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Sports Turf and Ground Operative

Leicester City

Leicester City Football Club is a professional football club based in Leicester in the East Midlands, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of England's football league system, and plays its home matches at the King Power Stadium.

29 Mar 2022
Closing date
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Primarily based at King Power Stadium and the Belvoir Drive training facility, the overall objective of the role is to help the grounds department maintain its playing surfaces and surrounding areas to an exceptionally high standard.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience working in a similar role, have an NVQ Level 2 in sports turf (or equivalent) and PA1, PA2 and PA6 qualifications.

This role is active and physical, with tasks including pedestrian and ride-on mowing, line marking, strimming, and all forms of pitch preparation and repair. Responsibilities are not limited to the Club’s pitches, with horticultural work required in the surrounding areas across the Club’s sites, along with the cleaning and maintenance of machinery, tools and equipment.

The ideal candidate will also be reliable, have the ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, and have a high level of attention to detail. Additionally, the role requires flexibility, as the Sports Turf and Grounds team are required for matchdays, which may involve evening and weekend working.

Main Duties:

  • Tasks to include but not limited to pedestrian and ride-on mowing, line marking, strimming, divoting and other forms of pitch repair and preparation as well as the surrounding areas.
  • Liaising with the head groundsman and the rest of the team on a daily basis.
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of the industry.
  • The cleaning and maintenance of machinery, hand tools and our areas.
  • Horticultural work if required.
  • Match days if required.
  • The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to the Club values and policies and procedures, in particular Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.
  • Work to be carried out over all of the clubs’ sites.

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

To Apply:

If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for please apply by sending an application form, along with a covering letter, by email to [email protected]. To progress your application, candidates must also complete an Equality Monitoring Form; this will be treated in confidence to your application and will aid LCFC in our obligations and commitments to support diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information

Job Type
Grounds Management

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