Full-time Groundsperson

Full-time Groundsperson to work as part of a small team preparing playing surfaces to the highest standards at The Kia Oval and our outground venues in Guildford and New Malden

Full-time Groundsperson

Full-time Groundsperson

Salary and Benefits

Salary: £28,000 -£ 32,000 per annum dependant on experience
23 days holiday per year
Club Bonus Scheme
Non-Contributory Pension scheme
Private Health Care

The Position

Job Overview:

An excellent opportunity to progress your skills in an environment, which encourages continued professional development and strives to be the best. Within this role there will be prospect for the candidate to move on to a senior groundsperson role on acquiring the relevant experience and qualifications. The senior role includes responsibilities in staff management and pitch preparation at our outground venues.

General Duties:

• ensuring the Club’s playing surfaces are maintained and presented to the highest possible standards using the latest turfcare machinery, equipment, and techniques.
• all aspects of cricket ground preparation and renovation including deploying rain covers, mowing, marking out, erection and dismantling of Practice nets and the operation of pedestrian and tractor mounted machinery.
• lead and guide casual groundstaff as required enabling the smooth running of Matchdays and non-matchdays.
• routine maintenance of turfcare machinery
• maintain health and safety in the workplace and comply with company procedures and guidelines.
• all other duties consistent with grounds preparation at an industry leading sporting venue.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following experience / skills / qualities:


• ability to work in a team and on own as required
• willingness to learn new techniques
• good communicator
• desire to push the boundaries
• flexible approach to working, as the role will include weekend evening work and travel to support the other grounds
• a can-do attitude
• experience or at least an interest in cricket pitch preparation
• good all round Turfcare knowledge.


• turf science qualification
• PA1, PA2 & PA6 Safe use of Pesticide, qualifications
• driving license.

To Apply:

Please forward your CV and a covering letter stating the reasons why you are suitable for this post to: jobs@surreycricket.com

Closing date for applications is the 31st January
Interviews will be held in early February

Deputy Estates Manager

Royal Norwich

Deputy Estates Manager

Deputy Estates Manager

In 2019, after 126 years, Royal Norwich moved location and opened it’s newly constructed courses.

A vision to meet the needs of the 21st century, coupled with embracing the club’s heritage, shaped the development of the new courses and facilities.

From the root zones containing “Profile” porous ceramic, to the fibre optic cabling – significant investment in technologies to help in the years ahead has been made.

EGD designed the hole routing through the 350 acres of historic parkland, featuring fine specimens of scots pine and veteran oaks dating back hundreds of years.

Joining our team you would enjoy working at an informal, progressive club, with these industry leading facilities and learning and development plans to enable you to achieve your goals.

Key attributes required:

  • Excellence at planning, organising and prioritising work
  • Effective time manager and communicator
  • Resilient and tenacious when working to deadlines and under pressure
  • Proficient with IT skills and embracing new technologies
  • Ability, ambition and drive to develop self and others
  • Ability to improve team’s effectiveness through your personal skills/commitment
  • An eye for detail and keen focus on delivering above customer expectations
  • Skilled at sharing observations and information to enhance decision making and learning opportunities
  • Relevant technical understanding and practical experience to produce playing conditions that meet the requirements of hosting amateur and professional tournaments
  • Safety conscious for both staff and customers
  • PA1/PA2/PA6 and a good depth of spraying experience
  • NVQ Level 3, or equivalent in Sportsturf/Golf Course Management
  • Operational understanding of PC controlled irrigation systems

A competitive salary is offered. (Subsidised, shared accommodation available)

Please email your CV and letter of application to:

The Estates Manager peter@royalnorwichgolf.co.uk

Closing date:
31st January 2021

Qualified Assistant Greenkeeper

Berkhamsted Golf Club, Hertfordshire

Qualified Assistant Greenkeeper

Qualified Assistant Greenkeeper

Berkhamsted Golf Club is looking to recruit a Qualified Assistant Greenkeeper to join our existing team. The course is bunker free with grass hollows and mounds and is rated in England’s top 100; it is set out on Berkhamsted Common with heather, gorse and woodland to challenge our members and visitors.

We are looking for a qualified greenkeeper (NVQ Level 2) with a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

The successful candidate will be motivated and work well in a team.

To apply please send your C.V. to Gerald Bruce at gerald@berkhamstedgc.co.uk

Closing date:
13th February 2021


Altrincham Golf Club and Driving Range



We are looking for an integral member of the green keeping team that will over-see the day-to-day preparation of the golf course in all aspects of grounds maintenance to ensure that the golf course is maintained to the highest possible standard. Working under the direction of the Head Greenkeeper you will be expected to work some Weekends and some Bank Holidays.

Ideally you will have at least 2/3 years minimum previous experience of Golf Course Grounds Maintenance and hold a minimum NVQ Level 2 in Sportsturf. PA1/2 & 6a Spraying Certificates would be desirable but not essential, and you should be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of turf machinery, maintenance and current Health & Safety practices, regulations and legislation when working within Trafford Leisure’s procedures and operations. With excellent communication skills you will have experience of adhering to quality systems and have the ability to meet and exceed performance targets and initiatives as specified by the Head Greenkeeper and Golf Manager.

The Package

  • Healthcare package including optician, dental, physiotherapy and much more
  • Free Gym membership for you
  • Free Gym membership for up to 4 of your family
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Ride to work scheme
  • 22 Days Holiday
  • Company sick pay
  • Pension scheme
  • PROfile based learning and developmental opportunities
  • PROfile based rewards

Hours: 38 hours per week

Salary: £18,300 per annum

A bit more about us

We are a leading Community Interest Company based in South Manchester. Within our diverse communities we offer a wide range of exciting and high quality services and products to our customers.
Our Values mean that we are clear and what we must do and how we must do it to achieve our vision and so we ask our people to live our PRO values. Our people are Positive, they act in a Responsible way and approach things with Openness and Honesty to deliver a First Class experience to our customers.

The Next Steps

Please send your CV with a covering letter telling us why you are perfect for this role to Paul.murray@traffordleisure.co.uk

Closing Date:
26thth January 2021

Groundsperson / Gardener

The RGS is one of the most prestigious schools in the country and, since its foundation in 1509, has established a national reputation for academic excellence and single-sex education. The RGS Grounds Team is based at the School’s playing fields Bradstone Brook in Shalford near Guildford and regularly undertakes work in the gardens and grounds of the RGS and Lanesborough Preparatory Schools in Guildford.

Groundsperson / Gardener

Groundsperson / Gardener

We are seeking to appoint a full-time enthusiastic Groundsperson/Gardener to join our busy Grounds team responsible for 38 acres of sports playing fields, gardens and lawns located over three sites of the RGS and Lanesborough school.

Duties will include assisting with the preparation and maintenance of rugby/football pitches, pitch line marking, preparing cricket wickets, maintaining and re-planting of borders, hedge cutting, pruning shrubs and roses, keeping garden areas and grounds to high standards while working in accordance to all safety practices as directed by the Grounds Manager.

Candidate profile:

The successful candidate should be self-motivated and ideally have some prior experience or knowledge working within the turf culture/gardening/landscaping industry.

Essential requirements:

An understanding and experience using both pedestrian and hand-held machinery and their basic service requirements is required. Good communication skills are essential alongside the ability to work well on your own or as part of a team.

Desirable requirements:

Industry recognised qualifications are desirable; however, training will be provided for the right person.

Process to apply:

Full details of the post and an application form can be found on the School’s website www.rgs-guildford.co.uk

The School has a responsibility for and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The person appointed to this post will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Competitive salary, dependent on experience


Closing date:
Friday, 29 January 2021

Senior Greenkeeper

Ipswich Golf Club have a vacancy for a Senior Greenkeeper to join our existing team.

We are an England Golf Championship venue and consistently ranked in the top 100 Golf Courses.

Senior Greenkeeper

Senior Greenkeeper

The Club is seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious and agronomically minded individual to join our excellent team, applications will require a minimum level 3 qualification in Greenkeeping/ Sports Turf, PA1, 2 and 6. Chainsaw certification and experience with irrigation systems would be desirable but not essential.

This role involves supporting the Head Greenkeeper in all critical areas of golf courses’ management, including the monitoring of course condition and implementation of maintenance and repair actions in accordance with Club policy and with our objective of achieving the highest possible standards of presentation and playability.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary, BIGGA membership, further opportunity for training including CPD. Accommodation is available on site to rent if required.

To apply, please submit a CV together with a covering letter to the Courses Manager, Graham Brumpton at courses@ipswichgolfclub.com

Closing date:
21st January

Groundscare Service Technicians X3

Established in 1945, F G Adamson & Son is a major supplier of garden machinery / groundscare equipment in Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, supplying equipment & supporting maintenance & repair services to golf courses, local authorities, caravan parks, contractors, private estates & homeowners.  As a franchise holder for many of the industry leading manufacturers, including John Deere, Charterhouse, Trimax, Honda, Hayter, Mountfield, Stihl & Husqvarna, we now have various vacancies for Groundscare Service Technicians, across our two depots.

Groundscare Service Technicians X3

Groundscare Service Technicians X3

We have vacancies as follows:

  • Mobile Groundscare Service Technician – Langworth, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Groundscare Service Technician – Langworth, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Groundscare Service Technician – Swanland, Hull, East Yorkshire

The Mobile Groundscare Service Technician will predominantly work on customer sites, whilst the depot based Groundscare Service Technicians will be predominantly depot based.

Technicians will be required to perform diagnostics, service, repair & maintenance on customer and dealer owned, horticultural equipment. This will include service / repair of commercial turf cutting / maintenance equipment, compact tractors and utility vehicles through to homeowner products, including lawnmowers, chainsaws, strimmers and hedge-trimmers.

Product update training will be provided from leading manufacturers, including John Deere, enabling access and development through the industry recognised Land-Based Technician Accredited Scheme (LTA).

A van will be provided for the performance of the duties of the Mobile Groundscare Service Technician.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform diagnostics, service, repairs & maintenance on horticultural equipment
  • Perform pre-delivery set-up on new or used equipment
  • Undertake service & setup of cutting units
  • Complete administration tasks for work assignments (including time sheets & job cards)
  • Participate in required training programmes for the development of skills & knowledge

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience performing service, repairs & maintenance on horticultural equipment
  • Proficient knowledge of mechanical systems to affect the repair of horticultural equipment
  • Ability to use standard computer applications, including manufacturer diagnostic applications
  • Good customer relationship skills
  • Ability to work alone on own initiative, whilst also in a team environment

Ability to work extended hours and weekends

To apply please send your CV to gillian.jenkins@fgadamsonandson.co.uk

Pellenc Alpha Dealer

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Technical support

A team of Pellenc experts on hand to provide support and advice on servicing tools and replacing parts.

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