Football Pitch / Grounds Maintenance
Due to the ongoing need to maintain our grassed pitches and other green spaces we are looking for an experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative to join our busy leisure centre. What your role will be You will be responsible for all general landscaping and maintaining of the grounds around the site, you will operate a ride-on mower, strimmer and other grounds maintenance equipment ensuring our environment meets the needs of our customers.As a Grounds Maintenance Operative you will also maintain all designated athletic discipline areas to competition standards, ensuring that all artificial pitches and surrounding areas are in good condition and maintained to a high standard. You will assist with setting up and taking down equipment as well as ensuring all equipment is in line with the parameters set by governing bodies.You will also assist with ad hoc work across the centre, including basic painting and fixing. Your background You will have a background within grounds maintenance and general landscaping. In addition you will have experience maintaining grass football pitches to a standard required in order for football to be played, including use of a roller and aerator. Knowledge and experience of how to maintain pitch throughout the year is essential. What we offer you This is a great opportunity for someone with grounds and pitch maintenance experience to join a close knit and well run team in providing excellent facilities to the local public.The role is offered on a 40 hour per week basis, rota/hours can be agreed to suit. Some weekend work may be required to cover events. About us Places for People Leisure is one of the UK's leading and award-winning local authority leisure management partners, managing 113 public sector leisure facilities for 32 local authorities and two community gyms. With 28 million visits annually and 138,000 paying members, it employs 8,000 people; teaches 53,000 children a year to swim, and in 2014-15, trained 2,000 new lifeguards and 500 new first aiders, and taught 1,000 people to use life-saving defibrillators. What's next? If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on .Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive and Dropbox.