VACANCY | Ground Operative
May 21, 2019 1318 Views

VACANCY | Ground Operative

The club has a vacancy for a Ground Operative.

Further details on the job specification are below. CVs should be sent to secretary James Tedford at The closing date is Friday 7 June  at 3pm.

Job Title Ground Operative
Reports to Board of Directors / Pitch Consultants




Roles reporting to the job holder Apprentice Ground staff / Volunteers
Salary Negotiable dependant on experience
Job Purpose Practicing a range of grounds maintenance duties at the club stadium and training facility.
Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities
   Undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on our grass pitches.

   Set up sports pitches or amenity surfaces for games. Undertake minor construction and landscaping work;

   Operate a range of horticultural machinery ensuring vehicles and equipment used by self and others are regularly maintained in accordance with routine operating requirements. Operate powered hand tools, tractors and ride on machinery and line   marking equipment as required;

   Upkeep of surfaces;

   Demonstrate awareness of Health and Safety for the individual and all others;

   Ensure work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times;

   Carry out such other tasks deemed necessary within the Grounds Department at the Head groundsman discretion;

   Working a 16-20 hour week.

   Be able to work unsocial hours, including regular weekends, as required by the Pitch Consultants, reasonable notice having been given.



Desirable Knowledge / Experience/ Skills
Essential Desirable
  NVQ Level 2 in Groundsmanship or 3 years’ experience within the turf industry.

  The ability to learn and show willing;

  Good written and oral communications skills;

 A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work, including evenings and weekends.

Punctual, reliable, enthusiasm to learn, team player and responsible, good time keeping and presentable.
As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure, to ensure their suitability for the role”


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