Volunteering opportunties

helmetVolunteer equipment manager required   

The East Kilbride Pirates are looking to recruit a volunteer equipment manager with specific responsibility for the club’s junior and two youth teams.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with Scotland’s leading American Football Club in a role that will have a real impact on the successful delivery of our under 19s programme.

The post holder will be in charge of developing a robust process for managing equipment and playing kit inventory, issue and return. They will keep a running inventory of equipment and playing kit held by our three u19s teams, ensure it’s properly stored and maintained and make any repairs required.

The majority of kit held by the club is issued to players on loan, with training equipment and spares held in a secure storage cupboard at Duncanrig High School in East Kilbride. Equipment and playing kit may need to be moved back and forward from storage to our winter training venue at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground for Sunday training sessions as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • To work with the our three u19s Head Coaches to develop a robust strategy and process for managing kit inventory, issue and return
  • To maintain an inventory of player kit and training equipment held by each team – including helmets, shoulder pads, other protective padding training tops, uniform, footballs etc. This will include a regular stock checks.
    To work with the Head Coach of each team to understand any kit requirements and manage the issue and return of player kit. This includes support with the collection of kit from any players leaving the club.
  • To keep kit clean and in good working order and repair as required
  • To track the movement of kit from one team to another across the club
  • When needed to transport kit from the club’s primary storage area in East Kilbride to training facilities in Hamilton and return as needed
  • Manage laundry of junior team uniform tops – either personally or via a laundrette (costs refunded).

Time commitment

After the post-holder has put a process in place to manage equipment, we estimate an ongoing time commitment of one to two hours a week during January – September, primarily on Sundays.

Person specification

Experience of American Football or as an equipment manager for another sport would be preferred, but isn’t required. We’ll spend time with the right person to bring them up to speed on what’s needed.

The ideal person will be organised, reliable and enthusiastic and have good communication skills. They should be able to work on their own initiative and be able to carry out basic repairs to equipment – for example replacing screws, buckles and clips. Basic IT skills would be useful for developing and maintaining the inventory.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle on a regular basis is required.


For more information or to register interest, please email info@piratesfootball.co.uk


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