Apprentice Groundsperson

Location
Hove, East Sussex
Salary
£150 per week
Posted
17 Jan 2019
Closes
14 Feb 2019
Function
Maintenance
Contract Type
Apprenticeship
Hours
Full Time

JOB PURPOSE 
• Apprentice Groundsperson working/training across Hove County Ground, Preston Nomads Cricket Club and Blackstone as directed by the Head Groundsman
• Carry out all duties in a safe manner within current Health & Safety Regulations

MAIN LEARNING AREAS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Undertake and successfully complete a groundsperson apprenticeship qualification at Plumpton College (exact nature of course to be determined according to the individual concerned)
• Lone/unsupervised working where appropriate and where competent • Wicket preparation: covering, cutting, verticutting, watering, rolling, marking out etc.
• Matchday duties: set up fielding nets/practice facilities, positioning boundary rope, setting out fielding discs, positioning sightscreens, setting up advertising boards, sweeping wicket at interval, repairing foot holes, re-marking wicket
• Maintenance of square: mowing/presentation, verticutting, fertilising, repairing wickets, re-seeding, watering, covering up, spiking
• Maintenance of outfield: mowing/presentation, fertilising, repairs, re-seeding, spiking
• Upkeep of grass net area and preparation of practice facilities and provision of wickets
• Maintenance, repair and setting up of all grounds care machinery
• Perform pre-start checks and routine maintenance to turfcare machinery
• Be available at The County Ground as required to assist during matches
• Carry out any other task related to the role and business objectives that the Head Groundsman/ Chief Executive may deem appropriate

TEAMWORK
• Work effectively and safely as part of the Grounds Team
• Work with others in your department and across the wider Club to achieve the Organisation’s goals
• Develop a relationship with all departments and understand their roles
• Project and promote a positive image of the Sussex Cricket at all times

Reports To: The Head Groundsman

Hours: Full-Time (weekend and evening work during the season)

Location: Rotating between Hove County Ground, Preston Nomads Cricket Club and Blackstone Academy Ground

Remuneration: £150 per week in year one, increasing to National Minimum Wage in year two