First Assistant Pitch Manager

Leicester
Full Time
Competitive
24 / 12

Leicester City FC have an exciting opportunity to join their award-winning Sports Turf and Grounds team. The overall objective of the First Assistant Pitch Manager is to support the Pitch Manager in the day-to-day operations and running of its Belvoir Drive training facility, where Leicester City Women’s team are based.

This role will offer the candidate the opportunity to manage a team, ensuring that the highest standards are adhered to, protocols are followed, and the team is led by example as we push to ensure the facility meets the needs of all players and staff.

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First Assistant Pitch Manager

About The Role

Leicester City FC have an exciting opportunity to join their award-winning Sports Turf and Grounds team. The overall objective of the First Assistant Pitch Manager is to support the Pitch Manager in the day-to-day operations and running of its Belvoir Drive training facility, where Leicester City Women’s team are based.

This role will offer the candidate the opportunity to manage a team, ensuring that the highest standards are adhered to, protocols are followed, and the team is led by example as we push to ensure the facility meets the needs of all players and staff.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of working within a similar management capacity and with strong organisational, people and leadership skills. We need someone who can communicate clearly and efficiently with all Club coaches and work alongside the wider Sports Turf Academy team to effectively plan for short- and long-term turf maintenance, whilst maintaining the highest standards for themselves, their areas of responsibility, and their team. Candidates should have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in Sports Turf or suitable / relevant alternative, alongside possessing a PA1, PA2 and PA6 qualification in the application and safe use of chemicals.

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the recent opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.

Benefits Package

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week
37.5

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

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