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Football club slammed over job ad telling applicants ‘don’t apply if you have to pick kids up from school’

A FOOTBALL club has sparked fury with a job advert telling applicants not to apply if they “have to pick kids up from school”.

Non-league AFC Fylde, based in Wesham, Lancashire, has been slammed as “disgusting” for the “outdated” notice for the general manager position.

AFC Fylde has been slammed for a 'disgusting' job advert asking for someone not wanting a 'work-life balance'

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AFC Fylde has been slammed for a ‘disgusting’ job advert asking for someone not wanting a ‘work-life balance’Credit: Getty

The club, in the sixth tier of English footie, want their new recruit to work alongside the director of football and report directly to the chairman.

But the job description stresses that they want someone who “doesn’t need a work-life balance” or has to “pick the kids up from school twice a week at 3.30pm”.

It also instructs any “office dweller” potentials not to bother sending in their CV.

It soon sparked outage on social media, with many branding the club “discriminatory” and describing the ad as “a big own goal”.

One person said on Twitter: “I’m absolutely disgusted by this job advert” while another said: “Still picking my jaw up off the floor after reading it.”

A third posted: “It’s quite unnerving to think that whoever wrote that obviously believed that it was an acceptable thing to say.

“The fact that the job site deemed it ‘ok’ to post also is rather distressing. Disgusting from both sides.”

While another commented: “So basically anyone who wants life balance or has children isn’t capable of working hard in the modern workplace.

“Big own goal AFC Fylde.”

Elsewhere one person joked that the recruitment team at the National League North club might now “ironically be looking for a new job”.

Another another accused them of “indirect sex discrimination” with the “absurd” posting.

The full job ad, which has now been taken down, read: “This is a ‘hands on role’ and requires hands on leadership from the front so ‘delegators’ and ‘office dwellers’ please don’t apply.

‘BIG OWN GOAL’

“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.

“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.”

The non-league club also stressed the new recruit must not have to 'pick kids up from school'

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The non-league club also stressed the new recruit must not have to ‘pick kids up from school’Credit: Getty

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