Crystal Palace Football Club, South London

Groundsperson

Candidate profile:
You will be based at our Training facilities in Beckenham and Selhurst Park Stadium, as required. Reporting to the Head of Grounds, your main role will be to ensure that the playing surfaces at Selhurst Park Stadium and our training facilities are maintained to the highest standards. 

Main duties and responsibilities of the role are;

> Ensuring the playing surfaces are maintained in a condition that meets the requirements of the Club
> Use of a variety of equipment to maintain surfaces, including pedestrian, ride-on or tractor-mounted machinery
> Irrigating pitches and maintaining drainage systems
> Marking out and generally preparing playing surfaces to tight deadlines
> Applying fertilisers, weed killers and pesticides in line with current legislation
> Use of strimmers, blowers and other hand-held equipment
> Ensuring equipment is clean and correctly set for use in line with Health and Safety regulations
> Liaising with coaching staff
> Manual handling of deliveries
> Assist in ensuring on a daily basis works are completed to meet contract specification and customer satisfaction.  
> Ensure safe working practices are maintained at all times. Identify risks and unsafe practices in order to minimise potential for injury/accident. Report as required.
> To be able to provide flexible cover throughout the week on the team leader and general managers request.
> Routine maintenance and preparation of all sports facilities.
> Assist in carrying out procedures required to maintain high quality playing surfaces; Initial set up for all sports pitches and artificial surfaces
> Safe use, storage, calibration and disposal of pesticides and other similar substances

Essential requirements:
NVQ Level II in Sportsturf or equivalent

Desirable requirements:
> Hold a genuine interest in Horticulture, with evidence to support this.
> Able to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative.
> Flexible and willing to learn

Process to apply:
Please send CV and covering letter to recruitment@cpfc.co.uk

Website:
www.cpfc.co.uk

Type:
Permanent

Hours:
37.5 per week plus weekends as required

Closing date:
Monday, 21 October 2019 - 11:45pm

Salary:
To be confirmed

Region:
London & East

Email:
recruitment@cpfc.co.uk

Telephone:
02087686000