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Charlton Athletic Football Club are looking to recruit a motivated and experienced Grounds Manager to join their team.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a historic professional Football Club under new ownership.  The role will be managing, preparing and maintaining all of the Football Club's grounds and pitches, which includes the unique training ground for Men's, Women's and academy teams.

Salary: circa £50,000

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week + match days

Location: The Valley Stadium & Sparrows Lane Training Ground

Key Responsibilities;
- To liaise with the Manager of the Men’s and Women’s 1st Team and Academy Coach regarding pitch and training area requirements for all training and matches to be delivered accordingly
- To direct and support Head Groundsman and their teams, to ensure effective planning of resources within the department to deliver the necessary levels of service to the Club
- To establish and maintain detailed records on all pitch maintenance and renovation work
- To establish and maintain all of the Club’s grounds equipment to ensure optimum performance through regular maintenance, servicing and early fault rectification and to run an equipment register
- To act as the Grounds Department budget holder and be responsible for the budgeting and financial management of the department
- To prepare and maintain all football pitches in accordance with the appropriate FL/PL/ competition rules and regulations
- To plan and prepare detailed specifications for pitch works to be carried out internally or by professional external contractors or consultants as required
- To attend and report at Head of Departments and Match meetings
- To manage the department staff including lieu days, training, continued professional development and holidays around the required outputs of the department
- To liaise with outside Contractors and Suppliers, developing relationships and procedures that ensure the Clubs interests are optimised
- To provide written briefings as required to support department communication and club reporting
- To undertake any other appropriate/grounds related functions as required
- To manage and implement effective Health & Safety systems to ensure a safe working environment for staff and visitors
- To develop an effective chemical application, recording and purchasing program that maximises the performance of playing surfaces

Ideal Candidate should;
- A methodical approach to tasks with real attention to detail. An individual with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Must be pro-active, motivated, organised, responsible and able to work independently and in a team
- Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity
- Uses initiative and is proactive; helping to create and implement new ideas and ways of working
- An ability to review the current operation and identify practical areas for improvement
- Actively co-operates and communicates with others
- Be self-driven and motivated with a can-do attitude and the desire to make a real difference
- Positive about achieving Club, departmental and individual success.
- Supports Club decisions and follows through on commitments made
- Acts with honesty and integrity, demonstrates respect, diversity and is professional at all times


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Grounds Manager - Charlton Athletic


The Valley Stadium, Charlton, London, SE7 8BL


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Closing Date: (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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