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Watford FC

Watford FC

Senior/Skilled Groundsperson


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Oct 29, 2023


An exciting opportunity has become available within the Grounds Maintenance department at Watford Football Club.
We are looking to recruit a Senior/Skilled Groundsperson to be a part of a forward-thinking team responsible for providing a pitch maintenance programme and to ensure delivery of excellent playing surfaces at the clubs Vicarage Road Stadium based in Watford.
The role will be based on a 40-hour week which will include evening, weekend and matchday hours, and will be based at our stadium in Watford, however there may be a requirement at times to work at our training ground in London Colney.
The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the Stadium Grounds Maintenance team, to be primarily responsible for carrying out the following duties:
Pitch Maintenance - Procedures including but not limited to mowing, marking, aeration, fertilising, scarifying, frost cover application, top dressing, seeding and pitch light maneuvering/maintenance Equipment Maintenance - Goals, ball stopping nets, advertising boards etc Machinery - Greasing, cleaning, setting up, oil checks and visual checks before use Liaising with coaching staff Ensuring the safety of all playing surfaces Adhere to clubs health and safety procedures Manual lifting above 25kg
The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be flexible to the requirements of the position and the business.
Applicants should ideally live local to Watford or the surrounding areas and be a UK resident or non-UK resident with a valid UK work permit, and ideally have experience working within a similar role.
You must have:
NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf or equivalent Spraying Certificates (or working towards) Experience of people management The ability to work to tight deadlines Ability to work in a team and use own initiative Willing to work unsociable hours, which will include evenings and weekends, and have a flexible approach to tasks Understanding of the clubs commitment to EDI Safeguarding Full UK driving licence or ability to travel to various locations due to the demands of the role
You would ideally have, but not vital:
NVQ Level 3 in Sports Turf or equivalent Experience of working in winter sports surfaces Experience of pitch renovations Experience using SGL pitch lights

Employer:Watford Football ClubJob Title:Senior/Skilled GroundspersonSalary:Depdendent on qualifications and experienceLocation:Watford Football Club - Vicarage Road StadiumType:Permanent full-timePassport/Visa:Must be eligible to work in the UKClosing Date:5pm, Sunday November 12, 2023Interview Date:Week commencing November 20, 2023

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