Managing a team of 6 Grounds Staff, including allocation of tasks, rota, and performance management.
Managing the P&L and Capex Submissions for your department.
- Grounds Maintenance:
- Oversee all aspects of grounds maintenance, including mowing, fertilizing, irrigation, aeration, and pest control, to ensure that playing surfaces are in optimum condition.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive turf management program to enhance the quality, playability, and appearance of the training ground's playing surfaces.
- Monitor weather conditions and adjust maintenance practices accordingly to ensure the long-term health of the turf.
- Equipment Management:
- Manage the inventory, operation, and maintenance of all groundskeeping equipment, such as mowers, aerators, tractors, and irrigation systems.
- Coordinate with suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of necessary materials and equipment for groundskeeping activitie
- Conduct regular inspections and routine maintenance of equipment to ensure optimal performance and safety.
Pitch Preparation and Event Support:
- Supervise and lead a team of groundskeeping staff, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback to maintain a high level of professionalism and efficiency.
- Schedule work assignments, ensuring appropriate coverage for all groundskeeping tasks, including match preparations, training sessions, and events.
- Foster a positive and collaborative work environment that encourages teamwork and professional growth.
Budgeting and Planning:
- Collaborate with the coaching staff and facility management to prepare playing surfaces for training sessions, matches, and events, ensuring compliance with regulations and player safety standards.
- Coordinate with other departments to support the logistical requirements of events, such as setting up and dismantling equipment, signage, and temporary facilities.
- Assist in developing and managing the annual groundskeeping budget, ensuring resources are allocated effectively to meet maintenance goals.
- Conduct research on emerging trends, techniques, and equipment in the field of groundskeeping, and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
- End of Season Pitch Renovations:
- Plan and execute end-of-season pitch renovations, including scarification, overseeding, topdressing, and other necessary procedures to restore and rejuvenate the playing surfaces.
- Collaborate with external contractors or suppliers to ensure the availability of required resources and equipment for pitch renovation projects.
- Monitor and evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the renovation process, adjusting as needed to achieve desired results.
- Project Management of Pitch Reconstructions:
- Oversee the planning and execution of pitch reconstruction projects, ensuring compliance with budgetary constraints, timelines, and quality standards.
- Coordinate with external consultants, contractors, and suppliers to develop comprehensive project plans, including site preparation, drainage systems, turf installation, and establishment.
- Monitor the progress of reconstruction projects, conducting regular site inspections, and addressing any issues or challenges that arise.
- Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, such as facility management, coaching staff, and operations teams, to ensure minimal disruption to training schedules and activities during reconstruction projects.