Assistant Groundsperson


Assistant Groundsperson

Title of job vacancy: Assistant Groundsperson
Job type: Permanent, full-time
Hours: 4 days a week (9am – 4pm), Weekend mornings, Ad hoc as required
Region: London/South East
Closing date: 20th December 2019
Salary: £23k – £29k
Email address:
Telephone: 07766 773209


Client details: Teddington Cricket Club is a family-friendly local cricket club, located in beautiful Bushy Park in southwest London.

The club has two grass cricket squares and hosts a local school as its playing fields throughout the year and a junior football club too. This means the club needs to carefully manage and maintain football and rugby pitches on its cricket outfields and this is part of the reason for looking for an assistant groundsperson to work with our existing Head Groundsman.

Candidate profile: We require a motivated, skilled Groundsperson to join our small team. You will have ‘hands on’ cricket grounds experience. Ideally you will have NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent). Tasks will include the preparation of our sports pitches and operating modern grass cutting and grounds machinery. You will also be required to assist with general tasks to maintain the appearance of the grounds. The post holder will be expected to show flexibility and assist with other tasks of a similar nature.

You will be cutting and maintaining sports pitches to a variety of finishes using a variety of machines, including pedestrian operated, tractors, tractor mounted machinery and wide area mowers. Fertiliser and pesticide application and certification (PA1 and PA6) would be desirable. Knowledge of equipment maintenance, service schedules and ability to carry out minor repairs to equipment if required would also be desirable.

Other tasks will include:

  • Marking Pitches
  • Leaf-clearing and litter picking
  • Maintenance of car parks
  • Maintaining appearance around the clubhouse to a tidy and professional image at all times
  • Operating and maintaining tools and equipment in the correct and safe manner
  • Maintaining good relationships with other staff, members, tenants, visitors and neighbours
  • Weekend morning work for final preparation of cricket pitches
  • Ad hoc remarking of pitches during match intervals
  • Assistance during finals days or festivals hosted by the club
  • It is the post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons with whom s/he comes into contact, to adhere to and ensure compliance with the club’s Child Safeguarding Policy at all times.  If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children s/he must report any concerns to the club’s Child Welfare Officer
Essential requirements: > A full driving licence
> Experience of working on cricket squares
> Ability to work within statutory regulations
> Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements related to grounds
> Strong team player also with ability to work alone and use own initiative
> Suitable level of skill and dexterity to effectively and safely operate general grounds / gardens equipment
> Ability to manage and prioritise workload to ensure tasks are reliably completed on time and budget
> The ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with staff, members, pupils and visitors
Desirable requirements: > PA1 and PA6 certificates
> Lives locally to allow for ad hoc matchday needs and/or evening watering
Process to apply: For further details or to apply please contact Nigel Owen at