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CAREERS

Hello and welcome to the careers section of htafc.com. I am Mark Devlin, the Chief Executive Officer of Huddersfield Town Football Club, and I am delighted to see you may be considering working with us. I joined the Club in January 2020 and as a Londoner in Yorkshire, I have found the Club to be inclusive, friendly, welcoming and a great place to work.

Any current vacancies will be listed in this section of the website, as well as on other job boards including Kick It Out, Women in Football and UK Sport. I encourage you to read through our benefits, staff testimonials and other information relevant to prospective employees which you will find below, as it is important that you assess whether our environment could be right for you.

We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies so if you do decide to apply, please ensure that you adhere to the ‘How to Apply’ guidelines for each position, and that you pay attention to the job description and person specification for each role. If you have any queries about a vacancy and/or our recruitment practices in general, please contact us by email to jobs@htafc.com.

I appreciate the time it takes to apply for vacancies and would like to thank you in advance for considering us as a potential employer. I wish you the best of luck.

Mark Devlin

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Competitive salary

Generous annual leave entitlement of five weeks (pro rata for part-time staff) plus two discretionary days on successful completion of probation

Flexible working including home working

Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption payments

Season Card allocation

Support for professional development including vocational and academic qualifications

Free parking on site

Pension scheme with generous employer contributions

Support for caring and family commitments

Discretionary bonus scheme

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Here’s what some of our staff say about working with us

Robyn Kennerdale, Supporter Services Manager

I have worked for Huddersfield Town since 2006 in a number of different roles across departments including Retail, Commercial and now, Supporter Services. I have always liked the notion that although most of the staff employed at the Club can’t directly control anything that happens on the pitch, we all have an important role to play off it, and that contributes to everyone’s collective goal to be a competitive and sustainable Club in the top tier of football.

When I returned to work in 2017 after maternity leave, I was concerned about juggling work and childcare. The Club supported me in ensuring my working hours were flexible to meet the needs of my family, as well as giving access to a childcare voucher scheme that was available at the time. My professional development is also supported through my enrolment in a Leadership and Management course offering a formal qualification, which I commenced in September 2020 alongside colleagues within the Club.

I am grateful to work within a brilliant team, and I particularly enjoy being part of our Equality Working Group, a team of staff at all levels of the organisation whose aim is to ensure our policies, procedures and practices are inclusive and accessible.

I would encourage anyone thinking of applying for a role within the Club or Foundation to read the information on the Careers and Terriers Together pages of our website in particular, to learn about our values and the ways in which you can be supported as a staff member working for HTAFC.

Robyn

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Ryan Thorold, IT Network Engineer

When I first joined Huddersfield Town Football Club in 2018 as an IT Apprentice, I was under-confident in my technical ability, and I had never been part of a workplace before.  Joining the Club allowed me to greatly improve my technical knowledge and ability under the tutelage of the IT Manager, who has a great deal of experience. Meeting and getting to know all the friendly people that work at the Club also allowed me to become much more comfortable in the workplace. I was able to gain several qualifications and was eventually offered a full-time and permanent position at the end of my apprenticeship.

I greatly enjoy working at the Club, as I’m always learning new things in my role as an IT Network Engineer, and the people working with and around me make the working day a pleasant experience.

Working for Huddersfield Town offers a great opportunity to work in an interesting and unique industry. If you work hard in your role and help those around you, you will definitely see an appreciation for it from the rest of the Club.

Ryan

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Andy Booth, Club Ambassador

I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved with both sides of the Football Club and it’s amazing to see where we are now from when I started. I’ve witnessed the Stadium where I grew up demolished and a brand new state of the art Stadium built before my very eyes. We went from 10 staff to the workforce we have today and throughout these massive changes, the family Club feel is exactly the same.

I joined Huddersfield Town in 1990 as an apprentice and signed my first pro-contract at the age of 18. Apart from having a 5 year spell away I played most of my career at the Club I loved and supported all my life. After playing well over 400 games for the club I played my last ever game at Leyton Orient, scoring my 150th and final goal, making me the third highest goal scorer in the Club’s history, something I am very proud of and hopefully the record will stand for a long time to come.

After my retirement I was made Club Ambassador and after my first week working behind the scenes I could not believe the amount of work that goes into putting on a football match once a week! One thing that stood out to me and still does to this day was the commitment, hard-work and loyalty of every staff member. Over the years I have worked with all the different departments and every day brings something different.

My department is Supporter Services where we work closely with our fan groups and junior clubs, look after the Family Stand and Fanzone on a match day and try and make sure home and away supporters get the best experience possible. We also work with local charities such as Yorkshire Air Ambulance and I’m very proud to say we have raised £2.2million for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign which is a massive achievement for us as a Club.

I feel very lucky I’ve been associated with the Club as a player, an employee and supporter for so long and I am incredibly proud of the work we all do, both on and off the field.

Boothy

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Sofie Armitage, Secondary Schools Education Programme Manager

It’s an honour to be able to provide positive and life-changing experiences to young people across Kirklees. The Steps to Success programme gives secondary school pupils the opportunity to grow and develop key skills and coping strategies to improve their confidence, wellbeing and become better people overall.

I am very grateful for the opportunities I am provided to develop and improve within my role through high quality CPD.  For example, I am currently completing the 15-month Leadership and Management programme with Libra Europe Consulting and I’ve recently completed my Youth Work Level 2, both of which provide me with new knowledge to improve professionally.

I joined the company in early 2020 and have just completed one year of working on the Steps to Success programme.  The highlight for me definitely has to be seeing the improvements the programme has had on young people. Hearing positive stories from young people, parents and teachers really fills me with joy and illustrates the importance of such programmes!

If you’re thinking of applying for a job with us, my advice is to go for it! The Huddersfield Town Foundation is a fantastic organisation providing life-changing opportunities for people in the local community! You will be supported every step of the way in your journey and provided with lots of opportunities to improve and develop.

Sofie

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Brad Fox, Education Mentor

Working at the Huddersfield Town Foundation has been a fantastic experience, having the opportunity to develop myself through different opportunities, from participating in a leadership and management course to allowing me to attend Premier League Funded teaching.

I think for me, a highlight of working at the Huddersfield Town Foundation has been being trusted to lead and contribute to different departments, with my experience and knowledge to push projects further.

If I was to tell you about applying for a job with the Huddersfield Town Foundation, I would say go for it!  The staffing team is extremely helpful and happy to get stuck in with anything, and you will be supported and give the chance to get involved with projects that you feel will benefit you!

Brad

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Carl Dickinson, Security Officer

What I enjoy most about working at Huddersfield Town is by far the people and that every day is different. I work with a good team of people who care, and I enjoy meeting new people when they arrive at the Training Ground, having a chat and making them feel looked after.

The Club and my team support me in everything I need to be able to do my role - nothing is too much trouble and if I need anything, I know I can ask. The Club have supported me in attending courses, which I have enjoyed and learnt lots to help with the daily operations of the Training Ground. I like that I am trusted to get on with the job.

During my time at the Club I have gone from being a volunteer to a full-time member of staff, which for me was a new start and which made me feel included and a ‘normal’ person. I now have a base, my own desk, and a great workspace, which allows me to do my work well at the Training Ground’s new Security Centre.

If anyone is thinking about applying for a job with Huddersfield Town, the only thing I would say is just to be yourself.

Carl (middle right below)

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Callum Adams, Physical Performance Coach

When planning my career pathway during my time at University, it was clear I always wanted to work within football; Huddersfield Town AFC offered this opportunity and I have never looked back.

My role has evolved a lot since I joined in 2014/15 season, from Sport Scientist to, now, club Physical Performance Coach; this involves me working right through the Club from U17 to First Team in a strength and conditioning capacity. The Club has further supported me through this role, funding quality CPD (continued professional development) such as a Masters degree with Salford University.

My clear and obvious highlight during my time with the Club so far is the 2016/17 championship promotion year, something that changed my life for the better because the opportunity to work in the Premier League in this industry is second to none.

My best advice to somebody looking to work for HTAFC is, be prepared to work for your colleagues, never be selfish and understand ‘TEAM’ is a must for success.

Callum

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At Huddersfield Town, we are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader.

This achievement is part of a voluntary scheme that supports employers to maximise the talents that disabled people can bring to the workplace.

We encourage people to disclose a disability as part of their application for employment, which will enable us to make adjustments as necessary throughout our recruitment and selection processes.

Candidates with a disability who meet the ‘essential’ criteria for a position, as set out on the person specification for each role, are guaranteed to be offered an interview. To enable us to fulfil this guarantee it is important to disclose a disability in your application as applicable.

If you require any adjustments to our application process, or to receive any job vacancy details in an alternative format please contact us by email to jobs@htafc.com.

To read more about our Disability Confident status, the improvements we have made and our plans to progress, please click HERE.

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We are delighted to be a Mindful Employer having signed the Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health.

The scheme involves making a commitment to supporting staff with their mental health and wellbeing, along with creating a supportive and open culture in the workplace.

Signing the Charter reflects the values of the Club and ensures that we are continuing to provide the best possible working environment for our employees, so that we can collectively work together to become stronger and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

To find out more about our Mindful Employer status and our on-going commitments to support employees and job applicants in this area, please click HERE.

We receive a high volume of enquiries regarding work experience placements, whether via school, college or university, and volunteering opportunities.  While we are unable to offer an opportunity to everyone, we aim to accommodate as many as possible each year and through as fair and equitable a process as possible. 

In allocating placements, we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (protected characteristics).

HTAFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating discrimination.  We are committed to promoting equality of access and opportunity for all applicants for student placements and volunteering opportunities.

Where possible, we will encourage applications from, and take positive action in relation to, candidates from groups that are currently under-represented within our organisation, for example: females, disabled applicants, and those from Asian communities. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can develop and make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

We encourage unpaid placements and volunteering, recognising the valuable and unique contribution that students and volunteers can make within their communities. We are committed to supporting fixed-term placements to ensure that the students/volunteers, staff and the wider community gain benefit from the experience.

To apply for a student placement or volunteering opportunity, you must complete our application form and return this to the Human Resources Manager by email to zoe.shackleton@htafc.com

Our application procedure ensures that we do not allocate voluntary/unpaid opportunities on a first come first served basis; instead, we have adopted this policy to enable us to consider all applications fairly and equally. This approach is intended to reflect our equality and diversity related aims of offering opportunities to individuals from all backgrounds regardless of any protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

  • For placements commencing in the period January – June, applications must be submitted by 31st October in the preceding year.
  • For placements commencing in the period July – December, applications must be submitted by 30th April in the relevant year.

Click HERE for the application form

Click HERE for the Students Volunteering and Placement policy

The Club is keen to support people who are looking for a career change or newly out of education or training by offering apprenticeships where feasible. All vacancies are advertised with the National Apprenticeship Service.

Tommy Clegg, Finance Assistant

I started working at Huddersfield Town in July 2019, as an Accounting Apprentice studying the AAT courses, alongside working as a Ticket Office Assistant. Right from the start of my course, I have received support from my line manager, various members of the Finance Department, as well as my colleagues in the Ticket Office. With the departments constantly working together on different projects, this has really helped me learn the relevant knowledge for my course and has given me new skills and experiences to assist further with my each other. They are always looking for ways to incorporate my interests and hobbies within my day-to-day job, like giving me the responsibility of social media accounts, which really keeps me motivated. Within the Ticket Office, we are always working towards a match day - they are what we all really look forward to, especially the anticipation before a match and the buzz you feel in the office after a victory.

My apprenticeship experience has been even better than I expected, as everyone here at the club is always wanting to help me progress to the next level, which I achieved in March 2021 when I progressed into the role of Finance Assistant. I would definitely recommend Huddersfield Town as a place to work, as you really are made to feel part of a big family and there are many opportunities to develop.

Tommy

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Club Vacancies

VACANCY: CONTENT MANAGER

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Marketing and Communications department for a talented individual to lead on creating engaging content for the Club’s fan base and other audiences as required, in the role of Content Manager.

CLICK HERE for more information.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to jobs@htafc.com by noon on Monday 28th June 2021, also stating your salary expectations.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact David Threlfall-Sykes, Marketing and Communications Director, David.Threlfall-Sykes@htafc.com.

VACANCY: LEGAL COUNSEL

An opportunity has arisen at Huddersfield Town for an experienced individual to provide key legal and regulatory support to staff and managers in different areas of the business, in the newly-created role of Legal Counsel.

CLICK HERE for more information.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to jobs@htafc.com by noon on Monday 28th June 2021, also stating your salary expectations.

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