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Job listing closed on 1 May 2024
18 Mar 2024

Deputy Head Grounds Person

🇬🇧 London, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Our Values are simply the things that are most important to us and will be demonstrated through the way in which we behave in achieving our business objectives. Our people are at the centre of the delivery of our Club Values.

To assist the Head Grounds Person with the management and maintenance of the stadium pitch, landscapes, machinery, workshop, and yard in line with the high standards expected of an elite football club and one that meets the requirements of both the Squad Management, the team, and its Directors.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

To assist as required with Pitch maintenance duties; mowing, scarification, aeration, fertilising, spraying, marking out. To the required standard of the Head Grounds Person.

Assist with new ideas to constantly improve the site.

Ensure the Management Team are kept informed of all routine works and are notified of any issues as soon as identified.

Manage staff to achieve end goals both productively and efficiently.

Order and organise site deliveries and contractual works when required. Implement regular testing and analysis of the Stadium pitch to ensure consistent surfaces.

Setting up of machinery, blades, tractors, PTO shafts and 3-point linkages in line with requirements of tasks and Head Grounds Person direction.

Assist with setting and implementing fertiliser programs.

Assist Head Grounds Person with the planning and overseeing of renovation works.

Ensure all goals and pitch equipment is maintained and safe for players use.

Ensure staff always comply with relevant health and safety legislation.

Perform daily irrigation requirements, set programs, and carry out routine maintenance on sprinklers and the system.

Work with the Head Grounds Person maintaining staff annual leave, sickness, and lieu time records.

Under guidance of the Head Grounds Person liaise with coaching staff to ensure playing surface needs are achieved.

Ensure playing surface is safe to use before sessions.

Site walks to determine work schedules and oversee daily tasks.

Ensure staff are trained and confident on machinery and tasks they are set.

Wear PPE appropriately for each task.

Carry out and record day to day machinery checks.

Assist with keeping the yard and workshop tidy and safe.

Ensure that the COSHH instructions for material storage and use are always complied with.

Assist Head Grounds Person with health and safety requirements, keeping updated with latest legislation.

Manage the correct use of undersoil heating systems.

Assist with staff development.

Ensure daily diary entries are made and that all admin and record keeping is kept up to date.

Implement Synthetic maintenance plans.

Assist and produce weekly work schedules when required.


Fulham Football Club acknowledges that everyone has a responsibility for the wellbeing and safety of children, young people

and adults at risk who are under the Club’s care or utilising the Club’s facilities.

As part of Fulham Football Club’s commitment to providing a safe environment for children and adults at risk the Club

requires all staff in child, young person and ‘adult at risk’ facing roles:

• To be clear about the clubs responsibilities when running activities for these groups;

• Will have read and understood the suite of safeguarding policies including safeguarding children policy, adults at risk

policy, anti-bullying policy, whistleblowing and equality policy;

• Understand and promote staff and players code of conduct;

• Will understand how to refer a concern;

• To be consistent role models;

• To complete the Fulham safer Working Practice Workshop as part of induction and the FA Safeguarding Children

workshop; and

• To monitor repeated incidents of poor behaviour and liaise with their DSO or Head of Safeguarding


We are committed to supporting an environment where all staff have a personal responsibility to uphold the Club’s Equal

Opportunities Policy by treating fellow employees, prospective employees, casual workers, prospective casual workers, players,

prospective players and customers fairly and impartially