Groundskeeper

Wolverhampton
Full Time
Competitive
20 / 08

We are Wolves. Progressive, determined, bright, unified and humble. A pack that is hungry for success. Wolves is one of the fastest growing football brands in Europe, and also boasts one of the richest histories in the beautiful game.

On the pitch there is back-to-back seventh place finishes in the Premier League and European competition for the first time in nearly 40 years; and away from the pitch Wolves is becoming much more than just a football club, with brand verticals in esports, music and fashion helping to diversify the fanbase and provide compelling commercial propositions for new partners. 

At Wolves we don’t simply look to the future, we seize it.

We take seriously our commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and to ensuring that Wolves is free from discrimination and harassment.

Full description

JOB TITLE: Groundskeeper

DEPARTMENT: Operations/Compton Grounds

REPORTS TO: Head Groundsperson

LOCATION: Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Compton

HOURS: Full-time 37.5 hours per week including evenings, weekends and match-days.

DATE: July 2021

We are Wolves. Progressive, determined, bright, unified and humble. A pack that is hungry for success. Wolves is one of the fastest growing football brands in Europe, and also boasts one of the richest histories in the beautiful game.

On the pitch there is back-to-back seventh place finishes in the Premier League and European competition for the first time in nearly 40 years; and away from the pitch Wolves is becoming much more than just a football club, with brand verticals in esports, music and fashion helping to diversify the fanbase and provide compelling commercial propositions for new partners.

At Wolves we don’t simply look to the future, we seize it.

We take seriously our commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and to ensuring that Wolves is free from discrimination and harassment.

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Job purpose

Wolves are searching for an experienced and motivated individual to take up the position of assistant groundsperson.

Working in a team of grounds staff, the successful applicant will strive to ensure all the pitches at our Compton Training Ground meet the highest possible standard.

The successful applicant will be a team player who takes pride in the quality of their work and attention to detail.

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Key responsibilities

  • Ensure that the pitches meet the exceptional quality standards required by Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
  • Use pedestrian and ride on mowers on football pitches
  • Mark out pitches
  • Assist in the renovation of pitches and grass areas
  • Clean equipment and wash down areas
  • Keep all equipment and materials in good condition
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of all relevant industry developments
  • Other Ad Hoc duties as and when required

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General responsibilities

  • Compliance with club policies
  • Compliance with the club’s health and safety procedures
  • Compliance with the club’s safeguarding policies
  • To promote the club’s values
  • To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the club
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
  • To maintain professional conduct at all times

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Key relationships

  • Head Groundsperson and Grounds Staff colleagues
  • General Manager Operations/Football Administration
  • First Team and Academy Coaching Personnel

Scope of job

The assistant groundsperson will work within a team to ensure all Compton pitches meet the highest possible standard.

The successful candidate must be a hard worker and willing to get involved with any other duties within the remit of the grounds department. Must also be flexible with their working hours during peak periods, and the successful applicant may be required to work on home matchdays.

Person Specification

Job Title: Groundsperson

Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job e.g. understanding of a defined system, method or procedure, legal or regulatory frameworks etc

Desirable

  • Experience of working with football pitches at a professional level

Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job e.g. language competence, typing skills, coaching skills etc

Essential

  • Previous experience of working of using a wide range of turf care equipment

Desirable

  • Manual Handling Techniques and Awareness Training

General skills and attributes: more general characteristics e.g. flexibility, communication skills, team working etc

Essential

  • Thinks ahead, generates ideas and creative solutions to problems
  • Values and respects others, able to build relationships and collaborates with others
  • Effective planning and time management skills
  • Delivers to the highest standard
  • Adheres to the fair and inclusive attitude of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
  • Flexible approach to meet the demands of the business
  • Full driving licence

Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.

Essential

  • Proven track record for at least 2 years as an experienced Grounds Person

Desirable

  • Experience working with a Synthetic Sports Training Facility
  • 2 years minimum experience within sports turf or horticulture background

Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required

Essential

  • Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma or other recognised equivalent qualification in Horticulture and/or Turf Surface Management/Maintenance or qualified by relevant experience

Desirable

  • Spraying Certificates PA1, 2 and 6

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