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Skilled Groundsperson

At a glance

London Stadium
Employer
£27,000 to £30,000 pa
Salary
19/05/2022
Closing date
Permanent
Contract
Full Time
Hours

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in a grounds environment, with the opportunity to be involved in events such as football, Major League Baseball, athletics, rugby and community events!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide and develop all grounds services within the stadium environment and adjoining community pitch to maintain company and professional standards.
  • Assist Grounds Management to meet Key Performance Indicators and your personal
    objectives.
  • Undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on the company’s pitches, meeting all physical requirements to effectively use all machinery.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all relevant National and Local current legislation i.e. Health and Safety, first aid, COSHH, environment and employment to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct regular risk assessment programmes.
  • Undertake all preparatory and renovation work to maintain safe quality playing surfaces.
  • Drive vehicles and handle equipment as required for grounds maintenance operations.
  • Ensure vehicles and equipment are regularly maintained in accordance with routine operating requirements. Monitor the use of consumable items and spares and make arrangements for their replenishment.
  • Ensure the safe use, storage, calibration and disposal of pesticides, fertilisers and other similar substances.
  • Assisting with the management of third party contractors.
  • Ensure grounds management are kept informed of progress of routine work and are notified of major issues when identified.
  • Act to ensure the match day team are adequately briefed on duties, able to execute them in the correct manner and complete the assigned workload.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and end users.
  • Make recommendations to grounds management regarding improved work systems, labour and machinery utilization where indicated.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

  • NVQ 2 in relevant grounds maintenance
  • NPTC – PA1, PA2 and PA6
  • Having, or working towards a NVQ Level 3
  • Experience of pitch technology such as Irrigation, Undersoil Heating and Stadium Grow Lights
  • Good working knowledge of Pitch Maintenance Machinery and Grounds techniques
  • Awareness of relevant Health and Safety legislation and experience in Multi-use environment
  • Working knowledge of undersoil heating, fully automatic irrigation, pitch grow lights and turf reinforcement management
  • The ability to engage and communicate with all levels of stakeholders
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and self-motivated
  • A genuine team player
  • Willing to assist team members on a wide diversity of tasks
  • Self-motivated with commitment and enthusiasm
  • Results driven with a determination to learn and succeed
  • Ability to challenge and confront conflict and broker solutions to achieve goals
  • Demonstrate behaviours aligned to London Stadium values

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