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3 Jul 2024

Professional Academy Driver - Casual

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Manchester, UK
2+ years exp.

At Manchester United, our focus is to create a high-performance environment where everyone can be their best, working together towards our common goal of football success. We believe the key to achieving this goal is connection and collaboration. Everyone coming together, working from one of our Manchester United office locations every working day to share skills, knowledge and ideas, building on the best of what we already do and looking at where we need to change and innovate.β€―

The Purpose:

Manchester United Academy are looking for Academy Drivers with a professional background to work alongside a scheduled transport plan, to provide a passenger service for players & staff around the Greater Manchester area and wider UK. The primary role will be to transport players to and from training sessions.

The Role:

We are looking for organised drivers, with the ability to work safely and within the rules set out in our Transport Policy. Hours will be flexible and on a casual basis.

The service is required to provide transport between schools, the training base, match venues and home respectively between the following hours typically:
Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri – Flexible hours between 07:00 & 09:00, 14:30 & 22:30
Wed – 07:00-21:00
Weekends – Generic availability.

The Person:

  • Full, clean driving license, with experience of driving young/multiple passengers.
  • Experience of regular driving and also at long distances
  • Qualified to drive 17-seater, 9-seater vehicles (category D1).
  • Relevant MIDAS training or PATS training (Not essential, training will be provided).
  • Flexible to meet the demands of the schedule and can work mornings, evenings and weekends when required.
  • Confident communicating with colleagues, young people and their families.
  • We will complete an Enhanced DBS & complete safeguarding training before employment commences.
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness for all MU fleet vehicles.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with staff, players, parents, and other key Manchester United academy stakeholders.
  • Ensure all travel arrangements are completed and in line with the planned route for the day.
  • Complete daily vehicle checks in line with transport regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience.


  • The ability to use satellite navigation (satnav) systems.
  • Communication skills.
  • Experienced driver
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must be over the age of 25 with at least 2 years’ driving experience.
  • Clean driving license.


  • Experience in transportation and travel arrangements.
  • Basic knowledge of legal framework & requirements around driving legislation.
  • Experience working with young people.
  • Advance or secure driving certification
  • D1 category on driving license

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job application, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.

Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles. Your personal data will be processed on MU’s behalf by Korn Ferry.

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