Academy Transport Manager

  • Southampton FC
  • Southampton
  • 23 Jun, 2022
Full time Academy Administration Customer Service Logistics Stadia & Operations

Job Description

Academy Transport Manager

Location: Staplewood Training Ground, Southampton

Hours: Full Time, hours Monday-Sunday

Contract Type: Permanent

Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Child Barred List


What will you be doing?

You’ll be managing all Academy transport, ensuring the operations of this provision are in line with the expectations set out by the Head of Academy Operations.

You’ll be responsible for ensuring transport is appropriately sourced for all players to attend training sessions, games, tournaments and relevant events.  To do this, you’ll be setting the Academy mini-bus routes each week and appointing drivers to cover these routes.

Communication is key, making sure drivers, Academy players and host families are aware of, and understand, who/where they are picking up.  You’ll be the first port of call for all transport related queries, both internally from drivers and externally from players/parents.

Other duties include line management responsibilities for the 6 Academy drivers based at Staplewood, and the Academy Transport Assistant.  You’ll also respond to all welfare issues and requirements during transport and will be ensuring the relationship with children and vulnerable adults is appropriate and language, behaviour and demeanour is suitable.


Is this you?

You know the local and surrounding areas like the back of your hand, and you understand the need for flexible working due to the demands of the football industry. You love to be very organised and you’re confident at communicating to anyone. You’re proactive, friendly and good at problem solving.

Essential Experience:

•        Experience in transport operations/administration role.

•        Experience of managing multiple projects and people.

•        Experience in a busy administration role.

Essential Skills:

•        Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

•        Ability to build good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

•        Driven and energetic, able to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to achieving objectives.

•        Effective use of relevant IT programs (Excel, Outlook, Word).


What we can do for you

Giving you the right balance in your life is important to us, and our benefits are designed to complement this – from 2 free match tickets for every home league game, free hot drinks, breakfast and afternoon snacks on site, discounts at local shops and restaurants, an Employee Assistance Programme and mental health first aiders for when things get tough, to specialist support with professional development and access to a world of internal and external training courses and professional qualifications.


How can I apply?

Just click on the apply button below, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.

The closing date for applications is Monday 11 July.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*