Vacancy: Groundsperson


Full Time (40 Hours)


Sunderland AFC is looking to appoint a groundsperson to maintain the pitches and grounds across all sites to a very high standard. The successful applicant will work alongside the existing ground staff team, reporting to the Head Groundsperson, and contribute to the day to day maintenance of the Academy pitches and surrounding grounds (and pitches at other club venues subject to relevant training and certification).


Core Responsibilities:


Grounds maintenance around all sites

Maintenance of amenity areas surrounding the Academy

Working with and contributing to a multi-disciplinary maintenance team

Working between more than one dedicated site, and as required by the needs of the business.

Driving of multiple gang mowers, verti-drain machinery, tractors, subject to training and relevant certification.

Collection of litter and leaves around the building and the playing surfaces

Weeding of all curb lines and plant beds

Following training to carry out multiple work tasks without supervision, within limits of responsibility.

Assistance with Stadium of Light and Hetton Centre pitch maintenance as required.

In accordance with training and qualification requirements other tasks would include mowing, top-dressing, marking out and pitch preparation on matchdays, including divoting at half and full-time


Job Requirements


Applicants should have the relevant qualifications for grounds maintenance/groundskeeping. 

Experience in working with grounds machinery is essential as well as working within a grounds team. 

A valid driving licence is desirable

The position is 40 hours full time per week, with working hours including evenings. In addition, you are required to work all home fixtures and special events. You will be expected to undertake any specific training or Continued Professional Development to maintain your up-to-date knowledge and qualifications, and/or as organised by the club


How to Apply


If you feel you have the relevant skills and wish to be considered for this position, please apply through the following iRecruit link:


Groundsperson in Sunderland - EFL (English Football League)




Sunderland AFC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of treating all employees and job applicants equally. Our aim is that all colleagues should be able to work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.



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