Leicester City Football Club, Leicester

1st assistant Pitch Manager 

Clients Details:
Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester in the East Midlands. The club competes in the Premier League, England's top division of football, and plays its home games at the King Power Stadium.

Candidate profile:
Leicester City have an exciting opportunity to join their award winning Sports Turf and Grounds team as the department begins building a staffing structure to support the operation of its new World Class training facility.

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

Key Accountabilities:
To aid the Pitch Manager and other 1st Assistants manage the day to day operations and running of the site. To aid in managing staff in your area of responsibility and planning to produce high quality surfaces for all squads using the training facility.

Key tasks include but not limited to:
> To produce daily/weekly plans that outline tasks and maintenance applications that can be delivered to all members of staff within your area of responsibility.
> To work alongside the Pitch Manager to produce the pitch allocations that can be delivered to all coaches at the training ground. 
> To Liaise with coaches on a day to day basis and communicate with them on how best to use and preserve the playing surfaces in your area of responsibility. 
> To work alongside the Pitch Manager and other 1st assistants to effectively plan for short- and long-term turf maintenance.
> To aid in the daily management of staff in your area of responsibility with job delegation both as a group and individually, whilst being aware of individuals needs and capabilities.
> To set a high standard for yourself and other staff members in Health and Safety across the workplace at all times.

A detailed Job description can be downloaded here.

Essential requirements:
> To have had experience in a similar Deputy / 1st assistant role.
> To hold a minimum of a level 2 in sports turf or relevant qualification.
> To Possess a PA1, PA2 and PA6 qualification in the application and safe use of chemicals.
> To have experience in managing a team on a day to day basis.
> To have excellent practical skills and carry out all day to day tasks with great accuracy and attention to detail.
> To have a flexible approach to work and able to undertake weekend and evening shifts.
> Demonstrates honesty, integrity, reliability and the ability to ensure confidentiality at all time.
> Friendly, well organized with the ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure.
> Possess strong time management skills and have a flexible approach to work.
> Able to communicate to the highest level, listens, interprets and conveys information in a clear and accurate manner, provides timely delivery of information and selects the most appropriate method of communication.
> Works within a team environment, co-operates with others, considers the needs of others and helps others to achieve objectives.
> Ability to work autonomously on own initiative, pro-active in managing one’s own time, building an understanding of the internal and external environment in order to deliver work in a highly effective and professional manner.
> Resilience and the ability to maintain professionalism and a calm demeanor at all times.
> Excellent IT skills (including excellent MS Office – word, excel, PowerPoint).
> Able to work to tight deadlines.
> To adhere and communicate the Club’s brand values to stakeholders whenever the opportunity arises.
> A commitment to continuing professional development

Desirable requirements:
> To possess an NVQ Lv3 qualification or qualifications of an equivalent level.
> A full clean driving license
> IOSH Health and Safety Certification
> First Aid certificate

Role Requirements:
> To undertake required training, including mandatory Club Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety training.
> To ensure that the Club’s Safe-guarding and Vulnerable Adults policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
> To adhere and communicate the Club’s brand values to stakeholders whenever the opportunity arises

Process to apply:
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with the subject 1st assistant pitch manager

SportsTurf@lcfc.co.uk (please include your current salary and notice period)


Closing date:
Friday, 28 February 2020 - 11:45pm