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VACANCIES AT NORTHAMPTON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

JOB TITLE: FIRST TEAM ASSISTANT PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Northampton Town Football Club are looking to recruit a first team assistant physiotherapist.

A full job specification and description can be found here, along with details of how to apply.

The deadline for all applications is June 30th 2022.

JOB TITLE: SAFETY OFFICER

Northampton Town Football Club are looking to recruit a safety officer.

Job Title: Safety Officer
Location: Sixfields Stadium, Northampton Town FC
Reporting to: Facilities Manager

The Role

The Safety Officer is a key member of the team. Responsible for the safety of everyone attending matches at Sixfields Stadium in accordance with the Safety Certificate terms and conditions, Operations Manual and the Club’s Policies.

The Safety Officer has the Board's authority to take any action deemed necessary to ensure the safety of spectators inside Sixfields Stadium.

Responsibilities:
• Assume responsibility on behalf of the club and directors for the provisions of the Safety Certificate and the club’s policies in relation to spectator safety.
• Ensure all conditions of the general Safety Certificate are fully complied with.
• Continually review and keep up to date the Matchday Operations Manual, in line with the Safety Certificate, all relevant legislation and guidance.
• Assume responsibility and control for spectator safety and security plans accordingly in advance of each matchday working closely with the Facilities Manager.
• Be aware of the requirements of all Sports Grounds legislation, the Green Guide and other advisory documents, the Safety Certificate, the licence issued by the Sports Ground Safety Authority and ensure compliance.
• Regularly review the emergency action plan and liaise with the local authorities on the planning for emergency situations.
• Plan matchday stewarding and safety measures at the stadium and make appropriate recommendations to the Facilities Manager and Chief Executive for consideration.
• Plan and monitor specific stewarding levels on a match day to ensure effective and allocation of staff commensurate with the General Safety Certificate.
• Complete risk assessments in line with the Matchday Operations Manual.
• Assume responsibility for the provision of training and assessment for all stewards employed at the Club.
• Ensure that any aspects of the stewarding operation reflect the club’s policies in relation to customer service and the equality and diversity policy.
• Work closely with the club’s appointed agency in relation to the requirements for appropriately qualified staff from the agency.
• Evaluate the performance of all Stewards, Stand Managers and Supervisors and initiate any action or training that may be required.
• Act as a representative of the club in regular consultation with the Safety Advisory Group including the Sports Ground Safety Authority on matters associated with the safety and security of spectators.
• Maintain strong relationships and regular dialogue with Northamptonshire Police to plan Police presence at matches as required.
• During policed matches liaise closely with the Police Match Commander.
• Co-ordinate, monitor and advise upon all safety matters affecting the stadium.
• Liaise with the Facilities Manager and Ticket Office Manager in the build up to matches in relation to ticket sales and any other matter as required.
• Ensure that all stewards, stand managers, supervisors and the Deputy Safety Officer are fully briefed on their duties and what is expected of them during each matchday including all aspects of the matchday operation and including emergency evacuation.
• Ensure that the provisions of the alcohol licence and licensing laws are always complied with within the stadium.
• After each match complete a debrief and submit via a report to the Facilities Manager and Chief Executive Officer any problems that have occurred during the event.

Prior experience and qualifications:
The post holder should be an experienced and knowledgeable person in safety and security and controlling crowds in football stadia. They will be expected to attend conferences/meetings run by the FA Premier League/EFL and
The post holder should hold a Level Four NVQ qualification in Spectator Safety, be working towards such a qualification or may be qualified by experience (subject to agreement by the Directors and Safety Advisory Group).

Northampton Town Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and staff will be regarded equally and will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.

Northampton Town Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people involved in activities and event at the Company. As part of the Company’s recruitment and selection process any offers of work involving working in regulated activity with children are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure and barred list check (depending on the level of supervision, frequency, and nature of contact with children).

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to avril.spraggon@ntfc.co.uk. The closing date for applications is July 6th 2022.

JOB TITLE: ACADEMY COACHES

Northampton Town Football Club is looking to recruit some casual Academy Coaches to work within the schoolboy phase.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Delivering of age specific syllabus to players in their charge.
• Completing online and electronic reviewing and assessments of players and sessions.
• Communicating effectively with all team members and reporting back to the Lead Phase Coach.
• Working effectively within a multidisciplinary team to deliver excellent coaching.
• Have experience of working with the PMA System, ensuring all player records, session planning and administration is completed in an accurate and timely manner.

Personal Specification
The successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies:
• Proven coaching experience.
• An ability to differentiate tasks based on ability and key stages of player/child development.
• An approachable manner towards young people.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills with other department members and coaching staff.
• Willing to work flexible and unsociable hours including evenings and weekends.

Essential Qualities and Qualifications:
• UEFA B Licence
• Hold a current FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (previously known as FA Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) certificate)
• FA Youth Award (Modules 1, 2 and 3)
Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at the appropriate level.

Northampton Town FC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in our workplace.

BAME Declaration
The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in Academy football that require a UEFA ‘A’ or UEFA ‘B’ Licence.
Do you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions?
• Black
• Asian
• Other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’)

* YES / NO (please indicate on your application)

APPLICATIONS PROCESS:
• To apply for the Casual Academy Coach role please email graham.biggs@ntfc.co.uk - Head of Coaching a covering letter and your football CV.
• Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
• Closing Date: 30 June 2022
• Interviews: Will be arranged upon receipt of applications

ACADEMY CASUAL PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

The Northampton Town Academy are looking to recruit a casual physiotherapist ahead of the new season.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of therapy and first aid services to the NTFC Academy on a casual basis.

• Main duties lie with providing therapy services during evening training and weekends within the Academy for U9-U16 players.
• Support with Medical screenings and physical testing of players.
• To ensure appropriate assessment and diagnosis of injuries sustained by U9-U16 players within the Academy
• To ensure appropriate therapeutic interventions to players with injuries and ensure that prevention of injury strategies are implemented within the Academy
• To ensure that appropriate and comprehensive medical notes are completed
• To attend games and provide immediate attention to any injuries sustained
• Comply with all aspects of the Club’s “Code of Conduct”.
• To ensure all CPD requirements are met in accordance with role and ongoing personal development
• Adhere to Health & Safety Regulations
• The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to the Club values and policies and procedures, in particular Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.

To also be responsible to:

• The Head Academy Physiotherapist on all major decisions
• The Academy Manager on medical matters affecting Academy players
• The Academy Coaches in relation to players, their injury status and prevention of injury strategies
• Head Academy Physiotherapist with regard to injuries, diagnosis and treatment

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the club.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential
• BSc Hons Physiotherapy or BSc Sports Rehabilitation or BSc Sports Therapy
• Hold a current FA Intermediate Trauma Medical Management Qualification (ITMMiF)
• Holds/or willing to acquire an FA Safeguarding Qualification
• Have excellent communication skills
• The ability to work on own initiative as well as being able to work as part of a team
• Have a flexible approach to work
• Be able to communicate to the highest level
• Adaptable
• A commitment to continuing professional development

Desirable
Additional requirements that would be ideal but not a requirement for shortlisting. For example:

• Therapist experience within a football environment
• Hold a full driving license

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

• To undertake required training, including mandatory Club Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety training.
• To ensure that the Club’s Safe-guarding and Vulnerable Adults policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.

APPLICATIONS PROCESS:
• To apply for the Casual Academy Sports Therapist role please email tanaya.mayoh@ntfc.co.uk Lead Sports Therapist with a covering letter and a CV.
• Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
• Closing Date: 29 July 2022
• Interviews: Will be arranged upon receipt of applications

Northampton Town FC is committed safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safer recruitment throughout the company. An enhanced DBS check and the receipt of satisfactory references are a requirement of the role.

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and checks against the Barred Lists and is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.

Northampton Town Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to provide equality and fairness for all employees. Northampton Town promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities.

JOB TITLE : MATCH DAY TICKET OFFICE STAFF
LOCATION: Northampton Town Football Club
HOURS OF WORK: Matchdays (some evening work)

ABOUT THE ROLE
Here is an opportunity to work in a professional football club within the NTFC Ticket Office. You will be working within a small team every matchday providing excellent customer service to our supporters face to face and on the phone.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
• To serve supporters in person and on the phone selling tickets, season tickets
• Work in the ticket collections point
• Handle all customer enquiries professionally
• Ensure up to date records are recorded and inputted at source
• Identifying and executing all sales and upselling opportunities
• Working effectively and positively with other members of staff

HOURS OF WORK & REMUNERATION
The role generally requires operators from 10.30am to 3.30pm for a weekend game, and for 30 minutes post match (subject to rota); 4.15pm to 8.15pm for midweek matches.

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?
Email alex.jewitt@ntfc.co.uk for an initial chat where you will be invited to a matchday/evening and thereafter, if successful, offered a role in our ticket office

Northampton Town Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and staff will be regarded equally and will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.
Northampton Town Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people involved in activities and event at the Company. As part of the Company’s recruitment and selection process any offers of work involving working in regulated activity with children are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure and barred list check (depending on the level of supervision, frequency, and nature of contact with children).

Details of vacancies within the Northampton Town Community Trust are here.