Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Brighton

Grounds – Workshop Mechanic

Clients Details:
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.

Candidate profile:
The job
Are you solution minded with great attention to detail and a passion for agricultural engineering?  Then come and play your part at the Albion!  This is a fantastic opportunity to join our hardworking grounds maintenance team and support our workshop manager in the day to day management of the grounds team machinery and equipment.

Key Accountabilities:
What does the day to day look like?
This is a busy role! Your core hours will be 40 hours per week spread across five days to include some weekends, so we need you to be flexible. Your day to day duties will include all aspects of servicing, repairs and maintenance of the grounds department machinery and you’ll be required to carry out administration in relation to the work carried out to ensure records are kept up to date. The role will be varied to include carrying out work at our elite training ground, world-class stadium and other Club associated grounds and facilities. We need a team player as in busy periods you may be required to work alongside the grounds team to carry out pitch maintenance work!

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’ll have high expectations of you. But we will give you everything you need to succeed (except for drive, determination and motivation – which you’ll need to bring with you!) The Club will recognise and reward you for your hard efforts and support you to attend suitable training courses to keep your technical skills at the highest possible standard. We are known for our culture and values leading the way, and the right people will need to fit into that. You’ll work hard, but the great thing about football is that you’ll see the results.

Desirable requirements:
What we need
Given the nature of this role, it is desirable for the successful candidate to hold the following qualifications:

  • Agricultural engineering technician level 2 certification or equivalent
  • N.P.T.C.  PA1 certificate in pesticide usage or prepared to receive this training
  • Certification in the use of industrial/rough terrain truck operation or prepared to receive this training
  • Qualified first aider and/or have received training in other first aid techniques

The ideal candidate will be a member of the Institute of Groundsmanship, but don’t worry if you aren’t as the Club can support your membership! You will also need to be willing to undertake a basic DBS CRC (criminal background check) if successful.

Process to apply:
To read the job description and apply, please visit their website

Our values
We have no regular everyday values.  Our values matter greatly and are the essence of our identity and are vital to our overall success.  The Club’s core values guide all aspects of the way we behave, the business decisions we make, how we interact with our customers and colleagues alike and how we measure our performance.  Our goal is to act as one team with one vision.  It is important for us all to live and breathe the Club’s values both on and off the pitch:

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

What’s 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

Equality Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community 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.


Permanent, Full time

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

Closing date:
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 11:45pm

£19,000 - £25,000 per annum (DOE)

South East


01273 878250