Data Scientist

Full time

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About The Role

Working as part of a multi disciplinary team with Forest Green Rovers First Team you will be providing performance insights to support performance analysis, recruitment, sports science and medical departments.

This will include management visualisation and delivery of data analysis to key staff including Head Coach, Director of Football, Lead Performance and Recruitment Analyst, Head of Recruitment, Head of Sports Science and Head of Medical from a variety of data sources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of relationships with external data and data visualisation providers
  • Ensure data capture and management of internal and external databases
  • Support Opposition Analysis including Set Pieces with statistical insights
  • Provide Matchday and Training Reports using Physical GPS data
  • Mathematical modelling of individual performance data to support player recruitment processes
  • Delivery of Post-Match Team performance insights through benchmarking practices
  • Support individual player development plans with objective data
  • Enhance the automation of data services across departments
  • Innovatively find new / alternative ways of analysing, visualising and delivering data
  • Maintain & enhance performance benchmarking models
  • Development of internal applications
  • Any other duties as asked for by the Director of Football
  • Ad hoc duties as requested by key staff

About You

Key Skills:

  • BSc/ MSc in a quantitative subject – Mathematics Computer Sciences Physics or Economics
  • Competency in statistical computing languages (R / Python)
  • Strong Knowledge of Statistical Methods and Data Science
  • Experience visualising data and building dashboards (Tableau)
  • Experience working with sports data in a high-performance environment
  • Experience with REST APIs and JSON scripts
  • Proactively engage with and apply new research within data science
  • Excellent and effective communication of data with strong presentation skills
  • Knowledge or experience in software development an advantage

About Us

Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers is a football club with a rich history. Now we are at the forefront of something entirely new here.

FIFA described us as the greenest football club in the world – it’s undoubtedly true that no other football club in the world has put the environment at the heart of what it does. We aim to be in the Championship in around five years.

On the footballing side, we are on the journey of building an infrastructure, organisational structure, and processes in line with our ambition. Now is the time to take the next step on this with this role being an integral part of that. We’re planning to build a stadium to match those ambitions. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, ‘Eco Park’ will be the only stadium made entirely of wood – another world first. What’s in it for you… Healthcare plan, life assurance and generous pension contribution Volunteering day Various company discounts (including shops, days out and events) Holiday of 25 days (plus bank holidays) & ability to buy/sell days Cycle to work scheme, car-pooling and onsite parking available As a valued member of the team, you will be supporting the Group Environmental policy and its associated targets to make the Green Britain Group net carbon neutral by 2025. Flexibility Statement The fast-moving nature of the company’s business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use its people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make their contribution in a changing environment. Forest Green Rovers is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.


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