Sheffield United Football Club seeks homes for young players

Sheffield United Football Club relies on a network of excellent host families to help care for young players on a full-time basis and to provide a 'home from home' environment, including weekends and bank holidays. The academy is seeking to recruit accommodation providers for young professional football apprentices in the local area.

Promoted by Sheffield United Football Club
Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 9:00 am
Football stars of the future need ‘home from home’ to get started.

Lodgings should provide an individual, good quality, safe setting for Sheffield United Football Club players to live and study during their weekly training schedule.

The ideal property should be within a 3–10 mile radius of the academy training facility and have transport links to Shirecliffe, Sheffield so that players can easily travel to and from training. Ideally, accommodation providers would be able to cater for at least two academy players, each with an individual room.

The role will require residential accommodation each week during the football season.

Essential Requirements:

This role involves supervision and support with young people and is subject to an Enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for all people who reside at the property age 18 and over and for those who may stay on an ad hoc basis i.e. a partner or relative.

Provision of accommodation for a set period of time, i.e. a full season for signed scholars and/or ad hoc weeks for trialists. Dependent on the players personal home address they may need accommodation seven days per week.

An appropriate level of supervision and support shall be provided depending on the age of the player.

Provision of an individual semi-furnished room with bed and storage for clothes.

Provision of a nutritious breakfast, evening meal and snacks (and lunch where required e.g. when the player is off sick or does not travel home at the weekend). Nutritional guidance shall be provided by the club.

Provide access to laundry facilities and support with laundry duties from Monday through to Friday.

Provide Wi-fi access.

Provide towels and bed linen for the duration of the accommodation agreement.

Be aware of safeguarding procedures for players under 18 and attend any training provided by the club which is relevant to the accommodation host.

Attend meetings as required to support the players.

Take responsibility to notify the club in the event of an incident occurring that would impact on the suitability to supervise children, young or vulnerable adults.

To agree to the premises being risk assessed/audited by a qualified member of the club, namely the Health and Safety Manager and to comply with any next steps as a result of the risk assessment/audit.Specific Safety requirements:

Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Certificate

Regime of Portable Appliance Testing

Gas Safety Certificate

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Smoke / Heat Detection System

Any loft accommodation must comply with current building regulations

Other requirementsThis post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.Two written references will also be required.

If you require any further information on the opportunity, please contact the central HR Department via [email protected] and a member of the team will be in touch.

Contract type

The club should be invoiced on a fortnightly basis. You would be fully responsible for ensuring you comply with HMRC tax regulations. The rate of pay is to be discussed at the initial interview.Application Process

Click here to download the application form. Please download and save the application form to your desktop before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department [email protected] or call 0114 253 7200.

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to [email protected] stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th October 2021.

Please note

Equality and DiversitySheffield United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training and development are designed to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Safer RecruitmentSheffield United FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. For further information on the Club’s Safeguarding Statement please access the following link: