Facilities Assistant

  • Leicester City Football Club
  • Leicester, UK
  • 24 Jan, 2023
Full time Health & Safety Maintenance Premier League Stadia & Operations

Job Description

Leicester City Football Club are recruiting for a Facilities Assistant to support the Facilities Team and wider Operations Team at the Club’s new Training Ground facility.

About The Role

Based at Leicester City’s new world class training ground, the key duties of this role include picking up and transporting goods in and out of the training ground as well as across the Club’s other sites, carrying out minor non-technical maintenance tasks and upkeep duties (such a bulb rounds, filter changing and plant cleaning), assisting departments across the Club when required with transport of equipment, monitoring and reporting any damages or defects to building fabrics or equipment, and liaising with reception staff for the setup of events, meeting rooms, or classrooms.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working well under their own initiative, and demonstrate a proactive approach to supporting both the wider operations team and the overall site. A willingness to work unsociable hours when required, the successful candidate will have a flexible approach to shift patterns, reflecting the unique, varied and dynamic operational needs. The role is physically demanding, and candidates will require the ability to lift and manoeuvre heavy items. While not essential, holding a forklift or MEWP qualification is desirable, as is having hotel or conferencing porter experience.

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.

Ultimately, the Club’s vision is as exciting as it is simple: we believe that together, it’s possible. We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.

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. Access to an Employee Assistance Programme from the date of joining.

Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week – 37.5hrs worked on a rota basis, 5 days over 7, including weekends.

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identify 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.