Football is one of the biggest industries in the world, worth over £20bn, so it's unsurprising that there are many complicated HR issues that can arise for football clubs - big and small - and we have plenty of experience in providing the necessary support within this sector.

Football clubs have a number of HR issues that they need to consider, some of which are quite unique to their industry, including contracts of employment, volunteers and equality & diversity.
It can also be an unpredictable industry with football clubs often finding themselves being relegated which can lead to employees of that club being made redundant – another HR issue that needs to addressed in keeping with employment law.

Not to mention that such high-profile organisations are under a lot of scrutiny from the public and the media, so putting one foot wrong when it comes to employment law could be hugely damaging for the reputation of the club.

Providing Football Clubs with HR Support

We are proud to say that following work carried out by our HR Consultants over the years, we have built strong relationships with numerous well-known football clubs in the UK.
We understand how important it is to sustain your reputation by looking after your staff and ensuring the safety of the hundreds of thousands of people who walk through the premises week to week.

Our HR consultants are on hand to provide bespoke, professional support and advice for any and every HR issue that may arise and can even take over the recruitment process for your business so that you can focus on other areas of management.

We also have Health and Safety Services such as risk assessments, health and safety policies and comprehensive audits to ensure that you are compliant with current legislation and carrying out your duty of care towards your employees and members of the public.

Though a mighty task for most consultancies, we love supporting the leisure industry, beyond just football clubs, across all HR and Health & Safety matters.

Call us today on 0845 2626 260 to discuss your needs and learn more about our available packages and prices.

Testimonial from a football club

“We have worked with Guardian Support since 2014, and though I have previously worked as a consultant myself for a number of years for one of the market’s leading HR consultancies, I have found the services I have receive from Guardian Support to be second to none.
As a small HR team, we see a wide range of issues and it is reassuring that Guardian Support are on hand to help me with any areas of HR practice that I am unsure of or if I just want the reassurance of a second opinion. It is also reassuring that the services we take are on a retained contract, so no matter how much we use their services, we don’t pay any more than our monthly fee. This made it easy for us to get approval for their costs as part of our HR budget.

We chose them because we understand that they already look after a number of football clubs, and though they don’t necessarily advertise this as one of their specialisms, they are clearly in touch with the industry and the unique challenges faced by a football club.”

– Michelle Daly, HR Manager
Birmingham City FC

Some of the football clubs we work closely with: