West Bromwich Albion FC

West Bromwich Albion are a professional football club that formed in 1878. Proudly representing West Bromwich, the Club are a founder of the Football League with a proud history.

Sector : Sport, Leisure & Tourism

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Where is your business based?

West Bromwich in the West Midlands, just outside Birmingham

What is your name?

Laura Gabbidon

What is your role within the business?

Head of Marketing

What does your business do?

Our core business is as a sports club that compete in the English professional leagues. To drive our success on the field we have to maximise our business opportunities which means we offer a wide range of products and services and operate in different industries.

What is special about your business - what makes it a great place to work?

Working in football is very unique and very diverse. The football side can make things very exciting, but it's also interesting to work with such a diverse team of people with such different skills and experiences.

How many people do you employ?

Approximately 200 permanent staff

What skills and qualities do you look for in new employees?

To work in football you need to be flexible towards working hours as many aspects of the business are 24/7. You also need to be able to be professional and put the football to one side and not let results affect your personal performance.

What other job roles do you have in your business?

We have dozens of roles from marketing, sales, catering, retail, telesales, coaching, maintenance, accounts. Football clubs require a lot of different skills!

How do I apply?

When we have job vacancies we post them on our website www.wba.co.uk/club