Groundsperson

LOCATION Studley Sports Centre & Solihull Moors FC
HOURS Full-time position plus all home matchdays
SALARY Dependent on experience and to be discussed at interview stage

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic, meticulous, and determined Groundsperson to join our business and perform a key role within Solihull Moors Football Club.

Within the role of Groundsperson, the successful applicant will utilise their experience, preferably within a sporting institution to prepare and maintain all the football pitches and playing surfaces at The ARMCO Arena and Studley Sports Centre (Training Ground) in line with industry standards.

This is a great opportunity to join SMFC at an exciting time and be part of a successful business that is passionate about its people.

Key responsibilities

• Assist the Senior Groundsperson in preparation, presentation, and maintenance of all playing surfaces and football pitches at both the Stadium and the Training Ground to the standards required by the Football Authorities.
• Ensure all areas are maintained and kept to the highest professional and industry standards.
• Undertake all grounds management duties including but not limited to cutting, mowing, line marking, aerating, devoting, fertiliser, and sand application, strimming and rotary mowing, and grooming of artificial surfaces.
• Spray pitches and surfaces.
• Drive ride-on mowers, tractors and using all associated attachments and
implements responsibly, verti-draining and multi-coring.
• Keep surrounding areas and ground storage areas maintained and tidy.
• Wear any personal protective equipment provided, and comply with all Health and Safety guidelines, working in a manner not to cause injury or harm to yourself or anyone else, or the property of the club.

Personal Attributes

• Highly self-motivated
• Team player essential
• Value and respect others
• Good decision maker
• Build relationships
• Ability to cope under pressure
• Work to high standards and take responsibility

Skills Required

• Demonstrable experience in working as a groundsperson preferably within a sporting institution.
• NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Grounds Maintenance essential - Level 3 beneficial.
• Pa1, Pa6 & Pa2 spraying qualification is an advantage.
• Be proactive, energetic, self-sufficient, and work as part of a team
• Enjoy working outdoors
• Experience of driving relevant vehicles such as tractors and rideon mowers.
• Excellent timekeeping, attendance and is reliable.
• Dedicated to working to the highest standard at all times, displays a positive attitude, is discrete and trustworthy.
• Resilient and comfortable working outdoors.
• Excellent physical fitness including the ability to walk up to 6 miles at any one time and to lift goods of up to 25kg without the use of manual handling equipment.

CLOSING DATE - Vacancy will be open until the position is filled

HOW TO APPLY - Please send your CV and a covering letter to Richard Blackmore on the email: richard.blackmore@solihullmoorsfc.co.uk

COMPANY
Solihull Moors Football Club

LOCATION
Studley Sports Centre & Solihull Moors FC

SALARY
Dependent On Experience And To Be Discussed At Interview Stage

DATE PUBLISHED:
Jul 28th, 13:55