Chartlon Athletic Football Club, The Valley, Floyd Rd, London 

Sports Turf Operative Standard Level 2

Client details:
Football stadium and Training Ground

Candidate Profile:

  • Team Player (E)
  • Enthusiastic (E)
  • Ability to adapt to change and work under pressure (E)
  • Willingness to work outdoors and in all weathers (E)
  • Able to accept and carryout instructions (E)

Essential requirements:

  • Undertake routine preparation and maintenance work in relation to playing surfaces as assigned by the Head Grounds man. Undertake all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe quality playing surfaces.
  • Initial marking out and setting up of playing surfaces to a high standard undertaking all duties to ensure the best possible results are achieved.
  • The safe use and operation of equipment and machinery used in grounds maintenance.
  • Inform the supervisor and where instructed, take corrective action on mechanical defects or breakdown of equipment.
  • At all times adhere to high standards in relation to Health and Safety upholding the Company policy in this respect.
  • Ensure work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times.
  • Undertake general grounds maintenance tasks in relation to the playing surface and surrounding areas.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and end users.
  • When dealing with customers / clients / public uphold high standards of customer care and attention at all times promoting the image of the Company.

Main job requirements and person specification:

  • General Grounds Maintenance - Contribute to the upkeep/presentation of the site including verges, hedges & off-pitch areas.
  • Mowing - Regular mowing of training areas using a variety of mowing equipment.
  • Aeration, Brushing, Seeding etc.- Use of tractor units & utility vehicles with a wide range of attachments utilised for turf care maintenance.
  • Marking out - To set-out & over mark pitches & pre-determined areas ready for play.
  • Reinstatement Divotting - Divot repair work following play.
  • Irrigation - Set-up & use both travelling & automated irrigation systems.
  • Fertilizing - Apply appropriate sports turf granular fertilizer as directed as part of an annual nutritional programme.
  • Matchday Preparation - Set-up goals, flags, etc. for scheduled matches at Development Squad & Academy levels.
  • Artificial Surface Maintenance - Regular brushing/grooming 3G artificial surfaces using specialised equipment.

Process to apply:
Apply through Hadlow College


30 hours a week (on-Fri 8:00am to 3:00pm)

Closing date:
Friday, 31 May 2019 - 11:45pm

Apprenticeship wage (£3.90 per hour)

South East


Web site:

0208 333 4000