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Working at Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace Football Club was founded in 1905 and has a proud history of over 110 years that has seen the club compete across the English leagues, and currently enjoying our longest reign in the top-flight following promotion in 2013.

Our home at Selhurst Park is renowned throughout football as having one of the best atmospheres, as fans of all ages come together to show their support for the Eagles.

As well as the successful team on the pitch, we are also proud of our team off it and you can play your part. We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism and a strong work ethic from our employees, which ultimately delivers a first-class customer experience.

Current Vacancies

Crystal Palace FC are looking to recruit new members to form part of the club’s first Independent Equality Advisory Group (IEAG).

"As a Club we are proud to be recruiting for our first Independent equality advisory group. We are committed to promoting equality and it is very important that we seek further consultation and feedback from all stakeholders against our equalities action plan. This new advisory group is part of our strategic equality objectives and we would like to encourage supporters and community representatives to apply to be on the group and have their say in the future of the equalities work at the club." Phil Alexander CEO.

Formed as part of the club’s efforts to promote inclusion and eradicate discrimination,  we are seeking passionate and enthusiastic representatives from charities, community groups, NGOs or not-for-profit organisations who can provide strategic and expert advice to Crystal Palace FC in this area. The group will support Crystal Palace FC in the delivery of its Equality Action Plan and play a pivotal role in supporting the club to meet its outcomes.

Individuals wishing to apply will need the appropriate knowledge and experience of affecting positive change in community organisations or companies.

This fantastic opportunity comes with a minimal time commitment of quarterly meetings. However, please note that the posts are available on a volunteer-basis only with no salary, but travel expenses to attend quarterly meetings will be covered.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete a short application form and return to the club’s Equality Lead, Soye Briggs via e-mail.

Job Title: Youth Development Phase Assistant Academy Coach
Company: Crystal Palace Football Club
Location: KCC Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1RL (KCC)

Job Purpose Summary:

Assistant Academy Coach within the Youth Development Phase, following the CPFC Academy Syllabus and reporting to the Head Coach, Youth Development Phase Lead and Head of Academy Coaching.

The responsibilities (but not limited to):

• Assisting with planning, delivering & evaluating sessions via the PMA
• Assisting with preparing & delivering x6 Player Reviews per season
• Attending internal & external CPD events
• Assist with team selection and decisions on academy players (including trialists)
• Reviewing & feeding back to line managers on the YDP syllabus
• Assisting with providing evidence for players for weekly multi-disciplinary meetings

The Role (but not limited to):

• Tuesday 5.15pm – 7.15pm
• Thursday 5.15pm – 7.15pm
• Saturday 9.00am – 10.30am
• Sunday Home or Away Match

The Ideal Candidate must have the following :

• UEFA B / FA Level 3 Coaching Award
• FA Youth module 3
• Current Safeguarding & Emergency Aid
• As part of this role you will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: 23rd April 2018

Role Statement

To manage the Clubs public Catering Division, specifically the set up and break down of events, staffing, ordering, stock control and budgets.  To manage and develop the department, maximising its potential.

Key Objectives

Set the standard of customer service throughout.

To follow annual budgets and thereafter control all cost centres, monitor, and positively influence wherever possible the departments progress to budgets.

Control stock and replenishment, auditing all stock to every event and also to complete monthly stock takes.

Produce menu's and templates for portion controls leading into stock orders and replenishment.

Liaise with key suppliers and standards of service, account reconciliation and payment.

Implementing and monitoring cash and security measures.

To manage all match day personnel within retail catering to maximise the required quality of service.

Carry out regular reviews of standards and where required, carry out internal training for both full time and casual staff on a regular basis in order to refresh good practice and maintain required standards.

Manage the quality control of the food offer.

Managing, monitoring and improving, where required, all Health, Hygiene and Licensing associated with the department.

Liaise with all relevant other Heads of Departments to ensure that all and every opportunity is communicated and maximised as a consequence of those communications.


If you wish to apply for one of the above positions, please forward an up-to-date CV, cover letter and the relevant application form below to for CPFC vacancies, or for Palace for Life Foundation roles.

Crystal Palace Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all such sections of the community - view our Equality Policy.

Work Experience

Crystal Palace Football Club offers work experience opportunities to students between the ages of 14-16 years for a period of 1-2 weeks (dependent on availability) during the following months:

  • 2018 dates - July (fully booked), August (fully booked)
  • 2019 dates - coming soon

There are more students who want to do work experience with us each year than we have opportunities, so we ask you to complete the below application form which allows us to find out a bit about you and why you are interested in work experience at our club.

This application includes preference about dates, location and business area. Once we have this information we will try and match you with a suitable placement.

Due to high demand for work experience, we are unable to offer everyone a placement but will keep all eligible applications on file until placements are either filled, or the month applied for has passed.

We offer the following work experiences as a collective programme, but is not limited to;

  • Retail – Assisting
  • Admin - Assisting
  • Football - Coaching – Shadowing and assisting CPFC Foundation sessions (this does not include Sports Science, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy etc.)

Students will not be placed at the training ground.

If you would like to apply for work experience within the above work areas, please complete and submit this application form and email it to, along with a CV and cover letter.

Please do not make contact without first completing the application form as your request will not be considered.

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