Type: Permanent Full Time
Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK
Closing Date: 5pm Monday 1st February 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 8th February 2021

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Grounds Maintenance department at Watford Football Club. We are looking to recruit an experience groundsperson to be a part of a forward-thinking team responsible for providing a pitch maintenance Programme and to ensure delivery of an excellent playing surface at our Training Ground.

The role will be based on a 35-hour week which will include evening, weekend and Matchday hours and will be based at our Training Ground facilities located in London Colney, however there may be a requirement at times to work at our Vicarage Road Stadium.

The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the Training 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 club’s health and safety procedures

The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be flexible to the requirements of the position and the business.

Applicants should ideally live local to Watford or the surrounding areas and be UK/EU residents or non-residents with a valid UK work permit.

You must have:
• NVQ level 2 sports turf or equivalent
• Minimum 2 years’ experience working in winter sports surfaces
• Excellent time keeping and organization skills
• Ability to work in a team and using own initiative
• 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.
• Full UK driving licence or ability to travel various locations due to the demands of the role

You would ideally have, but not vital:
• Previous experience working in professional football
• Spraying certificates (or working towards)
• Experience using SGL pitch lights

For the full job profile, please contact HR Admin at:

Equal Opportunities:

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Application process:

1. Please download and complete an 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 relevant qualifications, right to work in the UK documents and your CV via email to:

or by post to:
HR Admin
Watford Football Club
Vicarage Road Stadium
WD18 0ER

Watford Football Club

Watford FC Training Ground – London Colney

Dependent On Qualifications And Experience

Jan 12th, 12:00

1st February 2021