Grounds Person – Crystal Palace Football Club

  • 20 June 2024 05:45
Grounds Person – Crystal Palace Football Club
£25,642per year


Job Location: Between CPFC Academy, Training Ground, and Selhurst Park Stadium

Contract Type: Permanent/ Full Time

Salary: £25,642.5 + 10% discretionary annual bonus

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than a century of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.


We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.


About this role:

Crystal Palace Football Club Academy are looking for a Grounds person to assist in the Club’s pitch maintenance programme and to ensure the delivery of an excellent playing surface at Selhurst Park Stadium, the Training Ground in Beckenham and the Academy grounds.



  • Carrying out grounds maintenance works to the training pitches, stadium pitch and associated grounds and facilities as instructed, to a satisfactory standard.
  • Undertaking maintenance of grass areas hedgerows, trees and shrubs.
  • Operating machinery and equipment associated with sports pitch and grounds maintenance as instructed.
  • Ensuring the machinery and equipment is used correctly and kept clean, and when not in use put back to appropriate storage locations.
  • Preparing to work at the Club’s facilities and other leisure sites as hours and day shifts require, these can include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Representing the Club in a professional manner. This is a high-profile role; therefore, you must present with a clean and smart appearance at all times. Club uniform and PPE will be provided by the Club which must be worn on duty.
  • Attending industry training courses as instructed by the Head of Maintenance and Facilities and the Pitch and Grounds Manager to maintain and develop the technical skills required for the post.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in working on professional sports pitches or amenity horticulture
  • Competent level of numeracy and literacy
  • PA1, 2a and 6 spraying certificates
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Qualified with an NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Management or equivalent qualification
  • Detail Orientated
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Flexible with regards to your working hours



  • Complimentary match day ticket
  • Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
  • Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
  • 20% Discount in our Retail Stores
  • Volunteering Day – 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice
  • Travel Season Ticket loan
  • Holiday allowance that increases every year of service


Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club’s activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact (DLO inbox is for disability-related queries only, if you wish to gain further information regarding this vacancy, please contact We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.


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