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Groundsperson vacancy

6 September 2018

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Club Doncaster are looking for an experienced groundsperson to join the organisation's grounds department.

Club Doncaster is the brand that connects Doncaster’s elite sports teams and manages the delivery of events at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium, and associated Elite Performance Centre and Sports Village.

We look to recruit people with the desire to work within all areas of Club Doncaster who demonstrate integrity, compassion, pride and honesty and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them.

We are looking for an experienced groundsperson, to come and join the club’s grounds department who are responsible for the management and maintenance of stadium and training ground pitches. Our new employee will be an essential part of the small team who ensure we achieve the highest possible standards on and off the pitch.

Applicants should be hard working, committed and have a keen interest in growing the Club Doncaster reputation and brand.

The Role 

Reporting directly to the head groundsman, the person will lead on maintaining the stadium playing surface, and ensuring that all Club Doncaster related pitches are safe and of the best possible quality. 

You will be able to guide and work within a small team of operatives, planning and organising workloads, and ensuring that the maintenance of the pitch is at the forefront of your work load during the day, in addition to all related health and safety circumstances. 

Successful applicants, should have demonstrable experience in a previous role within an elite sport premises. Experience with current surfaces including Desso and artificial surfaces would be an advantage. It would be desirable to have undertaken formal based qualifications within landscape and pitch maintenance. 

Skills required

  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • Awareness of the elite sports culture
  • Experience and PA1 / 2 / 6 qualifications
  • Ability to manage conflicting and changing priorities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work in a professional and responsible manner
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • National vocational qualification in Sports Turf Management is preferred

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and have an excellent record of attendance
  • Willing to learn and committed to achieving high standards within their work
  • Good leadership skills

Successful applicants may be required to undertake further checks in relation to their identity and criminal disclosures. 

Club Doncaster is an equal opportunities employer and is keen to hear from all persons who feel that this would be the right role for them regardless of age or gender.

If you would like to apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to
HR manager Kirsty Cavanagh at kirsty.cavanagh@clubdoncaster.co.uk

Or write to:
Kirsty Cavanagh
Keepmoat Stadium
Stadium Way
Doncaster
DN4 5JW

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st September 2018, although Club Doncaster reserve the right to cease applications for this post at an earlier time.


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