First Team Kit Assistant

  • Nottingham Forest Football Club
  • Nottingham, UK
  • 09 Feb, 2024
Full time Kit Manager

Job Description

Salary: Please state your expectations within your application

Contract: Full Time, 37.5 hours a week

Location: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ / The Nigel Doughty Academy, Nottingham, NG2 7SR

Working Arrangements: On site

Closing Date For Applications: 23rd Feb 2024

The Perks of the Job:

  • Opportunity to access tickets for events at The City Ground.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to high street and gym discounts.
  • Discount within our Club shop.
  • Free on-site parking.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring match kit is prepared and packed for the team.
  • Ensure that all numbers are correctly ordered and printed on the playing kits.
  • In liaison with the Kit Manager order, sort and distribute all training, travel and playing kit for Players and Staff so that each individual has the correct kit for the event/fixture/training session.
  • Ensure all kit is returned to the Laundry following every session and that the Laundry is aware of the full Academy weekly training schedule and all fixtures and keep them up to date with changes promptly.
  • Organising the laundry department, cleaning boots (when required), collecting used kit and presenting clean kit.
  • In liaison with the Kit Manager order items for the season and liaise with coaching staff to order any training accessories and equipment needed for the new season.
  • You may be asked to undertake additional duties to those above, either on a temporary or permanent basis, which the Club reasonably believes you are capable of carrying out, or for which you will be trained.
  • Relevant professional, ethical and health and safety standards apply.
  • A full UK driving licence is essential as you will be required to drive the dedicated Club vehicle.
  • Present a professional image when dealing with both internal and external contracts and partners, acting in a professional manner always.
  • To create successful and professional relationships with players and staff whilst maintaining professional distance from playing staff at all times.
  • To act, at all times, in a manner appropriate to a representative of Nottingham Forest FC.
  • All staff are responsible for the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults on all Club sites. If you have a concern or witness a Safeguarding matter, you must report it to the department’s Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) or the Club’s Senior Safeguarding Manager. If it’s an emergency, you are to call the relevant emergency service such as Police or CAMHS.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Excellent attention to detail and is very well organised and punctual.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and is fully computer literate.
  • Works effectively in a fast-paced environment; remains calm under pressure and is comfortable working to tight deadlines.
  • Prior experience managing kit and equipment for a large sporting institution preferably within football.
  • Full knowledge and experience of all duties involved in a role of this nature.
  • Drive to achieve deadlines, organise and prioritise workload effectively, and continually review ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate skills and attributes in a PA/administration capacity.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and be able to understand and explain matters arising in own area of work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with people of all ages and backgrounds, able to maintain confidentiality, and act with tact and diplomacy.
  • Willingness and flexibility to deal with urgent changes/demands, whilst maintaining existing workload.
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Office, intranets, web and Outlook.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.

An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.