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Trainee/Assistant Grounds Person

1 month ago

Southend United

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Job Description

Who We Are

Southend United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Essex. The Club currently competes in the Vanarama National League, the fifth tier of English football. The Club was founded in 1906 and has been playing games at Roots Hall Stadium for over 50 years. The Club has commenced enabling works that will facilitate a move to a new stadium at Fossetts Farm for the start of the 2024/25 season.

About the role

The Club is in a transitional period; we will be occupying Roots Hall, a 12,000-seater stadium, until the start of the 2024/25 season. Thereafter we will be relocating to a new stadium, which once complete will have a capacity of 17,000 and extensive catering and banqueting facilities. Work is already underway on the club’s new Training Ground pitches, which in the coming months the first team will be using. The successful candidate will join the grounds team at this exciting time to look after the stadium and training ground surfaces to a high standard.

We require a trainee/assistant grounds person to assist the grounds staff, working as part of a team to maintain and prepare the playing surface both at Roots Hall and at the Training Ground to an excellent standard, and to ensure that games can go ahead on schedule.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand routine preparation and maintenance work in relation to playing surfaces as assigned by the Head Groundsman.

  • Undertake all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe quality surfaces.

  • Initial marking out and setting up of playing surfaces to a high standard, undertaking all duties to ensure the best possible results are achieved.

  • Inform the supervisor and, where instructed, take corrective action on mechanical defects or breakdown of equipment.

  • At all times adhere to high standard in relation to Health and Safety, upholding the company policy in this respect.

  • Ensure work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times

  • Undertake general grounds maintenance tasks in relation to the playing surface and surrounding areas.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and colleagues

  • When dealing with customers/clients/public uphold high standards of customer care and attention at all times, promoting the image of the company.

Person Specification

  • A reliable worker with acute attention to detail

  • Willingness to work outdoors and in all weather

  • Ability to work collaboratively with the team

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time role that includes flexible hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

  • Southend United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity its policies for recruitment,selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.


Southend United 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. We endeavour to provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment where children and young people feel respected and valued.


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