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Exeter City AFC Ltd are offering a 1-year placement in sports law in partnership with Wollens. Working 3 days a week at the Football Club you will gain confidence within a professional sporting environment and 2 days a week with Wollens working alongside the Head of Sports Law Division and have opportunity to shadow Solicitors and their Commercial Team.

The role

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an individual with a passion for sport and general interest/knowledge in commercial matters to gain a varied knowledge of 2 separate businesses. Both Wollens and the Club will support you in your learning and development, increasing your knowledge base and skillset enhancing your employability and opportunities at the end of the placement.

By joining our unique Supporter owned Club we will support you in gaining hands-on work experience within an environment where we balance on field success with long term sustainability whilst putting fan and community engagement at the heart of what we do.

The Club has 5 clear goals and we endeavour to create a sustainable, high-performance environment where we take care of each other, set clear objectives, ensure adequate resource and invest in developing our people. As part of our one team approach our aim is to ensure you feel valued and understand your contribution to the success of the Club.

About us

Wollens is a regional firm with offices in Torquay, Exeter, and Barnstaple. We have grown into a substantial firm with experts across private client matters as well as company commercial law.

We are a firm that has remained true to our values of exceptional client care, compliance, profitability, growth, and sustainability. Over the years we have developed specialist capabilities in nine sectors including Sport.

Our Sports Law Division launched in 2023 and is going from strength to strength with a number of new clients and work areas being introduced to the firm as a result of this. We are the preferred legal partner for several local clubs, we have developed a number of strategic partnerships with sporting organisations and represent several individuals in a wide range of sports including Gymnastics, Motor Racing and Bobsleigh!

Although we are proud of our Devon roots, our reach extends much further – to the whole UK and overseas. Our guiding principle is ‘Excellent Service, Every Team, Every Time’ and we hold ourselves accountable to this through our client charter.

We are accredited as a Great Place to Work ™ (ranking 72 nd in the UK ) and are a carbon-neutral organisation recognised and accredited by Carbon Neutral Britain.

​Additional information

Only completed applications that are submitted via People HR will be accepted. Any applications after the closing date will not be accepted. The closing date is: 5pm Sunday 19th May 2024. If you have any questions regarding the application process please email Placement scheduled to start 1st July 2024

To assist us in our shortlisting process candidates will undergo a screening process through People HR where you will be asked to submit audio and video responses to a set of questions and instructions will be issued via email.

All candidates will require a DBS Check and must be able to prove their eligibility to work within the UK.