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Derby County is recruiting buggy drivers to help disabled fans get around on match days.
Pride Park Stadium has attracted around 25,000 supporters for first-team fixtures this season. As a result of the busy crowds, club officials want to ensure those with mobility issues do not struggle.
A number of vacancies for buggy drivers are now up for grabs, according to the Rams' official website.
A job description says applicants must have a full driving licence and “excellent” customer service skills. They must also have a “positive and courteous manner”.
Successful applicants will be offered £8.66 per hour.
The job advert says: “Derby County Football Club currently have a number of vacancies for buggy drivers to support our match day operations.
“The role of the Matchday Buggy Driver is a key role at Pride Park Stadium, safely transporting disabled supporters around the stadium on matchdays, providing excellent levels of customer service.
“This role will involve collecting supporters from the car park and transporting them to the relevant entrance within the stadium grounds as they enter and leave the stadium.
“It will also involve patrolling sections of the stadium, assisting with car parking and general safety checks, and dealing with any problems that may arise to ensure the safety of all members of the public.”
Applicants are required to be over 18 years of age.
The advert adds: “We would be particularly keen to speak to candidates that have relevant previous experience supporting people with disabilities, and/or have undertaken recent disability awareness training.”
Due to the nature of the role, the job advert says successful applicants will be required to undergo criminal record checks.
Last week, the Derby Telegraph revealed Derby County is also looking to recruit more matchday stewards and ticket office assistants.
A new marketing executive is also needed.
To apply for any of the roles, visit the recruitment section of the club’s official website.