Senior Grounds Person - Senior Grounds Person

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Posted: 29/07/2019 13:24
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre
Level: Not Applicable
Deadline: 29/08/2019 23:59
Hours: 40
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Job Type: Permanent

Job Title: Senior Grounds Person
Employer: Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Contract type: Permanent, full time
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm. Hours will include some weekends for which time in lieu or over-time may be granted.

Location: Lancing, American Express Elite Football Performance Centre. The post holder may also be required to carry out works at The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and other club sites on occasions.
Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Relocation: Relocation package available to candidates who are not currently Sussex based.
Closing date for applications: 29th August 2019 @ 23:59:59

Senior Grounds Person

Roles and responsibilities

  1. To adhere to the highest standards of Health & Safety in the course of the role and encourage others to do so.
  2. To carry out grounds maintenance works to the training pitches, stadium pitch and associated grounds and facilities as instructed, to a satisfactory standard.
  3. To assist the Deputy Head Grounds staff to allocate duties for works required to the grounds staff. This is an active role and the post holder is required to work alongside the ground staff but at times may occasionally be required to help carry out some administration works as and when instructed.
  4. To operate machinery and equipment associated with sports pitch and grounds maintenance, to ensure this machinery and equipment is used correctly and kept clean, and when not in use put back to appropriate storage location. 
  5. To be prepared to work at the Club’s training ground as hours/days shifts require, these can include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  6. To represent the Club in a professional manner. This is a high-profile role, therefore candidates must present with a clean and smart appearance at all times. Club uniform and PPE will be provided by the Club which must be worn on duty.
  7. To attend industry training courses to maintain and develop the technical skills required for the post. Training will take place either on site or at Colleges/Training Centres.  
  8. Any other duties as needed within reason to meet the needs of the position.

General duties and accountabilities

  • To support Brighton & Hove Albion FC and AITC in their aims and objectives at all times.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant club policies, including health and safety policies.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, club and its personnel.
  • To represent Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and AITC in a professional manner.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

General Expecations

  • To uphold and live our Team Brighton Values; Treat people well, Exceed Expectations, Aim high (never give up) and Make it special.
  • To be a champion of equality and diversity in the workplace and treat all staff, customers, sponsors, clients and applicants with fairness, dignity and respect
  • To report incidents of any form of discrimination through the correct channels.
  • To promote best practice in safeguarding and create an environment that is safe for children young people and vulnerable adults.
  • To report safeguarding concerns through the correct channels
  • To ensure that any safeguarding training and certificates are kept up to date.

Qualifications & Experience


  • Qualifications in Sports Turf maintenance to a minimum level 2 certification 
  • To hold N.P.T.C.  PA1, PA6 and PA2 certificates in Pesticide Usage
  • A member of the Institute of Groundsmanship or be prepared to become a member
  • Qualified in the driving/operation of agricultural motor vehicles
  • Proven experience of working on professionally used football pitches and carrying out grounds maintenance operations using equipment and machinery associated with this work
  • An understanding of Health & Safety at Work principles including experience of working to risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • A full, current valid UK car driving licence
  • Competent level of numeracy and literacy
  • Prepared to carry out various manual work that this role requires
  • Warm, friendly, helpful and cheerful persona
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • A genuine team player


  • A qualified first aider and/or have received training in other first aid techniques

Applicants must provide an accurate account of their professional skills and experience in the form of a C.V, and proof of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Equality Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

Safeguarding Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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