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.

Hospitality Bar Assistants

Hospitality Bar Assistants
location
Birmingham
salary
Competitive

Term: Matchdays and Events as Required

Department: Corporate Hospitality

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

Minimum Age: 18 or over

Salary: £7.00 - £7.50 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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Stewards

Stewards
location
Birmingham
salary
Competitive

Hours of Work: Match Days and Events

Location: St Andrews 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 2017.

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.

Under the Vetting and Barring Scheme and in accordance with the Club’s own rules regarding Safeguarding, for certain stewarding roles, post-holders will be required to meet minimum criteria regarding Safeguarding and a Criminal Records Bureau Check will be required. Exceptions Order to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies.

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

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Chefs

Chefs
location
Birmingham
salary
Competitive

Department: Executive Kitchen

Term: Home Matchdays and Events as required

Location: St. Andrew’s 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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Host Family

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 the club.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season. The actual accommodation needed is a double bedroom with Wi-Fi connection. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The host families we are looking for would preferably be situated within a five-mile radius of Wast Hills Training Ground, Kings Norton, 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 up 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 especially for items such as mobile phone credit. 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 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. Host's 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.

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Academy Scout

Academy Scout
location
Local & National
salary
Bonus Only

Job Title: Academy Scout

Department: Academy

Location: West Midlands/North West England/London

Hours of Work: Flexible

We are looking to identify and recruit elite young players to BCFC at Academy and Development Squad level. To scout and deliver scouting as directed by the Academy Recruitment Manager all across the UK. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and reporting on the most talented players in their designated geographical area.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

▪ Have consistently high standards of appearance and conduct in accordance with scouting protocol.

▪ Have a high degree of personal organization. (I.e. To meet the administrative demands of the role to include meeting deadlines for returning reports.)

▪ Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.

▪ Attend all professional development events and be committed to achieving Talent ID 1+2 and maintaining child protection training

▪ Be committed to learning how to identify the success criteria for a BCFC player in each position.

▪ Recognize potential complaint situations, taking effective steps to avoid and/or resolve these situations.

SCOUTING RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES

▪ Actively recruit across the development phases in line with the recruitment strategy, succession plan and target areas/positions.

▪ Attend local Junior clubs, school, district and county match fixtures as outlined within the tasking process.

▪ Maintain and produce reports of player targets and/or team reports as required.

▪ Review and evaluate players within the existing club academy programme to benchmark current cohorts.

▪ Be competent in the use of computer software such as excel and word for the purposes of providing player and team reports.

▪ Committed to developing contacts.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS 

Due to the very narrative of this role the hours of work and working practices will have to be variable and you will need to operate outside the standard 9.00-5.00 working day format.

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 employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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Stadium Hawkers

Stadium Hawkers
location
St. Andrew's Stadium
salary
up to £7.50 per hour plus commission

Department: Retail Catering

Hours of Work: Match Days

Location: St Andrews Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL

Salary: Up to £7.50 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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Chinese Speaking Physiotherapist

Chinese Speaking Physiotherapist
location
Wast Hills Training Ground
salary
Competitive

Chinese Speaking Physiotherapist

Term: Permanent Full Time

Location: Wast Hills Training Ground, Redhill Road, Birmingham, B38 9EJ

Department: Academy/Medicine

Salary: Competitive

Application closing date: 30 May 2018

The main purpose of this role is to assess and manage the injuries and illnesses of all our Academy Players, including relevant referral to internal and external professionals. They will also be required to assist in the management, design and implementation of the medical, orthopaedic and movement screening programmes for U9-U16 players. The chosen candidate will also need to be fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese (Chinese) to assist with the liaison and translating for trips to China.

SCOPE OF DUTIES

  • Implementation of Sport Science and Medicine strategy across all the development phases.
  • Conduct appropriate screening of triallists to assist with recruitment.
  • Design and dissemination of individual injury prevention programmes.
  • The delivery of individual and group prehabilitation services to our Academy players.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day for U9-U21 fixtures.
  • Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA and 1drive. To include current medical status, medical notes, rehabilitation and prehabilitation programmes, medical/orthopaedic/movement screen results, injury audit, individual physical targets and session content and attendance.
  • Collate, analyse and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all Academy players. This is to include updates on injured players, rehabilitation programmes, return to train/play dates and injury audits (but must respect and abide by medical confidentiality laws).
  • Design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of an Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team).
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • Attendance at all team meetings and active inclusion in all discussions.
  • Utilise the Academy Competency Framework to appraise your performance and guide your individual professional development.
  • Identify areas for development and work closely with the Academy Management Team, Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensure necessary performance standards are met and developed.
  • Take responsibility for the management of academy player’s injuries, specifically to u9-12 players (in liaison with the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine and the Academy Physio)
  • Provide medical provision for schoolboy trips and tours. To assist with liaison and translating for trips to China.
  • Co-ordinate the part time Physiotherapists to cover academy matches and training sessions where necessary.
  • Observation of the junior members of staff (part time Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Interns) in clinical scenarios and group prehab sessions to provide guidance.
  • Perform weekly checks on the emergency medical equipment ensuring all essential items are present and in date.
  • Perform twice weekly checks on the consumables in the Academy Treatment room, ensuring there is sufficient stock in place.
  • Use the objective medical data gathered to conduct a research project of clinical significance to the department.
  • Deliver at least 1 CPD session for the full time medical staff and another to the part time medical staff.

PERSON SPECIFICATION – CHINESE SPEAKING PHYSIOTHERAPIST 

QUALIFICATIONS
Essential Requirements

•Degree in Physiotherapy

•Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

•HCPC registered Physiotherapist

TECHNICAL/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
•FA Advanced Trauma and medical Management in Football (previously AREA)

•FA Level 1 Psychology Award

•FA Child Welfare qualification

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Essential Requirements

•Knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation of elite level paediatric athletes

•Ability to analyse and interpret movement patterns and posture

•Understanding of injury prevention

•Able to work autonomously to manage your caseload

•Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Microsoft Office

•Thorough understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures

•Must be fluent speaking and writing in Mandarin and Cantonese (Chinese)

•Must possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture

Desirable Requirements

•Forward thinking mindset to developing the department and programme

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

•Honesty

•Hard working

•Organised

•Flexibility of working week

•Evidence of a commitment to individual professional development

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
•Must be willing and able to travel internationally as part of the role

•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

Birmingham City FC is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.

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Social Media Executive

Social Media Executive
location
St. Andrew's Stadium
salary
£20,000

Department: Brand & Marketing

Location: St Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL

Hours of work: 37.5hrs week

A fantastic opportunity for a Social Media Executive has arisen within our Brand & Marketing department. The duties include the following:

  • Manage the creation, scheduling, and publishing of relevant and original high-quality content on the Club’s social media channels.

  • Attend all first team home and away fixtures to provide live twitter commentary and matchday social media duties.

  • Create an on-going social media strategy which compliments the Club’s marketing, sales and PR strategies.

  • Produce monthly reports on social media output, growth, and fan sentiment.

  • Develop weekly social media plans/publishing schedules of content activities for all departments within the Club.

  • Provide ongoing analysis and optimisation of all social content, promotions and campaigns.

  • Respond to fans direct messages across social media channels, representing the Club in a professional and engaging manner.

  • Educate the wider editorial team and internal stakeholders on social media best practices and trends.

  • Attend Club events and support with coverage on the Club’s official social channels.

  • Identify football and social trending topics; commissioning and briefing creative assets to leverage these trends.

  • Build relations with influencers; increasing dialogue with relevant communities.

  • Lead on the production of paid, above the line, social media advertisements to generate profitable ROI.

  • Agree and adhere to style guide and social media templates for day-to-day and matchday processes.

  • Expand the commercial offering on the Club’s social media channels to increase the number of ticket and merchandise sales, as well as delivering social sponsorship activation.
  • Provide social media coverage of U23s, U18s and BCLFC fixtures as and when required.

  • Agree to a set of KPIs and social media targets.

Matchday

  • Live twitter commentary for first team home and away games.

  • Post-match interview clips for social.

  • Capturing behind-the-scenes football content and pre-match build-up.

  • Fan engagement activities around the stadium.

  • Commercial sponsors activation or coverage.

  • Retail sale or special discounts in the Blues Store.

  • Oversee BCLFC matchday press officer to ensure match report and reaction is posted on the site directly after the games.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Marketing, media, or digital qualification to degree level or equivalent experience

  • Continued evidence of CPD

Desirable

  • Degree in English language

  • Sports related qualification

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • A storyteller, able to communicate a wide range of editorial output, engaging with several different types of stakeholder

  • Can demonstrate previous excellence in social media, delivering tangible results

  • Experience using monitoring, analytical and social reporting tools and how they impact on social content creation

  • Excellent writing and proof reading skills with outstanding aptitude for the English language and the ability to write concisely and fluently

  • Excellent people and communication skills with the ability to effectively manage and delegate appropriately

  • Good understanding of project management principles

  • Ability to respect confidentiality

Desirable

  • Worked within football previously

  • Ability to write press releases/ statements

  • Ability to edit video content

  • Ability to present to camera

  • Ability to use content management systems

  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

  • Experience with above the line social media advertising

Personal Requirements

  • Must be able to generate creative ideas

  • Must possess drive, show initiative and have a desire to work in a fast-moving environment, in a team that produces content on a daily basis.

  • Excellent personal presentation and professional image

  • Scrupulous attention to detail

  • Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times

  • Being and fan and having an outstanding knowledge of Birmingham City Football Club would be advantageous

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

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

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 applies.

Birmingham City Football Club prides itself on the support it offers its employees and as such offers a variety of excellent benefits, for example, pension, life assurance 2 x salary, free car parking, two free season tickets and membership to Blues Loyalty Scheme. If you offered a position with the company your offer letter will clearly set out the benefits to which you are entitled.

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

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Deputy Head Groundsperson, Wast Hills

Deputy Head Groundsperson, Wast Hills
location
Wast Hills Training Ground
salary
Competitive

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: Due to the urgent nature of this role, applicants will be interviewed as and when they apply, and the advert will remain open until such time as a successful applicant is appointed.

The job of the Deputy Head Groundsperson will assist the Head Groundsman with the maintenance and upkeep of all first team, academy, community training pitches and the Club’s 3G artificial surface.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Deputise in Head Groundsman’s absence to line manage a team of 4-6 ground staff, including but not limited to day to day management, daily work schedules and annual staff appraisals.

  • Weekend work required in accordance with the Club’s fixture programmes at all levels and to manage the recovery of the surfaces prior to training on Monday mornings.

  • Maintenance of the 3G pitch facility

  • Maintenance of the Indoor area facility

  • Regular liaison with the First team Management staff, U21 Manager and Academy staff in respect of pitch rotation and usage.

  • Management of the undersoil heating system in order that first team training is always considered in advance of freezing weather.

  • Management of gritting procedure on the training ground car park and entrance in the event of freezing weather (in conjunction with the Maintenance Operative).Areas to be gritted and prepared in advance of staff and players arriving for work.

  • Management of contracts relating to machinery maintenance, irrigation engineers etc.

  • Dealing with appropriate contractors and raising purchase orders as and when required.

  • Regular monitoring of weather forecast

  • Accurate record keeping including but not limited to fertilizer applications, verti-drain procedures, fungicide treatments etc.

  • Regular monitoring of all pitches for prevention of disease.

  • Ensuring the machinery register and service records are kept fully up to date.

  • Compliance with all necessary health and safety requirements

  • Preparation of annual report to the Club Secretary in respect of annual pitch renovation proposals each summer, including proposal of works required to each pitch/area in line with the Club’s budgets.

  • Implementing a weed control programme to areas such as paving and surrounding areas.

  • Maintenance and upkeep of goals, dugouts and any other associated equipment.

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Groundsman’s area – i.e. hut, yard and shed.

Essential Qualifications:

  • National/Scottish Vocational Qualification in Amenity Horticulture

  • Level 3 Sports Turf Maintenance or IOG National Intermediate

  • Diploma or BTEC National Diploma or National Certificate in Turf Science and Sports Ground Management or City & Guilds Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture

  • Other recognised Horticulture / Turf Management qualifications at the appropriate level

  • Thorough understanding of relevant Health and Safety legislation

  • Formal Training in manual handling and risk assessment

Desirable Qualifications:

  • GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above in both Maths and English

  • Award in the Safe use of Pesticides Application Modules PA1, PA6A & PA06A etc.

  • Experience working with a Synthetic Sports Training Facility

  • Manual Handling Techniques and Awareness Training

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven skills of maintaining large horticultural sites, in particular sports facilities

  • Fundamental man management and strong communication skills training or 2 years proven supervisory experience

  • Job holder has developed the tools to influence and achieve business goals more effectively

  • Must possess the ability to write pitch renovation specifications

  • Computer literacy – in particular with Microsoft Office, including use of email and word

  • Able to work on own and as part of a team

  • The ability to lift and use heavy equipment and operate heavy machinery

  • Ability to perform heavy manual labour for extended periods, often under adverse climatic conditions

  • Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people at all levels

  • Effective planning and time management skills

  • A practical, flexible and innovative approach to work

Desirable Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of working with football pitches

Personal Requirements:

  • Strong communicator with people at all levels

  • Good organisational skills

  • Must possess excellent judgement

  • Must be confident, approachable, dependable, professional

  • Must be able to cope under pressure

  • High expectation of self and high standards

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.

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BCLFC RTC Coach

BCLFC RTC Coach
location
Redditch UTD
salary
£15ph /£17ph

Job Title:Birmingham City Ladies FC RTC Coach 

Department:Birmingham City Ladies, Regional Talent Club

Term: Self Employed

Location:Birmingham, West Midlands

Hours of work:Evenings and Weekends.

Salary:£15 - £17ph (4 hours per week, £25 match fee – Saturdays)

Application Closing Date: 08/06/18

The role of the Regional Talent Club (RTC) football coach is to plan, prepare and deliver practical football sessions in line with the BCFC player development programme and the FA the four-corner model. In addition to this the role also includes match day player selection and team management as part of the FA RTC fixture schedule.

The RTC football coach will also play a role in player identification and recruitment, working alongside the Technical Director and Head of Youth Development and in line with the BCFC scouting/recruitment strategy.

This coaching and player management roles sits within the team of staff within the BCFC RTC and

requires the ability to work closely and productively with the other coaching and support staff within the club.

Ability to accommodate flexible working hours including evening and weekends.

Roles and 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.
  • Present at home and away games.
  • Attendance at all RTC training sessions each week.
  • Implementing a training programme in line with LTPD guidelines
  • Ensure high standards of coaching delivery
  • High quality session planning, record keeping and reporting
  • Close working with the Technical Director, Sports Science and Medical teams to ensure a joined up approach to young player development and rehabilitation
  • Adhere to the BCFC and FA standards for safeguarding children
  • Systematically monitor and evaluate player performance
  • Provision of performance reports for all players and parents/carers.
  • Support the development of the age group assistant coach
  • Attendance at FA and BCFC staff training as appropriate
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Line Manager or Head of Department

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • FA DBS
  • FA Emergency Aid
  • FA Certificate in Safeguarding Children
  • FA Level 2
  • FA Youth Modules 1 & 2

Desirable

  • UEFA B Licence (FA Level 3)
  • FA Youth Module 3

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to communicate as part of a team effectively, using a variety of communication tools (verbal, written, digital) ensuring clarity of information.
  • Ability to work within timescales & under pressure, with an attention to detail & accuracy.
  • PC proficient.
  • Positive approach to team work and respect for others.

Desirable

  • Understanding of the FA Girls & Women’s Player Pathway.
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with female footballers.
  • Previous experience of working at an elite sport level.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload.

Personal Requirements

  • Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with all ages and remain professional
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and proactive approach to workload
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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 applies.

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Academy Goalkeeping Coach (U23's)

Academy Goalkeeping Coach (U23's)
location
Wast Hills Training Ground
salary
Competitive

Hours of work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the Coaching Curriculum and are a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.

Application Closing Date: 29/05/18

A fantastic opportunity for a candidate to organise and deliver goalkeeping coaching sessions and fixtures in line with the Academy Coaching Curriculum.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:

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

  • Planning, preparation and delivery of coaching sessions within the Academy framework as detailed in the APP.

  • Recording of coaching sessions, session objectives, attendance and evaluations though the Clubs PMA system.

  • Completion of session prior to each training session.

  • Design and development of a session library within the PMA system.

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of age groups goalkeepers within the games programme.

  • Completion of a match report against specific learning objectives within the PMA within 48 hours of the event.

  • Completion of performance reviews as per the review schedule.

  • Liaison with the Sport Science and Medicine department on the progress of players in the group which you assume control.

  • Communication with parent / guardians.

  • Organisation and standard of kit and equipment.

  • Set up of pitch and goals for the games programme at Wast Hills Training Ground.

GENERAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Ensure the well being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Club’s Head of Safeguarding on all safeguarding related matters.

  • Liaison with parents and third parties associated with the Academy Programme.

  • Provide a positive image of the Academy programme at all times.

  • Ensure the Academy facility is kept tidy at all times.

  • Assist where necessary other members of the department.

  • Provide a high level of appearance at all times. Full training kit is to be worn at the training ground for practical activities and at all other times, trousers, shirt and smart shoes are worn in the office.

  • 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.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Qualifications

Essential

  • UEFA B Licence

  • FA Youth Modules 1 and 2

  • FA L2 Goalkeeping Certificate

Desirable

  • UEFA A Licence

  • Teaching qualifications

  • FA Youth Module 3

  • FA L3 Goalkeeping Certificate

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Must possess the knowledge and skills to be able to deliver regular goalkeeping sessions

  • Proven ability to build rapport and strong relationships within teams and with individuals.

  • A clear understanding of the Academy system and the professional football environment

  • Good communicator

  • Ability to relate effectively to the age group.

  • A good knowledge and understanding of football child protection legislation

  • The ability to develop players for the 1st team environment

  • Knowledge of the Player Performance Pathway / EPPP

  • Computer literacy (in particular with Microsoft Office)

  • Knowledge of the Performance Management Application (PMA)

  • The ability to build open, productive and professional relationships.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with U23 year olds

  • Experience of working with elite youth players

  • An understanding of the Birmingham City FC Academy programme and development philosophy and the likely qualities needed of future players.

Personal Requirements

  • A “can do” attitude

  • IT skills to include a good level of competence using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and the PMA system.

  • A genuine and consistent team player.

  • A dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individual.

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 employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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