Job Title: Assistant Academy Manager
Salary: Dependant on skills & experience. To include accommodation/relocation allowance for those based outside of Sussex.
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing
Hours: Full-time requiring the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline Day: 19th February 2024
Start date: We are looking for this role to begin at the start of the 24/25 season, from 1st July 2024 (subject to satisfactory employment vetting and safer recruitment checks).
About Brighton & Hove Albion FCWe compete at the highest levels of football on a global stage whilst keeping our Sussex community spirit. Our vision is to be a top ten Premier League club and a top four Women’s Super League club. A commitment to high performance, high professional standards and making a difference is at the heart of everything we do. The 2023/24 season is the start of new adventures, our first in European football and we would love for you to be part of our journey.
Drive our vision at our Category 1 Boy’s Academy
You may have seen football documentaries on Netflix, but the real story will be bigger, and involve many more people from across the Club and you could be a part of that!
You will work alongside the Academy Manager to manage our strategy and multidisciplinary development programme in our boy’s academy. This role offers you the opportunity to work alongside some very talented people, from our coaches to medical team and you will ensure all academy policies, rules and protocols are being adhered to by staff and players.
Do you have what it takes?
The successful candidate will have experience of working within a professional football academy environment in a related or similar role and will understand EPPP and category one requirements. The successful person will be a modern thinker, fully conversant with modern methods and technology and adept at creating a culture of continuous improvement. You will be passionate about player development and strive to always be the best.
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, some of the additional benefits you will receive will include, but not limited to:
· Free breakfast and lunch at both sites
· 23 days holiday rising with length of service (pro rata for part time staff)
· Rewards platform, which includes access to 900+ retailers, a wellbeing centre and much more!
· Priority access to match tickets and access to free WSL tickets for 23/24 season
· In-house training programme and CPD opportunities
· Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
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.
Please note all applications must be made through the official club careers page. Third party applications are not accepted.