Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Brighton

Groundsperson (Amex)

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
Off the pitch, the Club is building a platform for long-term success enabling us to retain the privilege of playing world class football in the Premier League.  Our spectacular stadium is a sport and leisure destination for Brighton and our event spaces provide the perfect location for businesses and organisations to showcase their work. It will be your role to keep the pitches and associated grounds and facilities looking pristine to ensure we can continue to be the perfect location.

Key Accountabilities:
What does the day to day look like?
Your core hours will be 40 hours per week spread across five days to include some weekends, so we need you to be flexible. You will be operating machinery to carrying out grounds maintenance work all whilst representing the Club in a professional manner. It will be important that you adhere to the highest standards of health and safety and ensure that all work is in line with health and safety legislation.

What can you expect?
It’s fast paced.  It’s non-stop.  It’s demanding.  But it’s also exciting, rewarding and most importantly, fun!  Want to see what it looks like behind the scenes at a Premier League football club? The Club recognise and reward their employees for their hard efforts. As well as being rewarded, we will support our employees to attend suitable training to continually develop their skills to the highest standard.

Desirable requirements:
What we need
Ideally the successful candidate will hold the following:

  • PA1, PA6 and PA2A certificates in Pesticide Usage or willing to receive this training
  • Qualified first aider and/or have received training in other first aid techniques
  • Obtained or working towards a minimum level 2 qualification in sports turf management.
  • A member of the Institute of Groundsmanship
  • 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).

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

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’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 (depending on eligibility)

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:
Monday, 28 September 2020 - 11:45pm

£21,500 - £24,000 per annum (DOE)

South East


01273 878250