Head Groundsperson

Job Summary

Experienced multi-skilled self-starter required for early mornings 6 hours/day, 6 days/week, year round, to work at this vibrant Club at a delightful location on the outskirts of Poole, Dorset, to achieve exceptional results routinely. Salaried post £25,000-£27,000 for the candidate with the optimum balance of skills, experience and qualifications. 28 days annual leave with some restrictions. If you are eligible, you will be enrolled automatically into our occupational pension scheme in accordance with our obligations under The Pensions Act 2008.


Reporting to the Chair of the Club’s Grounds Committee, the job entails a unique opportunity to take over the grounds maintenance function to prepare & maintain 19 Tennis courts (6 Astro; 4 Artificial Clay; 9 Grass) plus 5 full-sized championship quality Croquet courts, plus associated roads, pathways and other open areas. Exciting developments are being planned. The Club owns a wide range of professional grass-care and court surface maintenance equipment.

You will be in sole charge of designing grass-care feeding programmes; ordering products & services; maintaining purchase order records. Meshing with local/national/international sporting commitments, the successful candidate requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to plan ahead and work to annual budgets. The role will involve significant levels of manual handling and working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. The expert roles will be complemented by a range of general duties.

Qualifications - Essential:

• Verifiable experience of high quality, fine turf maintenance in a sporting environment
• Good understanding of daily maintenance requirements for plant & equipment
• Full understanding of relevant health and safety practicalities
• Flexible approach to variable circumstances

Qualifications: Desirable but not essential:

• NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Sports Turf Management or equivalent
• Holder of valid PA1 and PA6 Certificates
• Experience of programmable irrigation systems
• Full Driving Licence

How to Apply:

Email your application/cv to: paulnation52@gmail.com

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East Dorset Lawn Tennis And Croquet Club Ltd

Poole, Dorset.

Jan 3rd, 16:40

22nd January 2022