Statement from World in Motion Chairman Andy Evans⁣

In the light of the ongoing crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we support and welcome the announcements made today by the Board of the Premier League offering significant financial support to the NHS and equally the wider communities affected by this disaster. ⁣

Further discussions will no doubt take place in the coming days regarding salary deferrals amongst our clients, across not only professional football (Men and Women) but also in Rugby Union and Cricket, and our agents shall be constructive participants in those talks. ⁣

Moreover, in our own attempts to assist the NHS in such demanding times, and their brave and hardworking staff in particular, we can confirm that we have:⁣

a) made a significant cash contribution from the World in Motion Foundation to the NHS⁣
b) offered the nearby Charing Cross Hospital full access to and use of our Head Office premises in Fulham, and⁣
c) a donation of PPE has been made available to nurses and carers⁣ ⁣
Finally, may I take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to all our clients, staff, partners and supporters and to the sporting public at large.⁣

Yours in Sport,⁣

Andy Evans⁣

Support the NHS & Stay Home

Chris Atkins Joins World In Motion

World in Motion are delighted to announce that Chris Atkins is becoming a part of our football team.  Chris joins us from RWMG Sports Management where he has been working across the Asia-Pacific region concluding deals in Japan, China and Thailand.

Chris has developed a significant presence in women’s football, representing over thirty clients across several countries including Spain, France, Sweden, Portugal and China. Clients have played Champions League football for clubs such as Benfica, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, while nine clients played at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Chris’ roster also included 2018 AFC Women’s Footballer of the Year Wang Shuang and 2018 CAF African Women’s Footballer of the Year Thembi Kgatlana.  Chris will take on a role of developing both men’s and women’s football in Asia whilst growing his client base in women’s football globally.

 

JOB VACANCY: DATA SCIENTIST

About World in Motion:

World in Motion are one of the few truly global sports management companies. In our 20-year history, we have completed over 1,000 contract/transfer negotiations, and work with football clubs all over the world – with direct contacts and clients including international footballers, managers, directors of football, scouts, analysts, and goalkeeper coaches. Whilst the majority of our business is in football, we also work in a range of other sports including rugby union, cricket and boxing.

World in Motion have worked hard to build an excellent reputation within the agency industry for our professionalism and forward-thinking approach. In 2016, we established an ‘analytics’ division to cement our status at the intellectual cutting edge of football agency and recruitment. The work serves an internal function to add an objective lens to player identification and marketing, along with an external function in the form of consultancy packages for clubs and players.

Role tasks: (including, not limited to)

  • Data analysis & metric development
  • Writing programmes to manipulate and blend various data sources
  • Maintaining & cleaning datasets
  • Report writing
  • Data collection
  • Responsibility & creative freedom to produce original cutting-edge analysis & insight

 

Essential Attributes:

Technical:

  • Strong experience coding in R and using the Shiny package (applicants who code in Python will also be considered)
  • BSc/BA with a quantitative focus, or evidence of equivalent aptitude
  • Very comfortable handling data and performing various statistical and machine-learning analyses
  • Ability to accurately interpret data, and concisely communicate in writing and verbally the findings to people with varying levels of expertise
  • Keen eye for visualising data
  • Experience using version control
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving

Interest in Sport:

  • Passionate interest in and knowledge of sports (particularly football, rugby, cricket)
  • Encyclopaedic knowledge of players, and a good understanding of tactical philosophies

Personality:

  • Personable, will thrive in a relaxed and flexible professional environment
  • Creative, innovative and independent self-starter
  • Driven and enthusiastic
  • Able to work efficiently, with attention to detail, to tight deadlines, whilst balancing a varied task list
  • Able to keep information confidential

 

Desired Experience/Attributes:

  • Quantitative analysis in a professional environment
  • Quantitative analysis of sport (professionally/in a blog format/etc.)
  • Experience working within a professional football club
  • Experience/interest in rugby and cricket analysis

 

Remuneration:

£25-30,000 per annum (dependent upon experience and qualifications) + commission

 

Location:

Hammersmith, London

 

Application:

Send an e-mail titled ‘Data Scientist Role’ to awylie@worldinmotion.com including:

  • 1- page cover letter, inclusive of earliest start date
  • CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Example of 1-page analysis of a player/team in football, including separate link or file containing code to perform analysis

 

Closing Date:

Sunday, 1 March 2020 at 12:00 GMT

 

Job Starting Date:

As soon as possible