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About the Club

The Wigan Warriors name is arguably the most iconic global name in Rugby League, with an honours list beyond compare and a proud history stretching back nearly 150 years. To continue to achieve greatness, we need staff of a similar stature, with a passion to take this Club to even greater heights than those scaled before, bringing professionalism, exciting ideas and flair to key areas in which we are currently recruiting.

Head of Commercial

Wigan Warriors have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Commercial to join the team and lead the club’s sponsorship, hospitality advertising strategy.

The club is seeking applications from ambitious, driven individuals with a proven track record of achieving and exceeding commercial targets in a sports club environment. The Head of Commercial will manage all aspects of sponsorship, hospitality and advertising, including sales, reporting, budget and departmental forecasts preparation. The individual will also be responsible for a team of staff that support each of the core commercial functions.

Key Duties:


  • Create a detailed commercial strategy that will attract a wide range of local, national and international sponsors to the club.
  • Lead on the sales and co-ordination of all kit sponsorships, match sponsorships, player sponsorships, match ball sponsorships, programme sponsorships and naming rights opportunities.
  • Accurately track sales progress with prospects and clients across all areas.
  • Identify and deliver on all sponsorship opportunities connected to the clubs 1st Team, Academy, Scholarship, Women’s & Girls programmes, PDRL, LDRL and Wheelchair Teams
  • Ensure professional and outstanding delivery of all commercial partnerships.
  • Ensure a year-round activation plan is created and delivered for all sponsors that meet and exceed their expectations.
  • Ensuring the partner’s USP’s / KPI’s are fully understood and brought into all partnership activation activity.
  • Manage partnership tiers and deliverables to ensure maximum benefit to all.
  • Creation of year-round, timely and relevant communication with the club’s partners / fans / stakeholders and the local business community.
  • Develop a year-round plan of internally and profitable held events – such as the Loch Lomond series.
  • Day-to-day liaison with club departments to ensure timely creation and release of commercial messages and engagement with fellow partners and supporters. Responsible for delivering all appropriate sales and business-to business related targets across the club whilst retaining current businesses.


  • Lead on developing sales across a wide variety of assets including pitch-side LED boards, digital platforms, social media, programmes and printed literature.


  • Lead on Hospitality Sales for all club matchdays and play a leading role in the outstanding delivery of matchday hospitality to clients and partners.
  • Constantly review and evaluate facilities and offerings at the stadium to ensure the right mix of packages are available to cover the corporate and private hospitality requirements.
  • Liaison with players, ex-players and hosts to bring to life matchdays for hospitality guests.


  • Responsible for meeting commercial department budgeted sales targets set by the club.
  • Identify incremental revenue opportunities where appropriate.
  • Achieve season-on-season growth in all commercial revenues.
  • Ensuring that all club departments are communicated with in a timely and accurate manner to ensure the smooth delivery of various sponsorship / partnership agreements.
  • Management of sales targets for commercial team members.
  • Devise new and additional revenue streams as appropriate.

Skills & Experience:

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are looking for a Head of Community with the following Skills & Experience

  • 5 plus years commercial experience within sport.
  • Exceptional presentation skills – written and verbal.
  • Experience in use of CRM systems.
  • Proven track record of securing sponsorships agreements in sport.
  • Delivery of partnership agreements.
  • Experience in delivering commercial budgets.
  • An excellent networker.
  • Ability to lead and motivate the staff.
  • An in-depth understanding of ways to monetise digital assets.
  • Able to work all home match days and major club events.
  • Ability to meet demands of all sponsors, partners and customers.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work as part of a team.
  • IT literate.


Wigan Warriors is fully committed to safer recruitment and will ensure that all necessary pre-employment checks are made to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.

To apply

Please request an application pack from Carol Madden via email [email protected] Closing date for applications - 5pm on Friday 29th September

Wigan Warriors is an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to continuing to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a core part of everything we do.


Head of Community

Wigan Warriors are looking for an inspirational leader to join the club as Head of Community.

This is a key role that is responsible for delivering an ambitious strategic plan to increase Wigan Warriors Community Foundations reach, reputation and brand. We are looking for a high calibre Head of Community who has the ability to ensure that Wigan Warriors Community Foundation is one of the leading and most respected Community Foundations in Sport.

Key Duties:

  • Support the development of the foundations long term strategy and ensure that Wigan Warriors Community Foundation is one of the leading and most respected in sport.
  • Develop creative community focused programmes across sport, health, wellbeing and education that create significant impact in Sport.
  • To oversee the operations & staff in a professional manner, ensuring that all objectives and targets are met.
  • To further develop engagement levels with the local community.
  • Create and implement strategies and processes which achieve long-term sustainable community focused success for Wigan Warriors Community Foundation.
  • Ensure that the Foundation operates within its set budget.
  • Lead the relationship with external funders, partners and sponsors.
  • Ensure the Foundation continually develops new funding streams via grant funding, commissioned delivery and fundraising activity.
  • To work with the Board to develop key KPIs to monitor the development of the Foundation.
  • Plan and deliver a comprehensive Rugby League development initiative across schools, community clubs, camps and other relevant activity.
  • To always represent and promote the Foundation in a positive and progressive manner, engaging and developing relationships with existing and new members of WWCF key stakeholders and members of the local community.
  • Create and distribute the Foundations annual impact report.
  • Provide timely and detailed reports to the board on all aspects of performance.

Skills & Experience:

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are looking for a Head of Community with the following Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading a similar community focused organisation.
  • Ability to effectively develop, lead and support outstanding governance.
  • Ability to develop and implement high quality, varied and creative programmes and activities that support the local community.
  • Experience of working with a range of agencies to ensure efficient strategic delivery of programmes.
  • Develop strategies and ensure the effective implementation.
  • Monitoring and evaluating impact of programmes and initiatives.
  • Experience of setting and achieving performance targets.
  • Experience of leading, managing, supervising and co-ordinating a team of staff and volunteers.
  • Relevant knowledge and experience of strategies, policies and initiatives regarding all aspects of community sport and charitable organisations
  • Understanding of how to manage people and getting the best out of a team / individual.
  • Ability to inspire, engage and educate people through sport.
  • The ability to work under own initiative and be pro-active in driving the Foundation forward.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Wigan Warriors is fully committed to safer recruitment and will ensure that all necessary pre-employment checks are made to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults. Please note that this role is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance being obtained.

To apply

Please request an application pack from Carol Madden via email [email protected] Closing date for applications - 5pm on Friday 29th September

Wigan Warriors is an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to continuing to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a core part of everything we do.


Vacancies will appear here when available


Vacancies will appear here when available


Ticket Office Team Member

The DW Stadium Ticket Office is looking for a Casual Staff member to sell season and matchday tickets for both Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, as well as general admin duties relating to the sale and maintenance of tickets, providing a first-class customer service at all times.

Key Duties:

  • Sell matchday and season tickets through the ticketing system in a polite, courteous and professional manner.
  • Deal with enquiries from supporters relating to ticketing and general customer service duties.
  • Enhance the reputations of both Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors by providing outstanding customer service to all supporters at all times.
  • Ensure that all transactions are fully balanced up at the end of each working day.
  • Adhere to the department’s policies surrounding the selling of match tickets.
  • Ensure data standards are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure all customer data is protected in line with GDPR regulations at all times.

Person Specification:

  • Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent) minimum Grade A* - C / Grade 9 – 5.
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role, involving cash handling and dealing with customers over the telephone.
  • Efficient and organised.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under own initiative.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • IT literate.
  • Act with honesty and integrity at all times.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people.

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th September, 5pm.

To be considered for this role please apply by completing the application form (please complete application form 1 & 2) detailing how you meet the criteria for the role. The application form is available by contacting [email protected]. Please return your completed application to [email protected].

Download your application forms here: Download Job Application Form One HERE and Download Personal Details Form HERE

Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of ethnicity, gender, gender re-assignment, marital status, religion or belief or sexual orientation.


Door to door canvassers

Our long standing and ever popular Lotto scheme is vital to the continuing progress of our junior development programme here at the Wigan Club. To continue this process, we are looking to recruit an additional enthusiastic team of supporters to act as door to door canvassers for the draw.

The work is very much of a ‘part-time’ nature and is usually best done in the early evening or occasionally at weekends. If you have just two spare evenings a week that you could commit 3 hours each night and are of an outgoing, friendly and persuasive nature you could be just the person we are looking for. We don’t want a ‘hard sell’ we want you as a supporter to put over the virtue of being a regular member of a ‘local’ lottery that helps local youngsters, supports a local club and has prize winners predominantly in the local area and asking them to commit just £1 a week.

These positions are ideal for someone wanting a second income or a retired person looking to supplement a pension.

Canvassers receive the following benefits:

  • Good commission on all new members you recruit to the draw (based on a successful continuation of payment after canvass)
  • Travel expenses to cover use of car etc to get to area to be canvassed
  • Free match ticket to Warriors home league fixtures

If you are over 18 and willing to discuss the benefits of being a ‘Warriors Lotto Canvasser please call Vicky or Danielle at the Warriors Lotto Office on 01942 231 321 or call in to see them at the Lotto Office at 1 Hilton Street, Wigan, WN1 1XG.

Official Agent

Becoming an Official Agent for Warriors Lotto and helping to raise money for the Youth Development of Wigan Rugby League Club is a simple and easy process. All we require to start you off is your name and address. We will send you a ‘Starter Pack’, which contains everything you need to get started with family, friends and work colleagues as your first members.

As an Agent you will look to recruit people to play the weekly Warriors Lotto game and send the money to us (or if local we will collect).

For that you are given a series of benefits:

  • 10% commission on all money collected
  • Agent’s bonus prize of 10% of all main prizes (if one of your clients win £1000 you get £100, if you sell the £10,000 Jackpot you get £1,000).
  • Discount on your Warriors Season Ticket (based on number of members you pay in weekly)
  • 10% discount in the Warriors World shop
  • Preferential Ticketing for All Ticket matches

As you support the club and earn cash by both generating and collecting memberships it is therefore in your interest to recruit as many people as possible to join your Agency. However we recommend new Agents start by asking a few family and friends to join and when you are happy all is going well you can grow the Agency from there by asking workmates, neighbours etc. Don’t worry if you only have a few clients as we welcome Agencies of all size.

You can leave your commission with us to save on a weekly basis and collect it whenever suits you. Many Agents collect enough commission to pay for Summer holidays, Christmas presents, a trip to the Catalans away game etc. Other opportunities to add to your commission include selling Warriors scratch cards to your group.

The prize fund is first class for a locally based lottery…

  • Twice yearly £10,000 Super Jackpot prizes
  • Weekly £1,000 Jackpot
  • £250, £200, three prizes of £150 weekly
  • Bonus game with £250 “rollover” jackpot, if the numbers are not sold this prize rolls over by £250 each week to a maximum of £5,000 at which time it is drawn until sold.

If you have any questions please call Vicky or Danielle at the Lotto Office on 01942 231321 or email [email protected].

You must be 16 years of age or older to be an agent.


Wigan Warriors is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Wigan Warriors is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Wigan Warriors are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the law. Wigan Warriors will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Wigan Warriors encourages applicants of all ages.