Club Secretary

  • Employer Stockport County FC 2010 LTD
  • Town / City Stockport
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £25000 - £35000 per annum
  • Closing Date 31/07/2020
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About Us:

Stockport County FC currently compete in the Vanarama National League. The club is built on a loyal and dedicated fan base with an average home attendance of 4,500 fans. It plays a key role at the heart of the community bringing together groups, fans and players of all ages.

The new club owner Mark Stott has ambitious plans to return Stockport County to the Championship within 7 years. This exciting new chapter on the pitch will include new signings and significant investment in football infrastructure, including a dedicated new training facility. Focus and investment off the pitch will see improvements to retail and hospitality facilities that will enhance the matchday experience. 

Job Role:

Based at our new training facility, you will be responsible for all aspects of the Clubs general, 1st team and academy administrative duties.

A hands-on attitude, coupled with strong organisational and communication skills and the ability to continually develop yourself is key to success in this role. You’ll also need to maintain strict processes and procedures, and best practice, while adhering to all football league rules and regulations.

Responsibilities & Duties:

To oversee and process the registration of all First team players in accordance with the League regulations. To include all player contracts, registration, Loan agreements & transfer documentation.

Management of the First Team payroll, including bonuses and the recording of effective contract changes and triggers.

To Liaise with all relevant Football bodies and be responsible for ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations of the various football authorities, and that all relevant paperwork, submissions and surveys are completed on time.

Organise all away travel and hotel accommodation for the First team and the management team.

Co-ordination and maintenance of player disciplinary matters and records, including where necessary preparation of appeals to National League.

Attendance at all first team home matches and liaison with away clubs for home and away matches.

Prepare Match day lists and co-ordinate with all relevant parties including Away Directors, Match officials and

To oversee the annual certification of stadium infrastructure including the Structural Survey, Crush Barrier Testing, Boilers, Fire-Fighting Equipment, PA Systems, Emergency Telephones, CCTV, Turnstiles, Emergency Lighting & Alarms.

To manage the scheduling of all First Team competitive & non-competitive fixtures, as well as the arrangement of match officials for all First Team and home fixtures. Applicable to other stadium matches when required.

Support:

  • Finance Administrator with their day to day duties such as; payroll, banking’s and all other required duties.
  • Director of Football with all player transactions relating to the administration of contracts and liaising the league and the FA.

Line Manage:

  • Administrative Assistant

Community Foundation:

  • Liaise regarding charity requests (e.g. raffle requests)

General Enquiries

  • Respond and/or delegate telephone and email queries accordingly

Reporting:

This role will report directly to the Director of Operations. Performance indicators include:

  • Delivery of the set budget and ensuring that all reporting processes are adhered to.
  • Ensuring the club is up to date with all current football league rules and regulations.
  • Keep up to date with all set administrative duties and ensure a high level of departmental performance.
  • Maintain, and build upon, relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Experience and skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous experience in a similar role (minimum 2 years).
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Be highly organised with the ability to prioritise.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Have strong attention to detail with an analytical problem-solving approach.
  • Be able to react quickly to changing situations and delivering at pace.
  • Have excellent presentation and communication skills and be comfortable presenting to clients, internal stakeholders and company directors.
  • Be able to react quickly to changing situations and delivering at pace.

Interested in applying for this vacancy with Stockport County FC? Access our ‘Careers in Sports Business’ section of our website for advice from professionals in the industry.

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