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Groundsperson, Liverpool

ByGuy Oldenkotte

Jan 10, 2022

Specialist/Skilled Specialist Groundsperson


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Job Title:
Specialist/Skilled Specialist Groundsperson
L33 7ET
Vacancy Description
We are recruiting for Specialist and Skilled Specialist Groundspersons to work with the Club`s Grounds Team, assisting with a wide range of grounds maintenance duties on the Club`s grounds and sports facilities to provide the highest quality of pitch standards. These roles will be based at our Training Centres, with flexibility to work across our other sites.

Key responsibilities include:

– Preparing and maintaining sporting facilities, including pitch surfaces, to recognised national standards and to the satisfaction of all users
– Operating a range of horticultural equipment and machinery ensuring all is maintained in accordance with routine operating requirements.
– Carrying out daily pitch maintenance duties including mowing, aerating, line marking, divoting, chemical folia spraying and fertilising.
– Effectively maintaining all synthetic surfaces, following the required maintenance regime, ensuring hygiene and safety standards are met at all times.
– Maintaining machinery and equipment ensuring it is cleaned to the highest standard and kept in good condition.
– Ensure all work areas and equipment storage areas are properly cleaned, accessible at all times and comply with all Company Health & Safety guidelines.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful, you will have a track record of working within a grounds maintenance role, in particular within a sporting environment with experience of using machinery and relevant manual handling requirements. You will have a high level of attention to detail, good organisational skills and the ability to maintain a high standard of work in a fast-paced environment. In addition, you will have excellent communication skills with the ability to work both as part of a team and independently.

For our Skilled Specialist Groundsperson, you will be qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Sports Turf and hold PA1, PA2 & PA6 spraying certificates. It would be advantageous if you have previous irrigation experience.

For our Specialist Groundsperson, you will be qualified to NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf or ideally working towards your Level 3 in Sports Turf. You will hold PA1& PA6 spraying certificates with PA2 being an advantage.

Why should you apply?

In return, we offer a competitive salary and 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) with the option to purchase an additional 5 days. You will have the option to join the Club`s pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 5%. You will also have access to our benefits kit bag where you can access discounts in the local area.

Any position will be offered on a permanent basis, working 40 hours per week, on a flexible 5 from 7 days basis. Although these roles are based at the LFC Training Centre, flexibility is required as the post-holder will be required to work from other sites, occasional evenings and match-days as required.

We aspire to be the most inclusive club in world football – providing fair and appropriate opportunities to as many people from different backgrounds as possible, being welcoming and meeting their needs as best we can. We are committed to hiring great people representative of a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, not just because it`s the right thing to do, but because we believe it makes our Club stronger. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.

Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment.

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Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sports flooring market and industry since 2003

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