Work Experience Requests

BCFC get a high number of requests for work experience placements on a daily basis and the Club are committed to supporting the Communities in which we work. However, due to limited capacity and resources we have very few opportunities available for work experience placements and those we do have available, are fulfilled through our work with our charity partners, which are chosen on an annual basis and will be published on our careers site. This means that unfortunately we are unable to accept or agree ad-hoc requests for work experience placements.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You may be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK - you can view a PDF chart of acceptable documents here.

BCWFC Host Family Providers

BCWFC Host Family Providers

We are currently seeking host family providers, couples or singles, to support our elite young players from our Women’s Super League Academy who need to live away from home to undertake their football training at our club.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season. The actual accommodation needed is a double bedroom with WIFI connection. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The host families we are looking for would preferably be situated within a three-mile radius of Solihull and/or within reasonable travelling distance by bus or train.

Our placements vary from short-term to long term, with some specialist accommodation, offering short notice limited accommodation for trialists and their families, or holiday cover for other host families.

Host families would be required to guide our young players by teaching them basic independent living skills such as washing, cooking, cleaning after themselves alongside self-care skills, for example, how to book medical appointments. The host family will be required to provide meals in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy.

Hosts are encouraged to include young players in family life, and players are expected to respect their host family’s way of life in return for being accepted as a family member. Both hosts and young players are given guidelines explaining what is expected of each of them. All our host families are regularly visited and inspected by us. Additionally, they formally undertake to protect and care for the young players in their charge.

The Football Club is committed to equal opportunities as well as safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any applicant wishing to be considered as a host family will need to demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.

As part of this commitment, Host Families are required to attend Safeguard Training every three years which is delivered by the Football Association/Football League. Hosts family members and any other persons over the age of 16 who reside at the address, are legally required to complete enhanced DBS checks, subscribe to the DBS Update Service on an annual basis and to authorise the Club to obtain a medical report from their GP. Fees for checks will be reimbursed.


1st Team Sports Science Work Placement

1st Team Sports Science Work Placement
Trillion Trophy Training Centre
Expenses Only

Job Title:1st Team Sports Science Work Placement 2021/2022

Department: Football First Team

Location: Trillion Trophy Training Centre, Kings Norton, Birmingham

Hours of work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the business and will be a minimum of 37.5 hours per week

Application Closing Date: 7 February 2021

Birmingham City Football Club are offering 1 x Full Time Sports Science work placement. The chosen applicant will gain valuable experience working within professional football and have the chance to apply their current knowledge within an applied setting.

Benefits of the programme would include:

  • Opportunity to work within an elite, professional sports club environment
  • Work alongside experienced sports science professionals
  • Chance to observe the planning and implementation of a comprehensive sports science support programme
  • Day to day interaction with multi-disciplinary staff within the football department
  • Develop the ‘soft-skills’ to compliment the underpinning theory already learnt
  • A years applied experience which helps set you apart when seeking employment

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the existing 1st team sports science staff
  • Preparation of nutritional supplements pre and post training
  • Preparation of equipment and nutritional supplements for matches
  • Matchday support for 1st team home matches
  • Assisting with physical testing
  • Input and assist with data management from training and matches
  • Assisting with live GPS & HR monitoring
  • Assist in the monitoring of GPS and HR load for 1st Team squad
  • Any other tasks deemed suitable

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications:

  • A good standard of education (e.g. GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English)
  • Be studying towards an appropriate degree (eg. Sports Science) and currently in their 2nd year of studies.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work to deadlines and within defined standards
  • A strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must have a keen attention to detail
  • Computer literate with experience of using Microsoft Excel.
  • A passion for developing a future in Sports Science
  • The ability to communicate and work closely with the Player, Coaching, Medical and Sports Science departments is essential.

Desirable Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to undertake research

Personal Requirements:

  • Tenacity, ability to adapt to a constantly changing work environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to mix with different departments effectively communicating and distributing information
  • Self-starter with high integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Empathetic
  • Highly organised

Starting Date

The placement will commence on June 22nd 2021 and will continue through to the end of the season (27 May 2022). It is imperative that applicants are able to commit to the position for all of the 2021-22 season. The position requires applicants to be available to work Trillion Trophy Training Centre, 300 Redhill Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9EJ and will require evening and weekend work.

A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.

Birmingham City F C is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.



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