Watford Football Club - Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford

Groundsperson

Clients Details:
Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. 

Candidate profile:
An exciting opportunity has become available within the Grounds Maintenance department at Watford Football Club. We are looking to recruit an experience groundsperson to be a part of a forward-thinking team responsible for providing a pitch maintenance programme and to ensure delivery of an excellent playing surface at Vicarage Road Stadium.

The role will be based on a 35 hour week which will include evening, weekend and Matchday hours and will be based at Vicarage Road Stadium, however there may be a requirement at times to work at our Training Ground facilities based in Londin Colney

Key Accountabilities:
The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the Stadium Grounds Maintenance Team to be primarily responsible for carrying out the following duties:     

  • Pitch Maintenance - Procedures including but not limiting, mowing, marking, aeration, fertilising, scarifying, frost cover application, top dressing, seeding and pitch light maneuvering/maintenance. 
  • Equipment Maintenance - Goals, ball stopping nets, advertising boards etc
  • Machinery - Greasing, cleaning, setting up, oil checks and visual checks before use
  • Liaising with first team/academy coaches and managers
  • Ensuring the safety of all playing surfaces
  • Adhere to clubs health and safety procedures

The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be flexible to the requirements of the position and the business.

Applicants should ideally live local to Watford or the surrounding areas and be UK/EU residents or non-residents with a valid UK work permit.

Essential requirements:
You must have:

  • Minimum of 5 year experience working in a professional football enviomnent
  • NVQ level 2 sports turf or equivalent
  • Excellent time keeping and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a team and using own initiative
  • Willing to work unsociable hours which will include evenings and weekends and have a flexible approach to tasks and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Full UK driving licence or ability to travel various locations due to the demands of the role

Desirable requirements:
You would ideally have, but not vital:

  • NVQ level 3 sports turf or equivalent
  • Spraying certificates (or working towards)
  • Experience using SGL pitch lights
  • Experience working within a Stadium envioment

Process to apply:
For the full job profile, please contact HR Admin at hradmin@watfordfc.com

Application process:
Please download and complete an application form located on the Club website under the career section (Club/ Careers) www.watfordfc.com/club/careers

Please send completed application form, cover letter detailing why you would be suitable for the role, a copy of all relevant qualifications, right to work in the UK documents and your CV via email to hradmin@watfordfc.com or by post to HR Admin, Watford Football Club, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0ER.

Other:
Equal Opportunities:
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Website: 
www.watfordfc.com/club/careers

Type:
Permanent, Full time

Hours:
35 hour week which will include evening, weekend and Matchday hours

Closing date:
Friday, 25 September 2020 - 12:00pm

Interview date:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Salary:
Dependent on qualifications and experience

Region:
London & East

Email:
hradmin@watfordfc.com