Laundry, Kit and Equipment Assistants - Laundry, Kit and Equipment Assistants

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Posted: 22/08/2019 10:59
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £17,000 - £20,000 per annum
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre
Level: Not Applicable
Deadline: 22/09/2019 23:59
Hours: 35
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Job Type: Permanent

Job Title: Laundry, Kit and Equipment Assistants
Employer: Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Contract type: Permanent, full time
Location: Lancing, The American Express Elite Football Performance Centre. The role is required to travel regularly both in the UK and overseas.
Salary: £17,000 - £20,000 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers

Relocation: Relocation package available to candidates who are not currently Sussex based.
Closing date for applications: 22nd September 2019 @ 23:59:59

Laundry, Kit and Equipment Assistants

Roles and responsibilities

1. To be directed by the General Kit Manager as necessary and to include but not limited to the following:

  • To organise timely daily training and match day kit distribution.
  • To ensure the correct kit and equipment are provided for all appropriate home and away games.
  • To prepare, distribute and collect training and match day equipment.
  • To print match and training kits for appropriate Club players and staff.
  • To travel to and assist with first team home and away games when required.
  • To deal with the day to day preparation of the U23 and academy staff's kit and equipment requirements.
  • To allocate training kit to all U23 players and staff at the beginning and during the season, keeping accurate records and kit stock levels.
  • To ensure that all academy squads and staff kits are prepared and that they have everything they require for training. This may require you to continually communicate with the coaches and staff about their needs for training each day.
  • To wash and prepare the kit for matches and training.

2. To work in the laundry room providing support to fellow Kit and Equipment Assistant staff including the following:

  • To wash, dry, fold and putt away kits from training and matches.
  • To prepare match day and training kit.

3. To undertake such other duties appropriate to the level and character of work as may reasonably be required. 

4. To attend staff meetings that require the kit department to have an input in to the day to day running of the training ground.

5. To comply with all company policies and procedures. To adhere to all company regulations regarding policies, procedures, health, safety and security.

6. To adhere to a strict code of club conduct, social media guidelines and confidentiality provisions.

General duties and accountabilities

  • To support Brighton & Hove Albion FC and AITC in their aims and objectives at all times.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant club policies, including health and safety policies.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, club and its personnel.
  • To represent Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and AITC in a professional manner.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

General Expectations

  • To uphold and live our Team Brighton Values; Treat people well, Exceed Expectations, Aim high (never give up) and Make it special.
  • To be a champion of equality and diversity in the workplace and treat all staff, customers, sponsors, clients and applicants with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • To report incidents of any form of discrimination through the correct channels.
  • To promote best practice in safeguarding and create an environment that is safe for children young people and vulnerable adults.
  • To report safeguarding concerns through the correct channels.
  • To ensure that any safeguarding training and certificates are kept up to date.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Brighton & Hove Albion FC. 

Qualifications & Experience


  • GCSE Maths & English at Grade C or higher
  • Valid and accepted enhanced FA DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check) or be willing to undertake this check if successful.
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to liaise empathetically and effectively with young players, parents, scouts, coaches and Club senior managers
  • High level of communication and listening skills
  • Good recording and reporting skills
  • A “can do” attitude, an innovative thinker
  • Presents solutions rather than problems
  • A genuine team player
  • A high level of trustworthiness and respect for confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to suit different ages
  • Proactive attitude within the role
  • Quality focus – takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work
  • Highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Drive and energy – demonstrates enthusiasm and is personally committed to achieving objectives set
  • Self-development – is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement    
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • To be punctual and with excellent timekeeping skills
  • Ability to work well individually and within a team environment
  • A willingness to learn and progress
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work


  • A full, current valid UK car driving licence
  • Experience of working within a professional sports environment
  • Experience of working in a kit and equipment environment or similar sensitive working environment
  • Experience working in a laundry related environment or similar sensitive working environment
  • Competent IT skills to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Competent overall level of numeracy and literacy

Applicants must provide an accurate account of their professional skills and experience in the form of a C.V, and proof of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Equality Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

Safeguarding Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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