Skilled sports turf and grounds operative

Leicester City have an exciting opportunity to join their award-winning Sports Turf and Grounds team as a skilled Sports Turf and Grounds Operative based predominantly at the Club’s new world class training facility in Seagrave, north Leicestershire.

Working under the guidance of the Pitch Manager the ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with a focus on team ethics and high standards.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience working in a similar role, have an NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf (or equivalent) and PA1, PA2 and PA6 qualifications. This role is active and physical, with tasks including pedestrian and ride-on mowing, line marking, strimming, and all forms of pitch preparation and repair. Responsibilities are not limited to the Club’s pitches, with horticultural work required in the surrounding areas across the Club’s sites, along with the cleaning and maintenance of machinery, tools and equipment.

The ideal candidate will also be reliable, have the ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, and have a high level of attention to detail. Additionally, the role requires flexibility, as the Sports Turf and Grounds team may be required to work evenings and weekends when required (five days over seven).

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club will help you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition.  The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays.  Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art training ground in north Leicestershire.

Benefits Package

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week 
 37.5

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identify or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled as and when appropriate applications are received. If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for, please apply via this link.

A full job advert can be read here.

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