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About AFC Bournemouth

Entering an exciting new chapter in our long and storied history, we are proud to retain a focus on family and community. Delivering that engagement with our loyal supporters is a passionate and integrated backroom staff, working closely together to provide a positive and lasting experience for all at Vitality Stadium.

Since our takeover by chairman Bill Foley, in a partnership including Hollywood actor Michael B. Jordan, the club has seen significant investment committed towards sustaining Premier League status, highlighted by the construction of a state-of-the-art training facility and the arrival of promising young talent from top clubs around Europe. These developments also bring a great opportunity to further improve our women’s team and youth setup overall.

Key off-field appointments have recently been made in business operations, ticketing, and partnerships to continue our efforts in improving the experience for our supporters. 

Download our application form here for all vacancies

Current vacancies

Academy Operations Assistant 

Job Advert Reference: AFCB0024  

The role involves coordinating logistical aspects of the Academy, ensuring all player and staff documentation is up to date. Ensure databases are current, liaise with the EFL/Premier League, Football Association and County FA. To be responsible for the organisation of all U9-U15 Fixtures. You will be expected to attend fixtures. 

Click to read the full job advert. 

Academy Coach (Coach inclusion and diversity scheme)

Job Advert Reference: AFCB0023

As part of our commitment to improving diversity, we are proud to be able to support the Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme, season 2024/2025, by providing a high quality fixed-term employment opportunity to develop under-represented groups within the football industry.

Click here to read the full job advert.

Grounds person 

Job Advert reference: AFCB0020 

We are looking for a skilled (or working towards) Grounds Person on a permanent full-time basis to join the grounds team, to assist in the maintenance of the club's grounds at Vitality Stadium, the training ground and academy sites. 

Click here to read the full job description. 

Please note, for Community Sports Trust vacancies, download the application form here, cite the job advert reference number and email to [email protected]

Ongoing vacancies

Academy casual driver 

Job Advert reference: AFCB0018 

Click here to read the full job description. 

The role requires the person to transport Academy Players and Scholars on a day-to-day basis. These routes are usually from Vitality Stadium to Canford Park Arena or the training ground, daily. Then from Vitality Stadium to venues of other professional clubs on either a Saturday or Sunday.

  • Monday – Friday – Flexible, in line with the transport timetable.
  • Saturday/Sunday – Flexible, in line with the games programme.

To apply

Download the application form here, cite the above job advert reference number and email to [email protected].

Matchday safety stewards

Job Advert reference: AFCB0014

Click here to read the full job description.

We have an exciting opportunity to grow our stewarding team and are looking for enthusiastic candidates to be an integral part of AFC Bournemouth’s matchdays, helping to keep all persons present at Vitality Stadium safe to enjoy the excitement of competing in the Premier League and other associated competitions and offers the opportunity to begin a vocational career in spectator safety.

We want to provide excellent service to home and visiting supporters.

The role is on a casual worker contract basis and you may be offered the role each season, with a competitive rate of pay offered.

To apply

Download the application form here, cite the above job advert reference number and email to [email protected].

Concourse bar and catering assistants

Job Advert Reference: AFCB0002

We are looking to recruit concourse bar and catering assistants.

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic, reliable and self-motivated individuals with a hard-working positive approach, a polite manner and excellent attention to detail to work on matchdays.

Previous experience within a quality, fast-paced catering environment is preferable as staff members are required to display initiative and calmness under pressure. A strong work ethic and a can-do attitude are also prerequisites.

As a guide, shifts will range from four to eight hours.

To apply

Download the application form here, cite the above job advert reference number and email to [email protected].

Matchday chefs

Job Advert Reference: AFCB0003

We are looking for experienced chefs to join the team. This is a part-time position for matchdays and the day prior to matchdays only.

Approximately 16 to 20 hours.

Excellent hourly rates of pay for experienced candidates.

To apply

Download the application form here, cite the above job advert reference number and email to [email protected].

Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and other information for applicants

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

AFC Bournemouth is an equal opportunities employer and ensures staff and volunteers are able to achieve their full potential.

We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion and embrace the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society. We take our responsibility seriously, to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

We actively encourage applications from women, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from ethnically diverse communities.

Applicants are invited to contact the Head of EDI & Engagement ([email protected]) in confidence, at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to facilitate attendance and participation at an interview or to fully participate in the application or selection process.

For further information on accessibility within the stadium please click here.

Safeguarding

AFC Bournemouth is committed to protecting all children, young persons, and adults at risk in its care or attending its premises and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

For all positions where a DBS check is required, an offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory disclosure at the appropriate level.

Any and all potential agreements, relationships or commitments that could be considered a conflict of interest should be disclosed upon application to this vacancy by emailing [email protected]. You will also be asked whether you have any conflicts to disclose upon receipt of your application.

Satisfactory references will be required for all positions, your eligibility to work with the club will be subject to receiving appropriate referencing.

We strive to create a positive and safe environment and ensure all who interact with the club feel safe, protected, and heard.

AFC Bournemouth can exercise their right to perform external searches and to confirm information provided by candidates. It does not retain any data during this process.

Other information

Please be aware that AFC Bournemouth will not accept submission of speculative CVS and we cannot facilitate work experience requests at this time. Please keep an eye on this page and follow our social media channels for the latest information on vacancies and opportunities at the club.

We reserve the right to close any advertised vacancy before the stated closing date, we recommend applying to our vacancies early, to avoid any disappointment.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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