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Vacancy: Ball Squad Supervisor

Bristol City Football Club is seeking a Ball Squad Supervisor (casual, part-time vacancy).

  • Do you have experience and understanding of football in an elite environment?
  • Do you have experience of working with young people?
  • Are you organised, professional and a good communicator?
  • Are you available for ALL Bristol City FC men’s home fixtures played at Ashton Gate?
  • Do you want to be part of the Bristol City FC matchday team?

If so, we would like to talk to you…

Bristol City FC is a Sky Bet Championship club with big ambitions and a home at Ashton Gate Stadium for a Premier League team to be proud of. These are our most exciting times and we are looking for committed, exceptional people to join us on our unique journey.

We now require an outstanding Ball Squad Supervisor to:

Main responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Head of Safeguarding and Operations Manager to lead on the recruitment, induction and training for ball squad assistants for Bristol City Football Club
  • Supervise the safe drop off and collection of all ball squad assistants before and after each fixture
  • Communicating with parents/ball squad assistants on fixture dates and meeting times to ensure appropriate levels of ball squad assistants at all men’s first team fixtures at Ashton Gate
  • Present at all men’s first team fixtures at Ashton Gate reporting 2 hours before KO and finishing approx. 45 mins after final whistle
  • Coordinate ball squad assistants pre-game including ball collection during warm up.
  • Ensure ball squad assistants are appropriately positioned and are returning the ball to the field of play in a timely manner
  • Provide Operations Manager with a debrief after every fixture
  • Ensure ball squad assistants are wearing the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
  • Responsible for ensuring the adherence to appropriate and expected conduct and behaviour of ball assistants before, during and after the game
  • Work alongside other relevant departmental staff including Head of Safeguarding, Operations Manager and Head of Safety and Security where appropriate
  • Take responsibility during your activities for critical business functions such as HR, H&S, Safeguarding and E&D ensuring compliance with Bristol City policies, legislation and best practice
  • To possess and develop a working knowledge of Safeguarding children regulations in line with Company policy & procedures


  • Enhanced FA DBS check (Bristol City FC can obtain this for you if needed)
  • Up to date DBS and first aid qualification
  • Understanding of football and experience in an elite sporting environment
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver a high standard of professionalism and meticulous attention to detail
  • Display a high level of discretion and maintain strict confidentiality

If this is you, please apply by sending a completed application form and covering letter to Closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday, February 2nd 2020.

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Football Club are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.