Charlton Athletic Football Club - Grounds Manager - Closing Date 31 January 2022

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  • London, UK
  • Jan 03, 2022
Full time, permanent maintenance Groundskeeper

Job Description

Grounds Manager
Location: The Valley Stadium
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week + match days
Closing date: 31st January 2022

Charlton Athletic Football Club are looking to recruit a motivated and experienced Grounds Manager to join the team. This is a fantastic opportunity join a historic professional Football Club under new ownership. The role will be managing, preparing and maintaining all of the Football Club’s grounds and pitches, which includes our unique training ground for our Men’s, Women’s and academy teams.
We’d love to hear from you if you believe you can meet the challenges of working within an elite sporting environment.

The advert will close on 31st January 2022, but as it is an urgent requirement, we may not be able to wait until the closing date before progressing applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

• To liaise with the Manager of the Men’s and Women’s 1st Team and Academy Coach regarding pitch and training area requirements for all training and matches to be delivered accordingly.
• To direct and support Head Groundsman and their teams, to ensure effective planning of resources within the department to deliver the necessary levels of service to the Club.
• To establish and maintain detailed records on all pitch maintenance and renovation work.
• To establish and maintain all of the Club’s grounds equipment to ensure optimum performance through regular maintenance, servicing and early fault rectification and to run an equipment register.
• To act as the Grounds Department budget holder and be responsible for the budgeting and financial management of the department.
• To prepare and maintain all football pitches in accordance with the appropriate FL/PL/ competition rules and regulations.
• To plan and prepare detailed specifications for pitch works to be carried out internally or by professional external contractors or consultants as required.
• To attend and report at Head of Departments and Match meetings.
• To manage the department staff including lieu days, training, continued professional development and holidays around the required outputs of the department.
• To liaise with outside Contractors and Suppliers, developing relationships and procedures that ensure the Clubs interests are optimised.
• To provide written briefings as required to support department communication and club reporting.
• To undertake any other appropriate/grounds related functions as required.
• To manage and implement effective Health & Safety systems to ensure a safe working environment for staff and visitors.
• To develop an effective chemical application, recording and purchasing program that maximises the performance of playing surfaces.

About you

The ideal candidate will have;

• A methodical approach to tasks with real attention to detail. An individual with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Must be pro-active, motivated, organised, responsible and able to work independently and in a team.
• Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
• Uses initiative and is proactive; helping to create and implement new ideas and ways of working.
• An ability to review the current operation and identify practical areas for improvement.
• Actively co-operates and communicates with others.
• Be self-driven and motivated with a can-do attitude and the desire to make a real difference.
• Positive about achieving Club, departmental and individual success.
• Supports Club decisions and follows through on commitments made.
• Acts with honesty and integrity, demonstrates respect, diversity and is professional at all times.

What will you get from us?

We can offer you a fantastic opportunity to work in a face paced, ambitious dynamic Football Club. In addition we offer you the follow benefits.

• Private Healthcare
• Medicash cash back plan
• Employee Assistance program
• 5% discount in the Club Superstore
• Contributory pension scheme
• Free parking at the Valley and the Training Ground
• Pizza Friday


Charlton Athletic Football club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment where children and young people feel respected and valued.

Additional Information

• This a full-time role that may include work on weekends and evenings
• Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
• Charlton Athletic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
• Charlton Athletic FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
• Any personal data that you provide to Charlton Athletic Football Club Ltd (data controller) will be processed in line with applicable data protection laws and will be used only for the purpose of recruitment.
• We will keep your personal information for 6 months after which we will erase it. You can always choose to have your data erased earlier by emailing us at

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.