Crawley Borough Council, Crawley.

Groundsperson

Client details:
This is an exciting opportunity to join Crawley Borough Council’s Sportsgrounds team during a time when we are looking to develop both our summer and winter sports programs to improve the quality of our pitches all year round.

Working in a pair, you will be responsible for general maintenance of the parks and maintaining 3 Cricket Squares and 1 Bowling Green and 13 Winter Pitches for Football and Rugby, across 5 sites. You will also to support other teams with duties associated within Neighbourhood Services as and when required.

Candidate profile:
We need a committed, flexible person capable of delivering front-line services across the borough and ensuring high quality turf maintenance of our sportsgrounds in the most efficient and customer focused way.

You should have:

  • Achieved or working towards the NVQ Level 2 in fine turf management.
  • Considerable fine turf maintenance knowledge, including knowledge of the customer requirements for a wide range of outdoor sports, such as cricket, bowls, and winter sports pitches.
  • Experience of use of related tools and machinery.
  • Experience of working in small teams to deliver high quality maintenance work
  • Good knowledge of workplace Health and Safety
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good organisational skills and able to plan your own work if necessary

 Essential requirements:

  • Driving licence including BE Category
  • Achieved or working towards the NVQ Level 2 in fine turf management
  • Considerable fine turf maintenance knowledge

Process to apply:
For full details and to apply on-line, please visit www.crawley.gov.uk/careers. Please note CVs are not accepted without an application form. Applications without the correct postage will not be accepted by the Council.

Other:
In return, we offer excellent working conditions, as well as an attractive pension scheme.

Type:
Permanent, Full-time

Hours:
37 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday. Working hours will be agreed with your patch leader but will be starting no earlier than 6:30am and finishing no later than 3pm.

Closing date:
Monday, 22 April 2019 - 11:45pm

Salary:
£21,501 to £23,933 depending on experience

Region:
South West England

Web site:
http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Jobs_and_Careers/Job_Vacancies/PUB352394