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READ | Academy seeking digs

24 March 2022

Rotherham United 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 and we are looking to recruit accommodation providers for young professional football apprentices in and around our area.

Players would be with the host families from the beginning of July through to the following May, generally from Sunday evening through to Saturday mornings (dependant on fixtures) with short breaks at Easter and Christmas/New Year.

Ideally, Accommodation Providers will be able to cater for at least two Academy players, each with an individual room.


Rate of pay: To be discussed.

Key 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 ad hoc weeks for trialists. Dependent on the players personal home address they may need accommodation 7 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.
  • Provision of a nutritious breakfast, evening meal and snacks.
  • Provide access to laundry facilities.
  • Provide Wi-Fi access.
  • Be aware of safeguarding procedures for players under 18.
  • Accommodation to be risk assessed/audited by a qualified member of the Club.

Specific Safety requirements:

  • Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Certificate
  • Regime of Portable Appliance Testing
  • Gas Safety Certificate
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector & Smoke Detector system.


Two written references will also be required.

If you require any further information on this please email academy manager Richard Hairyes at the following address  by no later than the 1st of May 2022


Equality and Diversity
RUFC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee 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 Recruitment
RUFC 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.

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