Position: Professional Game Academy Administrator
Location: Sparrows Lane, Eltham SE9 2JR
Salary To be discussed
Hours: Full Time
Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.
The women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.
Currently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.
The purpose of this role is to Support the General Manager/Head of Women’s Football in administrative processes to ensure that the club’s Women’s and Girls operations and events run effectively and safely.
Support the General Manager/Head of Women's Football in administrative support for the professional game including but not limited to:
annual registration, recruitment, release and re-engagement of all players in accordance with league rules.
the general day-to-day operations including updating and sharing the weekly Club schedule of activity
the production of evidence of compliance, documentation reports as requested by the regulator (e.g. Compliance Reporting)
monitoring and implementing any necessary actions to ensure - statutory responsibilities, deadlines and criteria are met in relation to the requirements of the league and/or regulators.
match day preparations including booking hotels, transport, meals and sharing information with the opposition and our own teams.
post-match reporting on attendances, income, ticket sales, merchandise, commercial sales, sponsorship arrangements and other sales information
producing, updating and maintaining files incorporating all key club information and statistics
working with the Club Kit Manager to support playing kit and equipment ordering
completing purchase orders for stationary, furnishings and other essential items as and when required
attending team meetings, which may include managing the agenda and recording of decisions / actions arising
Provide practical and personal support to players at the club as and when required, including sourcing accommodation and general queries
Health and Safety Compliance
Be an advocate and guardian of the women’s game.
Safeguarding and Protecting Children (acquired before starting role)
DBS Clearance (acquired before starting the role)
Valid UK driving license
Sports or business management-related degree / or a minimum of 2 years experience in football administration
Event management experience
Knowledge of The FA’s Girls Talent Development structure and pathway
Knowledge and understanding of the culture and structure of women’s football
experiences with administrative and operational / logistical responsibility in a commercial environment. E.g., PA role
Experience of managing meetings, including agenda setting and recording decisions / actions
Experience and understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality
An up to date understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures
Strong IT skills (Typically MS Office)
Sports or football development experience
Project Management experience
Full time role. Requires flexible working patterns to suit business needs.
Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
Charlton Athletic FC and Charlton Athletic Women FC are committed to following relevant health safety regulations and all members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s HS and fire safety procedures;
Charlton Athletic FC and Charlton Athletic Women FC are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment
Charlton Athletic FC and Charlton Athletic Women FC are committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
Any personal data that you provide to Charlton Athletic Football Club Ltd (data controller) will be processed in line with applicable data protection laws and will be used only for the purpose of recruitment.
We will keep your personal information for 6 months after which we will erase it. You can always choose to have your data erased earlier by emailing us at email@example.com
Note: Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.
To Apply: Please send a copy of your CV as well as a covering letter explaining why you want to apply for this placement to: https://cafc.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=1e1395ca-2dc9-4135-8d7a-50f36b2f2e8f