A Kit Manager is responsible for the condition of all first team player and staff match and training kit. On a day-to-day basis they wash, dry and distribute kit used in training. All match kits need to be printed with players’ names and numbers, sponsors’ logos and any other competition regulations, such as the league badge. On the day of a match, a Kit Manager lays out all player and staff kit in the dressing room. This includes their boots, which the Kit Manager will have cleaned and prepared the day before.
A Kit Manager makes regular inventory reports and stock checks. They may also assist the Sport Science and Medical departments in their inventory reports.
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A Kit Manager is often at the centre of the action in the changing room. They’re encouraged to join in with the joking. An easygoing manner and a cheerful disposition are essential.
There are no specific qualifications or education requirements. Kit Managers are usually recruited on the basis of their personality and experience. However, a full UK driving licence, advanced DBS disclosure and Emergency First Aid certificate can help an application.
Previous inventory management experience is highly recommended. Previous work as a Kit Manager is desirable but not essential. Proof of reliability, organisation and reliability are valued highly.