VACANCY: Communications Manager (voluntary)

Want to join the Crawley Wasps backroom staff at a crucial time in the club’s history?

We’re recruiting for a volunteer communications manager. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the club’s media and marketing output from the start of the 2020-21 season. You will join an ambitious club with a talented first team still carrying the momentum of back-to-back promotions, a burgeoning youth section with more than 100 players and a family of supportive sponsors.

Although a busy role, you will be well supported by a communications officer, commercial manager, club photographer and the main committee. You will also work alongside the club’s current communications manager during a handover period, to create a new communications and marketing strategy that supports the club’s vision and ambitions.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will…
ꟷ Help create and execute a club-wide communications and marketing strategy
ꟷ Work closely with the first-team manager and players, and support the aims of the club’s other senior and youth teams
ꟷ Help manage the club’s official website
ꟷ Help manage the club’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube)
ꟷ Alongside the club’s communications officer, write match reports and news articles, conduct interviews both pre and post-match, and act as PA announcer on home matchdays
ꟷ Liaise with the club’s wide network of national, regional, local and trade media contacts to secure coverage of the club in print, online and on TV and radio
ꟷ Help produce content for the club’s matchday programme
ꟷ Support the generation of commercial income by maximising media support for sponsorship
ꟷ Monitor the club’s media and new player email addresses
ꟷ Regularly attend first-team matches (and games involving the club’s other teams where possible), main committee meetings and club events, and act as an enthusiastic supporter of the club’s aims and objectives
Please note: Most of the above responsibilities will be divided up among the communications team.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
ꟷ Experience of writing football match reports and articles
ꟷ Confidence to conduct broadcast-style interviews and communicate with players, staff and fans
ꟷ An enthusiasm for women’s football and a working knowledge of the women’s football pyramid
ꟷ Ability to meet deadlines and excellent time-management skills
ꟷ Sensitivity towards confidential information
ꟷ Able to attend matches (home & away) on Sundays and some midweek evening training sessions

Experience of managing communications and/or marketing (particularly in football), experience of using WordPress, Adobe InDesign,  Adobe Audition and Dropbox, and experience of using social media accounts in a professional context are all desirable, but training in these areas can be provided.

TO APPLY: Please send a CV, covering letter and example of a written football piece (ideally published) to Andrew Raeburn at media@crawleywasps.com, by midday on Friday June 26, CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the job description.

VACANCY: Coach wanted for U18s squad

Job title: Under-18s coach
Qualifications required: Minimum FA Level 2 coaching badge (or working towards it). Current and valid CRB/DBS certificate mandatory. First-aid qualifications desirable.
Salary: Voluntary role
Location: Training at Broadfield Stadium 3G facility and Ewhurst Playing Fields, Ifield Drive, Crawley.
Closing date: November 30th, 2018.

Crawley Wasps LFC are looking for a talented and energetic coach to help further the development of our Under-18s team, one of the jewels in the club’s crown.

Working alongside the current team manager, you would play an integral role in guiding our most promising youngsters through the transition to senior ladies football.

Many of the squad have been together since they were Under-10s, nurtured by previous coaches, and are the club’s most successful youth team – between September 2013 and May 2018, they lost just three of the 70 matches they played against girls teams.

Such was their dominance, the squad played against boys teams in the Mid Sussex Youth League in the 2016-17 season to give them a greater challenge. They returned to girls’ football in 2017-18 as Under-16s and have this season stepped up into the Under-18s section. Several of the squad play for Sussex FA’s representative squad.

The successful candidate would be expected to continue the rapid pace of development of this team, with a focus on readying them for the next stage of their football career, becoming part of the FA Women’s National Reserve League squad we plan to have in 2019-20.

We are seeking a coach with at minimum an FA level 2 badge – Level 1-qualified coaches will be considered in exceptional circumstances and where they are actively pursuing their Level 2 badge.

To apply: All enquiries should be directed to Maz Graves, club secretary, Crawley Wasps LFC. Please email: clubsecretarywasps@gmail.com.

About us: Crawley Wasps LFC are the largest all women’s and girls’ football club in Crawley and the surrounding area, and one of the premier ladies clubs in Sussex. Our first team compete in the FA Women’s National League (tier 4 of the women’s game), while our reserve team currently play in the South East Counties Premier Division (tier 6). Next season, they will step up and compete in the FA Women’s National Reserve League.

VACANCY: Strength and conditioning coach wanted

Crawley Wasps LFC are hunting for a fitness coach to lead the club’s new strength and conditioning sessions.

Thanks to a partnership deal announced this week, Wasps’ first-team players will be given regular access to the outstanding gym facilities at Cottesmore Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Pease Pottage.

The successful candidate for the voluntary role would take charge of the Thursday night sessions at Cottesmore and potentially work with the club’s other teams when possible.

Wasps first-team boss Paul Walker hopes the extra time spent in the gym will help his side achieve their dream of promotion to the FA Women’s Premier League.

“This is a real step up in our training”, he said.

“We’ve got access to quality facilities at Cottesmore and accordingly we are looking for a quality individual to make the most of those facilities and develop our ladies.

“This is an exciting time to join a forward-thinking, ambitious club on the move.”

All enquiries should be directed to Paul Walker, Crawley Wasps’ first-team manager, on 07710 623980 or by emailing paul@wallace-walker.co.uk.

Managers Required

We as a club are looking forward to next season already and starting to put things into place to give our girls another great season.

But we cant do it without your help!

We are in need of more managers to step forward to help out with teams on Sundays. We won’t just be giving you a bag full of balls and a list of girls and asking you to get on with it, the committee, existing managers and coaches will be around for guidance and support. We need people to be a focus on a Sunday and look after the girls.

WE ARE NOT EXPECTING YOU TO TRAIN THE GIRLS!

The club will pay for security checks etc and courses if you would like to progress.

If this is something you could help with please talk to Maz at training on a Wednesday.