Grounds Person (Gardener)

Lancing, West Sussex
Full Time
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC are recruiting for a Grounds Person (Gardener) to come and join the team!

Full description

Job Title: Grounds Person (Gardener)
Employer: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club
Salary: Salary dependant on skills & experience
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing
Hours: 40 hours per week to be worked across 5 days per week to include some weekends
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline Day: 16th September 2021
Who are Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club?
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women's Super League. Our home; the spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas Broadfield Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women's Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football.

The job
Are you looking to join one of the Souths leading Premier League football clubs? This is a great opportunity to join our hardworking grounds maintenance team, who have the huge responsibility of making sure the surrounding areas of the pitches at our elite training facility are at the highest possible standard, ready for our players to train. The role will focus on the surrounding areas of the pitches as well as also assisting the grounds team will maintaining the pitches.

What does the day to day look like?
This is a busy role! Your core hours will be 40 hours per week spread across five days to include some weekends, so we need you to be flexible. Your day-to-day duties will be varied (to keep you on your toes) and can vary between operating machinery and carrying out grounds maintenance works to the training pitches, stadium pitch and associated grounds ensuring the fulfilment of the work programmes. This is a great role for someone with gardening experience looking to get into grounds person position in an elite football club.

What we need
Ideally the successful candidate will hold the following:
  • Have or working towards a Sports Turf Management qualification to a minimum level 2 certification
  • Have or working towards PA1, PA6 and PA2A certificates in Pesticide Usage or willing to receive this training
  • A member of the Grounds Manager Association
  • Have or working towards a certificate in the driving and operation of agricultural motor vehicles

The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake a basic DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check).

Our values
Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values are not just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors, in fact, with anyone who interacts in any way with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAAM Brighton value.

Our values are:
  • Treat People Well
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Aim High. Never Give Up
  • Act with Integrity
  • Make it Special

What is in it for you?
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but is not limited to:
  • Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free onsite parking (a train station onsite and accessible bus travel)
  • Travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Club superstore
  • Health benefits including eye care and health & fitness
  • Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
  • Club pension scheme
  • Group life protection

Disability Confident
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team.

Equality Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We 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 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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