Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.
Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.
We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.
We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.
We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.
Come join us.
Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.
Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.
The Role of the Club Driver
- To be the club’s primary point of call for Football Department related transport.
- To plan routes effectively based on traffic patterns, weather and needed stops to maximise effectivity.
- To ensure the car is clean at all times, filled with fuel and appropriately stocked with water for all passengers.
- To drive in a safe and calm manner that ensures a low risk for any passengers.
- To ensure the car has paid all tolls, parking & congestion charges at all time to avoid penalty notices.
- To ensure complete confidentiality at all times, not to discuss any issues or jobs with anyone except the appropriate line manager.
- Be a proactive presence in the Football Department, helping with tasks as & when required.
- Be prepared to visit properties, make deliveries and complete odd jobs as required on behalf of the Football Department.
- Make sure the car is well maintained, tyres are safe and the car is otherwise safe to drive and know how to make basic repairs such as tyre change.
- Work home & away match days as required, providing additional logistical support for the 1st Team.
- Follow the 1st Team schedule, which may result in days off being midweek.
- Be prepared to work unsociable hours as requested, including evenings, bank holidays and weekends.
- Accompany players/staff to events to make sure they can get in and out of events efficiently & safely.
- Any other appropriate miscellaneous tasks as requested by the Football Department from time to time
General Club Accountabilities
- To comply with all Club policies, including health and safety, data regulations and other legal, ethical and social requirements.
- To build and maintain good working relationships while maintaining a professional image.
- To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
- To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
Key Internal Relationships
- Head of Team Operations – Line Manager
- Head of Player Support
- Operations Manager
- 1st Team Players & Staff
Person Specification – Essential Personal Characteristics
- Clean full UK driving license
- Organised & detail orientated
- Ability to drive long distances safely
- Expert knowledge of the UK driving laws
- Car maintenance knowledge
- A practical, hands on approach to problem solving
- The ability to find solutions to problems while ensuring safety
- A proactive person who is willing to get involved
Person Specification – Desirable Characteristics
- Advanced and/or defensive driving certificate
- Extensive driving experience both in the UK and abroad.
- Language skills
- Interpersonal skills who can get on with everyone.
- Lives within 25 mins drive to Osterley
- Valid SIA license
You will be required to complete additional background checks such as a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record.