10:41 06 June 2014
By GFC Media
Peter returned to the club on an initial interim basis in October 2013 and guided the club to League One safety, earning himself a two year contract in May 2014.
This is Peter's second stint at Priestfield having achieved promotion to the Championship in the year 2000, famously beating Wigan 3-2 in the playoff final at Wembley.
As a player Taylor began his career at Southend United prior to prolonged spell at Crystal Palace.
The winger was at Selhurst Park for three seasons, claiming four caps for England and scoring twice for the national team in the process, before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 1976 where he made 123 league appearances.
A shorter stint at Leyton Orient followed, before rounding off his career with Oldham and Exeter in the early 80's.
Peter then turned his focus to management, taking charge of Dartford in 1986 where he won the Southern Cup twice before joining Southend, and then Dover in 1995 where he helped steer the club away from relegation.
He signed a new two-year deal at the Crabble, but shortly after agreed to become the England U21 Manager, a position he would hold for three years before returning to club management with Gillingham.
After achieving promotion in his first season he joined Premiership side Leicester City, and in November of 2000 managed England for a solitary game, handing the Captain's armband to a certain David Beckham.
A spell at Brighton followed where he won the Division Two Championship, and then won back to back promotions with Hull City (03-04, 04-05), guiding them to the Championship for the first time in 15 years.
A move to former side Crystal Palace followed, having combined a second U21 spell with his duties at Hull, but would only stay for 16 months before taking charge of Stevenage.
A short stint there was followed up by taking the hot seat at Wycombe in May 2008, and he would achieve yet another promotion before taking charge of Bradford in March 2010.
Peter then moved away from England, taking charge of the Bahrain International team for 18 months before signing a two-month contract in March to take charge of the England U20 side for their World Cup campaign in Turkey.
Position: Assistant Manager
Hess returned to the club in June 2014 as Peter Taylor's number two having enjoyed a long relationship with the club since signing from Watford in the summer of 1996.
Andy went on to play over 300 times for Gills across a ten year spell, being an integral part of the team that clinched promotion to the Championship under Taylor in 2000.
He took over as Player/Manager following Peter's move to Leicester and secured the club's highest ever league finish in 2003 by securing 11th position in the second tier.
After being reunited with Taylor via a short loan stint with Hull, he left Priestfield in 2006 to join Barnet.
He had over a season at Underhill before taking over as Player/Manager at Dover where he guided the club to back to back promotions, narrowly missing out on a third after defeat to Woking in the Conference South play-offs.
His success in non-league attracted the attention of Paul Scally who brought Hessy back as Manager on a three year deal, but after two eighth placed finishes in League Two he stepped down and took up a role as Director of Football.
He left that role at the end of the 2012/13 season, but after a season scouting for Burnley, Andy agreed a deal to come back as part of Taylor's new look backroom team.
Position: Development Manager
Mark is currently in charge of the club’s development team and will be heavily involved in bringing some of the younger players and `fringe` squad players in to first team consideration with the side playing regular development matches.
Patterson has enjoyed a successful playing career which saw him play for Derby County, Plymouth Argyle and Gillingham – however his debut in the professional ranks was made at Carlisle United where he made 22 appearances before signing for Division One Derby for a fee of £60,000.
Patterson finished his career at Priestfield having been forced to retire due to a serious knee injury.
He spent four seasons as Youth Manager at the club (2006-10) but returned in 2012 to assist Andy Hessenthaler with his coaching set up.
Position: First Team Physiotherapist
Gary arrived at the club in September 2012 following the departure of James Barker to Crawley Town. He has worked closely with Peter Taylor, John Schofield and James Russell to aid injury prevention and post-match treatment.
Hemens is joined in the medical department by Luke Powis who is the youth team physio.
Position: Academy Manager
Darren returned for a second stint at the club following the appointment of Andy Hessenthaler as manager in July 2010 and has been responsible for seeing a number of younger players being considered for first team action.
Hare played for a number of Kent clubs during his 14-year spell as a player including Dover, Gravesend and Folkestone, and was regarded as one of the best strikers in Kent football.
Darren got into the world of coaching at an early age, carrying out the role of Kent County Football Association’s Youth Development Officer, despite the fact he was still playing regularly for Canterbury City at the time.
During the 04/05 season Darren was appointed Head of Youth at the Priestfield for the first time, and was in charge of the first team for one game following Hessenthaler’s departure.
At the end of the season Hare left Gillingham to take up a senior role in Crystal Palace’s Academy, but was back in Kent football in 2007 when he became Assistant to Hessenthaler at Dover Athletic, a position he would hold before returning to the Gills.
Position: Schoolboys Development Manager
Bryan has been in charge of Gillingham’s Centre of Excellence, now Academy, since 2008 and in that time has overseen a complete overhaul of the club’s youth system.
Bryan however started coaching at the Club back in 2000, working heavily with all of the current younger first team squad members such as Callum Davies, Jack Evans, Connor Essam, Jack Payne and Ashley Miller.
Bryan's role includes responsibility for all the players in the clubs development program who are still at school.
He works closely with Darren Hare and Foundation Stage (5 to 11's) Coach Rob Peck to give younger players the platform they need to display their talents and progress through the system.
During his time at the club the likes of Matthew Jarvis, Andrew Crofts, Luke Freeman and Ryan Bertrand – the latter winning a Champions League medal with Chelsea at the end of the 2011/12 season, have all moved from the Youth Development program to clubs that have played in the Premier League.