Kit and Equipment Assistant

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Professional/Technical
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £28,000 per annum
Contact email: careers@avfc.co.uk
Job ref: 007844
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 14 Apr 2024 11:59

Department: Women’s Football Department – Operations Team

Hours of Work: Full time (with flexibility to work during evenings and weekends, including matchdays)

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 30 June 2026

Salary: £28,000 per annum 

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Closing Date: Sunday 14 April 2024

1. The Department

The Women's Football Department consists of our Senior First team who compete in the Barclays Women's Super League, the highest league in the country for professional women's football. The department also consists of a full youth structure, ages ranging from U9 through to U21 Academy programme.

In continuing our journey and building for the future, we are focusing our efforts to ensure our Women's Team have the resources in place to help us deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging, and developing talent and striving to become a leading force in women’s football.    

2. The Role

We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, has a passion for sport and has great organisational skills.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the world’s best football players in one of the world’s top professional women's leagues. 

The role will involve assisting Kit and Operations Manager providing hands-on assistance with all the activities of the Kit Room and Laundry. You will assist with all requirements for the Women’s First Team which will include packing and preparing kit and equipment for home and away games and travelling to Women’s First Team games when required, working within strict deadlines.

You will support in the management of the kit inventory system which will include ensuring the kit allocation policy is adhered to, kit requirement forecasting, order creating, delivering scheduling, kit distribution and stock management.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

The successful candidate must hold a full, manual clean UK driving license. You must be trustworthy and able to work collaboratively, building strong working relationships. You will need to be organised and be able to prioritise tasks effectively.  Previous experience of working in a professional sporting environment is desirable.

You must be available to work flexible and irregular hours which will include matchday working, evenings and weekends. You will also be expected to travel domestically (including driving a manual van) and internationally as and when required.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

 

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early  

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.  

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding