Leicester City Football Club, Leicester

Skilled Sports Turf Operative / Grounds Team member

Clients Details:
Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester in the East Midlands. The club competes in the Premier League, England's top division of football, and plays its home games at the King Power Stadium.

Candidate profile:
Leicester City have an exciting opportunity to join their award winning Sports Turf and Grounds team as a skilled Grounds team member based predominantly at their Belvoir Drive training facility. 

Working under the guidance of the Pitch Manager the ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with a focus on team ethics and high standards.

Key Accountabilities:
> Tasks to include but not limited to pedestrian and ride-on mowing, line marking, divoting and all aspects of pitch repair and preparation as well as the surrounding areas.
> Liaising with the Pitch manager and the rest of the team on a daily basis.
> To maintain up-to-date knowledge of the industry.
> The cleaning and maintenance of machinery, hand tools and our areas.
> Horticultural work if required.
> Match days at both the training ground and stadium when required.
> The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to the Club values and policies and procedures, in particular Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.
> Work to be carried out over all of the clubs’ sites.

A detailed Job description can be downloaded here.

Essential requirements:
> A minimum of two years in a similar role.
> NVQ level 2 in sports turf and or aspiring to work towards level 3.
> Experience in professional sports is desirable.
> Good communication skills and a good ability to carry out instructions.
> Attention to detail.
> Professional appearance and outlook at all times.
> Reliability.
> The ability to work as part of a team but also on your own with good initiative.
> Strong time management and excellent time keeping.
> Honesty, integrity and reliability.
> Flexible attitude to work.
> Able to multi-task and perform well under pressure.
> Good IT skills.
> Take ownership of the workplace.
> To adhere and communicate the Club’s brand values to stakeholders whenever the opportunity arises.
> A commitment to continuing professional development

Desirable requirements:
> A full clean driving license

Role Requirements:
> To undertake required training, including mandatory Club Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety training.
> To ensure that the Club’s Safe-guarding and Vulnerable Adults policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
> To adhere and communicate the Club’s brand values to stakeholders whenever the opportunity arises

Process to apply:
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with the subject Job Vacancy to SportsTurf@lcfc.co.uk (please include your current salary and notice period)


Closing date:
Friday, 28 February 2020 - 11:45pm