12 Apr 2014

Full-Time Houseparent

Manchester City’s City Football Academy – Posted by adminManchester, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Reference: 2139382

Summer 2014 sees the opening of Manchester City’s City Football Academy (CFA), a global centre of excellence in the heart of East Manchester. The CFA is a unique facility that brings together a best in class academy with new first team training facilities and all of the Club’s operations, right next to the Etihad Stadium and in the heart of the community.

The new Academy building includes an on-site accommodation building for up to 38young elite football players (scholars) and aims to enhance the all-round development of players through providing a high-quality ‘home from home’ experience.

Manchester City Football Club are now looking to recruit three sets of couples who will be responsible for supporting the needs and welfare of the young players living in the accommodation block, more commonly known as Houseparents. The Houseparents will live and work on site and receive complementary self-catering accommodation and access to dining facilities. The posts are as follows:

1. Senior Houseparents: one couple, combined salary circa £60k dependant on experience
2. Part-time Houseparents: two couples, combined salary of £16 – £20k dependant on experience

This is a unique opportunity to provide a positive contribution to the professional and personal development of young athletes.

The Senior Houseparents will live on-site from Sunday afternoon/evening to Friday afternoon/evening throughout the ‘football year’. Reporting to the Senior Houseparents, part-time Houseparents will work from Friday afternoon/evening until Sunday afternoon/evening for two weekends in every four on a rota basis with other part-time Houseparents. Successful candidates will receive a comprehensive benefits package including free private health care on completion of a probationary period.

If you wish to apply, please send one covering letter per couple and a CV with a passport sized photograph attached for each houseparent to michael.holman@hays.com or call 0161 236 3617 for more information.

Please note: we are looking for couples who are able to demonstrate they have been in a stable relationship for a period of time. The provisions within the accommodation will not allow for the accommodation of dependants, personal visitors or pets.
More information on the development of the City Football Academy can be found at http://www.mcfc.co.uk/The-Club/City-Football-Academy

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and welcomes all applications from people who meet the requirements of the job description.
As a member of the Two Ticks scheme, we are proud to show our commitment to employing disabled people and judging people on their abilities alone. We make a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.

All applicants taken to interview stage will be subject to a criminal records check through the Disclosure & Barring Service and a credit check process.
Due to the large volume of expected applications we will only be able to contact those short-listed for interviews. If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend an assessment centre style interview, held either on the 6th or 7th May. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 22nd April.

The Houseparent system works within the parameters of general Premier League regulations and EPPP framework.

How to Apply

Contact: Michael Holman

Office: 4th & 5th Floor City Tower Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 3LF

Phone: 0161 236 3617

Email: michael.holman@hays.com

Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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