Grounds Person – Nottingham Forest F.C.

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Grounds Person – Nottingham Forest F.C.

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Salary: Please state your expectations within your application

Contract: Full Time, 42 hours per week, and 5 out of 7 days, including home match days

Location: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ

Closing Date For Applications: 10th May 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic, meticulous, and determined Grounds Person to join our business and perform a key role within Nottingham Forest Football Club.

Within the role of Grounds Person, the successful applicant will utilise their experience, preferably within a sporting institution to prepare and maintain all the football pitches and playing surfaces at The City Ground and Training Ground in line with industry standards.

The Perks of the Job:

  • Opportunity to access tickets for events at The City Ground.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to high street and gym discounts.
  • Discount within our Club shop.
  • Free on-site parking.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Grounds Manager in preparation, presentation and maintenance of all playing surfaces and football pitches at both the Stadium and the Training Ground to the standards required by the Football Authorities.
  • Ensure all areas are maintained and kept to the highest professional and industry standards.
  • Undertake all grounds management duties including but not limited to cutting, mowing, line marking, aerating, devoting, fertiliser and sand application, strimming and rotary mowing, and grooming of artificial surfaces.
  • Spray pitches and surfaces.
  • Drive ride-on mowers, tractors and using all associated attachments and implements responsibly, verti-draining and multi-coring.
  • Keep surrounding areas and ground storage areas maintained and tidy.
  • Wear any personal protective equipment provided, and comply with all Health and Safety guidelines, working in a manner not to cause injury or harm to yourself or anyone else, or the property of the Club.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrable experience in working as a Grounds Person preferably within a sporting institution.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Grounds Maintenance essential. Level 3 beneficial.
  • Pa1, Pa6 & Pa2 spraying qualification is an advantage.
  • Experience of driving relevant vehicles such as tractors and ride-on mowers.
  • Excellent timekeeping, attendance and is reliable.
  • Dedicated to working to the highest standard at all times, displays a positive attitude, is discrete and trustworthy.
  • Resilient and comfortable working outdoors.
  • Excellent physical fitness including the ability to walk up to 6 miles at any one time and to lift goods of up to 25kg without the use of manual handling equipment.
  • Driving licence desirable

 

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.

An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL’s safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.

 

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