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VACANCY: Deputy Groundsperson

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the club as Deputy Groundsperson

25 July 2022

Accrington Stanley Football Club have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and driven individual to join the club as Deputy Groundsperson.

The Deputy Groundsperson will work alongside the Head Groundsman in maintaining and preparing playing surfaces and surrounding areas of the Wham Stadium to an exceptional standard.

Emphasis will principally be on the day-to-day preparation of the pitch and duties will also include the maintenance of all subsidiary areas across the stadium and surrounding perimeter areas.

Reporting directly to the Head Groundsman, candidates must hold a minimum of at least one years' experience in a similar role and have a NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf and be confident in using their own initiative to carry out the relevant duties within this role to support the Head Groundsman.

The work will be varied and the ability to work effectively is essential and candidates must be reliable, trustworthy, hardworking, have an eye for detail, and willing to work outdoors in all weathers and eager to go that extra mile as part of a successful Grounds Staff team.

The role will require a commitment towards working weekends and evenings, as well as bank holidays to suit the relevant football fixture schedules and therefore a flexible approach to working hours is required to meet associated timescales.

Applicants must have good communication skills and be excellent timekeepers.

If you have the aspiration, drive and experience to become part of the Accrington Stanley team, please email your CV, including a covering letter, and qualifications to David Burgess.

Interviews will be held at a date to be confirmed.

Only those invited to interview will receive return notification from Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Accrington Stanley is committed to a policy of treating individuals fairly and recruiting, selecting, training, and promoting based on merit, experience, and other work-related criteria.

We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Safeguarding

Accrington Stanley Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role involves the supervision of and working with children and young people. The role will require CRC check through the DBS and clearance for work in football by the FA. As the role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Accrington Stanley Football Club's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender assignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion, ability or disability, pregnancy or maternity and to encourage equal opportunities (Protected Characteristics, Equality Act 2010).

Employees of Accrington Stanley Football Club must ensure a positive commitment towards equality, diversity and inclusion by treating others fairly and not committing any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.


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