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Vacancies

Stewards and turnstile operators

Sheffield Wednesday currently have a number of vacancies available for stewards and turnstile operators at Hillsborough.

Applicants are required to undergo a two-day course which will be run by the club to gain their NVQ level two in Spectator Safety to qualify for the position.

For further details contact SWFC operations assistant Tim Barlow by calling 03700 20 1867 or by email Tim.barlow@swfc.co.uk.

An application form for the position can be downloaded by clicking on the following link.

STEWARD APPLICATION FORM

After completing the application form, please return to

Tim Barlow 
Operations Assistant 
Sheffield Wednesday FC 
Hillsborough 
Sheffield 
S6 1SW

Grounds person

Term: Full time
Department: Ground staff
Location: Sheffield Wednesday, Hillsborough, S6 1SW
Salary: Competitive dependent on skills
Application closing date: Friday 17 November 2017

Sheffield Wednesday are recruiting for an energetic and enthusiastic grounds person, who has a determined, flexible and positive attitude to complement our existing team for an immediate start.

The successful candidate will be required to assist in the maintenance of pitches and associated areas/facilities at the club’s stadium to a professional standard.

Work at the Owls’ Middlewood Road training complex will also be required on an ad-hoc basis.

Alongside the skills and abilities summarised below, it is essential the candidate is able to work unsupervised and is keen to make a positive contribution to the team.

Qualifications

Essential requirements
• NVQ2 or NVQ3 (or other recognised equivalent qualification) in horticulture/turf maintenance or qualified by relevant experience.

Desirable requirements
• Two years’ minimum experience within sports turf or horticultural background
• Proven track record for at least two years as an experienced grounds person
• Awards in the Safe use of Pesticides Application Modules PA1, PA2 & PA6
• Experience working with Fibresand & Desso Grassmaster constructions
• Manual Handling Techniques and Awareness Training
• Experience working with football pitches at professional level 
• Knowledge of fertiliser products from various suppliers

Skills

Essential requirements
• Strong sense of responsibility and teamwork with excellent communication skills
• Effective planning and time management skills
• A valid driving licence 
• Ability to work as a team member

Personal qualities
• Able to work alone and as part of a team
• Willingness to work in all weather conditions
• Must possess a positive attitude
• Flexible approach to meet the nature and demands of the business
• Flexibility with working hours required to meet the demands of the role, including weekend work and unsociable hours.

Applications that demonstrate the above criteria will be considered for the role. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate they are eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply, please send you CV and a covering letter, indicating your current salary and desired remuneration to andy.thompson@swfc.co.uk.

Premier League kicks coordinator

The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme are seeking to recruit a Premier League kicks coordinator.

The purpose of the role is to implement the SWFCCP Premier League Kick’s project which is aimed at young people aged eight-19 years in and around Sheffield.

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • To be an ambassador of SWFCCP by supporting us in narrowing the gap of disadvantage within Sheffield by working at the heart of the community; offering excellent customer service at all times and upholding the professional image of SWFC and SWFCCP
  • To further develop the already successful Premier League Kicks project within Sheffield, ensuring all sessions are staffed, participant data is collected and sessions are of a high quality
  • To oversee the planning, implementation, development and delivery of the brand new Premier League Kicks Discretionary Fund, working with severely disadvantaged young people. 
  • To ensure all participant data is logged as set out in the requirements by the Premier League in relation to any associated projects/programmes.
  • To represent Premier League Kicks and SWFCCP at relevant activities and to develop networks with other agencies involved in sport and youth work in Sheffield and surrounding boroughs.
  • To enable as many young people to have the opportunity to take part in the programme and deliver high quality sport and positive activity sessions. 
  • To effectively engage with hard-to-reach young people at sessions, whilst acting as a role model and a blueprint for best practice. 
  • To perform other duties as required, which are considered relevant to the post and to the objectives of SWFCCP.
  • To represent SWFCCP at any relevant activities/events.

Required experience

  • Project planning and implementation
  • At least five years of working with hard to reach young people

Required qualifications

  • A nationally recognised qualification in youth & community work, or a recognised equivalent
  • Level 2 coaching qualification in any sport or working towards
  • Level 1 in a number of other sports
  • Qualified to Level 3 in Youth and Community

Desirable

  • Qualified in first aid

To apply please email john.williams@swfc.co.uk for an application form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 July.