AFC Fylde job goes viral as candidates told they won’t have "work-life balance"

Non-league club AFC Fylde have sparked controversy by advertising a job vacancy specifically for candidates who don't need a "work-life balance".

Fylde, who currently play in the sixth tier of English football, are on the hunt for a new General Manager to "work directly alongside the Director of Football".

Any successful applicant would "report directly into the Chairman" and focus on developing the "Fylde Brand".

However, potential candidates have also been told by the Lancashire club not to bother applying if they are looking for a "work life balance" or "have to pick the kids up from school twice a week at 3.30".

The job description reads: "This is a 'hands on role' and requires hands on leadership from the front so 'delegators' and 'office dwellers' please don't apply.

"If not already apparent, we are not a Premiership Club and therefore every penny and every fan has to be fought for and respected. You will need to be proactive in your approach to everything.

What do you make of AFC Fylde's job description? Let us know in the comments section below.

"We work hard at Fylde so again don't apply if you are looking for 'a work life balance' or have to pick the kids up from school twice a week at 3.30.

"You will need to live close to the club and immerse yourself in the local community at all levels.

"So, if you are a winner, up for a challenge and want to be part of a very special journey, then send your CV, covering letter and salary expectations to Shannon Sullivan at the below address."

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Fans quickly took to Twitter to criticise Fylde over the harsh nature of their job description, with one branding it a "car crash".

One wrote: "Nice discrimination by @AFCFylde for this job role! Basically rules parents and others out.. maybe the person that wrote the advert needs an attitude change".

Another commented: "@AFCFylde I really hope you get 0 applicants for this role. This job description is outdated and already doesn’t sound like a nice or welcoming place to work."

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A third put: "So basically anyone who wants life balance or has children isn’t capable of working hard in the modern workplace. Big own goal @AFCFylde".

While one quipped: "Safe to say the recruitment team at AFC Fylde may, ironically, now be looking for a new job…"

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