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Vacancy | Head Groundskeeper

12 October 2023

Club News

Vacancy | Head Groundskeeper

12 October 2023

Shrewsbury Town are seeking a head groundskeeper who will be responsible for pitch maintenance and improvement at both the Croud Meadow and Sundorne Castle Training Ground.

Managing a team of staff, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality playing surfaces. The job requires flexible working to meet first-team commitments.

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Responsibilities and accountabilities:

· Presentation of all pitches to the highest standard for matches and training schedules.

· Carrying out general ground duties which includes: cutting the grass, watering the pitches, marking the pitches and all match preparation.

· Creation of work and fertiliser programmes to ensure the pitches are maintained to the highest possible standard.

· Establishing and managing budgets for all aspects of work undertaken and ensuring those budgets are adhered to.

· Liaising with suppliers to order products and services where required.

· Ensure machinery is maintained and serviced to an acceptable standard.

· Managing and upskilling your team of staff to ensure they are capable of carrying out their duties independently and to an acceptable standard.

· Presenting and managing an end-of-season/closed-season pitch renovation programme ensuring the required work is carried out by suppliers.

· Liaising with the first team head coach and coaching staff on a daily basis to ensure pitches are appropriately prepared for training.

· Providing support and training to any apprentices and under-skilled staff.

· Maintaining and creating relationships with key suppliers.

· Be available for the required training as prescribed by the football club.

· Any other duties as required and directed by the facilities manager and senior management team.

TO APPLY:

Email your CV to Chris.capstick@shrewsburytown.co.uk

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