Assistant Grounds Person

  • Barnsley Football Club
  • Barnsley, UK
  • 29 Mar, 2024
Full time EFL Groundsman Health & Safety Maintenance

Job Description

As part of the Facilities and Stadium we are responsible for looking after the entire site here at Oakwell, including our Academy training pitches, the indoor artificial pitch and obviously the main stadium pitch to a professional standard.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Grounds Person to join our team based at Oakwell. You will be responsible for ensuring the stadium pitch is prepared to a high standard, pedestrian mowing, line marking, repairing any damage and all other aspects of pitch maintenance and preparation, as well as the surrounding areas of the stadium such as car parks and bankings, working under the guidance of the Head Groundsman and their Deputy. This role is predominantly outside so will be working in all weather conditions.

The Person

The ideal candidates need to have pride in their work, be professional at all times while working within a small, dedicated team but showing ability to work using their own initiative when necessary. Ideally, good communications skills are required with a focus on team ethics and high standards.

Beneficial (but not essential) Requirements

- NVQ2 or higher in sports turf or equivalent

- Previous experience in all aspects of grounds maintenance

- Experience using cylinder mowers, ride on mowers/tractors

- Good understanding of health & safety legislation

- Good understanding of safeguarding


- Free on-site parking

- 25 days annual leave including bank holidays

- Subsidised lunch

- Pension scheme

- Regular training