Burnley FC

Burnley FC

Academy Football Secretary


Role Type



Posting Date

May 22, 2022

Role description

About us
Burnley Football Club is an established Premier League Club with a rich history, located in the heart of the town and its community, we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you.
The role
An exciting opportunity has become available for an Academy Football Secretary at a pivotal time of transition and change for Burnley Football Club.
This role will be key to support the Assistant Club Secretary with the delivery of the Academy Performance Plan.
Role expectations
Reporting to the Assistant Club Secretary, the Academy Football Secretary will be expected to:
Lead on the administration for U9-U16 age groups, demonstrating compliance with external PL, EFL & FA rules and regulations.
Assist the Assistant Club Secretary in the administration of the Under 18 team, including but not limited to, match forms, fixture arrangements, travel details and scholarship agreements.
Maintain all department filing systems, with specific responsibility for player files.
Provide support to the Academy Director & Assistant Club Secretary in areas such as: diary management, minute taking and day to day running of the Academy programme.
To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
To understand and implement the Club’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
Promote the Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.
An ideal candidate will have;
Educated to GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and Math’s or equivalent.
Minimum of two years in an administrative role.
Experience of report writing and taking meeting minutes.
Strong organisational skills, and able to multitask.
A relevant qualification in business administration.
Previous experience of working within the sport industry.
Knowledge of Elite Player Performance Pathway (EPPP) and Youth Development (YD) Rules and experience of working with football regulations and authorities.
Demonstrable skills and abilities in a PA / administration capacity.
Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.
Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley Football Club website (alternative format available upon request). Burnley Football Club no longer accept CV’s.
Burnley Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.
*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

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