Academy Kit Person

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • Crystal Palace, London, UK
  • 12 May, 2024
Full time Academy Kit Manager Premier League

Job Description

Job Location      Academy Training Ground, BR3 1NZ

Contract Type    Full-time

Salary/ ROP       Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

Reporting into the Academy Kit Manager the role of the Academy Kit Person is to play a pivotal role within the Academy Kit department in the preparation and distribution of all Academy training and match kit for Players and Staff.


  • Along with the Academy kit staff, preparing daily training kit for U18 & U21 Players and Academy staff
  • Allocate and print all training kit for Academy Players and Staff at the start of each season
  • To assist in the distribution of the match kit protocol for U8 – U16 age groups; to prepare the kit allocation and check before and after fixtures.
  • Manage the training equipment needs for the Academy
  • Help oversee all kit and equipment storage spaces at the Academy, ensuring that they are organised to a professional standard.
  • To participate in the monitoring of the players’ daily duties.
  • Travel with the U18 squad on away games either by driving the kit van or traveling with the team
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Commitment to work weekends and travel to away fixtures, tours and tournaments
  • Highly organized
  • Full UK driving licence (with ability to drive a van)


  • Complimentary match day ticket
  • Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
  • Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
  • 20% Discount in our Retail Stores
  • Volunteering Day - 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
  • Travel Season Ticket loan
  • Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustment

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Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be required to undergo any relevant security checks, including a comprehensive background check, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable individuals.