JOB TITLE: Groundsperson
REPORTING LINE: Deputy Head Groundsman
DEPARTMENT: Groundstaff Department
LOCATIONS: Ibrox Stadium/Rangers Training Centre
CONTRACT: Permanent, Full Time
Rangers Football Club, formed in 1872, is one of the world’s longest established and most successful clubs, having won 55 League titles, 34 Scottish Cups, 27 League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. This collection of titles and cups makes Rangers the most successful club in the world, and it is currently the 9th strongest football brand according to the YouGov UK Brand Index.
Playing at the 50,987 seat Ibrox Stadium and benefitting from the world-class 37-acre training facility, the club has been a dominant force in Scottish football for decades. The club benefits from a famously loyal support and the high volume of season tickets is the foundation of the top 19 best attendances in Europe. It is estimated that Rangers has a global fanbase of 4m, half of which reside in the UK.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Groundstaff department of Rangers Football Club as a skilled Groundsperson. The purpose of this role is to assist the Deputy Head Groundsperson to provide and maintain high standards of groundsmanship at Ibrox Stadium and The Training Centre in line with requirements of top level professional football. The successful candidate will have completed an apprenticeship in Greenkeeping/Groundsmanship and will have gained the relevant skills and experience for the role.
Your responsibilities will include the following:
Assist in the provision and development of all grounds services within the training ground and stadium environment and maintain company and professional standards.
Assist the Head Groundsperson and Deputy Head Groundsperson to meet all key performance indicators within your personal objectives.
Comply with all Health and Safety regulations and requirements within the company and your role
Undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on a range of sports facilities and surfaces as detailed on work schedules and undertake all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe quality playing surfaces.
Set up all sports pitches or amenity surfaces and undertake supervised construction and landscaping work as directed.
Drive vehicles and equipment as required for grounds maintenance operations and ensure vehicles and equipment used by self and work group 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 and other similar substances.
Promote the Health and Safety of self and others and respond to emergencies.
Ensure work area is kept clean, tidy, and secure at all times.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues, and end users.
Make recommendations to supervisor regarding improved work systems, labour, and machinery utilisation.
Achieved an apprenticeship within Grounds/Greenkeeping and have gained the relevant skills for the role.
Demonstrate proven success and experience working within a similar role.
Possess a good working knowledge of Pitch Maintenance Machinery and Groundsmanship techniques.
Good time management skills, attention to detail, with a friendly and outgoing personality.
Ability to work well as part of a team and as an individual.
Commitment, excellent communication skills and enthusiasm are also a must.
Full, clean driving licence.
PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates.
Working hours are 37.5 per week, working 5 days out of 7 on a rota. The successful candidate should have a flexible approach to working hours.
At Rangers Football Club we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
Rangers Football Club also welcomes applications from suitably qualified members of the armed forces family.
The candidate must keep up to date with new methods and undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures.
If you can add value to our team, please email your CV and cover letter to —
LATEST CLOSING DATE: 25TH August 2023
Please note, we may close vacancies early where we receive significant numbers of applications, so don’t delay!