Sports Groundsperson

R13508 Sports Groundsperson

Estate Services

This full time post is available from immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role/position

Based in the Grounds Sports Department the post will be primarily based at our Topsham and Duckes Meadow sports facilities covering a range of grass turf sports and will be involved in maintaining and presenting turf sports pitches for winter and summer sports.

General tasks of the position will include setting up and inspecting playing surfaces to the highest standards, line marking and setting out pitches using a variety of equipment, such as ride-on cylinder mowers and tractor powered mowers, cricket square preparations and maintenance.

You should be able to display experience in the maintenance, inspection and marking of sports pitches and grounds to a high standard. You must also be able to demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a range of grounds and sports maintenance machinery, equipment and tools.

You must be able to work flexibly as part of a team or under your own initiative and provide evidence of good customer care.

The appointment will be on a 5 over 7 day working pattern which will include working weekends.

The University is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this post.

Starting at £17,408 progressing to £19,202 on Grade C, depending on qualifications and experience.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

The University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

• 39 days leave per year
• options for flexible working
• numerous discounts at leading retailers
• onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
• sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
• stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For further information, please contact Ross Chalmers or 07826 876646.

The closing date for applications is the 16 April.

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The University Of Exeter


£17,408 Progressing To £19,202

Apr 2nd, 16:15

16th April 2019