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VACANCY: Coventry City FC are looking to recruit a Skilled Groundsman

16 May 2016

The Sky Blues are looking to recruit a skilled groundsman on a 12-month contract at the Alan Higgs Centre...

Coventry City Football Club is looking to recruit a Skilled Groundsman on a 12 month contract to work under the direction of the Head Groundsman at the clubs Academy facility at the Alan Higgs Centre. 

The candidate will also be required to work at the clubs Ryton training ground when necessary. Reporting to the Head Groundsman and Senior Groundsman, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing day to day operations at the Alan Higgs Centre in the absence of the Head or Deputy Head Groundsman. 

Experience of working in a football environment is desired but not essential. In the 12 month period if a full time post becomes available there is the opportunity for a permanent role.

The following qualifications are essential for the role of Skilled Groundsman:

• Hold an NVQ Level 2 (or an equivalent qualification) in Sports Turf Management.
• Hold a PA1 & PA6 NPTC pesticide certificate or FETAC equivalent.
• A clean driving licence.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team with an organised and calm approach to work. Possessing a strong character they must be willing to work unsociable hours which will include weekends and have a flexible approach to tasks and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Typical working hours will be 8am-4pm working 5 days in any 7.

If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for please apply by sending your CV along with a covering letter, either by email to or by post to: Head Groundsman, Coventry City Training Ground, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, CV8 3FL

Closing Date: Friday, 27th May 2015

Period of Employment 7th June 2016 – 7th June 2017

Salary: £15,000

Coventry City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer.


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