Saints Careers
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Our Culture


Southampton Football Club is a Premier League club competing at the highest level of professional football with a culture which promotes respect, unity, aspiration, innovation and discipline – this is The Southampton Way.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Participants at the Southampton FC all staff meeting, at St Mary

Our Values

We look for people with integrity, compassion and support for those around them; people who take pride in what they do with an honest approach, who embrace a challenge while also being accountable for their decisions; people who have the energy and passion to bring an innovative approach to their role and strive to be different from the rest; people with the aspiration to lead the way and become an example to others.

We're here for our employees

At Southampton, we’re committed to keeping staff engagement and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.

In 2021 we launched Saints Life, a new initiative that encapsulates all the ways we try and make the working lives of our staff enjoyable, engaging and rewarding across four key areas; Reward and Recognition, Personal Development, Staff Engagement, and Health in Mind.

Under Saints Life there are already a range of initiatives, programmes and benefits in place, aimed at enhancing skillsets, celebrating great examples of work by colleagues and departments, and supporting our mental and physical health.

Here are some examples of the initiatives you could benefit from if you come to work for us…

Southampton FC staff participate in a Health and Well being Yoga session, at St Mary

Wellbeing

Working here at Saints, physical and mental wellbeing of all our staff is of paramount importance to us. The club is committed to supporting its employee’s health and wellbeing, providing a variety of activities, services and initiatives across our sites.

Lead by our dedicated Health & Wellbeing Team, they provide a variety of fitness sessions, sporting events, mindfulness activities, health checks and much more to suit your every need, and they are always striving to find new ways to help staff.

We’re constantly looking at new ways we can support you to ensure you have all the tools and help you require should you be struggling, either at work or in your personal life. We currently have a partnership with Health Assured who provide our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and we have recently increased our team of Mental Health First Aiders to 20, covering both the stadium and training ground sites.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: St Mary

Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity isn’t just a statement we make, it is central to how we work and key to how we support our both our staff and the wider community.

In 2020, Southampton Football Club were awarded Premier League Equality Advanced Standards, becoming the first top flight club to earn the accolade at the first time of trying.

During the 2021/22 season, we partnered with Hummel to launch the No Place for Homophobia in Southampton campaign, including the unveiling of a striking mural close to St Mary’s stadium in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Internally, we have staff networks to support Southampton Football Club to develop positive working environments for all. Additionally, we have an external Inclusion Advisory Group, consisting of supporters and advisory representatives, who work alongside the club to positively challenge our strategy and action plans.

And of course, we are a Disability Confident Employer. We pride ourselves on our commitment to employing people on their abilities alone and to promote equal opportunities in employment. We positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Southampton staff photographed at St Mary

Staff Academy

Learning and development is key to the Club, as we know how important continuous improvement is in order to set ourselves apart from the rest and our Staff Academy ensures you're getting access to the right opportunities to expand your knowledge and skillset at the right time here at Saints.

Whether it is bite-size, on-the-go training, or more traditional accredited learning programmes, we want to support you to turn your Potential into Excellence.

We offer resources that will enable you to manage your own development and career aspirations, providing tailored support, guides and practical information, covering topics from time management through to leadership programmes and everything in between.

We are committed to helping you identify your strengths and areas for growth, with the tools to signpost you to appropriate development opportunities and resources, all aimed at giving you the best chance to succeed in everything you do.
The Halo Effect

Sustainability

In 2021, we launched our sustainability strategy, The Halo Effect, signalling the club’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for our club, our fans and our community.

We’re committed to living up to our environmental, corporate, fan and social responsibilities. Playing the right way today, for a better tomorrow.

You can find out some of the initiatives we’ve launched through The Halo Effect here, from planting trees for every Academy debutant to help offset our carbon emissions to showing our support for our LGBTQ+ fanbase, and helping the people of Southampton, whether its through the incredible work of Saints Foundation, or creating positive impact by helping out small business’ that share our values.

 

Attractive Benefits Package:

If you are successful, you can look forward to an attractive benefits package and healthy initatives, alongside working in a vibrant, intelligent and challenging environment with the potential to develop and become the best at what you do.

Among the benefits we offer our permanent staff are:

• A competitive salary
• The opportunity to work for a successful Premier League Club
• Working in an environment with strong core values
• Learning and developing opportunities
• Working with likeminded individuals
• Free tickets to home matches
• Delicious fresh meals served daily, including free breakfast and snacks
• Discounts to local shops, restaurants and businesses
• Worldwide travel insurance 

 

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I'm proud to work for Southampton FC and wear the badge with pride. We get very well looked after in terms of benefits and perks.
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Everyone is really committed to the club's direction of travel and I love that everyone comes from such a positive place for the club to do well. I see everyone living the values of the club and enjoy working with such fantastic colleagues from senior leaders and directors right throughout the organisation.
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I feel like I'm part of a team that is striving to bring success to the football club that I passionately support, and knowing that everything I do each day is not only aimed at achieving this success, but also contributes towards it.
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