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Sports Turf & Grounds Staff Apprentice

Stevenage Football Club
Job Type
9 Jul 2024

Sports Turf & Grounds Staff Apprentice 


Job Title

Sports Turf & Grounds Staff Apprentice



Club - Reports to Head of Grounds Staff


Key Contacts Internal

First Team, Academy & Stadium Staff


Key Contacts External

Stevenage Borough Council, Oaklands College


Location / Requirements

Based across all Stevenage Football Club venues including the stadium, first team training ground and academy. All sites are located within one mile of The Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 8RH.


Hours/ Remuneration

40 hours per week including all home fixtures – Year 1: Apprentice National

Minimum Wage / Year 2: National Minimum Wage


Job Purpose

Successful candidates will be provided with the opportunity to obtain a Level 2

Apprenticeship Sports Turf Operative (Pass, Merit, Distinction graded) and City & Guilds Level 2 Horticulture Diploma Sports Turf Groundsmanship (Pass grade only), whilst gaining experience in the following practical areas;

• Preparing & maintaining training pitches/areas

• Preparing & maintaining match pitches

• Maintaining site surrounds across all sites

• Assisting with the maintenance of equipment

• Adhering to health and safety protocols

Duties and



• Rolling and mowing grass

• Marking lines on pitches

• Pitch Maintenance (football)

• To undertake minor maintenance of equipment and facilities

• Shrub maintenance

• Hard area maintenance

• To complete daily/weekly facility tasks as directed and ensure the safety and cleanliness of the facility

• To ensure that all areas are kept clean and tidy and presentable at all times and suitable for use by site users

• To be responsible for locking and unlocking designated areas

• To assist in the preparation and operation of events and activities including the assembly and dismantling of equipment in a timely and safe manner

• Leaf clearing, litter picking and debris clearance

• Goal post erection/dismantling, maintenance and storage

• Snow clearing and salt spreading

• Roping off and preparing for events








Monitoring and maintaining health and safety


Maintain and develop personal performance


Establish and maintain effective working relationship with others


Preparing ground for seeding and planting


Identify the health & maintain the condition of general amenity turf


Preparing and transporting plants and resources


Use and maintain non-powered and hand held powered tools and equipment


Use and maintain pedestrian controlled powered equipment


Remove unwanted plant growth to maintain development


Load and unload physical resources within the work area


Transport physical resources within the work area


Maintaining plants outdoors





























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  • Job Reference: 00000078-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Stevenage Football Club
    Stevenage Football Club
  • Location: Stevenage Football Club
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Contract