Kit and Equipment Assistant (Women's First Team)

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Professional/Technical
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract
Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package depending upon experience
Contact email: careers@avfc.co.uk
Job ref: 007844
Published: 3 months ago
Expiry date: 19 Jun 2024 23:59

Department: Football Division – Kit and Equipment Team

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

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package depending upon experience

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Closing Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024

1. The Department

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant to join the Kit and Equipment Department at Aston Villa Football Club. The Kit and Equipment Department aim and strive to provide the best service and support to players and staff to give them all the necessary tools they need to be able to perform to an elite standard. You will be joining an exciting environment with an enjoyable, hard-working ethic and working in a world class training facility.

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 Head of Kit and Equipment Operations providing hands-on assistance with all the activities of the Kit Room for the Women’s and men’s team 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 whilst also forming part of team in the wider kit department.

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 licence. 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 flexibly 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