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5 Jun 2024

Deputy Head Grounds Person

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for a Deputy Head Grounds Person to assist the Head Grounds Person in the day-to-day maintenance and general upkeep of the Arsenal Youth Academy, Hale End.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Assisting the Head Grounds Person - with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all grounds related work and management of daily tasks in their absence
  • Upholding ground standards - Effective management of all grounds activities to consistently achieve the recognised standards and availability for the Club
  • Ensuring health and safety - Managing and checking facilities, plant, buildings and equipment to ensure safe working practices and compliance to health and safety standards
  • Equipment management - Management of all maintenance, servicing and storage of equipment
  • Pitch maintenance - Assisting in the renovation of hybrid and natural pitches using equipment associated with this process e.g., tractor and trailer work, sand spreading and seeding
  • Operating machinery - Wide use of machinery in the maintenance and renovation of grassed areas - such as ride-on, pedestrian mowers, turf cutters, edgers and scarification equipment
  • Trend Analysis - Gathering and recording information to develop trend data and analyse past usage

What we are looking for

  • Qualified to NVQ level 3 or above in green keeping and groundsmanship or equivalent
  • Spraying certificates PA1, 2 and 6 (Desirable)
  • Experience in all aspects of grounds maintenance including hybrid, artificial surfaces and a working knowledge of horticulture and gardens
  • Experience in the use of turf care equipment
  • Competent IT Skills
  • Experience in the management of pitch lighting systems
  • Competent management and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Experience of managing teams of operatives, planning and organising workloads, allocating duties and monitoring performance
  • Have a good mechanical knowledge of equipment and be able to assist with routine maintenance
  • Ability to use a wide range of turf care equipment

    Please note: a Full UK driving license will be required for this role as there will be travel to different working locations

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Priority access to apply for match tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch.β€―

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a β€˜disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Application Closing Date - Tuesday 11th June 2024

Please note: we reserve the right to close the position early if application volumes are particularly high. We encourage you to get your application in sooner rather than later.

Good luck!

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