benefits package with Perkbox (some of which includes health cash plan, Denplan, half price cinema tickets, free mobile phone insurance, 20% off Virgin trains, discounted private health insurance, discounted gym membership, hundreds of high street discounts and much more)

Family friendly benefits

  • Enhanced occupational maternity/paternity pay
  • Compassionate leave/time off for dependants

 Wellbeing Benefits

  • Competitive holiday entitlement
  • Christmas closure
  • Day off for your birthday
  • 24/7 employee support hub (via Perkbox)
  • Flexible working
  • Continuing professional development
  • Ride to Work Scheme

 Social Benefits

  • Annual family barbeque
  • Staff led events committee
  • Payday treat
  • End of year review day and awards dinner
  • Back to work conference

Additional Information

Working hours: Working hours normally 8.30 am - 5pm but may involve additional and unsocial working hours depending on the nature of the event and occasional travel between campus.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, UCFB will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EAA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this role.

For a full detailed job description and person specification please click here.

To apply please complete an application form setting out your suitability for the role and motivation for joining our pioneering institution and send to jobs@ucfb.com.

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