Grounds Assistant (Facilities) - Edinburgh, Midlothian

Oriam Scotland
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Grade 4: £22,681 - £24,533 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

Grounds Assistant (Facilities) - Edinburgh, Midlothian

Grade and Salary:  Grade 4 (£22,681 - £24,533)

FTE and working pattern: ­35 hrs per week (1 FTE), rota based working pattern

Purpose of Role:  The Grounds and Facility Assistant will support the preparation of the pitches and surrounds, as well as to support the Department Supervisors to ensure that the facilities are presented in a clean, safe and organised manner at all times.

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Pitch preparations 
  • Maintain surrounds 
  • Ensure equipment is well maintained 
  • assist in recording test data


  • ensure Oriam is compliant in health and safety for users
  • conduct facility setups in Oriam 
  • do facility cleaning within Oriam
  • deliver Customer Excellence at all times

Education, Qualifications & Experience: 

These are the criteria on which the short-listing and recruitment selection will be made


  1. Literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to SCQF Level 5 or similar or equivalent experience 
  2. Experience of working within a similar environment as outlined above 
  3. Competent in the use of relevant IT packages 
  4. Well-developed interpersonal skills 
  5. Demonstrable professional and proactive approach
  6. Demonstrable ability to work quickly, flexibly and accurately in a dynamic, changing and pressured environment
  7. Demonstrable provision of excellent customer service 


  • Educated to SCQF Level 6 or equivalent qualification
  • Ability and willingness to learn new digital skills and capabilities appropriate to your role and how it evolves
  • Understand and adhere to information security practices particularly as it relates to personal or sensitive information
  • Maintain awareness of my own digital wellbeing by being mindful of the length of time spent at a screen and the impact on mental and physical health in using digital technologies

Organisation Name: Oriam: Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre

About Oriam: Oriam has a vision to inspire and motivate our communities through the facilities we provide and the interactions we have with our customers. As a member of the team, you will contribute to the delivery of this vision.

How to Apply

Applications with FULL CV can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on Sunday, 28th January 2024.

Interviews are anticipated to take place w/c 12th February 2024.

Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities.  Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.

We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns e.g. part-time working and job share options.


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