Fleetwood Town Football Club is a hard-working, dynamic, bold, positive, and enterprising club who are seeking a data scientist to enhance the day-to-day processes of the Performance Analysis and Recruitment departments.
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Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Fleetwood Town Football, Poolfoot Farm, Butts Road, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 4HX
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Closing Date: - 29th February 2020
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide squad benchmarking analysis across the English Football Leagues.
• Monitoring performance trends of Fleetwood Town Football Club and opposition teams.
• Set piece analysis and databasing and the researching of best practice for set pieces.
• Provide statistical match reporting including metrics specific to the club’s playing philosophy.
• Assist and support the recruitment department by providing detailed analysis on targets including statistical benchmarking.
• Develop new and innovative methods of using and procuring data to support the decision making of coaches and senior club recruitment personnel.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills
• Can evidence a portfolio of work, demonstrating an ability to work with large datasets, to build, maintain and display output that enhances subjective analysis of team performance and player recruitment.
• A sound understanding of the game. Including, but not limited to, the technical and tactical analysis of teams and individuals.
• Experience working with raw data, including event data.
• Experience of working in a professional Football club delivering data analysis supporting both coaching and recruitment staff.
• Experience of working within another professional sporting environment to that of football.
• Holds or is working towards a master’s degree in Data Analytics, Statistics, Computer Science or related.
• Holds Intermediate Level Football Coaching Qualifications.
IT System Experience
• Extensive experience of programming language (Python/R).
• Creative and effective data visualisation (e.g. Tableau, ggplot2)
• Experience with web analytics platforms.
• Chyron Hego Coach Paint.
What you need to do now
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