• Watford Football club
  • Watford, UK
  • 14 Sep, 2020
Full time Stadia & Operations Technology

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Grounds Maintenance department at Watford Football Club. We are looking to recruit an experience groundsperson to be a part of a forward-thinking team responsible for providing a pitch maintenance Programme and to ensure delivery of an excellent playing surface at Vicarage Road Stadium.


The role will be based on a 35 hour week which will include evening, weekend and Matchday hours and will be based at Vicarage Road Stadium, however there may be a requirement at times to work at our Training Ground facilities based 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 limiting, 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 first team/academy coaches and managers
  • Ensuring the safety of all playing surfaces
  • Adhere to club’s health and safety procedures


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 UK/EU residents or nonresidents with a valid UK work permit.


You must have:

  • Minimum of 5-year experience working in a professional football environment
  • NVQ level 2 sports turf or equivalent
  • Excellent time keeping and organization skills • Ability to work in a team and using own initiative
  • Willing to work unsociable hours which will include evenings and weekends and have a flexible approach to tasks and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Full UK driving licence or ability to travel various locations due to the demands of the role


You would ideally have, but not vital:

  • NVQ level 3 sports turf or equivalent
  • Spraying certificates (or working towards)
  • Experience using SGL pitch lights
  • Experience working within a Stadium environment