Skilled Grounds Operative

  • Southampton FC
  • Southampton, UK
  • 07 Sep, 2022
Full time Groundsman Maintenance

Job Description

Location: St Mary’s Stadium and Staplewood Training Ground

Hours: Full Time, Part Time, Evenings, Weekends

Contract Type: Permanent

Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Child’s Barred List



Looking for a job opportunity with flexible hours in an exciting environment?

Southampton Football Club is looking for individuals who want to be part of our legacy!


We’ve all had different experiences and backgrounds, but we share the same values and it’s these shared values that bring us together as Southampton Football Club.  We respect our communities and each other, our unity keeps us strong together to allow us all the aspiration to be the best, using innovation and discipline to find creative solutions and achieve our goals.


If you’re passionate about the same things we are, we’d love to hear from you!


Come and join the team…

We’re excited to be looking for an experienced Grounds Person to join us on a permanent basis, someone who’d love to jump in and help play an integral role in the presentation and upkeep of our grounds.  You’ll be working closely with the Head of Grounds and be responsible for maintaining all playing surfaces, facilities and surrounds to the highest standards possible.  You’ll be working with a fantastic team based at St Mary’s Stadium, Staplewood Campus AFC Totton.



Is this you?

You’ll have experience working in the Grounds maintenance industry or hold an NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Management (or similar).  You’ll be motivated and enthusiastic to make Southampton FC’s grounds the best they can be, have good communication skills and appreciate a flexible approach to work schedules due to the needs of the Club.


Experience in using rotary and cylinder mowers, tractors and implements, and white line markers would be essential.



What we can do for you

We’re happy to offer part time hours and consider flexible working patterns.


Giving you the right balance in your life is important to us, and our benefits are designed to complement this – from 2 free match tickets for every home league game, free hot drinks, breakfast and afternoon snacks on site, discounts at local shops and restaurants, an Employee Assistance Programme and mental health first aiders for when things get tough, to specialist support with professional development and access to a world of internal and external training courses and professional qualifications.


How can I apply?

Just click on the link below, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.


If you’re interested in a role with us but you’re not able to commit to permanent hours, please see our job advert for casual opportunities within the Grounds Team.


*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*