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26 January 2016

Details of application for Grounds Person at Wigan Athletic


Wigan Athletic Football Club is looking to appoint a Grounds Person on a fixed term basis until the end of the season. This is a full time post based at the Training Ground and will include evening and weekend work.

The position will encompass the following roles and responsibilities:-
  • Preparing and maintaining sports and amenity surfaces for the Club.
  • Carrying out general grounds duties such as cutting the grass, maintaining equipment, watering the pitch, painting, litter picking and housekeeping.
  • Identifying and reporting maintenance requirements or hazards within the workplace to support the operation of a safe working environment.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies:-
  • Proven successful grounds experience ideally within a similar environment and working on sports turf.
  • Qualified to Level 2 National/Scottish Vocational Qualifications in both Horticulture and Sports Turf Maintenance, or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained through experience.
  • Other recognised qualifications in one or more of the following: strimming, hedge cutting, ride-on mowing and tractor driving would be an advantage, as would a chainsaw certificate.
  • Awareness of relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Willingness to learn and continuously develop.
Due to the requirements of this role the successful applicant will undergo a screening process that will include an Enhanced DBS with barred list information (DBS).

If this position is of interest to you and you would like to be considered, to apply send your CV along with covering letter and salary details to Louise Kerrigan, HR Manager, Wigan Athletic Football Club, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ or alternatively email

Closing date for applications close of business on 29th January 2016

Interviews will be held during week commencing 1st February 2016

Wigan Athletic Football Club is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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