We are recruiting for a skilled Grounds Person to join our Team based at the Stadium in Fulham. You will work as part of the Team to maintain and improve the First Team pitch in line with the high standards required by the Head of Grounds.
Responsibilities (below are example responsibilities but this is not intended as an exhaustive list)
Ensure that the Club pitches are maintained to the highest standards.
Follow all health and safety regulations.
Ensure that all machines, tools, equipment, and club properties are maintained appropriately.
Ensure that the Management Team are kept informed of progress with routine work and are notified of major issues as soon as they are identified.
Keep line manager and staff informed of pitch works, job lists and communicate any issues to relevant parties.
Liaise with outside users/contractors (as required)
Ensure that all materials and resources are effectively and efficiently utilised to minimise waste.
Day to day operational duties will include but are not limited to physical activities and operating machinery including:
(Hand and ride on machines)
White line marking to a high standard.
Driving tractors & utility vehicles
Chemical spraying. (If qualified)
Hedge trimming and collection.
Heavy lifting. (Bags of product e.g., 25kg)
Use of strimmer’s, blowers, and edger’s.
Movement of Goals.
Irrigation operation and watering duties.
Daily diary entries.
Pitch testing and data collection.
Grow light movement and maintenance.
Checking/replacement of nets.
Coupling up of trailers and other equipment to the back of tractors
Matchday / Weekend work (ROTA)
Prepare and repair pitch before and after games.
General maintenance of the pitch, landscapes & maintenance equipment.
We are seeking a candidate who is prepared to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as having the foresight and initiative to undertake work alone. Candidates will preferably have previous experience within a sports turf environment. As a minimum the successful candidate will hold their NVQ L2 in sports turf maintenance or similar qualification, as well as a full driving licence. Spraying qualifications would be advantageous.
This is a full-time position which requires regular weekend work and some occasional evenings, around match-days.
Fulham Football Club is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.