Careers | Casual Ladies Kit Person

Closing date for applications is 12noon, Wednesday March 15, 2017

Employer: Watford Football Club

Job Title: Kit Person – Watford FC Ladies

Salary: Competitive Sessional Rates

Location: Harefield Academy and Kings Langley FC

Contract Type: Casual agreement

Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK

Interviews: April 2017

Watford Ladies are looking to recruit a casual Kit Person, reporting to the General Manager.

In summer 2017, Adidas will be the Club’s new Technical Partner and we are looking for an organised, conscientious and hard-working team player to join the set-up.

The Kit Person will assist with the provision of a full kit service to the First Team and Development Team, working within a small team in an often highly pressurised environment.

The role will require the ability to travel between Club locations and to all first-team home and away fixtures. Watford Ladies train at The Harefield Academy and generally play on Sunday afternoons at Kings Langley FC.

You will need to be flexible with your working hours and days as the working pattern can be different from one week to the next. You will be expected to work weekends and this can include long trips that on some occasions mean staying away on the night previous to the fixture.

Some fixtures during the season may be played midweek with an evening kick off and you will be required to work these games. Due to the busy nature of the job and industry you will be working in, holiday time on match-days will be very limited.

The post holder will prepare kit requirements for both match-day and training plus will include being in charge of preparing the match-day kits from Development to First Team level.

This role will be to make sure that all the kit is sufficiently washed, dried and folded ready to go out for matches.

Key Responsibilities include:

* To manage the club’s kit requirements, ensuring that all day to day duties are completed;

* To deal with the first-team management and staff’s kit requirements and attend staff meetings that require the kit department to have an input;

* To organise kit distribution and collection.

Application process

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV, a copy of your relevant qualifications with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role via email to the General Manager, Ellie Kemp at Ellie.Kemp@watfordfc.com

Closing date for applications is 12noon, Wednesday March 15, 2017.

Watford Football Club is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post

First Team 07/03/2017

Colney Chat | Nordin Amrabat

By Kevin Affleck

Nordin Amrabat, who is set to return to full training this week, will presumably go straight back into the Watford squad once he is declared fully fit, but he admits there was a time when he wasn't sure if he would make the cut for what has been a breakthrough Premier League season for the winger.

Amrabat was very much on the periphery of things during pre-season and the otherwise confident Moroccan international admitted he was nervously looking over his shoulder amid the wave of summer arrivals.

"When you calculate there are only 17 places [for foreign players], the new players for sure would be in the squad," said Amrabat, who was signed from Malaga in January last year. 

"There were five or six question marks and I was one of them. That's the truth. I didn't play a lot in pre-season and I could feel the signals. I wasn't playing a lot and I wasn't stupid.

"It looked like it was going to be difficult for me to stay. There were lots of clubs from Spain who wanted to take me on loan and the club was ready to send me on loan, but the coach told me, in the end, he wanted me to stay."

Amrabat believes his best is yet to come at Vicarage Road

It's hard to believe now he's established himself as such a central figure in the squad, but Amrabat wasn't sure he was going to be part of Walter Mazzarri's plans right up until the 18 for the game against Southampton on the opening day was announced. 

"I played well against Queens Park Rangers in pre-season but I played zero minutes against Lorient in the last pre-season game," he said. 

"Normally players who start the first game of the season play in the last pre-season game but I didn't play. I tell the truth, after the game I went to the coach to speak about my future.

"I said it was time for me to go – not from my side, but from the club's side. He told me I was going to play the first game against Southampton. I thought he was joking, but it was true.

"That week I worked really hard in training and I started at Southampton. From that moment I was playing."

He's not looked back since and played with great zest and dynamism in various roles down Watford's right flank until an ankle ligament injury stopped him when he was in full cry. He was displaying the sort of form that regular watchers of Malaga are familiar with.

"I've still not shown the Watford fans what I am really capable of," he says. "I can still do more. I played better when I was in Spain and for a period at Galatasaray. Last year it was difficult to show my best as I only played the last ten minutes of games."

Amrabat has started every game he's been fit for this season and been a bundle of energy down the right. He's played right-back, right wing-back and even part of a front three. 

"My best position is a winger," he said, "and I prefer the left wing as I can go inside or outside but I've also played as right wing-back and then a few games as right winger. I can give a lot of energy to the team. I'm looking forward to being back."