Hate football but like working? Well we’ve got just the job for you!

Despite its popularity, we know that football isn’t for everyone, and with the World Cup just around the corner some aren’t going to be as excited as others. That’s why we’re giving members of the public the chance to hire freelance professionals to take over their job, whilst they watch this year’s matches.

The service, which will be available nationwide, lets some people watch matches without having to use up their precious holiday days, and allows others to earn whilst the games are on. We’re recruiting for workers across a number of sectors where work can be outsourced remotely.

Our ‘World Cup Worker’ service will be available from Thursday 14th June, when Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the first round of the tournament.

Pro World Cup Workers can expect to earn around £15p/h, however as with all Bark.com professionals, they can set their own rates. Our service is primarily aimed at remote and freelance working, however it is open to all sectors and job roles.

Once a customer has selected a service provider to fulfil their duties at work, World Cup Workers will be expected to set up a physical or virtual meeting with them, to establish exactly what the work will entail and run through any additional points not mentioned in the original hiring request.

To be eligible as a ‘World Cup Worker’ you’ll be required to provide proof of your profession, as well as any relevant experience. Customers may ask you for additional evidence, such as qualification certificates and work history. You must also be willing to have a full background check, state any current or previous criminal convictions and be able to work remotely.

As a World Cup Worker, you’ll need to fill in at work for a member of the public, for up to 105 minutes of each chosen football match to cover both halves of the game and half time. We recommend that the service is primarily aimed at remote and freelance working, however it is open to all sectors and job roles.

If you think this sounds like the job for you, please sign up here.

Kai Feller, co-founder of Bark.com, said,

“The World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and every four years millions of people in the UK sit down to watch it. However, for some people out there finding the time to watch the games can be almost impossible, especially when they kick off during work hours.

“On the other hand you have people who couldn’t care less about football and the World Cup. So, we thought why not combine the two groups and create a service that lets people watch matches, whilst someone else earns money doing their job.

“I think it’s going to be interesting to see what professions and trades people outsource for the tournament.”

Members of the public can request a professional ‘World Cup Worker’ here.

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