Stoke City Football Club of the English Football League is looking for an Apprentice Groundsperson to support its facilities operations at the bet365 Stadium and our training ground facility at Clayton Wood in Trent Vale.
We are looking to expand our Grounds Team with a dedicated, highly motivated and professional individual who has a passion for grounds maintenance. Reporting to the Grounds Manager and Deputy Grounds Manager you will be involved in ensuring all types of playing surfaces are prepared to a high standard at the bet365 stadium, Clayton Wood Training Ground and our indoor pitch facilities, for both play and training.
This is an excellent opportunity to progress your skills in an environment which encourages continued professional development and strives for the highest standards.
The ideal candidate will reliable, trustworthy with a flexible working attitude.
The positions will be offered on a full time basis and all relevant raining will be provided.
The role requires a high degree of flexibility to cover weekends as well as early mornings, evenings and matchday fixtures.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing.
Closing date for applications is 29th October 2021.
Stoke City Football Club endorses the principle of Equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the Club will be treated fairly and with respect, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The Club is committed to providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in without threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse. Any person associated with the Club can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected and in particular, that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the Club.
Stoke City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Founded as Stoke Ramblers in 1863 the Club changed its name to Stoke City in 1925 after Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status. We are proudly the oldest professional football club in the world, and are one of the founding members of the Football League.
The Club's first, and to date only, major trophy was won in the 1972 Football League Cup Final, when the team beat Chelsea 2–1. The club have won the Football League Trophy on two occasions, first in 1992 and most recently in 2000. The Club's highest league finish in the top division is 4th, which was achieved in both 1935/36 and 1946/47. The Potters have competed in European football in 1972/73, 1974/75; and most recently in 2011–12 after reaching the FA Cup Final in 2011, finishing runners-up to Manchester City.
Stoke City's home ground is the bet365 Stadium, a 30,000+ all-seater stadium. Before the stadium was opened in 1997, the club was based at the Victoria Ground, which had been their home ground since 1878. The club's nickname is 'the Potters', named after the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent. The Club's traditional colours are red and white vertically striped shirts, white shorts and stockings