Grounds Person

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
19 Jan 2023
07 Feb 2023
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Grounds Person

Based at: Cheltenham Racecourse

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week, any 5 days from 7

About the role

Do you want to combine a love of sport with a career? The Jockey Club may be the place for you! We have an exciting new opportunity in our Grounds team based at our prestigious Cheltenham Racecourse, home to iconic Cheltenham Festival.

These iconic sporting fixtures would not be possible without the skills and knowledge of our talented Grounds teams. These teams ensure our tracks are always ready to race and delivered to the highest standard.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions and live events nationwide including The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival & The Derby. Owning & operating 15 course’s, millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment on raceday’s and beyond.

As the largest commercial group in British racing, we are guided by our mission to act for the long term good of the sport. Every penny we make goes back into racing to promote excellence within Britain’s second biggest spectator sport. Our people are what makes this possible

At The Jockey Club people are at the heart of what we do and drive our success. We are inclusive and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. Diverse, collaborative teams are pivotal to our success and support the potential and growth of all our people.

About what the Grounds Person will do

  • Be responsible for the maintenance, preparation, renovation, and repair of racing surfaces
  • Maintain and assist fences and hurdles with movement and maintenance of the running rail
  • Work with and maintain a variety of machinery
  • Assist with the movement of and laying out of irrigation equipment
  • Assist with the maintenance and cleaning of the stable yard, before and after racing.

  • About you
  • You will have a willingness to learn and appetite for development
  • You will have a basic working knowledge of Health & Safety and demonstrate a willingness to follow regulations
  • You will possess a full UK driving licence

Spraying certificates (PA1, PA2a and PA6), a sports turf/horticulture/IOG qualification would be an advantage, but not a necessity. 

If you think you have everything we’re looking for and more, then we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hang around, our closing date for this vacancy is 7th February but we reserve the right to bring this forward if we have a large number of applications.

Please note, we cannot accept applications made directly to Careers in Racing, however please mention Careers in Racing in your application