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.

Commercial Match Day Hosting Staff

Commercial Match Day Hosting Staff
location
Birmingham
salary
Competitive

Hospitality Bar Assistants

Hospitality Bar Assistants
location
Birmingham
salary
Competitive

Term: Matchdays and Events as Required

Department: Corporate Hospitality

Location: St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium

Salary: Competitive

Minimum Age: 18

Application closing date: Applicants will be interviewed during June and July.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable individuals to work within our award winning Corporate Hospitality department at St. Andrew’s on matchdays, and for conferences and events throughout the year.

With suites and bars across the 4 stands you can help the Club continue to achieve excellence and ensure a warm welcome to St. Andrew’s. We have a keen interest in particular candidates with previous bar staff experience serving a range of drinks including alcoholic beverages, however training will be provided for candidates who show enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Serving alcoholic beverages and soft drinks to guests and customers in corporate suites, boxes and bars
  • Providing and maintaining a high standard of customer service
  • Building rapport with guests and customers
  • Ensuring the Clubs hygiene, health and safety and equal opportunities policies are followed
  • Cash handling

The ideal candidate will be well presented, polite, confident and friendly. Previous bar experience would be an advantage and you must be able to work well under pressure in a busy, quality driven environment whilst maintaining a friendly approachable manner. If this is you, we are looking forward to receiving your application!

There are opportunities for progression to Team Leader and Supervisors for exceptional candidates, so line management or supervisory skills are also highly desirable.

Applicants must be over 18 and be happy to work with alcohol.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and will need to bring proof of ID at interview stage.

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

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Hospitality Service Staff

Hospitality Service Staff
location
Birmingham
salary
Competitive

Department: Corporate Hospitality

Hours of Work: Match Days and Events

Location: St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL

Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour

Birmingham City Football Club are looking for enthusiastic and reliable individuals to work with our award-winning Hospitality Service Staff at St. Andrew’s within suites, lounges and bars throughout the Stadium. Responsible to Hospitality Team Leaders and Supervisors, you will be part of a team helping the Club continue to achieve excellence and ensure a warm welcome to St. Andrew’s. Hospitality Service Staff, will be involved in serving first class food and a range of drinks including alcoholic beverages (anyone serving alcoholic drinks must be over 18).

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing and maintaining a high standard of customer service and building rapport with guests
  • Taking orders and serving food and drinks in one of our corporate areas or bars
  • Ensuring company policies, hygiene, health and safety are followed

The ideal candidate will be well presented, polite, confident, welcoming, friendly and should be prepared to work well under pressure in a busy, quality driven environment. There are opportunities for certified training and career development within the Club for candidates who shine. Some previous experience is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

We offer full training and ongoing development, and there are career opportunities and the chance to progress for candidates who show skill, initiative, enthusiasm and reliability.

If this post interests you then please fill in our online application form, which has been designed to be quick and easy for you to use. CV’s will not be accepted.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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Hospitality Supervisors

Hospitality Supervisors
location
Birmingham
salary
Competitive
Job TitleHospitality Supervisor
DepartmentCorporate Hospitality
Reports to Corporate Hospitality Manager
Hours of workMatchdays and Events as required
Purpose of the PostTo facilitate an efficient, safe and outstanding service to customers and organise staff members to provide these goals.

SCOPE OF DUTIES

  • Facilitate smooth running of service
  • Deliver briefing and motivate staff
  • Organise staff, their responsibilities and operational areas
  • Delegate staff sections
  • Liaise between kitchen and restaurant
  • Ensure all duties are carried out at the end of service
  • Complete feedback sheet
  • Organise and deliver training to staff in conjunction with the Corporate Hospitality Manager
  • Build rapport with customers

GENERAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Casual Workers Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Line Manager or Head of Department.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
EXPERIENCE
  • Serving the public
  • Hospitality, events, banqueting, restaurant or bar service, catering, retail or similar experience
  • Proven record of managing individuals and teams
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to train staff
    • Able to complete written records in a timely manner
    • Confidence to brief staff and recognise training needs
    • Able to organise more than one operational area at a time
SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Good customer service skills, technical skills and attention to detail
  • Able to work on your own initiative and motivate others
  • Demonstrate awareness of a wide variety of professional practices
  • Ability to problem solve at all times
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Able organise aspects of service and relay information to the kitchen and associated staff
  • Ability to organise and deliver training
  • Wine and bar service skills
  • Work in an organised manner
  • To work as an effective team member under pressure and to deadlines
  • Up to date skills knowledge
    • Able to promote food and drinks as required
    • Confidence to contribute effectively in meetings

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Relevant qualification in restaurant, food and beverage service or similar substantial experience

Desirable

    • Degree or senior management experience
    • Advanced hygiene, safety and first aid qualifications
    • Excellent understanding of current health, safety and hygiene legislation.


    PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Smart appearance and high standard of hygiene and a flexible attitude
    • High level of commitment and enthusiasm for the job
    • Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times
    TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
    • Zero hours contract
    • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role
    • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
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    Kiosk Staff/Retail Catering Assistants

    Kiosk Staff/Retail Catering Assistants
    location
    Birmingham
    salary
    Competitive

    Department: Retail Catering

    Hours of Work: Match Days and Events

    Location: St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL

    Minimum Age: 18 or over

    Salary: £7.00 - £7.83 per hour dependent on age

    Closing Date: Applicants will be interviewed as and when they apply

    We have a great opportunity to gain experience in a fun, fast-paced environment and earn extra income. People are the heart and soul of our business – our supporters, staff and guests. Our mission is to make all visitors to the Club happy, with our winning combination of great tasting food and drink, and service with a smile. And that’s why we endeavour to hire the best.

    We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic and talented people who will brighten our guest’s day. Our staff come from diverse backgrounds but they all have one thing in common: an upbeat positive attitude.

    The Club are well aware that to be successful we must carefully develop and train our staff. Teamwork is vital and everyone is important whatever their role. Our philosophy is simple; you provide the enthusiasm – we’ll provide the training and support. And advancement is there for those who want it – many of our Retail Catering Assistants have progressed to become Retail Catering Team Leaders or Stand Managers.

    In addition to progression opportunities there are also a number of benefits offered to our staff including 10% discount on retail merchandise in the Superstore, flexible working hours, Awards Evenings, and opportunities to gain recognised training qualifications.

    If you’re hard working, passionate about food and drink, and have a good sense of humour, you’ll probably enjoy working at Birmingham City Football Club. The ideal candidate will possess excellent customer service skills and will be a hardworking, proactive and friendly team player with an infectious smile.

    Suitable applicants will be interviewed as and when they apply.

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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

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    Kitchen Porters

    Kitchen Porters
    location
    Birmingham
    salary
    Competitive

    Birmingham City Football Club is looking for a number of Kitchen Porters to cover matches and events on an ad hoc basis.

    Kitchen Porters assist the back and front of house operations by providing an excellent level of cleanliness, and that turnaround of crockery and cutlery is efficient to ensure food and service is given to customers at all times.

    Typical hours will be 4pm until midnight in the evenings and weekends so you must be prepared to work and commute at unsociable hours. However, on occasion you may be requested to cover other shifts to cover for holidays etc.

    The main responsibilities of the role are:

    • To keep the kitchens clean and hygienic at all times
    • To be responsible for the cleaning of back of house areas to the highest standard during the shift period
    • To have responsibility for the removal of rubbish from the kitchen areas and the correct and appropriate storage in the loading bay.
    • To continuously replenish paper rolls and fill soap dispensers throughout the kitchen areas during the shift
    • To be responsible for taking the clean cutlery and crockery between event rooms, kitchens and dish wash area.
    • To assist with deliveries and help the Head Porter.

    The ideal candidate must be hard working and proactive in an extremely busy environment.

    Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Stewards

    Stewards
    location
    Birmingham
    salary
    Competitive

    Hours of Work: Match Days and Events

    Location: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL

    Salary: Various dependent on role

    Application closing date: Applicants will be interviewed during the closed season during June and July and the advert will remain open until the end of July 2018.

    Birmingham City Football Club is looking for bright, enthusiastic people to join its Match Day Stewarding Team. The Club’s aim to provide spectators with an unrivalled experience in a safe and secure environment and we are looking for Stewards to join our matchday team to not only keep all supporters safe but also to provide excellent customer service throughout the event.

    The Stewards are a crucial part of providing that experience and are often the first contact that our supporters will make when they come to the game. A standard Stewarding role is predominately a customer service role with additional training provided on crowd safety and monitoring. If a situation does occur back-up and qualified, experienced security staff are on hand to assist.

    A Safety Steward would typically help in a number of ways including but not limited to:-

    • Assisting customers as they enter as a Turnstile Steward
    • Working predominantly in the seated areas as a Stand Steward
    • Searching customers as they enter the stadium as a Search Steward
    • Assisting customers in the executive/corporate areas of the stadium as an Executive Steward.

    Our Matchday Stewards’ provide a visible reminder that safety is our number one priority for visitors and staff visiting St. Andrews Football Stadium.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    You must be at least 18 years old and ideally you will have previous stewarding or customer care experience, however this is not essential as training will be provided in the form of NVQ Level 2 in Spectator Safety. Excellent verbal communication skills and a common sense approach are essential. An aptitude to working with the public, a friendly, approachable and professional manner are all important but, above all, flexibility is key.

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.

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    Sales Assistant

    Sales Assistant
    location
    St. Andrew's
    salary
    Up to £7.83 per hour

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work within our ticketing department based at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.

    We are looking for highly motivated individuals to assist in both the Blues Superstore and the Ticket Office on an ad hoc basis when required, this will be predominately on home match days but may lead to more hours for the right candidates. The overall aim is to achieve and increase in store sales and experience to all customers. The nature of the job will include working within either of our retail outlets and performing all retail duties.

    Responsibilities include:

    • To offer first class service to all customers, providing assistance wherever possible
    • Serving customers to tickets and merchandise
    • Assisting customers with queries on the shop-floor or in the ticket office
    • Merchandising, ticketing and tagging stock items
    • Operate a register in accordance with BCFC procedures (after training)
    • Keeping all areas of the shop/ticket office, including back of house, clean and tidy at all times
    • Assisting with the receipt and counting in of deliveries
    • Assisting with Mail Order queries
    • To answer telephone calls as quickly and efficiently as possible
    • Picking of customer orders received through Mail Order
    • Printing of replica shirts (after training)
    • Working knowledge of products that BCFC stock to facilitate additional sales.
    • To be pro-active in the prevention of customer complaints from all sides of the business
    • To make sure you represent Birmingham City Football Club in a professional manner at all times

    Person Specification

    • A strong commitment to excellent customer service
    • The ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations
    • Cash handling skills
    • The ability to sell and up-sell retail merchandise
    • An understanding of retail laws, security and health and safety is desirable
    • Strong organisational and numeracy skills
    • Good communication skills including written and oral skills
    • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
    • Must possess excellent attention to detail
    • Highly organised and uses initiative
    • Must be confident, enthusiastic and approachable and display a positive outlook and drive
    • Dependable, trustworthy and reliable

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

    BCFC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. BCFC is a Disability Confident Employer.

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    Chefs

    Chefs
    location
    Birmingham
    salary
    Competitive

    Department: Executive Kitchen

    Term: Home Matchdays and Events as required

    Location: St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, B9 4RL

    Salary: Competitive – Depending on skills

    Application Closing Date: Ongoing

    Birmingham City Football Club prides itself on providing our guests with the finest sporting hospitality ensuring that our matchday and event cuisine is of the very highest standard. We are currently looking for a number of qualified Chefs at all levels, who can help us cover home matches and events. The role entails the preparation and cooking of high quality food and assisting the catering team in ensuring an excellent level of food and service is provided to customers at all times.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Assisting the Executive Chef in food preparation maintaining high culinary standards
    • Ensuring that dishes are prepared and served on time
    • Making sure that all the items of food offered to our customers on the menus are available
    • Keeping the kitchen in a clean and workable condition at all times
    • Ensuring all company policies, hygiene, health and safety regulations are followed at all times.

    Candidates MUST possess the following qualifications and/or relevant experience. Please detail in your application how you meet these criteria.

    • Senior Sous Chef – A Michelin rated level Chef or Head Chef in 4 star hotels (includes Specialist Pastry Chefs). A fully qualified Chef responsible for overseeing matchday catering in a specific stand/area under direct supervision from the Executive Head Chef.
    • Sous Chef - Fully qualified Chef with over 15 year’s experience at 2 rosette stars level. Able to run their own section and/or area of the Stadium in the absence of the Senior Sous Chef.
    • Senior Chef de Partie - Fully qualified Chef with up to 15 year’s experience and 4-star hotel background. Qualified Chef will have the competence to run and manage a kitchen department and to report directly to the Senior Sous Chef.
    • Chef de Partie - Fully qualified Chef with predominantly pub experience (i.e. non fine dining) with over 4 year’s experience. Qualified chef to NVQ Level 1 and 2 who is competent to take control of any given department in the Kitchen.
    • First Commis Chef - Fully qualified Chef up to NVQ Level 1 or 2 with little experience but competent to take instructions in all kitchen departments from a Chef de Partie.
    • Trainee Chef - No formal qualifications but will be currently studying for a formal catering qualification and wishes to progress. Must be able to demonstrate a real passion to learn.

    The ideal candidate will also possess the following attributes:

    • Hard working, efficient, able to prioritise and work to a high standard under pressure in a busy quality driven environment
    • Excellent communication skills
    • An excellent eye for detail
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Experience of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures
    • Knowledge of Food Safety Law
    • Be passionate about food and looking to develop their professional career

    Please note: only applicants who demonstrate on their application form that they meet the above criteria will be shortlisted for an interview.

    Chefs can be appointed on a PAYE casual basis or on a self-employed basis, please state in your application which type of contract you would prefer.

    What we offer

    • Competitive rates
    • The opportunity to develop your skills and experience in an elite environment and help build the foundations of your future career
    • The chance to work in a fantastic team environment
    • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
    • 10% discount in the Club’s Retail Superstore

    How to Apply

    To apply for this exciting opportunity, please fill in our online application form, which has been designed to be quick and easy for you to use.

    Anyone interested should apply online at the following link. CV’s will not be accepted.

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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

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    Academy Host Family

    Academy Host Family
    location
    Home
    salary
    Dependent on role

    We are currently seeking host family providers, couples or singles, to support our elite young players 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 strong WIFI connection. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The host families we are looking for would preferably be situated within a 10-minute drive of Wast Hills Training Ground.

    Our placements vary from short-term to long-term, with some specialist accommodation, offering short notice limited accommodation for trialists 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. Young players are also paid a ‘wage’ so may also require guidance on saving and budgeting. The host family will be required to provide some meals (dependent upon the Academy schedule) in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy.

    Hosts are encouraged to include young players in family life, and scholars 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.

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.BCFC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.

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    BCLFC Volunteers

    BCLFC Volunteers
    location
    Solihull Moors and Various Locations
    salary
    Volunteer

    Term: Match Days & Events as required

    Department: Birmingham City Ladies Football Club

    Location: Solihull Moors Autotech Stadium, Damson Park, Damson Parkway, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2PP or St. Andrew's Stadium

    Salary: Expenses only

    Minimum Age: 16

    The Volunteers will provide excellent customer service and assistance to all supporters and visitors who visit the stadium on match days. There are a variety of roles available.

    You will be an advocate of fantastic customer service to supporters.

    You will also be able to answer any problems directly or direct to the General Manager to resolve issues in a prompt manner. On non-match-days you will be part of a fan feedback group that will feedback ideas and suggestions to develop and improve the Football Club. Your role will be:

    • To provide help, assistance and advice to supporters on match-days. i.e. with directions, ticket purchase, and general enquiries and queries as they arise
    • To become a recognizable point of contact which aims to help all visitors to the stadium
    • To communicate courteously with customers face to face at all times
    • To represent the Football Club in a professional manner at all times
    • To provide information and assistance in line with the Company’s standard information, protocols and accepted standpoint as will be advised to you
    • To promote the Football Club in a reputable manner at all times
    • To provide feedback to the Football Club that may be gained from supporters and input ideas on changes and improvements that could be made to improve the supporter experience.

    The scope of these duties may be extended as dictated by the changing requirements of the role the organisation and relevant regulatory bodies, and therefore, the role may develop. All Volunteers must be presentable, positive and represent Birmingham City Ladies FC in an appropriate manner at all times. Previous Customer Service would be advantageous as well as a good knowledge of the city of Birmingham and directions to various locations. Successful Volunteers will have a sufficient understanding and knowledge of Birmingham City Ladies FC and a desire to develop the Football Club to achieve improvement for all concerned. The role will promote the Football Club in a positive light and represent the Club in a professional and appropriate manner at all times. As attendance is required for the whole game volunteers are provided with a complimentary match ticket to watch parts of the game when not working for the relevant fixture where services are provided. Please note that you will not have uninterrupted viewing of the game.

    Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Stadium Hawkers

    Stadium Hawkers
    location
    St. Andrew's Stadium
    salary
    up to £7.83 per hour plus commission

    Department: Retail Catering

    Hours of Work: Match Days

    Location: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL

    Salary: Up to £7.83 plus commission

    Application closing date: Ongoing

    We are looking for confident, extrovert individuals with the 'gift of the gab' and a good sense of humour! As a Stadium Hawker you are responsible for achieving consistently high service standards along with excellent customer service by serving food and/or drinks from a backpack on match days to ease the queues at kiosks around St. Andrew’s Stadium. You will have the ability to build rapport and forge relationships with Supporters so they come back to you at each match.

    Duties will include (but are not limited to):

    • Serving alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, food and confectionery.
    • Taking payment for drinks/food and dealing with members of the public.
    • Building rapport with customers
    • Ensuring all supporters have the opportunity to access food/drinks including disabled supporters

    Requirements

    • You will be working in a busy environment which requires consistency in customer service, flexibility and being able to work well under pressure.
    • Experience in a similar role is beneficial but not necessary as training will be given.
    • You will need to be reliable and flexible as you will be required to work every home match, evening matches will have late finishes.
    • Proof of eligibility to work within the UK must be provided at first interview.
    • As this role can entail serving alcohol applicants must be 18 or over and live within travelling distance of Birmingham.

    PLEASE NOTE - successful applicants will be required to carry a backpack weighing 15 kilograms or more for the duration of a five-hour shift.

    Person Specification

    We are looking for people with an outgoing personality, confidence, enthusiasm, and the initiative to share their passion for the hospitality industry in delivering service with a smile. A good sense of humour is also welcome!

    For our hawkers that have a knack for selling we pay enhanced pay rates for every target that is met. The more you sell the more you can earn.

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

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    Burger Van Cook

    Burger Van Cook
    location
    St Andrews Stadium
    salary
    8.50 p/h
    Job TitleBURGER VAN COOK
    DepartmentKiosk
    Reports to Kiosk Manager
    Hours of workVaried
    Purpose of the PostTo provide a quality food service

    SCOPE OF DUTIES

    As a Burger Van cook you will be required to prepare and store food prior to service and on a call order basis, in all instances taking into account hygiene and safety. You will be required to deliver a high level of customer service within the vans and contribute towards giving all visitors of St. Andrew’s Stadium an exceptional experience.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Providing a high standard of service and customer care at all times.
    • Ensure work area and your location outlet are kept tidy, organised and fully stocked and re stocked as necessary.
    • Dispense food to customers in line with hygiene standards. Deliver a prompt and efficient service.
    • Ensure that your work area is left in a clean, tidy and hygienic condition.
    • Ensure all procedures and policies relating to health and safety are adhered to including hygiene standards.

    The ideal candidate will be a clean, smart hard working team player, confident, friendly and proactive in an extremely busy environment.

    GENERAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.
    • Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Line Manager or Head of Department.

    *The job will remain open until all roles are filled*

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    Academy Sports Scientist

    Academy Sports Scientist
    location
    Wast Hills Training Ground
    salary
    Competitive

    A fantastic opportunity has opened up for a new Academy Sport Scientist to join our talented and friendly Academy department based in Kings Norton, Birmingham. The duties include the following:

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

    -Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.

    -Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.
    -Attend all professional development events.
    -Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
    -Monitor the well being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
    -Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.


    SPORT SCIENCE RESPONSIBILITIES

    -Design and deliver a system for the assessment, monitoring, analysis and reporting on team and individual player physical and physiological information using relevant technologies & interventions. Maintain up to date databases of this information on the PMA, Benchmark, One Drive and Googledrive as appropriate.
    -Design and deliver the strength & conditioning programming for the Academy squads and individual players, using appropriate periodised plans, modalities, loading and injury prevention strategies, in keeping with the Club’s Athletic Development Model.
    -Design and deliver regeneration interventions and monitoring strategies which promote the best opportunity for the Academy players to recover optimally.
    -Establish nutrition protocols that promote high standards in preparation & consumption of food both at the training ground, travelling to and from matches and whilst in hotels. Designing specific interventions for special populations as they may exist.
    -Design & implement Return to Train/Perform/Play and Injury Prevention programmes.
    -Establishing an individual and team performance profiling database, with positional/unit/team standards which can influence in-house player development and recruitment strategies.
    -Support the establishment & maintenance of strong links with club partners and stakeholders with which the department interacts. Establish new strategic partnerships where appropriate.
    -Promote a positive, motivated, winning culture by driving standards of performance both on the field of play, in off-the-field activities and in everyday lifestyle.
    -To liaise with other professionals as required (coaching/medical/sports science/administrative) to ensure complete interdisciplinary support for players.
    -Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
    -Attendance at relevant team meetings and active inclusion in all discussions.

    INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    -Deliver the Academy sports science programme to the schoolboy teams on training and match days. Ensuring this is the highest standard possible, to the benefit of the individual, group and team. 

    -To plan appropriate testing with the Head of Sport Science, Professional Sport Scientist and the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach. These should be performed at appropriate intervals throughout the season. This is to include fitness testing, strength testing, physiological assessment, readiness to train and anthropometric measures.
    -Monitoring of training sessions using RPE and duration to monitor and analyse training sessions intensities and load values
    -Assessment, monitoring and analysis of player data in relation to physical and physiological aspects of performance.
    -To set, document and communicate player’s physical targets, in conjunction with the physiotherapy staff.
    -To write training programs in conjunction with Professional Sport Scientist and the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach, addressing individual player’s needs based on analysis of test results and the entry level physical targets of the next age group.
    -To design the Physical Syllabus for the schoolboy players in conjunction with the Professional Sport Scientist and the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach.
    -Design and delivery of activation/preparation sessions for individuals/groups/teams
    -Ensure players are prepared physiologically for training/matches; structured, session appropriate warm-ups to ensure that players can perform to their maximum and limit the opportunity for injury occurrence
    -Delivery of strength and power sessions as set out in discussion with the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach
    -Design and delivery of recovery and regeneration strategies as appropriate.
    -Using experience of coaching to take squad training sessions as required.
    -Delivery of rehabilitation sessions in conjunction with medical staff or as directed, ensuring modalities and loads are appropriate to the phase of training (RTTrain/RTPlay)
    -Provide direction and support for the sports science interns, to ensure program delivery is of a high standard both in terms of content and interventions. This is to include assisting the Academy Sport Scientist in the appraisals for the sport science interns.
    -Liaison with catering staff to ensure nutritional support that allows players to consistently take part in an intensive program of training and games.
    -Ensure hydration and nutritional protocols are designed and delivered as appropriate to the individual/team
    -Support players in their understanding of lifestyle choices and in educating them on the role of sport science in supporting their performances
    -Maintenance of a contemporary and appropriate database of all sport science information, which allows reporting on individuals/group/team information. This will be both on the PMA and the 1drive. Provide timely feedback to players/staff as is relevant.
    -Provision of daily/weekly/monthly/annual reports on areas of sports science support as required across the Academy age groups
    -Completion of performance review process for all players within the PMA.
    -Assist with the design and dissemination of close-season programmes for Academy players.
    -Maintenance and care of all sports science and S&C equipment.
    -Ordering of supplies for sports science programmes as required & within budgetary constraints.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Academic Qualifications

    Essential Requirements:

    • Degree in Sport Science or related discipline

    Desirable Requirements:

    • Nutrition based qualifications

    • BASES Accreditation

    • Post Graduate qualification in sports science or related discipline

    Technical/Professional Qualifications

    Essential Requirements:

    • UKSCA / NSCA Accredited

    • FA Child Welfare qualification

    • FA Basic First Aid for Sport

    • Current DBS clearance

    • Full and clean UK driving licence

    Desirable Requirements:

    • Coaching qualification with FA framework

    Skills and Abilities

    Essential Requirements:

    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of injury prevention and long term athletic development

    • Excellent knowledge of internal and external load monitoring, including GPS and heart rate monitoring

    • Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Excel

    • Understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures

    Desirable Requirements:

    • Forward thinking mindset to developing the department and programme

    • Experience within a long term athlete development programme

    • Experience within an elite sporting environment

    • Understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan and the PMA application

    • Evidence of longitudinal strength and conditioning programmes for individuals and groups

    • Proven track record of developing pediatric athletes

    Personal Requirements

    • Demonstrate the ability to mix with different departments effectively communicating and distributing information

    • Honesty

    • Hard working

    • Evidence of a commitment to individual professional development

    • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

    Only applicants that demonstrate within their application that they meet the above criteria will be considered for the role.

    Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.


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    Academy Performance Analyst

    Academy Performance Analyst
    location
    Wast Hills Training Ground
    salary
    £18,000

    Application Closing Date: Suitable applicants will be interviewed as and when they apply, and the role will remain open until a successful candidate has been chosen.

    A fantastic opportunity for an Academy Performance Analyst/Coach has arisen within our Academy department.

    The duties include the following:

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.

    • Have consistently high standards.

    • Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.

    • Attend all professional development events.

    • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.

    • Monitor the wellbeing of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.

    • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.

    DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    Assist the Lead Performance Analyst to meet the objectives of the Performance Analysis programme.

    • Develop and implement new strategies in liaison with the Lead Performance Analyst to enhance the player learning process and overall efficiency of the programme.

    • Oversee analysis support for the U16 age group. To include, assisting coaching team, managing intern support, access and operation of Hudl.

    • Delivery of U16 age groups weekly team meetings (Pre match - Friday and Post match – Monday)in liaison with Lead Coaches, taking responsibility for the U16 Group.

    • Creation and uploading of weekly syllabus video to Hudl.

    • Analyse, review and evaluate fixtures to produce statistical data for all U12-U16 age groups as detailed in the APP with support from the intern team.

    • Evaluation of game data and creation of key information on observed trends to coaching staff as required.

    • Live code / recording of U16 fixtures.

    • Prepare, deliver and record day-release education sessions as directed by the Head of Education and Welfare.

    Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

    This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

    Only applicants that demonstrate within their application that they meet the above criteria will be considered for the role.

    Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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    Academy Coach

    Academy Coach
    location
    Wast Hills Training Ground
    salary
    Sessional Rates Dependent Upon Experience

    Application Closing Date: Suitable applicants will be interviewed as and when they apply, and the role will remain open until a successful candidate has been chosen.

    A brilliant opportunity for an Academy Coach has arisen within the Academy.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
    • Have consistently high standards.
    • Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.
    • Attend all professional development events.
    • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
    • Monitor the wellbeing of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
    • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.

    CELL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Implementation of the coaching syllabus for the age groups as per the APP.
    • Lead on coaching within training and games.
    • Promote collaboration in the delivery of the programme.
    • To plan, create and evaluate coaching sessions as scheduled in the weekly plan.
    • Manage fixture schedule for groups and individual players within the coaching cell.
    • Ensure each player within the cell has an active Scrapbook or ILG.
    • Ensure the review process is operated for each player every mesocycle as set out in the APP.
    • Monitor and record training/fixture content, objectives, time and attendance on the PMA.
    • Monitor and evaluation of all players with the coaching cell for succession planning process.
    • To independently source and review video clips of individuals and groups with particular reference to player’s individual learning objectives.
    • Oversee the trialist’s who enter the coaching cell providing suitable evaluation and feedback during the signing / exit policy.
    • Ensure appropriate communication of future activities and/or changes (times/dates).
    • Provide a health check /update on coaching cell operations in each 10/20/30/40-week coaching meeting.
    • Liaison with education, sport science and medical staff on all related matters to enhance a multi disciplinary process.
    • To take responsibility for all resources associated with training and fixtures ensuring the highest possible standards. (kit, bibs, balls, cones and all).

    ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Observation of coaching across the cell.
    • Liaison with appropriate Cell Manager to ensure smooth running of daily activities.
    • Monitor Hudl for the age group liaising with all players.
    • To manage access and promote use of PMA for players.
    • To ensure that the Club’s Performance Management Application is kept up-to-date for the age group.
    • To be aware of the PL/EFL YD rules and requirements relating to the Youth Development Phase.

    Person Specification

    QUALIFICATIONS

    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

    • UEFA B Licence
    • FA You Module 3
    • FA Safeguarding Certificate
    • Basic First Aid in Sport Certificate
    • Valid Driving Licence◦UEFA A Licence
    • FA Advanced Youth Award
    • Experience working with the Foundation or Youth Development Phase.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Knowledge of the Player Performance Pathway (EPPP)
    • Design and implementation of coaching curriculum

    DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

    • Experience working within an elite playing environment
    • Knowledge of the Performance Management Application (PMA)

    PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times
    • Ability to communicate appropriately with all ages
    • Professional
    • Able to demonstrate a desire to develop coaching knowledge through course access and CPD

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role
    • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
    • Full and clean UK driving licence

    Only applicants that demonstrate within their application that they meet the above criteria will be considered for the role.

    Under the Disclosure and Barring Service and in accordance with the Club’s own rules regarding Safeguarding the post-holder will be required to meet minimum criteria regarding Safeguarding and a Disclosure and Barring Check will be required in this post. Exceptions Order to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applications.

    Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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    Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach

    Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach
    location
    Wast Hills Training Ground
    salary
    £23,000

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    Job Title:Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach (u12-18)

    Department:Academy | Sport Science

    Location:Wast Hills Training Ground, 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

    Salary:Competitive

    Application Closing Date: 29.07.18

    A brilliant opportunity for an Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach has arisen within the Academy.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
    • Have consistently high standards.
    • Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.
    • Attend all professional development events.
    • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
    • Monitor the well being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
    • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.

    Person Specification

    Essential Qualifications:

    • Educated to degree level in a relevant qualification

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • A current and up-to-date first aid qualification

    Skills and Abilities

    Essential Requirements:

    • Understands the key concepts of sports science as they pertain to football
    • Has developed a deep understanding of the application of sports science theoretical framework in an applied setting
    • Maintains an up-to-date understanding of key trends in sports science provision and the integration and implementation of new technologies to support the programme.
    • Has sought opportunities to further expand their knowledge through further study, research or exposure to other sporting/high performance environments.
    • Must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of working within an elite athletic development programme.
    • Skills in operating to a strict budget using the resources available to meet the agreed strategy.
    • Interpersonal skills: Is a positive, motivated professional with high moral & ethical values.
    • Leadership: Can lead a group in various settings including on/off field activities & sessions.
    • Management: Can effectively deliver projects on time and within budget as set.
    • Communication: Can use a wide range of communication skills which are relevant to the situation presented.
    • Innovation: Continually looks to implement methods, technologies and strategies which may give BCFC a competitive or performance advantage.

    Desirable Requirements:

    • Experienced in the design and implementation of a high-performance plan.
    • Been part a high-performance team in which all staff contributed to a winning culture.
    • An understanding of the performance development continuum from youth to senior phases.
    • Design and delivery of individual, group and team programs for conditioning & rehabilitation.
    • Possess experience of dealing with players and staff either face-to-face or through other communication methods.

    Personal Requirements:

    • Design the strength and conditioning programme for the different phases throughout the academy, in liaison with the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine. Use appropriate periodised plans, modalities, loading and injury prevention strategies, in keeping with the Club’s Athletic Development Model.
    • Deliver the gym based strength & conditioning sessions for the different phases throughout the academy.
      • Contribute to the design and delivery of activation/preparation sessions for academy players, groups and teams.
      • Contribute to the design and delivery of recovery and regeneration strategies as appropriate.
      • Delivery of rehabilitation sessions in conjunction with medical staff or as directed insuring modalities and loads are appropriate to the phase of training (RTTrain/RTPlay).
      • Provide direction and support for sports science & coaching staff within the Academy to ensure program delivery is of a high standard both in terms of content and interventions.
      • Contribute to the design and delivery of strength and conditioning testing of the academy players
      • Maintain a contemporary and appropriate database of all sport science information, which allows reporting on individuals/group/team information.
      • Interpret objective data to help produce individual physical targets as part of the performance review cycle. Write training programmes for individual players to achieve these targets.
      • Produce entry level physical targets for each age group as part of the progressive and integrated strength and conditioning curriculum throughout the academy.
      • Provide matchday sports science support to professional and academy teams as requested.
      • Contribute to the design of close-season programmes for players.

    Applicants must be able to evidence that they are eligible to live and work in the UK. Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.

    Anyone interested should apply online at following link below.CV’s will not be accepted.

    https://bcfc.octo-firstclass.co.uk/candidates/account/login/67452?aisId=12&rmId=1059&src=3

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