Senior Grounds Person

  • Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Brighton, UK
  • 13 Sep, 2021
Full time Groundsperson Maintenance Premier League Stadia & Operations

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Grounds Person
Employer: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club
Salary: Salary dependant on skills & experience
Location: American Express Elite Performance Centre, Lancing
Hours: 40 hours per week to be worked across 5 days per week to include some weekends
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline Day: 22nd September 2021
Who are Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club?
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women's Super League. Our home; the spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas Broadfield Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women's Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football.
The job
Working as part of the Grounds team at our Elite Performance Centre in Lancing, the post holder will supervise the day to day works programmes at each venue to ensure the pitches and other associated areas are in a suitable condition for elite performance use. The post holder will work under the direction of the Deputy Head Grounds Persons with day to day technical direction from the Pitch and Grounds Manager.
What does the day to day look like?
Your day to day duties will be varied (to keep you on your toes) and can vary between operating machinery associated with sports pitch and grounds maintenance, to carrying out general administration tasks to support the deputy head grounds staff. The post holder will work closely with Deputy Head Grounds Persons to supervise the implementation of the works programme across all venues the Club are utilising.  
What we need
Given the nature of this role, it is essential for the successful candidate to hold to following qualifications:
  • Sports Turf maintenance to a minimum level 2 certification 
  • N.P.T.C.  PA1, PA6 and PA2 certificates in Pesticide Usage
  • Qualified in the driving/operation of agricultural motor vehicles
The ideal candidate will also be a member of the Grounds Manager Association.
Our values
Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values aren¿t just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors, in fact, with anyone who interacts in anyway with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAM Brighton value. 
Our values are:
  • Treat People Well
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Aim High, Never Give Up
  • Act with Integrity
  • Make it Special
What is in it for you?
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but not limited to:
  • Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Local travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Club¿s superstore and website
  • Health benefits including eye care
  • Discounts and benefits for local businesses
  • Club Pension Scheme
  • Group Life Protection 
Disability Confident 
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team. 
Equality Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. 
Safeguarding Statement 
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.