Vacancy: Maintenance Operative

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.




To apply please complete an application using the following link:


Maintenance Operative in Sunderland - EFL (English Football League)


If your application is successful, you will be contacted for an interview which will take place at Sunderland Football Club on a date to be confirmed. Please note the position for which you are recruited is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check. All applicants must be able to verify that they are eligible for work in the UK.


Equal Opportunities


Sunderland AFC is an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to a policy of treating all employees and job applicants equally. Our aim is that all colleagues should be able to work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults


Sunderland AFC recognises that the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance within the organisation. Sunderland AFC owes a duty of care to safeguard all children and vulnerable adults involved in activities as organised by the football club. Sunderland AFC will ensure that safety and protection is given to all children and vulnerable adults involved in activities through adherence to the Safeguarding guidelines adopted by the Club.

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