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VACANCY: Grounds Person

11 September 2019

Job Title: Grounds Person
Department: Grounds Staff
Location: The Alan Higgs Centre/Ryton Training Ground
Reporting to: Head Grounds Person
Hours of work: 40 hours per week and must be prepared to work anti-social hours

Application Closing Date: Friday 20th September 2019

Coventry City Football Club is looking to recruit a Grounds Person to work within the department to assist in the daily management and maintenance of the playing surfaces at the 1st Team Training Ground and Academy Training Ground Facilities as well as the surrounding landscapes.

Reporting to the Head Groundsperson, the successful candidate will work in a team of four staff and ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in grounds maintenance.

Experience of working in a professional football club or similar sports facility is preferred.




  • Operate pedestrian machinery
  • Operate ride on machinery
  • Operate tractor and trailer dependant on appropriate training
  • Line marking
  • Irrigation operations
  • Divoting
  • Strimming/Hedge Cutting
  • Fertiliser application
  • Aeration operations
  • Basic maintenance
  • General site maintenance
  • Frost sheet application

Person Specification:

  • Must adhere to the highest standards of health and safety in the course of the role
  • Willing to learn and ability to interact positively with colleagues
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • Must be trustworthy and reliable.
  • A strong work ethic.

Candidates are required to hold a full Driving Licence

Due to the equipment used, only candidates over 18 will be considered.


Coventry City FC is committed safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safer recruitment throughout the company. An enhanced DBS check and the receipt of satisfactory references are a requirement of the role.

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and checks against the Barred Lists and is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.


Coventry City FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment. We support the Football League’s BAME project.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


  • To apply for the Grounds Person role, please send a covering letter and up to date CV to by 4.00pm on Friday 20th September 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview w/c 23rd September 2019.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those who are shortlisted for interview.

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