Assistant Legal Manager (Closed)

Job Category: Legal Location: New Delhi
Date : 24-08-2020 to 10-09-2020
Area : Players Status and Registration Department
Type of Contract : contract
Email Application with one page resume to : hr@the-aiff.com
Email Subject : Application for the Post of Assistant Legal Manager - PSRD
Application Deadline : September 10, 2020

All India Football Federation is looking for an Assistant Legal Manager within the Players Status & Registration Department. The position is initially available for the duration of one year on a contractual basis and may be renewed based on performance. This position is based out of Football House, Dwarka, New Delhi.

Brief Description of the Department:

AIFF PSRD manages the players registered throughout India via AIFF's Centralised Registration System, wherein a player's registration/renewal and transfer is approved by AIFF without which he/she cannot participate in any Competition organised/ sanctioned by AIFF or its Member Associations and Affiliated Units.

The department also manages the disputes that are related to a player and club and/or an official and Intermediaries registered with AIFF.

In detail, this department currently manages or deals with the following Regulations:

  • AIFF Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (AIFF RSTP)
  • AIFF Training Compensation Code (part of AIFF RSTP)
  • AIFF National Dispute Resolution Chamber (part of AIFF RSTP)
  • AIFF Regulations on Working with Intermediaries

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting / reviewing / amending the above mentioned AIFF Regulations
  • Assist in implementing and educating all the stakeholders in the above mentioned AIFF Regulations
  • Manage AIFF Players' Status Committee meetings whenever required.
  • To act as the Secretary/Deputy Secretary to the Players Status Committee.
  • Dealing efficiently and effectively with disputes, namely labour disputes between players and clubs, coaches and clubs or associations, club / club disputes in connection with the transfer of a player, solidarity contribution and training compensation disputes.
  • Interpreting contracts related to players’ employment and transfers.
  • Revising transfer and employment litigations that are submitted to the AIFF competent bodies.
  • Editing players’ status judgements/decisions in line with the Committee’s directions.
  • Preparing documents, as necessary, to support the Player Status Committee in the decision-making process in accordance with the relevant regulations.
  • Managing the Compliance of the decisions sent by the committees.
  • Giving written and/or oral advice on the regulations as well as on general legal issues to players, clubs, state associations, agents, legal advisors etc.

Our Requirements:

  • At least one (1) years of relevant legal experience in a sports organisation and/or law firm.
  • Candidate must be a qualified lawyer
  • Post-graduate qualifications in the sports law field are an asset
  • Knowledge of drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral
  • Interest in football
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a team environment, and to work long hours when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills, organisational and management skills
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Interested candidates should mail their CV along with expected remuneration to hr@the-aiff.com with the subject as ‘Application for the Post of Assistant Legal Manager - PSRD’.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called to attend a face to face interview at a time & date which will be communicated via email.

AIFF reserves the right to cancel/reject the vacancy or applications without assigning any reason. The Candidate should be able to join latest by end of September.