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Head Groundsperson

Employer
The Lensbury
Location
The Lensbury, Teddington
Salary
Competitive salary + excellent benefits inc use of leisure, EAP, discounts and more!
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Job Details

About us

Part of London + Regional Hotels, The Lensbury Resort is located on the Banks of the River Thames at Teddington and is home to an exclusive leisure club, a 155 bedroom hotel, meeting and events space, restaurant and bar, Spa and 25 acres of gardens and grounds.

The Role

The Head Groundsperson will support the Grounds & Gardens Manager in the maintenance and upkeep of The Lensbury sports turf and ornamental surfaces, and in particular the rugby pitches and football pitches regularly used by elite sports teams from around the world, as well as high quality grass and artificial tennis courts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pitch Maintenance - Procedures including but not limiting, divoting, mowing, marking, aeration, application of fertilisers, insecticides and fungicides, scarifying, top dressing, seeding, disease recognition, pitch light manoeuvring/maintenance and levelling work where necessary
  • Equipment Maintenance – football goal and rugby post disassembly and erection
  • Machinery - Greasing, cleaning, setting up, oil checks and visual checks before and after use
  • Liaising with staff, coaches and managers of visiting elite sports teams
  • Ensuring the safety of all playing surfaces
  • Making all necessary preparations for all visiting elite sports teams and ensure specific requirements are covered
  • Assisting with the maintenance of all other sports and recreation facilities to help ensure required standards are met
  • Assisting with calculation of budget requirements with respect to machinery repairs and supplies and materials, as directed by the Grounds & Gardens Manager
  • Assisting in promoting the safe and correct storage of all machinery and equipment, and with relevant training and enforcing of correct procedures for their use
  • Ensuring the safe keeping of all fertilisers, seed, sand, dressing, top soil insecticides and all regulations as to their application and usage
  • Supporting the Head Gardener with all general duties to ensure all garden and grass surfaces, trees etc. are correctly maintained, and all Lensbury’s external areas are kept clean, tidy and well presented at all times.

What we’re looking for:

  • Passionate about sports turf management
  • Minimum of 3 year’s relevant experience working on rugby and football surfaces (essential) and ideally fine turf surfaces in particular grass tennis courts (or with the desire to progress in that area)
  • PA1, 2 and 6 qualifications preferred
  • Good team worker, with ability to work unsupervised
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ideally Level 3 Sports turf management certificate

What's in it for you? 

  • Free meal per shift and free hot and cold drinks from staff restaurant
  • Use of some of our leisure facilities, including gym & swimming pool
  • Free access to Hospitality Rewards - an online benefits portal offering lots of discounts
  • Free access to our EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), providing 24/7 personal support service for you AND your family
  • Fully funded Apprenticeship opportunities 
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Staff Recognition Scheme and Awards
  • Regular Staff Socials

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