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Southampton Cup Team Liaison Co-ordinator

Casual (2nd – 16th August 2017)

Southampton Football Club is a Premier League club competing at the highest level of professional football with a culture which promotes respect, unity, accountability, creativity and aspiration – this is The Southampton Way.

We look for people with integrity, compassion and support for those around them; people who take pride in what they do with an honest approach, who embrace a challenge while also being accountable for their decisions; people who have the energy and passion to bring an innovative approach to their role and strive to be different from the rest; people with the aspiration to lead the way and become an example to others.

At Southampton Football Club you’ll be given the platform to work in a vibrant, intelligent and challenging work environment with the potential to develop and become the best at what you do.

We don’t stand still, we are constantly moving forward.

What is the role?

The Southampton Cup is a brand new eight-day international youth football tournament, which is being hosted in Southampton and the surrounding area, involving boys’ and girls’ teams from across the globe.

There are already some of the best European teams signed up including Chelsea, RSC Anderlecht, Dinamo Zagreb and Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, as well as a number of professional academies from the UK and abroad.

The tournament will become a key fixture in the calendar for youth football clubs around the world, bringing some of the most talented young players to the region for a ‘festival of football’.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to play a key role in ensuring the tournament runs smoothly.

The role of the Team Liaison Co-ordinator will be accountable for managing the Team Liaison Officers (TLO) throughout the tournament. It will be your responsibility to ensure the TLO’s are in attendance and have all of the correct and relevant information they require for their team(s) each day. Your role will also involve supporting the TLO’s as required with daily activities or schedules.

As the Team Liaison Co-ordinator, you will also be responsible for ensuring that the TLO’s complete and submit a daily report at the end of their shift and ensure that you take responsibility for your own Health and Safety and that of the TLO’s.

Please note that you will need to be available from 2nd – 16th August in order to carry out this role. Specific hours of work will be arranged in due course.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Team Liaison Co-ordinator who has a strong background in customer service and has had experience of working with people from different backgrounds and nationalities. You will have experience of managing staff and experience of understanding the needs of a sporting team and how to support them during a tournament.

The competencies which are required include:



• Experience of managing staff.

• Experience of working with people of different backgrounds and nationalities.

• Experience in customer service both face to face and on the phone.

• Experience and understanding of the needs of a sporting team.


• Experience of working on large football tournaments, ideally for teams from a variety of nationalities.

Qualifications (incl. certifications)


• Must be able to travel in and around Southampton.

• GCSE’s grade A - C or equivalent in English and Maths.


• A current and recognised FA First Aid qualification.

• A current FA Safeguarding Children workshop certificate.



• A current and recognised FA First Aid qualification.

• A current FA Safeguarding Children workshop certificate.


• Able to speak another language, preferably Spanish, French or German.

What do you get in return?

If you are successful you can look forward to the following benefits;
• Competitive hourly rate of £10.00 per hour.
• Branded Southampton Cup T-shirt.
• Packed lunch each day.
• Opportunity to work for a Premier League Football Club.
• Ability to meet new people.
• Gain new skills.

Click here for the full job description.

Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out for this opportunity.

In order to apply for the role of Team Liaison Co-ordinator you need to have previously registered your interest in working on the Southampton Cup. You will also have received further information about the tournament by attending one of our Recruitment Evenings.

If you are keen to undertake a new exciting challenge, please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking here.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th March 2017.
Southampton Football Club recognises that the safety and protection of those children and young people in day to day contact with the Club is paramount. The Company is committed to creating a safe culture for all.
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