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Academy Seeking Accommodation Providers

Lodgings required for Pompey apprentices

22 May 2020

Pompey's 2019/20 academy squad

Portsmouth Football Club are looking to recruit accommodation providers for young professional football apprentices in the local area.

Lodgings should provide high-quality accommodation in an area which provides a safe setting for the apprentices to live during their weekly training schedule and needs to be in close travel distance to the club’s training ground at the ROKO Health Club in Copnor Road, Portsmouth.

The role will require residential accommodation from Sunday evening until Saturday morning each week during the football season and will require the houseparent to provide high-quality nutritional breakfasts and evening meals, with occasional lunches.

Accommodation must be in a single room with wardrobe hanging space and drawer space. Access to bathroom facilities is essential (can be the family bathroom) and wi-fi access is also necessary.

Information on remuneration and the application process is available from Jon Slater, the Head of Education & Player Care Manager, by calling 07887 515 754 or emailing

Portsmouth Community Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all accommodation providers to share this commitment.

This role involves work with young people and is subject to police Criminal Records Checks (CRC) via the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). This will include vetting at the highest level. Clearance through The FA Criminal Records Checks (FA CRC) system is required.

As such, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions (in line with any filtering requirements).

Two written references will also be required. Applicants, in addition, will need to demonstrate that the accommodation meets certain safety standards.

With the current Covid-19 situation preventing any visits to prospective house parent properties in the immediate future, please be patient. Please contact Jon Slater in the first instance (details above) to register your interest.

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