Fancy a shot at being this football mascot? Partick Thistle are accepting applications

Fancy a shot at being this football mascot? Partick Thistle are accepting applications

If any reader fancies heading across the water for a career change, one of the most high-profile roles in British football is up for grabs.

No, not the England manager position - the chance to become Partick Thistle’s hideous mascot Kingsley.

The Glasgow-based football club has advertised what it describes as “the best job in the world”.

They are looking for someone who is outgoing, responsible, between 5’ 8” and 6’ 2’ tall and has the ability to “convey complex messages while only using your hands”.

It’s not all dancing around in front of the terraces though - this multi-tasking mascot also works as an agony aunt.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a short video outlining why they would suit the role.

“Kingsley is the face of the club and we can’t wait to find the right person to make sure he remains the centre of attention, not only at Partick Thistle but also within Scottish football as a whole,” Partick Thistle managing director, Ian Maxwell, said.

The club will be sharing the video applications on social media over the next few weeks - we’ll be keeping a close eye on developments.

Check out all the details on the club’s website.


More in this Section

Police request for Liverpool’s potential title win to be played at neutral venuePolice request for Liverpool’s potential title win to be played at neutral venue

Inter Milan extending Ashley Young's deal at San SiroInter Milan extending Ashley Young's deal at San Siro

League of Ireland Legends: Alfie Hale - The man with the goal-den touchLeague of Ireland Legends: Alfie Hale - The man with the goal-den touch

The key questions on the impact of coronavirus on footballThe key questions on the impact of coronavirus on football


Lifestyle

A whiff of new normality is in the air, writes Des O'SullivanAntiques: How to put a post-lockdown world in the frame

Another week, another fiendishly fun test of your arts and showbiz knowledge from Irish Examiner Arts Editor Des O'DriscollScene & Heard: Fun culture quiz

The story of how the Cork-based executive head chef faced her “demons” and turned around her life just before her 30th birthday.This is me: Trisha Lewis transforms her body and mindset

A star-studded finale from the Late Late Show and a classic Brazil v France encounter feature among today's top tips.Friday's TV Highlights: A star-studded finale from the Late Late Show and a classic Brazil v France encounter

More From The Irish Examiner