Grounds Person

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Maintenance & Facilities
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £26,000- £28,000 Depending on experience
Job ref: 007583
Published: 3 months ago
Expiry date: 04 Feb 2024 11:59

Department: Facilities and Estates

Hours of work: 40 hours per week, (Including Matchdays, Evenings & Weekends)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Villa Park

**Closing Date: **04 February 2024

1. The Department

As part of the Facilities and Estates department we are responsible for looking after the entire site here at Villa Park, and sometimes Bodymoor Heath including car parks, Academy indoor facility and obviously the main stadium pitch to the same high standard for Premier League, WSL and U23 fixtures.

2. The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for Grounds Person to join our award-winning sports turf Grounds team, based at Villa Park.

The role will be responsible for ensuring the stadium pitch is prepared to a high standard, pedestrian mowing, line marking, divoting and all aspects of pitch repair and preparation as well as the surrounding areas of the stadium such as car parks and hedges working under the guidance of the Grounds Manager. The work entails working outside in changing and often inclement weather conditions.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

The ideal candidates will be passionate about the quality of their work, professional and skilled in their craft. Ideally you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with a focus on team ethics and high standards. You will be working ‘hands-on’ as part of a dedicated team to maintain a top-class stadium pitch environment.

You should ideally have an NVQ Diploma (Level 2) in sports turf or equivalent, Spraying PA1, PA2, PA6 and a good knowledge of pitch maintenance and usage of machinery for looking after sports turf.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.


Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding