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WORKING AT CRYSTAL PALACE FC

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

Job Title: Junior Designer
Department: Marketing and Communications
Location: Beak St, London W1
Hours: 37.5 hours per (plus home matches)
Contract: 2-year fixed term contract
Reports to: Head of CRM & Campaigns
Application deadline: 3rd November

Purpose of role:
The Junior Designer will be responsible in supporting the creation of artwork and collateral requests coming into the design team for the delivery of Club campaigns, content, social, branding, signage or fan experiences.

Duties include:

  • Developing engaging artwork to support club events and themes consistent with the club’s brand across all channels.
  • Managing the club’s design asset list to ensure all templates are up to date and correct
  • Developing artwork for campaigns, events and club activities with particular attention to layout, consistent with the club’s brand.
  • Supporting with the delivery of offline club experiences, including stadium branding, club shop, marketing and corporate areas.
  • Developing artwork and content for the delivery of engaging online experiences on website, social media and with club partners.
  • Supporting the content team in the creation and delivery of the match day programme.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Supporting the content team on alternating match days with quick turnaround of social graphics


Essential Requirements

  • 6-12 months’ experience as a graphic designer (in-house or agency / 1-year placement)
  • Excellent understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Experience of incorporating brand and style guidelines, layout and typography across digital media.
  • Good collaborative way of working, efficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and possess problem-solving skills.

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience creating assets to be used across Microsoft Office programmes for internal documents
  • Experience of incorporating brand and style guidelines, layout and typography across print media.
  • Minimum 2:1 in a design based degree or equivalent field

Please send your CV along and portfolio to recruitment@cpfc.co.uk

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

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 recruitment@cpfc.co.uk for CPFC vacancies, or recruitment@palaceforlife.org 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:

  • 2017 dates - fully booked
  • 2018 dates - July and August now available

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 Work.ExperienceHR@cpfc.co.uk, 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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