Head of Women’s Football​ Charlton Athletic Football Club Sparrows Ln, London SE9

Charlton Athletic Football Club

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  • Certificate in Coaching Football
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  • Master’s degree
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Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday

Location

Sparrows Ln, London SE9

Benefits

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  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description

Position: Head of Women’s Football​

Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground

Salary: To be discussed

Hours: Full time Monday to Friday plus matchdays as needed

About Us:

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.

Role Description:

The purpose of your role is to manage all aspects of the Club as directed by the Board of CAWFC. This includes managing the personnel, budgets, commercial development and professional day-to-day management. You will also manage relationships and services provided to CAWFC by key partners such as Charlton Athletic FC, Charlton Athletic Community Trust and sponsors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In close liaison with the Board, to act as The FA’s primary contact for all League Competition business and meetings, notably those related to commercial, finance, broadcast, facility and fixture-related issues.
  • Oversee the day to day running of all teams within Charlton Athletic Women’s set up including First Team, U21s and RTC.
  • Maintaining and strengthening the one club relationship between CAWFC and CAFC, with particular regard to commercial and marketing initiatives.
  • Assisting the recruitment of, and then advising, directing and line-managing any staff approved to work within the Women’s set up of the club.
  • Development of relationships with key funding partners to ensure club sustainability: working with other members of the Club senior management team and directors to achieve this against the Club’s Commercial Plan.
  • Attendance at all meetings for League Competitions arranged by The FA.
  • Responsibility for fixture planning and subsequent management to deliver against the Club’s plan for fixtures and events, marketing, and match-day promotion.
  • Management of staff relationships to ensure effective recruitment, day-to-day management and delivery of all work plans to agreed targets, in particular marketing/match day promotion and attendance requirements.
  • Supporting the coaching and senior management team on player recruitment, contracting, registration and associated salary management as appropriate.
  • Management and monitoring of the financial regulation scheme in place for the League Competitions, along with day-to-day oversight of the CAWFC budget.
  • Management of relationships with key personnel at the Primary and Secondary Ground to ensure annual availability, facilities usage and ground maintenance plans.
  • Responsibility to assist the Board with meeting Licence requirements, and to ensure Club adheres to The FA’s Rules and Regulations and the Competition Rules.
  • Preparing and submitting the annual Compliance and Development Report.
  • Reporting against the FA Funding and presenting evidence required to release funding, including annual reporting through the CAWFC nominated accountant, and such other reports as requested by The FA.
  • To help develop and deliver a strategy and vision for women’s football at the Club.
  • Ensuring the Club adheres to The FA standards for safeguarding children.
  • Maintain positive relations with key England international staff (Head Coach/Director of Elite Development/relevant age group coaches, performance support staff).
  • Attend CAWFC events including end of season presentation, Christmas party etc.

Main job requirements and person specification:

Essential Qualifications and Membership

The postholder is typically required to hold the following qualifications and professional memberships:

  • Participate in The FA Leadership Development Programmes
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children / FA Safeguarding Children (acquired before starting role)
  • DBS Clearance / Enhanced FA CRC check (acquired before starting the role)

Desirable Qualifications and Membership

The postholder might hold the following additional qualifications and memberships:

  • Talent ID qualifications (e.g., FA Level 4 or 5 Talent ID). Or working towards/ equivalent
  • Relevant Degree and Master’s is desirable (e.g. sports, business management, sporting directors)
  • Engages in professional development
  • LMA Diploma in Football Management
  • Football coaching qualification
  • Accountancy qualifications
  • Coaching & mentoring qualification (e.g., EMCC)

Working Pattern:

  • This is a full-time role which in these circumstances means 40 hours per week, also, it includes work on weekends and evenings.
  • Postholder should be open to travel and working weekends and weeknights.

Additional Information:

  • This a full time role that includes work on weekends and evenings
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
  • Charlton Athletic FC is 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 H&S and fire safety procedures;
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment;
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion are core to our values as a club. CAFC is 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
  • Charlton Athletic FC is 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 H&S and fire safety procedures;
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment;
  • CAFC is 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, color, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Safeguarding:

Charlton Athletic Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post, as all cases are mediated individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.

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 submit your application form along with a cover letter stating why you would like to apply for this role.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance

Work Location: In person

 

 

 

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Ethan Anderson

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