Job Title: Academy Manager – Women’s and Girls’
Employer: Brighton Hove Albion FC
Salary: Salary dependent on professional background and experience
Hours: This is a full-time role. This role requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the post.
Location: American Express Elite Performance Centre, Lancing
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline Day: 30th May 2023
About usWe are a local community club who compete at the highest levels of football on a global stage. Our ambition is to be a top ten Premier League club and a top four Women’s Super League club. A commitment to high performance and high professional standards is at the heart of everything we do.
Drive our vision at our category 1 Women’s Girls’ Academy
You will provide leadership to all areas of our Women’s and Girls’ academy through operational management, strategic planning, and leadership. You will be responsible for ensuring that the academy’s playing and coaching philosophy is aligned with the club’s philosophy and that it’s adopted and understood throughout the academy. You will build successful relationships across the academy and wider club to enable effective support to all coaching staff.
Our ideal candidate will have management experience in an academy set-up. It is essential that you have strong leadership and people management skills with the ability to generate a culture of continuous improvement. You will have a good understanding of all the academy functions and the synchronicity between them. The successful candidate will have a full understanding of FA audits requirements and the audit tool.
Our values play a pivotal role in our success
Our values are not just a list of words we expect our colleagues to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors. As a team we live and breathe these values.
Our values are:
· Treat People Well
· Exceed Expectations
· Aim High. Never Give Up
· Act with Integrity
· Make it Special
How we say thank you
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a reward package which will include, but not limited to:
· Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
· 23 days leave plus 8 bank holidays rising to 28 days with length of service (pro rata for part time staff)
· Season ticket loan
· Priority access to Premier League match tickets, subject to availability and access to free WSL tickets for 22/23 season (upon completion of probation)
· Free on-site parking at the Amex and the training ground
· In-house training programme and Continuing Professional Development opportunities
· Discounts at the Club superstore and online
· Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
· Enhanced club pension scheme
· Access to occupational health and mental health support
· Group life protection
Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Our core values mean that we have a strong ethical culture which allows us to meet the needs of our diverse audience, both on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, do not hesitate to get in touch with our People and Culture team.
Safeguarding is part of everything we do
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
This is a UK based job. It is unlawful to employ a person who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. All offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and right to work, as well as a full reference history. We do not offer sponsorship for applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.