Maintenance Operative

  • Sunderland AFC
  • Sunderland, UK
  • 15 May, 2024
Full time EFL Health & Safety Maintenance

Job Description

Maintenance Operative

Full Time (40 hours)


Sunderland AFC are looking to recruit an experienced Maintenance Operative to be responsible for ensuring that all of the club’s sites are fully maintained to the highest standards within the wider maintenance team. Progressively work through PPM’s and be reactive to dynamic situations when they arise, across all locations including the Stadium of Light and Academy of Light. A construction trade and experience is desired for the role.



Core Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • To undertake day to day maintenance tasks across the club at the Stadium of Light, Academy of Light and other club locations.
  • To carry out stringent daily swimming pool tests and ensuring parameters of pool compliance are met
  • Managing external contractors on site complying with Safe systems of work and Permit to work
  • Understanding of Health and Safety at work act
  • Work alone and as part of the wider team carrying out works as required
  • Working to a PPM schedule and reactive timescales as required
  • To be part of the maintenance call out rota
  • Understanding of building management systems (BMS)
  • To work matchdays and major events at the Stadium of light with the maintenance team
  • To carry out a defined list of pre match safety check
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • To provide cover for maintenance operatives on other sites when required
  • Ensure understanding, awareness and compliance at all times with the Club’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensure compliance with all of the Club’s security, stock control, loss prevention and key holder procedures.
  • commitment to the delivery of excellent customer service
  • To be self-motivated and the ability to work under pressure
  • Logical thinking in fault finding situations.


Technical Skills and Knowledge:


Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 2 years maintenance experience
  • Experience of working in a commercial building
  • Flexibility is essential to ensure maintenance cover across all SAFC sites
  • Full UK driving license essential


Desirable Criteria

  • Trade qualification desirable
  • Swimming pool testing knowledge desirable
  • Health and Safety qualification desirable


The position is full time (40 hours per week), the availability to work flexible is essential to suit business needs. Additionally, you are required to work all home fixtures and special events unless previously agreed with your manager.