Norwich City Football Club


Carrow Road Stadium NR1 1JE & Lotus Training Centre, Norwich, NR4 7TS

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

19 April 2023

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced candidate to join the Grounds Team at Norwich City Football Club in the role of Skilled Groundsperson. This role will be responsible for the maintenance and preparation of all surfaces for First Team and Academy matches.

Key tasks/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ensure all First Team and Academy pitches are maintained and ready to use as required, both indoor and outdoor
• Assist the Grounds Supervisor and Head of Grounds to deliver an end of season maintenance programme
• Ensure all routine pre-start checks are conducted on machinery before use and report any failures/faults
• Use a wide range of machinery and develop knowledge and skills to assist with all breakdowns, setting up all cylinder and rotary mowers
• Maintain all size goals and nets, ball-stop netting and report any defects
• Maintain landscaped areas at all Club sites using pedestrian mowers, strimmers, hedge trimming, hand-tools, weeding beds, blowing all leaves/stones and replacing trees and shrubs
• To act in a manner that supports the Club’s Values of Growth, Integrity, Belonging, Resilience, Pride and Commitment

Qualifications and experience:
• Minimum 2/3 years in the sports turf industry
• Achieved a NVQ Level 3 in sports turf or equivalent.
• Have all Spraying certificates PA1, PA6 & 2A.
• Good knowledge of the latest technology machinery and the setting of that machinery on their own and able to show others.
• Good knowledge of industry turf products to put together a feeding program and execute it to a high standard from the Head of Grounds.
• Use of SGL lighting equipment, able to use to their potential and keep up with their maintenance and upkeep.
• Excellent communicator.
• Someone to show they are a leader and some line manager experience would be ideal.
• Good use of email, excel, work and power point.

The successful candidate will be a team player and always strive to deliver their best. All applicants should be comfortable to work outside in all weather conditions.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join the Canaries, click ‘Apply’ now to become our Skilled Groundsperson!

Closing date: Wednesday 19th April 2023

Norwich City Football Club are committed to ensuring equal opportunities are given to all and welcomes applications from all areas of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships.

Norwich City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the workplace. Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out for this post. Engagement will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure.

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