Forest Green Rovers FC

Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers is a football club with a rich 133-year history – but we're at the forefront of something entirely new here. FIFA described us as the greenest football club in the world – it's undoubtedly true that no other football club in the world has put the environment at the heart of what it does.

We aim to be in the Championship within the next five years – our recent promotion to League One is the second step of that journey - and we're planning to build a stadium to match those ambitions. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, 'Eco Park' will be the only stadium made entirely of wood.

Sustainability is central to everything we do at Forest Green Rovers. From solar panels and electric vehicle charging points at The Bolt New Lawn to our vegan menu, we are proving that sports clubs can lead the fight against climate change.

And it is working.

We’re the first and only vegan football club and the first to be certified as carbon neutral by the United Nations.

 

The Bolt New Lawn might look like any other football stadium, but we do things slightly differently. Here are some of the things that make us the world’s greenest football club.

Green energy – The entire club is powered by 100% green energy from Ecotricity, some of which we generate ourselves with the solar panels on our stadium roof and the solar tracker at the ground entrance.

Organic pitch – The grass we play on is sustainable, free from pesticides and weed killers.

Electric ‘mow-bot’ – We cut the grass with a GPS-directed, solar-powered lawnmower.

Rainwater capture – We collect rainwater that lands on the stadium and use it to irrigate the pitch rather than using mains water.

EV charge points – We recommend sustainable travel to all games and provide electric car charge points at The New Lawn.

29 Sep, 2022
Full time
£22,000 - £25,000 yearly
Forest Green Rovers FC Forest Green Rovers Football Club, Another Way, Forest Green, Nailsworth, Stroud, UK
Location: Forest Green Salary Details: £22,000- £25,000 About The Role • Liaising with COO to obtain the relevant monetary information for drawing up contracts and loan agreements.  • Responsible for issuing all player contracts for the first team and scholars after personal terms and finance have been agreed by the COO. Ensure that all necessary supporting documents are drawn up, signatures are obtained, necessary information is lodged with EFL and FA and payroll and the Finance Department are informed accordingly.  • Registering all professional players with squad numbers, liaising with the FA and EFL where essential.  • Responsible for communicating with the registration departments within the FA and EFL regarding player disciplinary issues, ensuring that relevant records of bookings and disciplinary records are maintained and the Manager is informed when a player is approaching a suspension....
29 Sep, 2022
Full time
£25,000 - £28,000 yearly
Forest Green Rovers FC Forest Green Rovers Football Club, Another Way, Forest Green, Nailsworth, Stroud, UK
Location: Forest Green Salary Details: £25,000 - £28,000 DoE About The Role This is an exciting and varied role centered around supporting the CEO in the day to day running of two organisations: Forest Green Rovers and GreenCode. We are looking for someone who has experience with and understands the demands of working for someone at this level – someone with a positive attitude who is a real self starter, quick thinking, diligent, and takes ownership of every task they undertake.   This will include the following core responsibilities: Supporting the CEO in day to day tasks as required Varied day to day administration tasks for both FGR and GreenCode Diary, travel and expense management for the Senior Leadership Team Be proactive and diligent in completing all set tasks – think on your feet to problem solve Communication with external and internal agencies and departments...