Arsenal FC logo
Job listing closed on 1 Jun 2024
20 May 2024

Grounds Person - Sobha Realty Training Centre

🇬🇧 London, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for a Grounds Person to join our team and support the maintenance and general upkeep of our world class playing surfaces and amenity landscapes at the Sobha Realty Training Centre.

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

  • Uphold our world class playing surfaces and landscapes - you'll be entrusted with the maintenance of our playing surfaces and amenity landscapes
  • Carry out daily activities to as part of a wider team – you’ll be using our handheld and ride on cutting equipment, strimming around trees, operating our sprinklers, hand digging borders, spreading composts, incorporating into soil, sweeping up hard standing areas, pruning shrubs, disposing of leaves, cuttings and debris, and hand weeding sensitive areas where chemical control is not permitted
  • Efficiently use specialist equipment - you will carry out tractor and trailer work and use a range of machinery in renovation of grass areas such as turf cutters, stone buriers, scarifiers and seeders
  • Keep a keen-eye on the finer details - you'll assist in the renovation of the grounds and play a key role in marking out pitches, applying fertiliser and watering plants
  • Support wider team with important manual tasks - you will help out with deliveries and undertake manual handling of bags of sand, fertiliser and seed ranging from 20-25kg
  • Prioritise best-in-class standards - you'll proactively clean equipment stores and washdown areas and play a vital role in ensuring we're working in an impeccable and spotless environment

What we are looking for

  • Qualified expert - to NVQ level 2 or above in green keeping and groundsmanship or equivalent
  • Experience with a range of key equipment - you've used a wide range of turf equipment such as cylinder mowers, ride on mowers, scarification equipment and a wide range of renovation equipment as well as hedge cutters, strimmers and all equipment associated with amenity landscapes
  • Background in all aspects of grounds keeping - you've not only applied your specialist skills to playing surfaces but also to wider amenity landscapes as well
  • Proud team player - you're able to collaborate courageously with the wider team but you also demonstrate the capabilities to work using your own initiative
  • Safety conscious individual - you have a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation related to the proper use of equipment and machinery
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills - you take a meticulous approach to your work and pride yourself on your ability to build strong relationships with colleagues
  • Clean UK driving licence - you'll be able to transport yourself to our club's various different 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. 

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.