Groundsperson

Recruiter
Isabelle Wallings (Isabelle@chelmsfordcityracecourse.com)
Location
Chelmsford City Racecourse, Essex
Salary
From £20,000 per year
Posted
27 Jul 2022
Closes
27 Aug 2022
Job Role
Groundsperson
Contract Type
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

We are seeking an experienced Groundsperson to report to the Head Groundsperson, assisting them in all aspects of maintenance, preparation and repair of the racetrack and surrounding estate.

You will become an integral part of the groundstaff team, taking part in vital projects which will contribute to the future development of the racecourse estate.

This role supports the Head Groundsman in the performance of their duties, together with other Groundstaff, in ensuring that the course and associated areas of responsibility are ready for racedays.

Requirement to work additional hours including occasional weekends and Bank Holidays. There may also be additional hours required on days around racedays and other events.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Grass cutting and strimming as instructed during the growing season for the entire estate
  • Repairing of the racing surface during and after the racing season
  • Assisting with the moving and siting of running rails
  • Assisting with the operation and movement of the watering system as required
  • Ensure all areas are tidy prior to a raceday/event and all horse welfare facilities are prepared and ready
  • Assisting with the maintenance of gardens and floral displays, including watering
  • Assisting in the Stable Yard if required Perform any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility of the role
  • Aiding in the preparation and procurement of materials for grounds maintenance and horticultural supplies

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Level 2 GMA qualified
  • Spraying certificates PA1 and PA6 (Desirable)

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

  • Racecourse experience preferred
  • 2+ years experience of sports ground management or equivalent
  • Mechanical skills
  • Horticultural skills

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Working well in a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Organised

ESSENTIALS

  • Full UK driving licence
  • The post holder will be required to work racedays, and other events
  • There is a requirement for flexibility of working hours as on occasion the post holder will be required to work weekends, public holidays, and evenings; actual hours and days of work will vary to cover the hours of the business

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Full training will be given to the post holder to help them fulfil their duties. Great Leighs Estates Limited is committed to promoting an environment of training, learning and continuous professional development for all employees. We recognise that this is essential to providing a high quality service which meets the needs and expectations of our clients, stakeholders and staff alike.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

As an employee of Great Leighs Estates Limited, the post holder has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to:-

  • Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work Co-operate with their employer to ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation

DATA PROTECTION

The post holder must, at all times, respect the confidentiality of information, abiding at all times with any policy or procedure in relation to data protection issued by Great Leighs Estates Limited and with the provisions of all relevant data protection legislation. This includes, if required to do so, obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer in a fair and lawful way, to hold data only for the specified registered purposes and to use or disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply for Groundsperson

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly

Apply

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB


4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from Careersinracing Job Board by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.


When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on Careersinracing Job Board you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs