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Aston Villa FC
case study

Total Talent Management

  • Service

    Total Talent Management

    Interim Appointments

    Senior Partner Acquisition Manager

  • Size

    15 placements

  • Skillset

    Head of Foundation

    Head of Sales – Ticketing & Hospitality

    Interim Head of HR

    Senior Partner Services Manager

    Senior First Team Performance Analyst

    Project Manager

    Partner Services Manager

    Hospitality Sales Manager

    Health & Safety Manager

    IT Manager

    Video Production & Content Manager

    Business Insight Coordinator

    Sales Executive

    Maintenance Electrician

  • resource

    MD, Associate Director & Head of Researcher

The Challenge.

One of the founder members of the Football League back in 1888, Aston Villa Football Club have played at Villa Park since 1897. That doesn’t mean they are averse to change though. During the 2016/17 football season, the club underwent a significant restructure and rebuild programme that would see them recruit from entry to senior level across a whole range of departments and skillsets. Enter The Executives In Sport Group, stage left.

The Solution.

Utilising a variety of methods, including executive search and market mapping and making full use of our internal talent database, we set about finding an array of people, across lots of disciplines, for roles that included everything from an Electrician to Interim Head of HR, 1st Team Performance Analyst to Health & Safety Manager and Head of Sales to IT Manager, and many more besides.

The Result.

Despite the size of the challenge, our extensive and in-depth efforts to source the right individuals came to fruition with the successful appointment of people into every role the club needed to fill, and in good time too. The club was happy with the breadth of service we were able to provide, whatever the level, whatever the discipline, and we were happy that we were able to help such a famous club through a tricky period of recruiting.

A huge help during a period of transition. They recruited 15 key hires in a short period of time across a range of business and performance areas

Operations Director


  • Multiple



Commercial Director,
National Governing Body

I thought recruitment agencies were all the same but The Executives In Sport Group proved me wrong. They are warm, professional and genuine. They really cared about my needs and what I was looking for. I’m over the moon with my new role.


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