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Groundstaff - Colney
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Arsenal Football Club's Stadium Management department is responsible for all operational aspects of Emirates Stadium, the Club's Hertfordshire training facility, the club's Academy in north London and its headquarters located at Highbury House.

The team's work includes security, stewarding, property and facilities management and all matters relating to supporters', staff and visitors' health and safety.

The primary purpose of this role is to work as part of a team in the maintenance and general upkeep of the Arsenal Training Centre at London Colney.

Key Responsibilities

Maintenance of the amenity landscapes, including hand and ride on cutting of grass, strimming around trees, sprinklers, hand digging borders, gardening such as disposing of cuttings and debris, hand weeding sensitive areas around plants where chemical control is not permitted etc

Tractor and trailer work when carrying out jobs

Wide use of machinery in renovation of grass areas, such as use of turf cutters, edgers, scarification, seeding, stone buriers and seeders

Pedestrian and ride on grass cutters on football pitches and surrounds

Watering plants and other associated areas with hand held equipment

Assisting in the renovation of pitches using equipment associated with this process e.g. tractor and trailer work, sand spreading

Marking out pitches

Helping out with deliveries, manual handling of bags of sand, sand soil, fertilizer bags and seed bags ranging from 20-25kg

Cleaning equipment stores and associated wash down areas

Ad hoc duties as and when required

Main Job Requirements and Person Specification

Education/Qualifications/Training:

Obtained an NVQ level 2 or above in green keeping and groundsmanship, or equivalent.

Spraying certificates PA1, 2 and 6 is desirable but not essential

Specific Experience:

Previous experience of using a wide range of turf care equipment. For example cylinder mowers, a wide range of renovation equipment, as well as hedge cutters, strimmers and all equipment associated with amenity landscapes etc

Previous experience in all aspects of grounds keeping for both playing surfaces and amenity landscapes

Prior experience of carrying out other duties in relation to the general upkeep of a training facility

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

Ability to work not only as part of a team as well as be able to use own initiative

Demonstrate a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation especially when using equipment

Mechanical knowledge, such as dealing mower breakdowns and routine maintenance on equipment and routine maintenance of equipment

Flexible but professional attitude in carrying out other duties and tasks relating to the general maintenance of the training ground

Meticulous approach to work when attention to detail is essential

Good communication skills when dealing with members of staff along with coaching staff

A passion or empathy with sport/sports entertainment

Arsenal 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.

Closing Date: 24/04/2019

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