Skilled Football Groundsperson

Location: Portsmouth
Hours: 37.5 full time, includes evening & weekend work as required
Salary: Competitive

We have a position as a Football Groundsperson available within the club working across all our sites and reporting to the Grounds Manager.

About us

Portsmouth Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Our facilities include a stadium, training centre and an academy training centre.

Portsmouth Football club is committed to providing all employees with the opportunity for career and personal development on the basis of ability, qualifications and suitability for the work as well as their potential to be developed into the role.

Main Responsibilities (but not limited to):

• Curation of all playing surfaces
• Hard and soft landscape maintenance & creation
• Carrying out general grounds duties
• Care of machinery and equipment
• Attendance and preparation on event days
• Use, handling & application of substances under COSHH regulations
• Operation of many types of grounds equipment and machinery
• Operation of advanced Irrigation Systems

Operational proficiency requirements & previous experience

• Proficient in the use of all types of Sportsturf machinery including tractors
• Material and chemical substance application, handling and storage
• Basic mechanical understanding of all fundamental sports turf machinery
• Previously engaged at a professional football club in a similar role would be an advantage
• High level of agronomic understanding

Qualification level

• Qualified with an NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Management or equivalent qualification
• PA1, PA2 and 6 Spraying certificates
• Full Drivers Licence
• Any additional agronomic, mechanical, or operation proficiency qualifications are advantageous

Who we are looking for

• Team member dedicated to achieving set goals
• Must possess excellent judgement
• Able to use own initiative
• Must be flexible and adaptable to differing seasonal work patterns
• Post holder should be confident, approachable and reliable, setting high standards and expectations of themselves

You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and cover letter to:

Closing date 12th April 2021

Portsmouth Football Club


Mar 29th, 10:00

12th April 2021