Grounds Person

  • Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Brighton, UK
  • 13 Jan, 2021
Full time Stadia & Operations

Job Description

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

Off the pitch, the Club is building a platform for long-term success enabling us to retain the privilege of playing world class football in the Premier League.  Our spectacular stadium is a sport and leisure destination for Brighton and our event spaces provide the perfect location for businesses and organisations to showcase their work. It will be your role to keep the pitches and associated grounds and facilities looking pristine to ensure we can continue to be the perfect location.

What does the day to day look like?

Your core hours will be 40 hours per week spread across five days to include some weekends, so we need you to be flexible. You will be operating machinery to carrying out grounds maintenance work all whilst representing the Club in a professional manner. It will be important that you adhere to the highest standards of health and safety and ensure that all work is in line with health and safety legislation.

What we need

Ideally the successful candidate will hold the following:

  • PA1, PA6 and PA2A certificates in Pesticide Usage or willing to receive this training
  • Qualified first aider and/or have received training in other first aid techniques
  • Obtained or working towards a minimum level 2 qualification in sports turf management.
  • A member of the Grounds Managers Association
  • Certificated in the driving and operation of agricultural motor vehicles

The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake a basic DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check).

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 TEAAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAAM 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 lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free VIP onsite parking
  • Travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Club¿s superstore
  • Ice cream (as a treat when it is particularly hot)
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Health benefits including eye care and health and fitness
  • Discounts and benefits for local businesses
  • Inclusion in the club¿s discretionary bonus scheme (depending on eligibility)

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.


Deadline Day: 26th January 2021