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New Argyle Job Positions

Home Park Opportunities

20 February 2020

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ARGYLE have two superb new opportunities to grow our successful team at Home Park.

It is a very special time to be part of the Pilgrim family, as we strive for promotion from Sky Bet League Two and enjoy the fantastic new facilities at the Home Park Stadium following the completion of our Mayflower Grandstand redevelopment project.

The positions available are a new Head of Facilities and a new Human Resources Manager. Please see below for job descriptions and details on how to apply.

Head of Facilities
The delivery of operational excellence and service every single day, and particularly on a match-day, is of paramount importance to the Argyle operation, ensuring we provide the very best in measurable outcomes.

Overseeing the key facilities operations, such as security, repairs and maintenance, and pitch maintenance, the successful candidate will also lead on the formulation and execution of core operational club policy and regulatory functions, including health and safety, environment and data protection.

This role will ensure the development of effective methods in business operation and the preparation and management of operational budgets.  The successful candidate will have the additional responsibility for core enabling operations across the club, such as IT and lead on club-wide development projects.

Ensuring the match-day operation complies with all safety and ground regulations, as well as the delivery of a friendly and efficient best in class match-day operation is a key requirement of this role. Central to this objective will be maintaining effective relationships with authorities and stakeholders, including the City Council, Licensing, Building Control, SGSA, and the EFL. The successful candidate will ensure the Club meets all statutory, legal and regulatory requirements

This role is being managed by The Big Ant Group recruitment agency – they can be contacted on 01752 858958 or visit their website to apply for the position.

Human Resources Manager

This is a new for Argyle, providing internal HR expertise

Based on the platform of brand new infrastructure and facilities, the nature of the business is evolving and someone with strong employment knowledge is required. There will be significant project work initially, moving towards a steady state within an environment that, by its nature, evolves rapidly and can be turbulent.

The successful candidate will provide expert advice to Argyle Community Trust, the charitable arm of Plymouth Argyle, as well as the main Football Club.

Argyle is currently at a very exciting time in our history, as we refresh our strategy and deliver against the Club’s values. The development of the Club and Community’s infrastructure and expanding the delivery of events, as well as football-related business, provides an opportunity to enhance and support the workforce to establish professional working practices and a culture that fits the mission of being a sustainable Championship Football Club.

Reporting to the Club secretary, the HR manager will oversee the HR functions and work as a member of the Senior Management Team to support department heads across the business in managing their people with efficiency and compassion. With rapid growth and ongoing change, it is vital that this role provides opportunities for employees and managers to work effectively and create a workplace that reflects the Club’s values.

The role follows the full employment journey, so it includes effective management of onboarding, induction, probation, and performance. It will support the budgetary process and enhance the systems in place for learning and development, and employee relations.

The Club has recently populated an HRIS and has updated employment documentation and employment policies. This will require ongoing review, alongside establishing an effective workforce communication body to ensure appropriate consultation and communication continues.

The role requires key relationship building within and outside the Club to ensure that related functions work together, such as payroll, data protection and health and safety. The role must ensure adherence to statutory and industry standards, such as safeguarding, EFL and FA rules.

You can apply for this job here

Interested parties can also apply via CV and / or ask for job descriptions by emailing recruitment@pafc.co.uk for both positions.

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