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Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace FC

Assistant Club Secretary


Role Type



Posting Date

Aug 28, 2023

Role description

Job Location:CPFC Training Ground, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1RJ
Contract Type:Permanent/Full time
Closing Date: 1st September
Who we are:
We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than a century of proud history. Spread across three different sites our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.
We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.
About this role:
Crystal Palace FC are seeking an adept and flexible candidate to assist with the effective and efficient running of the Football Operations department. Reporting to the Club Secretary, the individual will be tasked with providing comprehensive support in all aspects of football operations procedures. The candidate will be someone who wishes to progress their career in football administration.

Support the Club Secretary and General Counsel with preparation of all documentation in relation to player registrations, ITC, visa applications, Sponsor Management System; Solidarity payments
Show efficient file management of all required player documentation including preparation of reports
Liaise with The FA / Premier League / opposition clubs / local stakeholders and match officials with regards to match arrangements
Assist with first team travel and accommodation requirements and planning
Providing administration support to first team management
Monitor player disciplinary
Liaise with National Associations regarding the selection of players for International duty
Undertake other duties as required
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
Upholding and promoting the Clubs policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

Relevant experience of sports administration at a football club or within a sporting governing body

Strong knowledge of the rules and regulations of the football authorities including FIFA, UEFA, The FA and The Premier League

Experience of working to tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment

A high level of attention to detail

Excellent verbal and written communication skills especially when dealing with internal and external stakeholders

Strong organisation skills in order to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Excellent IT skills and proficient in all Microsoft Office programmes

Able to work under pressure, plan and organise your own workload

Able to work effectively as part of a team and independently

Discrete and understand how to deal with sensitive and highly confidential information

Flexible with regards to working hours


Complimentary match day ticket
Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
20% Discount in our Retail Stores
Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

Our commitment to Equality
At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.
We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.
Reasonable Adjustments
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Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.

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