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WORKING AT CRYSTAL PALACE F.C.

Working at Crystal Palace FC

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with a proud history of over 110 years. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park Stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also with our team in the offices and on the ground. With plans for significant growth in the future, we are excited at the prospect of bringing new and dynamic members into our CPFC family.

Current Vacancies

Job Location      Selhurst Park Stadium

Contract Type   Zero Hours/ Match Day

Salary/ ROP       £10.75/hr

Closing Date      Ongoing

If you have experience in the concessions or catering business or a passion for customer service – we want to hear from you! You will be engaging, enthusiastic and have a thirst to learn and grow. You want to be a part of the buzz and excitement of a match day by being the face of our company and providing the best service to the customers of our many bars and kiosks.

Our match days are typically on Saturdays with some weekday evening and Sunday matches and the typical shift day is 6- 8 hours depending on the game.

 You will be responsible for...

  • Take initiative and participate in set up of kiosk, inventory and supplies
  • Welcome guests to the concession stand/ bar
  • Take order for food and beverages
  • Process payment and tender change, along with ensuring that all received cash is well- accounted for and stored in a safe area
  • Perform clean-up duties after each shift and ensure that concession stand is sanitized and tidied up for the next attendant

You will have…

  • A can do attitude and be prepared to help the team
  • immaculate grooming standards and overall appearance
  • excellent interpersonal skills and be polite and courteous

You are…           

  • Engaging and easy to talk to
  • Always look for ways to improve
  • Mature and able to handle situations calmly and insightfully
  • Can work in high pressure situations

What you’ll get in return….       

  • Competitive salary – London Living Wage
  • High level of responsibility from day one!
  • Social events such as end of season barbeque and holiday party

You must adhere to all CPFC Safeguarding and Equality policies and additionally please be aware that you may be subject to CPFC security checks. 

To apply, please send your CV to staffing@cpfc.co.uk with the subject of what role you are applying for.

 

Job Location      Selhurst Park Stadium

Contract Type   Zero Hours/ Match Day

Salary/ ROP       £10.75-£12 depending on experience 

Closing Date      Ongoing

If you have experience in or are passionate about customer service we want to hear from you! You will be well presented, engaging and committed to meeting and safeguarding all guests of our stadium. You are approachable, hardworking and enjoy helping others with a smile. You want to be a part of the buzz and excitement of a match day by being the face of our company and providing the best service to the customers visiting Selhurst Park Stadium.

Our match days are typically on Saturdays with some weekday evening and Sunday matches and the typical shift day is 5-5.5 hours depending on the game.

You will be responsible for...

  • The safe access and comfort of spectators visiting the stadium
  • Identifying and reporting any incident, occurrence or hazard among spectators and report to as supervisor
  • Ensure that CPFC standards are upheld by being the first line of contact with guests and provide a welcoming environment to provide the best experience and visit at Selhurst Park Stadium

You will have…

  • A can do attitude and be prepared to help the team
  • immaculate grooming standards and overall appearance
  • excellent interpersonal skills and be polite and courteous
  • An NVQ2 in Spectator Safety (or are registered to start the course)

You are…           

  • Engaging and easy to talk to
  • Always look for ways to improve
  • Mature and ab le to handle situations calmly and insightfully

What you’ll get in return….       

  • Competitive salary – London Living Wage
  • High level of responsibility from day one!
  • Social events such as end of season barbeque and holiday party.

You must adhere to all CPFC Safeguarding and Equality policies and additionally please be aware that you may be subject to CPFC security checks. 

To apply, please send your CV to staffing@cpfc.co.uk with the subject of what role you are applying for.

Job Location      Selhurst Park Stadium

Contract Type   Zero Hours/ Match Day

Salary/ ROP       £13.00/hr

Closing Date      Ongoing

If you have experience in preparing and cooking hot food or as a grill chef with a passion for customer service – we want to hear from you! You will be engaging, enthusiastic and have a thirst to learn and grow. You want to be a part of the buzz and excitement of a match day by being the face of our company and providing the best service to the customers of our many bars and kiosks.

Our match days are typically on Saturdays with some weekday evening and Sunday matches and the typical shift day is 6 hours depending on the game.

You will be responsible for:

  • Understand all menus, product offerings, packaging and pricing
  • Responsible for preparing and cooking all of the hot food for a unit on match day and meeting peak periods with appropriate food levels
  • Ensure all products are accounted for, prepared and distributed according to cook off numbers and instructions from your manager
  • Restock and ensure the food prep area is clean at the end of your shift
  • Ensure all unit kitchen equipment (electrical or otherwise) is cleaned down and properly maintained at the end of every shift
  • Adhere and keep up to date records for food and health and safety standards such as food temperature control levels as well as follow all company safety and security policies and procedures

 You will have…

  • Basic food hygiene qualification and strong knowledge of proper food handing procedures
  • Experience grilling or cooking food in mass quantities, particularly in a busy or similar environment
  • A can do attitude and be prepared to help the rest of the team out with a positive attitude
  • Immaculate grooming standards and overall appearance

You are…

  • Always look for ways to improve
  • Can work in high pressure situations

What you’ll get in return….       

  • Competitive salary – London Living Wage
  • High level of responsibility from day one!
  • Social events such as end of season barbeque and holiday party

You must adhere to all CPFC Safeguarding and Equality policies and additionally please be aware that you may be subject to CPFC security checks. 

To apply, please send your CV to staffing@cpfc.co.uk with the subject of what role you are applying to.

Location: Within 3 miles (15 minutes), easy access to Academy Training Ground, BR3 1RJ

Remuneration: £25 per player/per night

Closing Date: Ongoing

Job Description:
Crystal Palace Football Club are currently seeking host family providers to support our academy players who will be required to live away from home to fulfil their education and football training at our club. This provision supports our young people’s holistic experience and will enable them to reach their full potential.

The host family provider will help fulfil the club’s duty of care with regard to our young people by ensuring homely accommodation is provided throughout the season to our young people who require it. Our placements vary from one-night stays to 5-7 nights per week and we are looking for host families who can offer either of these placement types to our young people aged between 15 – 21 years old.


Requirements and Responsibilities: • Provide a homely and friendly environment for our young people. • Support our young people by teaching them basic independent living and self-care skills such as washing, cooking and cleaning up after themselves. • Provide meals in line with nutritional guidance from the Academy. • Accommodation has access to public and local amenities with good transport links to the Academy training ground. • Report any welfare concerns to the Academy Safeguarding and Welfare team should they occur. • Include our young people in family life as much as they feel comfortable with. • The club will regularly inspect and visit the placement during the season. • The club will provide further guidance to host families, young people and their parents explaining what would be expected of them.

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and young people and expects host families to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and risk assessments prior to a placement commencing. Any other person who resides in the household or has regular contact will also legally be required to complete an enhanced DBS. Host Families will be required to attend safeguarding training and workshops (if necessary) arranged by the Academy.

Essential Requirements and Skills: • Provide the young person with a suitable and safe environment. • Provide the young person with their own double size bedroom. • Excellent communication and listening skills and ability to build trusted working relationships. • Able to cope with the young person’s flexible schedule throughout the football season.

Desirable Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
• Experience and knowledge of working with young people. • An understanding of the emotional impact and well-being challenges that academy/ professional life may bring. • Child-focused approach. • Ability to promote and demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice. • Capacity to accommodate more than one player.

As part of the recruitment process the club would need to conduct a number of home visits to determine the suitability and ensure the home meets the requirements for hosting young players within the academy.

If you feel you are able to support some of our young players please send an email to host.familyenquiries@cpfc.co.uk to express your interest.

Location: (Oasis/Crystal Palace Football Club)
Fixed Term Contract: 15th September 2020 to 31st May 2021 (35 weeks)
Part-time post, 10 hours per week (afternoons), Tuesday and Thursday.
Competitive hourly rate offered. 

Are you a creative and passionate Tutor looking for a unique opportunity to deliver education specialism and support, character development within a Premiership football club?

Oasis Charitable Trust is recruiting two Tutors (English and Science) to work with us at Crystal Palace Football Club Academy with its young players. Our task is to create an educational environment that offers a holistic and integrated approach to life; one where every player is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential both on and off the pitch.

We are searching for two Tutors (English and Science) who will deliver the club’s bespoke, education programme to help each young player to discover and explore their core strengths, as well as to develop enhanced self-esteem, positive behaviour and increased confidence.

Oasis is a ground-breaking group of charities that have been pioneering models of sustainable and holistic education and community development over the last 35 years.

Our successful candidate will be:

• Responsible for delivering one-to-one and small group lessons to young players from year 8 – 11, in the following subjects: English and/or Science

• Able to demonstrate their understanding of social and cognitive barriers to students learning and the importance of a psychologically trauma-informed approach as an educational practitioner.

• Able to work flexibly and resourcefully to ensure the young people at Crystal Palace Football Club meet and exceed their academic targets set by their schools.

An application pack can be found on our website: www.oasisuk.org or alternatively please email recruitment@oasisuk.org.

Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted.

The closing date for receipt of applications is: 9.00am, Monday 7th September 2020. Interviews will be held the same week with a second interview the week after (via Zoom).

Oasis Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and should have the ability to speak fluent English for this role. Oasis supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Job Location: Crystal Palace Football Club Academy, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham Kent

Contract Type: Permanent/ Part time

Salary: Competitive

Opening Date: 4th September, 2020

Closing Date: 25th September, 2020

Crystal Palace Football Club are looking for an experienced sports or physiotherapist to provide training and occasional match-day medical provision for the Crystal Palace Football Club Pre-Academy. Medical provision will include but is not limited to: compilation of pre-academy player medical information, medical screening, pitch-side acute care during training and match play and injury rehabilitation.

You will be responsible for…

  • Working weekends, plus regular travel to away games
  • Diagnosing and treating injuries
  • Executing early rehabilitation and management programmes, injury prevention strategies and first aid/trauma management
  • Assisting other medical staff as required
  • Providing medical cover for Full and Part-time Youth and Foundation Development Phase training sessions and games
  • Designing and delivering Academy medical programme which will include, injury prevention, medical screening, player rehab, return to play protocols, and pre and post-match treatment
  • Managing and maintaining of player maintenance tools including PMA and medical databases
  • Supporting with mentoring of medical intern staff, including CPD programmes.
  • Communicating with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist regarding injuries
  • Working with Academy Sports Science team and Academy Technical coaches
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by your line manager
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures

You will have…

  • A graduated sports therapist or physiotherapist degree (essential)
  • A first aid qualification (essential)
  • Previous sports experience (preferred)
  • Knowledge and understanding of FA and Football League rules relating to player development (preferred)
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

You are….

  • Competent in medical emergency management and injury rehabilitation (essential)
  • Trustworthy and adhere to club’s code of conduct and values
  • Enthusiastic and excited to help grow and develop the Academy Medicine programme.

What you’ll get in return….       

  • Competitive salary
  • High level of responsibility from day one!

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@cpfc.co.uk with the subject of what role you are applying for along with a completed application form found below.

Job Location: Crystal Palace Football Club Academy, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1NZ

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Opening Date: 09 September 2020

Closing Date: 23 September 2020

Crystal Palace Football Club are looking for a Head of Coaching to manage and monitor the implementation and development of the coaching programme for U13s-23’s to ensure excellence in all areas adhering to the EPPP, as well as overseeing the development and delivery of the coaching staff in line with the Coach Competency Framework.  

 You will be responsible for…

  • Managing and coaching with both Head Coaches and Assistant Head Coaches of the following teams implementing coaching standards and academy’s playing style across the teams spanning: U13/ U14/ U15/ U16/ U18/ U23.
  • Developing a bespoke coaching pathway for each individual coach through the Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
  • Completing agreed number of Coach Competency Framework reviews for each coach within the YDP and PDP phases.
  • Implementing the Academy playing style and coaching philosophy using our core values into all multidisciplinary staff.
  • Managing both internal and external professional development for both phases and individuals with a season long plan.
  • Being responsible for managing continued professional development budget for coach qualifications.
  • Recruiting the best coaching staff for CPFC Academy using a profiling strategy.
  • Forming part of the Academy management team (AMT)
  • Attending all multi-disciplinary meetings as and when required and all CPFC Club staff training.
  • Attending tours as and when required to help staff develop in high pressure situations.
  • Attending all FA, Premier League conferences and training as and when required.
  • Additional EPPP requirements:
  • Introducing both coaches and players induction policy.
  • Creating age specific session libraries in line with the clubs playing style and game model.
  • Maintaining the Academy’s syllabuses, match prep format, position specific sessions and IDP coaching across the phases.
  • Developing a technical mapping system.
  • Producing player profiles for all positions.
  • Developing phase specific common languages across the phases.
  • Managing evolution of game model.
  • Keeping pace with modern game trends.
  • Overseeing and manage coaches PMA data input.
  • Developing and monitor players six weekly review process.
  • Demonstrating potential succession planning policy within the phases.
  • Overseeing coaches, players, parents code of conduct.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by your line manager
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures

 You will have…

Essential

  • UEFA A Licence (minimum requirement)
  • FA Youth Award
  • Extensive experience (minimum 5 years) in coach development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EPPP process
  • Valid FA Licenced Coaches Club membership
  • DBS check undertaken

 Desirable

  • Pro Licence
  • FA Advanced Youth Award.
  • Experience of working as an FA Coach Educator / Mentor
  • Knowledge of the PMA system.
  • Degree in a related subject
  • Extensive experience of working across all levels in the professional game.
  • Experience working abroad.

 You are…           

  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic and have a energetic personality
  • An excellent communicator

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.

What you’ll get in return….       

  • Competitive salary
  • High level of responsibility from day one!

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@cpfc.co.uk with the subject of what role you are applying for along with a completed application form found below.

Job Location: Crystal Palace Football Club Academy, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1NZ

Contract Type: Permanent/ Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Opening Date: 09 September 2020

Closing Date: 23 September 2020

Crystal Palace Football Club are looking for an Assistant Head of Coaching to manage and support the team of 10 coaches and assistants in the U8 to U12 age groups.

 You will be responsible for…

  • Developing a bespoke coaching pathway for each individual coach from U8 to U12
  • Managing both internal and external professional development for these coaches
  • Implementing coaching standards and game principles around team and individual coaching
  • Completing Coach Competency Framework reviews for each coach within the phase
  • Implementing the Academy playing and coaching philosophies whilst embedding our core values into parents, players and staff
  • Encouraging a collaborative approach to player development with all other Academy disciplines
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by your line manager
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

 You will have…

Essential

  • Worked within the Academy system for a prolonged period of time
  • Experience of working with the Foundation and small-sides games phase
  • Knowledge and experience of the Academy Audit process and the PMA
  • Experience of managing a department and people
  • Experience of working as a Coach educator at regional or national level
  • Strong IT skills
  • Advanced Youth Award (Essential)
  • UEFA B Licence (Essential)
  • A FA Safeguarding Children certificate
  • A valid, clean UK driver’s licence

 Desirable

  • Teaching awards (Desirable)
  • Qualification in Psychology (Desirable)

 You are…           

  • A small-sided games and technical expert
  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic and energetic personality
  • An excellent communicator

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.

What you’ll get in return….       

  • Competitive salary
  • High level of responsibility from day one!

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@cpfc.co.uk with the subject of what role you are applying for along with a completed application form found below.

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

Palace For Life Foundation vacancies can be viewed here. Email recruitment@palaceforlife.org for further information on Palace for Life Foundation opportunities currently available. 

Take a look at what it's like to work for the club by reading this interview with our Director of Operations, Sharon Lacey.

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