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Head Grounds Person

Arena Racing Company

Arena Racing Company is Britain's largest racecourse group, operating sixteen racecourses and four greyhound stadia.

14 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
23 Dec 2022

We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Head Grounds Person.

What is ARC?

We embrace diversity

We develop our people

We care for our visitors

We think about our impact

We are proud of our sport

Work Perks of being a Head Grounds Person..

  • Annual passes to attend any of our 21 venues
  • Discounted food & ARC days out
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Holiday allowance increasing with length of service up to 28 days
  • Company life assurance scheme
  • Discretionary group annual bonus schemes to reward your hard work
  • Support with study through our study assistance schemes

And so much more…


Maintain all grass/non running surfaces with particular attention to race day and event presentation.General maintenance of external areas, to include car parks, tarmac areas and customer facing areas. Ensure all external areas are free from weeds, rubbish and leaves. Work Well in a team and have initiative to work by yourself. Working closely with the kennels team, racing team and officials such as GBGB. You will be required to carry out checking and testing of racing equipment to ensure all equipment is functional and a professional appearance is maintained at all timesEnsure the holding stock of track spares, quantities of sand, salt and diesel is kept at the required level at all times using the nominated supplier and company purchasing procedure,Abide by all regulations and safe working practices in accordance as detailed in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and Procedures.Ensure compliance with all aspects of the GBGB rules of racing and report any and all issues to the general manager.Ensure greyhound welfare is at the heart of everything you do and highlight any instances to your line manager where these standards are not met.Due to the nature of this role, working unsocial hours will be a frequent occurrence, and may include late evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

About the role:

Your day-to-day role will entail maintaining the highest quality racing surface all year round. Maintenance of the outside areas to the highest possible standard of presentation. As well as assisting in the maintenance of all track / kennel equipment and keeping up with the smooth running of race meetings.

The person we are looking for as a Head Grounds Person has…..

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Works well under pressure
  • Organised
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Enjoy outdoor working
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Tractor driving experience an advantage

We are on a thrilling journey. So, to join us at our next destination, be part of a winning team and to learn more about our company and this exciting opportunity apply today.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Grounds Management

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