Sports Operations/ cricket or general sport

Job description

Location: Oxygen House, Exeter, Devon

Term: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Start Date: 2021/2022 

Application Deadline: Sunday 31st October 2021 

Assessment day: Friday 12th November 2021 

About the Role

We are seeking recent graduates to join our Sports Operations team.

The role will include skilled collection of the best possible data for many of the sports that we cover, as well as day to day management of several operational processes. Over time, this role will involve taking ownership of the data for individual sports, including developing and innovating internal processes. This is a time critical role as our data is tied to complex statistical modelling, often in real time.

There are two positions available, one specialising in cricket data management, the other covering a variety of sports.

About Us

Our story began back in 1998 when Mark Dixon, a university statistics lecturer, decided to set up a one-man-band consultancy offering statistical modelling and research services. Featuring near the top of the Yellow Pages listings was a priority at the time and led to Mark opting for the name “Advanced Training and Statistical Services” - or ATASS for short. Increasingly, his love of football led him to take on more and more sports-related work, and by 2001, he and a handful of colleagues were working under the new identity of ATASS Sports.

Fast-forward 21 years, and the company now boasts one of the largest commercial statistical research teams in Europe and is a leader in the field of applying statistical and mathematical modelling to sports. We have created and continue to develop a collection of state-of-the-art models that allow sporting outcomes to be predicted with unparalleled accuracy.

About Oxygen House

ATASS Sports is based at Oxygen House, our award-winning headquarters in Exeter, where we have a range of on-site facilities that are available to everyone in the Oxygen House team. There’s an outdoor all-weather pitch for netball, football and tennis, a gym offering regular fitness classes, a café serving delicious local and organic food, and a break-out area for playing table tennis, darts, pool and table football. We’re also constantly organising events and activities throughout the year to socialise as a team and to support our charities. Our work is serious business - but we’re all about having fun while we do it.


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree, preferably in a STEM subject.

Essential qualifications and skills:

  • undergraduate degree with a demonstrable interest in data analytics
  • experience working autonomously on projects
  • ability to learn quickly
  • interest or involvement in a variety of sports
  • an in depth knowledge of cricket (for the cricket specialist role)


  • experience in programming and learning/applying new programming languages

Recruitment Process:

Closing date for applications - Sunday 31st October 

Assessment days - November 2021 

Unfortunately, at the current time, we cannot accept applications that require sponsorship for an employment visa.