Blackburn Rovers FC

Blackburn Rovers FC

U21 Kit Manager


Role Type



Posting Date

Oct 31, 2022

Role description

Job purpose:

To assist the Academy operations with providing a professional service in the management and provision of kit and equipment to all U21 players and coaching staff, for all training and match day operations.

Duties and responsibilities:

To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players and staff, promoting their well-being whilst maintaining professional boundaries;
To liaise with all U21 coaching staff and players with any specific kit requirements;
Ensure all U21 players and staff at the Academy are provided with appropriate kit / equipment for all training sessions;
Ensure all player and staff kit equipment is collected, washed, dried and stored away after all training sessions;
Continually ensure all the player and staff kit equipment is stored in the designated areas for accessibility;
Ensure all match day kit is packed and prepared efficiently for games and loaded onto transport ahead of travel;
To attend all U21 home games and designated away games to prepare kit and equipment for staff and player arrival;
Ensure all kit equipment is returned to the Academy after each game;
Liaise regularly with the Academy kit person and First Team Kit Manager with regard to kit requirements for players transitioning to the Professional Development Phase age groups;
Oversee the management of all U21 kit and equipment on a day to day basis including regular stock checks;
Support the Head of Academy and First Team Kit Manager in the order process for the kit requirements of the U21 players and staff;
Stock check all new orders that arrive and reconcile with the annual kit order;
Liaise with the Academy Kit person, regarding the shared use of laundry facility and a collaborative approach to ensuring all Academy kit responsibilities are met;
Ensure all relevant printing is added to both match day kit and training kit were necessary;
Collaborate with Academy Kit person / First Team Kit Manager to ensure all kit requirements are met across both sites;
Continually ensure all machines / laundry are kept in a clean and tidy manner, reporting any faults with the H&S Manager;
To liaise with the Academy Kit person on a regular basis to ensure all deadlines for kit use are met; and
Any other duties as reasonably required by the Academy Secretary, Head of Academy or First Team Kit Manager when required.

Skills required:

Excellent organisation and time management skills;
Innovative and forward thinking in developing processes;
Ability to stock check / work with numbers and collate data;
Ability to work individually and as part of a team to meet deadlines;
Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods;
Ability to resolve problems effectively;
To possess great attention to detail; and
Good IT skills.

Knowledge required:

An understanding of the kit / equipment requirements within an elite sports environment for players and staff;
An understanding of the demands of an U21/Senior Academy football programme;
Knowledge and understanding of match day protocols;
Knowledge of an interdisciplinary environment within an Academy; and
Good knowledge of H&S legislation within this working environment

Qualifications required:

Valid UK driving licence;
Previous experience of working within a professional sporting environment (desirable)
DBS check required: Yes (enhanced)

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