Kit Manager (Women's & Girls')

Lancing, West Sussex
Full Time
Competitive
12 / 11

Brighton & Hove Albion FC are recruiting for a Kit Manager (W&G) to come and join the team!

Full description

Job Title: Kit Manager (Women's & Girls')
Employer: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club
Salary: Salary dependant on skills & experience
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing
Hours: As per the women’s first team playing schedule
Job Type: Full time, permanent
Deadline Day: 22nd October 2021

Who are Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club?
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women's Super League. Our home; the spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas The People's Pension Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women's Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football.

The job
The Kit Manager (Women's & Girls) will manage all aspects of kit and equipment for both training, and match days for Brighton & Hove Albion Women's First Team, Women’s Under 21's and the Girls' Academy. The Kit Manager will be responsible for stock, ordering, allocation and auditing in addition to working closely with colleagues across the vast American Express Elite Football Performance Centre including operations staff, technical staff and leadership in order to ensure the teams are able to perform at elite level. Throughout the season, the Kit Manager will wash and print kit and ensure that equipment is clean and safe to use. The Manager will ensure that new arrivals have the correct allocation of kit and ensure that the budget is kept up to date. The Kit Manager will assist club personnel with the maintenance of the kit vehicles to ensure vehicle is always in a safe and clean condition. They will also work collaboratively with other relevant key staff and teams to include but not limited to operations, technical, medical, analysis, and player care. A vital part of the job comes each spring when the new season's stock arrives. The Kit Manager will oversee a stringent process to check order on arrival for players and staff from all six teams, accurately print numbers and letters where required, organise a fitting session, distribute kit within two weeks of arrival and ensure that all players and staff the correct allocation.

What does the day to day look like?
In partnership with the Kit Assistant, the Kit Manager will prepare match kit for women’s first team and Women’s Under-21 matches, attend 50% women’s first team training sessions during the week and where needed on Saturday mornings. The Kit Manager will also attend 50% women’s first team matches to set up kit and equipment, support during the match. They will also wash kit after training and matches. The Kit Manager will be the main contact point within the club for women's and girls' kit queries.

What we need
Someone who can establish, develop, and maintain good working relationships with players and coaches. A Kit Manager who can act as an ambassador for the Club and the kit and equipment staff, and must be committed to further enhance the excellent reputation of BHAFC. Ideally the Kit Manager will have a qualification to drive a mini-bus or be willing to undertake one. The Kit Manager should have experience of managing budgets and be familiar with a football/sport set up. They should have a high level of communication and listening skills. They should be able to record and report well and be competent using Microsoft Office and other SaaS products.

Our values
Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values aren’t just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors, in fact, with anyone who interacts in anyway with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAM Brighton value.

Our values are:
  • Treat People Well
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Aim High, Never Give Up
  • Act with Integrity
  • Make it Special

What is in it for you?
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but not limited to:
  • Free breakfast & lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Local travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Club’s superstore and website
  • Health benefits including eye care
  • Discounts and benefits for local businesses
  • Group life protection
  • Inclusion in club pension scheme

Disability Confident
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team.

Equality Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

Safeguarding Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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