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Job listing closed on 18 Nov 2023
8 Nov 2023

Grounds Person (Fixed Term Contract)

🇬🇧 Borehamwood, UK
2+ years exp.

We are looking for a Grounds Person on a Fixed term basis to join our team and ensure the maintenance and general upkeep of our Borehamwood playing surface.

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

  • Maintaining our world class playing surface through the efficient delivery of activities including hand and ride on cutting of grass, marking out, divoting, fertilising, spraying, irrigation management, manual watering, tractor and trailer work.
  • Assisting with the renovation of pitches using relevant equipment and processes such as tractor and trailer work, sand spreading etc.
  • Renovating grass areas using a wide range of machinery such as turf cutters, edgers, scarification, aeration machinery and seeders.
  • Marking out pitches.
  • Assisting with deliveries, including manual handling of 20-25kg bags of sand, sand soil, fertiliser, and seed.

Please note, this role requires individuals to work flexibly. Weekend work will be required.

What we are looking for

  • A minimum NVQ level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in green keeping and groundsmanship.
  • Previous experience in all aspects of grounds keeping, working to a high standard looking after sports turf/playing surfaces and amenity landscapes.
  • Experience using a wide range of turf care and renovation equipment such as cylinder mowers, ride on mowers, scarification equipment, and an SGL lighting system.
  • A meticulous approach to work in a role where attention to detail is essential.
  • Good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation, particularly relating to use of equipment.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and using own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to delegate work and motivate others.

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. 

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 ‘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.