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Charlton Athletic Football Club are looking to recruit Head Groundsperson to join their team.

Key Responsibilites;
To take full responsibility for the day to day running of The Valley stadium pitch to meet the Club’s requirements. These duties include:
- Liaison with the first team management and coaching staff to ensure that their requirements are met
- Close liaison with the Training Ground Head Groundsperson in order to provide comprehensive and co-ordinated pitch management across the business
- Formulate end of season pitch renovation program and time frame  to meet the clubs needs
- Manage all reactive, unplanned work on the pitch at the Valley
- Be responsible for the maintenance and safe use of machinery
- Keep, and provide as necessary, a full inventory of all grounds plant, equipment and machinery
- Supervise and/or monitor contractors or sub-contractors working on the Valley pitch, employed directly by the Club or sub-contracted
- Ensure all relevant Health and Safety standards are adhered to. Maintain a thorough knowledge of and ensure compliance with all relevant National and Local current legislation, i.e. first aid, COSHH, environment management and employment to ensure compliance
- Manage and coordinate a nutritional and plant protection product program, to maximise the performance of the playing surface.
- Communicate and motivate staff to achieve work schedules and objectives, through clear performance targets and goals
- Coordinate the negotiation, purchase, storage and control of all consumable materials and services in a cost effective manner
- Ensure departmental working practices and behaviours are upheld and displayed in a manner, appropriate to the Club’s vision and values
- To proactively monitor and benchmark the sharing of best practice trends in grounds management and implement change where necessary
- Work collaboratively with other managers of the business, ensuring standards are consistent throughout the business and working relationships are kept positive at all times
- To scope all tasks, pricing and ordering of materials, undertaking the work personally and/or coordinating and supervising others to deliver timely completion
- To prepare annual grounds budget for approval, prior to submission to the Board and to deliver all activity within the agreed budget
- Experience of working on a variety of playing sports turf surfaces, including knowledge of maintenance of Desso/Hybrid/Fibres and synthetic surfaces.  Understanding of automatic irrigation and undersoil heating systems
- To support the Commercial and Marketing teams with the safe delivery of  events programme

Main Job Requirements and Person Specifications;
- National/Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 4 Amenity Horticulture and Sports Turf Management or IOG National Diploma in turf culture or BTEC/HND/HNC in Turf Science and Sports Grounds Management
- Pesticides Application PA1, 2
- Membership of GMA
- Relevant Health and Safety training essential
- Full Driving Licence

Location: The Valley, Floyd Road

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 dependant on experience

Hours: Full time

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Head Groundsperson - Charlton Athletic

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The Valley Stadium, Charlton, London, SE7 8BL

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