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Groundsperson - Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£16,000 + dependent on experience
18 Oct 2016
12 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Groundsperson - MK Dons FC

Position Details

Department: Grounds Maintenance  Team

Reporting to: Head Grounds Person and Assistant Head Grounds Person

Salary: £16,000 + dependent on experience 

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week, 5 out of 7 days

Overall Objective: Maintenance of sports playing surfaces 


Job Description

Main Objectives

  • Maintain and prepare the sports playing surfaces and facilities, to the highest of possible standards achievable.
  • Assist with the operations of the Grounds Maintenance department, in relation to departmental responsibilities.
  • To accurately execute and comply with both verbal and written instruction given by line manager.

Summary of Duties

  • To set out, mark and maintain sports pitches and amenity areas.
  • To prepare, reinstate and renovate playing surfaces.
  • To correctly use and maintain all PPE, powered and non-powered tools, machines, vehicles and equipment necessary for the job.
  • To assist with the operations of the department in relation to the playing surfaces i.e. renovations, football matches, rugby matches and concerts.
  • To carry out any other duties which are appropriate to the post, as may be reasonably requested by your supervisor.
  • This role involves walking, standing, bending and stretching.It also involves lifting and carrying heavy items.


Person Specification


  • Previous experience of working within the horticultural industry.
  • Competently operate a range of sports turf machinery, such as: tractors, tractor attachments and ride on mowers.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, be motivated and committed to the role
  • Calm and Efficient and be able to work under pressure
  • Have a polite and courteous manner
  • Be able to adapt to different and changing situations
  • Be flexible to work in different locations and roles within the organization.
  • Be able to carry out a physically demanding job role in all seasonal weather conditions and extremes.
  • Be motivated and organized to achieve the highest of possible standards attainable.
  • Hold a full driving license.


  • Hold a qualification in horticulture/sports turf

Reference: F0218