Who are Brighton and Hove Albion?
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to compete in the Premier League and play at home in our spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium.   Premier League football is the most watched sports league worldwide, with an annual audience of over 1 billion people, in which we are thrilled for our men’s first team to professionally compete.  We are equally excited and proud of our women’s first team who successfully compete in The FA Women’s Super League, the top tier of women’s football in England.

The Job
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are looking to recruit a Head Grounds Person to lead the grounds team at the American Express Community Stadium. The successful applicant will be an innovative leader with a passion for their work. They will have previous experience in a comparable stadium environment and a desire to achieve the highest standards in all they and their team undertake. A flexible and committed approach to work is essential along with a detailed and current knowledge of industry practices and innovations. A skilled communicator with the ability to motivate individuals and groups are key.

What does the role of Head Grounds Person look like?
This senior role is part of our Facilities and Maintenance operations and will work directly with the Head of Facilities and Maintenance and the Pitch and Grounds Manager as well as linking in with the Club’s senior technical staff. As a Club we are committed to enhancing our operations at every opportunity and we firmly believe that the introduction of this new role will enable us to build on the excellent work our teams already undertake at the Stadium and across our portfolio of venues. The successful applicant will embrace and promote our Club values and through their actions and leadership ensure others do in the same manner.

What can you expect?
If you are looking for an easy ride, this one might not be for you!  The work will be challenging, the environment will be fast paced, and we will have high expectations of you.  But we will give you everything you need to succeed (except for drive, determination and motivation – which you will need to bring with you!). If this sounds like the role for you – then look no further, join us and play your part in one of the South’s leading Premier League football clubs. 

What we need from you
The successful candidate will hold the following:

  • Have or working towards a Sports Turf Management qualification to a minimum level 3 certification. 
  • PA1, PA6 and PA2A certificates in Pesticide Usage.
  • Qualified first aider and/or have received training in other first aid techniques.
  • A member of the Grounds Managers Association.
  • Certificated in the driving and operation of agricultural motor vehicles.

The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake a basic DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check).

Our values
Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values aren’t just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors – in fact, with anyone who interacts in anyway with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAM Brighton value. 

Our values are:

  • Treat People Well
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Aim High. Never Give Up
  • Act with Integrity
  • Make it Special

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:

  • A flexible working environment
  • Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free VIP onsite parking
  • Travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Club’s superstore
  • Ice cream (as a treat when it’s particularly hot)
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Health benefits including eye care and health and fitness
  • Discounts and benefits for local businesses
  • Inclusion in the club’s discretionary bonus scheme (depending on eligibility)

Equality Statement
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community 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 let us know.

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community know that we deliver better services when our workforce reflects the full range of backgrounds and experiences.  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.

Process to apply:
To read the job description and apply, please follow the below link (brightonandhovealbion.com/club/club/jobs)
Interview date to be confirmed.


Head Grounds Person

40 hours per week to be worked across 5 days per week to include some weekends

Closing date:
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 5:00pm

Salary dependent on skills & experience

South East


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