Women’s & Girls’ General Manager

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Brighton, United Kingdom

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This job is no mean feat. You’ve heard that our first-class Women’s team compete in the highest professional league possible and this is your opportunity to play a part, manage and influence their journey.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleWomen’s & Girls’ General Manager
LocationBrighton, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionBoard & ExecutiveSenior Management
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 plus benefits

Location: American Express Community Stadium, Brighton

Hours: 35 hours per week (flexibility needed to work additional hours to include evenings and weekends, when required)

Job Type: Permanent

Benefits: Club Pension Scheme, Group Life Protection, Relocation and much more!

Closing date: 6 March 2020

Interviews: To be confirmed

Who we are

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to compete in the Premier League and play at home in our spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium. Premier League football is the most watched sports league worldwide, with an annual audience of over 1 billion people, in which we are thrilled for our men's first team to professionally compete. We are equally excited and proud of our women's first team who successfully compete in The FA Women's Super League, the top tier of women's football in England.

The job

This job is no mean feat. You've heard that our first-class Women's team compete in the highest professional league possible and this is your opportunity to play a part, manage and influence their journey in the Women's Super League. The successful candidate will also play an integral leadership role in the strategic development of the Club's engaging and progressive female programme and be responsible for protecting and delivering the criteria related to the WSL and RTC licences.

What does the day to day look like?

Reporting to the chief operating officer, you will oversee the day-to-day operational responsibilities within Brighton and Hove Albion's Women's and Girls' programme including but not limited to; the Women's First Team (FA WSL), Dual Career Academy (DCA) team and FA Girls Regional Talent Club (RTC).

This is a collaborative role and you will need to manage and develop mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders e.g. Club Board, The FA, Sussex County FA, Crawley Town FC, TASS services, the community and grassroots clubs, club departments, sponsors and partners.

What can you expect?

This is a fast paced, varied and challenging role. We play to win, and we are looking for someone who can run with us! The Club are committed to developing you and will give you all the tools you need to succeed and to push forward women's football. We are known for our culture and values leading the way, and the right people will need to fit into that. You'll work hard, but the great thing about football is that you'll see the results.

What we need

This is an important role for us. We are looking for an ambassador for the Club and the women's game. Our ideal candidate will be committed to further enhancing the excellent reputation that our Women's and Girls' programme has built over the years. The successful candidate will have 4 direct reports so we are looking for a fantastic communicator with experience of managing and leading a team.

If you have experience of senior level administrative management, ideally within the Women's Super League or a similar professional sports related environment, then we would love to hear from you.

Our values

We have no regular everyday values. Our values matter greatly and are the essence of our identity and are vital to our overall success. The Club's core values guide all aspects of the way we behave, the business decisions we make, how we interact with our customers and colleagues alike and how we measure our performance. Our goal is to act as one team with one vision. It is important for us all to live and breathe the Club's values both on and off the pitch:

- Treat People Well
- Exceed Expectations Aim High.
- Never Give Up
- Act with Integrity
- Make it Special

What's in it for you?

In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but not limited to:

- A flexible working environment
- Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
- Free VIP onsite parking (a train station onsite and accessible bus travel)
- Travel discounts
- Discounts at the Club's superstore
- Ice cream (as a treat when it's particularly hot)
- Free tea and coffee
- Health benefits including eye care and health and fitness
- Discounts and benefits for local businesses
- Inclusion in the Club's discretionary bonus scheme

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, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Brighton & Hove Albion FC is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.

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