Senior Groundsperson

Location: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Salary: Up to £40,000
Hours: 39 per week – 5 days out of 7, including weekends

Serco provides leisure services on behalf of Community Leisure Trusts, Local Authorities and sporting organisations such as Sport England. Our mission is to encourage our communities to participate in physical activity in a safe, clean, fun and friendly environment.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Groundsperson to join our friendly and successful team at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre.

Bisham Abbey is set in a beautiful location on the bank of the Thames, easily commutable from Maidenhead, Slough and Reading. Due to this enviable location, candidates will need access to their own transport.

Reporting to the Estate Manager, this role will see you deliver high quality grounds maintenance services to the highest standard.

You will be responsible for allocated grounds maintenace tasks from start to finish, including line marking, cylinder mowing, rotary mowing, divoting, fertilising, tractor and tractor mounted equipment work, aeration and any other tasks relating to grounds and landscape maintenance.

You will also support match day operations, monitor the results of the grounds maintenance service, maintain equipment and machinery, suggest and deliver improvements, attend meetings as required, work closley with partners and stakeholders to provide the most suitable environment for the users of grounds facilities and provide Health and Safety support.

You will take necessary action where inclement weather or other factors are predicted to ensure games go ahead, including frost protection, gritting, salt spreading, snow clearing, drainage measures or any other additional action to ensure pitches remain playable, to include actions in public areas to ensure the safety of visitors and supporters.

Another aspect of the role will be to supervise and support apprentices, manage a small team of grounds staff including Assistant Groundskeepers, and monitor the budget.

About You

First and foremost, you will be an experienced Senior Groundsperson with excellent working knowledge of maintaining specialist hybrid surfaces, including Desso turf and experience of maintaining high performance football/rugby surfaces.

Our pitches are maintained to the same standards as Wembley, so it is imperitive that you come from a professional sports grounds maintenance background.

You should hold an NVQ Level 3 in Grounds Maintanence or relevant field, IOG National Certificate in Sports and Amenity Turf Maintenance and/or National Practical Certificate Level 2.

It is essential that you also hold Pesticides Application 1, 2 and 6 spraying certificates and a full UK driving licence.

You should be able to produce risk assessments relevant to the role and ensure procedures are in place, have experience of managing and training grounds staff, and the using, handling and application of substances under COSHH regulations.

Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work: Working within Leisure at Serco means that you’ll play a critical role in ensuring that the communities we serve receive exceptional service and you’ll help to provide our local communities with a safe and fun environment to stay healthy and connected to others.

A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support our Leisure business and we’re big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, undertake additional training or progress into senior management you’ll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.

Great people: Our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service for our customers and we welcome those who take similar pride in their work.

What we offer

• Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
• Life assurance up to 2x base salary
• Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
• The chance to make a positive difference to our customers
• Interesting, varied and enjoyable work
• A company that recognises your contribution

How to Apply:

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Up To £40,000

Jun 20th, 08:45

1st July 2022