Senior Grounds Person

Middlesbrough Football Club Logo
Closing Date: 19/07/2024
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Darlington, Middlesbrough
Salary TBC
Company Middlesbrough Football Club

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Middlesbrough Football Club as a Senior Grounds Person, based at the Club’s training ground in Hurworth-on-Tees, near Darlington.


The main purpose of the role is to support the Deputy Head Grounds person in the preparation and maintenance of the playing surfaces at the Training Ground and other club locations as required. The main responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining, servicing and storing all equipment in a safe and reliable condition.
  • Operating machinery comprising of Tractors with attachments, Ride On Mowers, Pedestrian Mowers and Line Markers.
  • Managing and maintaining the irrigation system.
  • Supervising and directing staff members and ensuring all activities comply with Health and Safety regulations and other working and legislative requirements.
  • Maintaining surrounding areas of the Training Ground and Stadium.
  • Deputising within agreed areas of accountability in the absence of the Deputy Head Grounds Person.
  • Establishing effective working relationships with other departments and the coaching and playing staff in order to deliver agreed services efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensuring playing surfaces are prepared and materials available for Senior and Academy matches and training sessions.
  • Support the Deputy Head Grounds Person in planning and implementing end of season renovations.


  • Have experience working in the sports turf industry, in particular experience of football pitch maintenance.
  • Experience of managing teams, planning and organising workloads, allocating duties and monitoring performance.
  • Hold a minimum of a level 2 qualification in Sports Turf.
  • Have completed PA1 and PA6 Pesticides training.
  • Be a member of the Grounds Management Association.
  • Demonstrate good practical ability with an eye for detail.
  • Have effective people skills with a demonstrated capacity for leadership
  • Possess the ability to assess and resolve problems on own initiative.
  • Adopt a flexible approach to working hours, being prepared to work on weekends and bank holidays.
  • Ideally hold a full driving licence.

The salary for the role is competitive and will be discussed with shortlisted candidates at interview stage.

If you would like to be part of a committed team and can demonstrate MFC core value behaviours, please apply below.

MFC is seeking to diversify their team and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.

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