Kit & Equipment Manager

The post holder will be in charge of the club's kit requirements and this will include both matchday and training where required. This will include being in charge of preparing the matchday kits for first team level. This involves making sure that all the kit is sufficiently washed, dried and folded ready to go out for matches. As part of matchday duties, the post holder will be in charge managing the kit and also ensure that all of the equipment required for matches is available at each game. You will deal with all the first team management and staff's kit requirements.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• To organise kit distribution. This will involve communicating with the first team manager and preparing a strategy for this task to be completed efficiently.
• To ensure the correct kit and equipment are provided for all home and away games.
• To distribute training and match kit to all First Team players and staff
• To launder, dry, store and set out match kit for all First Team players and staff. Working in the laundry room; this will include washing, drying, folding and putting away kits from matches. This is to be done to a high standard as required by the club.
• To prepare and set out the team dressing room and coaches’ room ahead of all home and away fixtures.
• To liaise with the Football Secretary for match kit confirmation.
• To record and monitor stock levels of training and match kit, including regular stock checks.
• The ordering of kit, providing information on quantities, sizes etc.
• To attend meetings as directed by First Team management staff and the Football Secretary.
• To comply with all Club regulations regarding policies, procedures, health, safety and security.
• All other duties that may arise from time to time and fall within the scope of the role.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training, Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Valid full (UK) driver’s licence. May need to drive to away games with the kits and equipment
• IT skills to include the ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
• Previous kit management experience in a professional football club environment would be desirable
• Previous inventory management experience would be desirable
• Strong organisational and administrative skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Accurate timekeeping
• As Kit Manager, 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 dressing rooms.

• Takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work
• A loyal and committed, genuine team player
• A reliable individual
• Hardworking and enthusiastic
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Able to displays a high level of discretion and maintain strict confidentiality
• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances

Areas of Interest: Health and wellbeing, Recreation, Sport
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, DIY/odd jobs, Driving, Lending a helping hand, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Managing people, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: The volunteering location is not accessible

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Ashton United in the Community
Organisation Profile: Founded in 1878 Ashton United FC is one of the oldest football clubs in the world, with Hurst Cross the second longest continually played on ground in the world. The club competes in the Vanarama National League North, the 2nd tier of Non League Football, at a very high standard, competing with the likes of Stockport County, York City, Altrincham, Fc United of Manchester and local rivals Curzon Ashton FC. As a club, we have a loyal and very strong working Board of Directors and group of volunteers, most having served the club for many years. Very much a family orientated club, ‘The Robins’ are proud of the partnership that exists between the club and Ashton United in the Community, a registered charity that supports community engagement, and provides for volunteering opportunities for local people through roles within the football club and within the local community. We are committed to developing young talent in our region, whilst also offering volunteers the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge. We are proud that many of our volunteers, having learned new skills and gained experience with the club, have moved from a voluntary role into full time employment elsewhere in the professional game.
Charity number: 1166483