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Job vacancy: OFC Facilities Caretaker

The Company:

Who are we?

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national football associations within Oceania. Located at Home of Football in St Johns in Auckland, New Zealand, OFC has 13 Member Associations – 11 full member associations and 2 associate member associations which it supports financially and logistically through various programmes.

OFC is the smallest of the world’s six Confederations but is an active participant within the FIFA football community. Along with AFC in Asia, CAF in Africa, CONCACAF in North/Central America and the Caribbean, CONMEBOL in South America and UEFA in Europe, OFC works to provide support to football’s international governing body.

What do we do?

OFC is charged with the task of servicing and administering football in the Oceania region while also using the game as a tool for social development. Our vision is to raise the overall standard of football in Oceania and utilise the power and passion of football to help promote education, community development, capacity building, health awareness, cultural exchange and economic development within the football community.

The Opportunity:

Who are we after?

We are currently seeking a Facilities caretaker to work within our Facilities team.
The scope of work includes grounds and facilities maintenance and supervising football and other sports user groups in the utilisation of facilities. This work may be undertaken at any of our facilities locations across Auckland but mainly in OFC Home of Football facility located in St Johns, Auckland.
The successful applicant must be able to commit to 48 hours per week and;

• have practical experience in the sports field sector
• have practical experience in maintaining grounds including turf (synthetic grass) and natural grass, gardens and surrounding landscapes that can withstand significant use and sustains high aesthetic standards
• has the ability to maintain and service maintenance machinery and equipment
• demonstrates professionalism, along with great interpersonal and communication skills
• can work autonomously as well as part of a team
• understands and is committed to compliance with health and safety policies and processes

What will you be doing?

Primarily the successful applicant will be responsible for:

• Maintaining and grooming of artificial turf playing pitches and mini-pitches
• Grass cutting, weeding and general maintenance of the sites relating to OFC facilities

• Operate with various equipment and machinery
• Assistance and general supervision to confirmed user groups and other users during football activities.
• Any other duties as required within the scope of the role

Skills and experience:

The successful applicant must have;

  • Knowledge of lawns, gardens, landscaping and plants maintenance and associated machinery use
  • Chemical handling certificate
  • Qualification in sports ground, artificial turf and greens maintenance or solid experience is essential
  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Building maintenance and handyman experience is a bonus but not essential
  • Full NZ driver’s license is a must

The Next Steps:

Please apply with a cover letter attached to your resume. Your cover letter should highlight your specific recent experiences that are relevant to the role.

The application closes on 25.3.2022

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

You must hold a current NZ drivers license as well as the right to work in New Zealand

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