BAFA equipment manager – contact football

Posted 3 weeks ago

The role

BAFA require a volunteer Equipment Manager to support our National Programme teams and finals events.

Responsible to: Pete Ackerley CEO and Amanda McDonald Operations Manager
Length of term: Open
Position type: Voluntary
Suggested hours: up to 10 hours per week. This may vary depending on point of competition cycle and during planned events.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This role description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the BAFA National Programme.

The Equipment Manager will be required to:

  • Work with our national programme contact teams to develop a robust strategy and process for managing equipment inventory, issue and return from BAFA’s central storage in the Midlands
  • Develop and maintain a shared online inventory of equipment held by each team at any time – including helmets, shoulder pads, other protective padding, training tops, uniform, footballs etc. This will include a regular stock check.
  • Work with each team to understand any equipment requirements and support them to manage the issue and return of player equipment. This includes support with the collection and transportation of equipment after any games or tournaments
  • Develop a process for teams to request new equipment.
  • Source and order additional equipment for the teams in line with agreed budgets following approval of equipment requests at senior BAFA management level
  • Act as a single point of contact with suppliers for equipment and uniform
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and repaired as required, including ensuring each team has a suitable repair kit and supplies and any training needed to support this.
  • Organise laundry of uniforms as required via a laundrette (costs refunded)
  • Ensure national finals field equipment and branding is stored safely and inventoried and issue and return to central storage is tracked


  • The role holder must have a driver’s licence, have access to a vehicle and be within or within reasonable distance of the Midlands region of the UK.
  • Some lifting and manual handling will be required.

A satisfactory BAFA DBS check will be required before the post-holder commences the position.

Key competencies

  • High level of integrity.
  • Be able communicate concisely, effectively and with transparency.
  • Act as a positive role model for the sport
  • Take responsibility and be accountable for collective actions.
  • Be able to work in partnership to develop solutions to challenges.
  • Demonstrable commitment to ethics within sport.
  • Demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities and equity
  • Enthusiasm for the sport of American football


Additional responsibilities

Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Diversity and inclusion

The British American Football Association embraces equality, diversity and inclusion both on and off the field of play, where everyone can bring their whole selves to the organisation. We encourage job applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships.

To apply

Upload a CV and a cover letter explaining why you’re the best candidate for the role by 9pm Friday 3 February. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Ken Eaton.

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