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Academy Kit Assistant

3 weeks ago

West Ham United

4 Current Jobs Opening(s)

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Kit Operative to assist the Kit & Logistics Department with the provision of a kit service to the Academy. The post holder will assist in preparing kit requirements for both match-day and training including making sure that all the kit is sufficiently washed, dried and folded ready to go out for matches. Working predominantly at the Academy Training Ground in Chadwell Heath, the role will require the ability to travel between Club locations and to away fixtures. You will need to be flexible with your working hours and days as the working pattern can be different from one week to the next. You will be expected to work weekends and this can include long trips that on some occasions mean staying away on the night prior to the fixture. Some fixtures during the season may be played in midweek with an evening kick off and you will be required to work these games.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist in managing the club's kit requirements, ensuring that all day to day duties are completed

  • To organise kit distribution, working collaboratively with the other members within the department and preparing a strategy for this task to be completed efficiently.

  • To be responsible for kit stock levels; this will include regular stock checks.

  • The ordering of kit, providing information on quantities, sizes etc.

  • Ensure the correct kit and equipment are provided for all home and away games.

  • The post holder will work U18 home and away fixtures and will be responsible for ensuring that all match kits are clean and readily available for each match.

  • Printing of Training and Match Kit to ensure compliance with Premier League, EFL and UEFA regu-ations.

  • On a day-to-day basis you will need to ensure that all youth team squad and staff kits are prepared and that they have everything they require for training, this will require you to continually communi-cate with the coaches and staff about their needs for training each day.

  • To assist in the laundry room; this will include washing, drying, folding and putting away kits from training and matches. This is to be done to a high standard as required by the club.

  • You will be expected to maintain high standards of work, keeping the whole work area of the department clean, neat, tidy and organised. This will include occasional sweeping and general tidying of the kit and boot rooms.

  • To undertake their responsibilities with full knowledge of the importance of confidentiality and the club's relevant policies * Full UK driving license

Education, Qualifications, Experience

Person Specification The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas

  • Previous experience of working as within a Kit Department (D)

  • GCSEs in Maths and English or equivalent (E)

Holds a full valid driver’s license (E) Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Hard working and enthusiastic individual (E)

  • Meticulous attention to detail (E)

  • Displays a high level of confidentiality (E)

  • Able to carry out instructions accurately (E)

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills(E)

  • Reliable with good time keeping (E)

  • Flexible and adaptable to change in a fast paced environment (E)

  • A healthy interest in sport with good football knowledge (E)

  • Ability to work well individually and within a team environment (E)

  • Ability to work with all levels of management and be able to take own initiative (E)

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