Employer: Watford Football Club
Job Title: Groundsperson
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Location: Watford Football Club – Vicarage Road Stadium and UCL Training Ground, London Colney
Type: Permanent, full-time role
Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK

Watford FC, a premier league football club, is currently looking to recruit a Groundsperson to join a very busy team to assist in the club’s pitch maintenance programme and to ensure delivery of an excellent playing surface at both the stadium (Vicarage Road Watford) and Training Ground facilities (Bells Lane, London Colney). The role will be based on a 35 hour week which will include evening, weekend and Matchday hours.

The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the Grounds Maintenance Team to be primarily responsible for carrying out the following duties:

• Pitch Maintenance
Procedures including but not limiting, mowing, marking, aeration, fertilising, scarifying, frost cover application, top dressing, seeding and pitch light maneuvering/maintenance.

• Equipment Maintenance
Goals, ball stopping nets, advertising boards etc

• Machinery
Greasing, cleaning, setting up, oil checks and visual checks before use

• Liaising with first team/academy coaches and managers

• Ensuring the safety of all playing surfaces

• Adhere to clubs health and safety procedures

Essential requirements and qualifications

✔Previous experience in winter sports surfaces
✔NVQ level 2 sports turf or equivalent and or working towards
✔Spraying certificates (or working towards)
✔Excellent time keeping and organisation skills
✔Ability to work in a team and using own initiative
✔Clean driving license
✔Willing to work unsociable hours which will include evenings and weekends and have a flexible approach to tasks and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

✔Experience of maintenance of football pitches to professional standard
✔Understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace
✔Experience in maintenance and renovation of a Desso football pitch
✔Experience using the SGL pitch lighting rigs
✔Valid and accepted basic FA DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check) or be willing to undertake this check

Application process:

1. Please download and complete the Club application form located on the Club
website here

2. Please send completed application form, cover letter detailing why you would be suitable for the role, a copy of all required/essential qualifications, right to work in the UK documents and CV via email to or by post to HR Admin, Watford Football Club, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 OER

Closing date for applications: 12.00pm Monday 1st April 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 8th April 2019

Watford Football Club is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Watford Football Club


Dependent On Qualifications And Experience

Mar 5th, 12:30

1st April 2019