Senior Grounds Person

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Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Grounds Person to join the team. Location: American Express Elite Performance Centre, Lancing Salary: Salary dependant on skills & experience Hours: 40 hours per week to be worked across 5 days per week to include some weekends Job Type: Permanent Deadline Day: 28th July 2021 Who are Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club? Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women’s Super League. Our home; the spectacular 30,000 seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas Broadfield Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women’s Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football. Senior Grounds Person – The Role: Working as part of the Grounds team at our Elite Performance Centre in Lancing, the post holder will supervise the day to day works programmes at each venue to ensure the pitches and other associated areas are in a suitable condition for elite performance use. The post holder will work under the direction of the Deputy Head Grounds Persons with day to day technical direction from the Pitch and Grounds Manager. Senior Grounds Person – What does the day to day look like? Your day to day duties will be varied (to keep you on your toes) and can vary between operating machinery associated with sports pitch and grounds maintenance, to carrying out general administration tasks to support the deputy head grounds staff. The post holder will work closely with Deputy Head Grounds Persons to supervise the implementation of the works programme across all venues the Club are utilising. Senior Grounds Person – What we need: Given the nature of this role, it is essential for the successful candidate to hold to following qualifications: – Sports Turf maintenance to a minimum level 2 certification – N.P.T.C. PA1, PA6 and PA2 certificates in Pesticide Usage – Qualified in the driving/operation of agricultural motor vehicles The ideal candidate will also be a member of the Grounds Manager Association. Our values are: – Treat People Well – Exceed Expectations – Aim High, Never Give Up – Act with Integrity – Make it Special Senior Grounds Person – What is in it for you? In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but not limited to: – Free lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs) – Free onsite parking – Local travel discounts – Discounts at the Club’s superstore and website – Health benefits including eye care – Discounts and benefits for local businesses Disability Confident Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team. Equality Statement Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. Safeguarding Statement Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To submit your application for this exciting Senior Grounds Person opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now to be redirected to our website.