Cardiff City FC

Cardiff City FC

Academy Kit Manager

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Posting Date

May 12, 2022

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Job Description Organisation Cardiff City Football Club Limited Salary Depending on experience Location Cardiff Contract type Permanent (Full time) Closing date 20 May 2022 Job Description Job Title: Academy Kit & Equipment Manager Reports to: Direct Report – Academy Operations Manager – 1st Team Kit & Eqpt Manager Hours of Work: Full time – to suit hours of role Flexible – Days, Evenings and Weekends Location Academy (Treforest),Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Campus & House of Sport Locations Job Purpose To ensure that all the football kit and equipment for Academy players and staff is managed and provided to the highest standards. Main Tasks 1. Attend U18 / U23 training sessions as required ensuring Management, staff, players and trialists are provided with training kit as required for daily sessions. 2. Ensure all training equipment is cleaned and maintained and prepared for training sessions as required. 3. Prepare all match kits (home and away) ensuring they are clean and in good condition 4. Attend all home U18 fixtures ensuring that the requirements of both the players and staff are catered for. 5. Attend U18 away fixtures as and when required to do so 6. Attend U23 Home & Away fixtures as and when required to do so. 7. Ensure an accurate record of all Cardiff City FC kit and equipment is always maintained, ensuring accurate kit allocations are made to each team/player and staff. An inventory would need to be submitted on a quarterly basis to monitor stock levels. 8. Transport kit and equipment between training and laundry facilities. 9. Ensure that the Academy Kit Van is correctly maintained and follow club policy on maintaining records and logs 10. Ensuring all store/ kit rooms are kept tidy and secured at the CCS, USW and House of Sport. 11. Complete orders for training kit, match kit, footwear, and leisurewear for all Academy teams and ensure that these fall within the agreed budget. 12. Liaise with the retail manager regarding kit orders, deliveries, and stock control. 13. Support the First Team Kit and U23 Kit Manager as and when required. 14. Ordering of bottled water under club agreement with club’s supplier 15. Provide quarterly kit and equipment stock takes. 16. Liaise on a regular basis with coaches in respect of specific age group requirements for registered players and trialist players. 17. Undertake other duties as reasonably assigned by the Academy Manager/1st team kit and equipment manage and Operations Manager 18. To always adhere to Academy policies and procedures regarding welfare of minors, always ensuring compliance when dealing with players under the age of 18 years old. 19. To undertake all reasonable training, learning and development activity designed to support you in your role. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required Essential Skills and Experience • Previous experience in a similar role. • Knowledge of Youth Development and the Football environment • Physically fit with the ability to lift and carry equipment and kit. • Knowledge of the relevant competition rules/regulations and laws of the game. • Good organisational and prioritisation skills and ability to work under pressure. • Ability to be flexible and react to different scenarios • Good IT and Communication skills. • Flexible attitude to work tasks and hours. • Must be able to communicate and interact with a wide range of staff. • Must have the ability to develop within the role, learn new skills and deal with change. • Must be highly organized and assertive with strong communication and time management skills. Essential Qualifications • Safeguarding and Protecting Children • Enhanced Level DBS clearance • A full Clean UK Driving Licence is required Primary behaviour: Supporting & Co-operating Supports others and shows respect and positive regard for them in social situations. Puts people first, working effectively with individuals and teams, customers, and staff. 1. Competency: Working with people a. Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others b. Adapts to the team and builds team spirit c. Recognises and rewards the contributions of others d. Listens, consults others, and communicates proactively e. Supports and cares for others f. Develops and openly communicates self-insight such as an awareness of own strengths and weaknesses 2. Competency: Adhering to principles & values a. Behaves consistently with clear personal values that complement those of the organisation b. Sets appropriate standards of behaviour c. Able to recognise and handle sensitive information with tact and discretion Primary behaviour: Organising & Executing Plans and works in a systematic and organised way. Follows directions and procedures. Focuses on customer satisfaction and delivers a quality service or product to the agreed standards. 3. Competency: Planning & organising a. Sets clearly defined objectives b. Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances c. Manages time effectively d. Identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks e. Monitors performance against deadlines and milestones 4. Competency: Delivering results & meeting customer expectations a. Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction b. Sets high standards for quality and quantity c. Monitors and maintains quality and productivity d. Works in a systematic, methodical, and orderly way e. Consistently achieves project goals Primary behaviour: Interacting & Presenting Communicates and networks effectively. Successfully persuades and influences others. Relates to others in a confident and relaxed manner. 5. Competency: Persuading and Influencing a. Makes a strong personal impression on others b. Gains clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating c. Promotes ideas on behalf of self and others d. Makes effective use of political processes to influence and persuade others Primary behaviour: Analysing & Interpreting Shows evidence of clear analytical thinking. Gets to the heart of complex problems and issues. Applies own expertise effectively. Quickly learns new technology. Communicates well in writing. 6. Competency: Analysing a. Analyses numerical data, verbal data, and all other sources of information b. Breaks information into component parts, patterns, and relationships c. Probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem d. Makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis e. Produces workable solutions to a range of problems f. Demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system Primary behaviour: Leading & Deciding Takes control and exercises leadership. Initiates action gives direction and takes responsibility. 7. Competency: Leading & Supervising a. Provides others with a clear direction b. Sets appropriate standards of behaviour c. Delegates work appropriately and fairly d. Motivates and empowers others e. Provides staff with developmental opportunities and coaching f. Recruits staff of a high calibre 8. Competency: Deciding & initiating action a. Makes prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks b. Takes responsibility for actions, projects, and people c. Takes initiative, acts with confidence, and works under own direction d. Initiates and generates activity Primary behaviour: Adapting & Coping Adapts and responds well to change. Manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks. 9. Competency: Adapting & responding to change a. Adapts to changing circumstances b. Accepts new ideas and change initiatives c. Adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations d. Shows respect and sensitivity towards cultural and religious differences e. Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents Club Responsibilities Health and Safety To take responsibility for your own health, safety, and welfare, ensuring compliance with Cardiff City Football Club’s Health and Safety Policy, procedures, and safe systems of work. Data Protection To take responsibility for the protection of personal data and confidential information, ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulations and Cardiff City Football Clubs Data Protection Policy. Training & Development To undertake all reasonable training, learning and development activity designed to support you in your role in line with the Academy CPD Policy. Diversity and Equality To be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment; to comply with Cardiff City Football Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy. Equality Cardiff City Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Safer Recruitment Policy Cardiff City Football Club operates a ‘safer recruitment policy’ and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appropriate reference checks and Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks form a significant part of this recruitment process. How to apply Should you feel that you have the necessary experience required for the role and wish to apply for this position, please follow the link to download an application form: Once completed, please email your application form.

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