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Date Added: Wed 01/09/2021

Grounds Operative

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £26585/annum

Berry Recruitment have an exciting opportunity available for a Grounds Operative to work for our client located in the Wimbledon area.

You will be responsible for undertaking tasks to assist with the maintenance of the school's sports facilities, working as part of an overall team of 6 grounds staff.


£26,585 per annum, plus benefits

Key Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head Groundsperson, preparing and maintaining the sports facilities, including artificial surfaces, at the main school site and the sports grounds
Providing grounds staff support to matches/fixtures when required
Implementing weekly, monthly, and annual agreed maintenance programmes for all facilities
Liaising with appropriate staff on the availability of sports facilities for lessons and matches, and advising on the fitness of pitches
Working with various types of machinery and equipment to prepare and maintain football, rugby, cricket and hockey pitches, as well as artificial surfaces
Undertaking general maintenance of equipment as directed
Assisting with light tree pruning, hedge cutting and maintenance of paths, including leaf collection and sprayingDesired Skills/Experience:

Previous experience as a groundsperson or similar
A full understanding of field markings
Experience of mechanical repairs and the ability to mend machinery and make small repairs
Knowledge and experience of working with synthetic sports pitches/surfaces
Ability to work well as part of a team
Ability to work without supervision and prioritise workload according to fixture lists and weather conditions
Relevant qualification in turf management (NVQ or similar)
A chainsaw certificate (desirable)
A full, clean driving licence

If you believe you obtain the relevant skills for this role we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Sharon Copeland today on (phone number removed) or apply now with your up to date CV.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job
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