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 Youth Academy Hale End.
Maintenance of the amenity landscapes - hand and ride on cutting of grass, strimming around trees, sprinklers, hand digging borders, spreading composts, incorporating into soil, leaf clearing, sweeping up hard standing areas, pruning shrubs, 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 - use of turf cutters, edgers, scarification, seeding, stone buriers and seeders
Grass cutting and strimming around ball stopping nets
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 washdown areas
Ad hoc duties as and when required
Main Job Requirements and Person Specification
To be qualified to NVQ level 2 or above in green keeping and groundsmanship or equivalent
Spraying certificates PA1, 2 and 6 would also be an advantage
Be experienced in being able to use a wide range of turf care equipment i.e. cylinder mowers, ride on mowers, scarification equipment, a wide range of renovation equipment, as well as hedge cutters, strimmers and all equipment associated with amenity landscapes.
Previous experience in all aspects of grounds keeping, not only on playing surfaces but amenity landscapes as well
Prior experience of carrying out other duties in relation to the general upkeep of a training facility
To be able to work not only as part of a team, but also to show the capabilities to work using your own initiative, with the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation especially when using equipment
Mechanical knowledge would also be an advantage i.e. dealing with mower breakdowns and routine maintenance on equipment
Have a good mechanical knowledge of equipment and be able to assist when necessary in jobs in and around the workshop that require being undertaken, jobs include helping blade changing fabrication and also routine maintenance of equipment.
Be able to have a flexible attitude in carrying out other duties in relation to the general upkeep of the training facility.
Working to a high standard in looking after sports turf and amenity landscapes.
Be physically fit enough to deal with the manual and physical demands of the job such as the manual handling of deliveries such as bags of material of various weights
Have a meticulous approach to work when attention to detail is essential along with good communication skills when dealing with members of staff along with coaching staff.
Ability to use a wide range of turf care equipment i.e. cylinder mowers, triple and five unit mowers, scarification equipment plus a wide range of renovation equipment
To be able to work not only as part of a team ,but also to show the capabilities to work using your own initiative and providing a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation especially when using equipment
Enjoy working to a high standard and have a flexible attitude, especially in terms of the unsocial hours that might be necessary.
A passion or empathy with sport/sports entertainment
Clean UK driving licence will be required due to different working locations
Hours of Work
Your normal basic week is Monday to Friday plus evening and weekend work as required; a total of 42.5 hours per week, including one hour for lunch.
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