AFC Fylde reposts job ad with warning for anyone looking for ‘flexitime’

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The job description comes as an amendment to the initial post as the club now add they don’t want any “off lurkers”, “delegates” or “flexitime”.

 

AFC Fylde's Mill Farm stadium
AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm stadium

Lancashire football club bosses have released a new job advertisement for a general manager after their first was condemned for telling people not to apply if they have to pick up their children from school.

Earlier this week, non-league club AFC Fylde advertised for a new general manager of the football club.

But a day after it was posted the ad was deleted due to the response from within and outside the football community.

The club, who play in the National League North at Mill Farm in Wesham, stated in their original job advisement: “We work hard at Fylde so again, don’t apply if you are looking for a work-life balance or have to pick up the kids from school twice a week at 3.30.”

Now, the club has release a second advertisement for the job role redacting the controversial phrases.

But their emphasis on not having a ‘flexible work life balance’ remains, telling those want such an arrangement to not apply.

In the new job ad, the club states: “This is a ‘hands on role’ and requires hands on leadership from the front so ‘delegators’ and ‘office dwellers’ please don’t apply.”

It follows on to say: “You will need to be proactive in your approach to everything.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we work hard at Fylde, so again don’t apply if you are looking for flexitime or similar work life balances.”

In attempts to clear up any misinterpretations, the job description comes with a glossary of terms explaining the clubs own meaning of phrases used in the post.

The club describes ‘office lurkers’ as ‘people who find every reason possible to stay in their office and NOT to get out and meet people face to face, be they customers, suppliers or our employees’.

On ‘delegators’, it says: “Those managers who ‘delegate’ any job that is boring, mundane, difficult, detailed or indeed they consider to be below their status to someone else down the food chain without FIRST understanding how to do the job themselves.

“This is particularly prevalent in football, where most people want to spend the day pontificating with whoever will listen about players, tactics and in fact anything but that for which they are responsible. We call them ‘football romantics’.”

Regarding a ‘work life balance’, the club says this is a ‘modern, commonly used term that can mean many different things to different people’.

It adds: “However, from our experience, in simple terms we have found this means the ability to work from home some days a week, start late some days or leave early.

“Our working hours throughout the whole of the group are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with exception of Saturdays in football, where you take a day off during the week to compensate.”

LancsLive is yet to have a response from AFC Fylde in regards to the original advertisement.