Grounds Person

The Jockey Club

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This job expires on Friday, 24th January 2020

Newmarket Full-time

Category: Ground Staff/Maintenance Posted: 14.01.2020

Job title: Grounds Person
Based at: Newmarket Racecourses
Hours: 40 hours per week, any 5 days from 7
Contract type: Permanent

Newmarket Racecourses operate two of the UK’s most prestigious racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the July Racecourse. We are looking for a Grounds Person, or Apprentice Grounds Person to join the team.

Role summary

A vacancy has arisen for an organised and proactive team player to join Newmarket Racecourses as a Grounds Person. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the racing surface and racing infrastructure. To be successful in this role a basic knowledge of turf husbandry and groundsmanship would be desirable, but a willingness to learn the required skills is more important.

The successful candidate will;
•    be responsible for the maintenance and preparation of racing surfaces
•    work with a variety of machinery
•    have good communication skills
•    hold a full UK driving licence

Spraying certificates (PA1, PA2a and PA6), a sports turf/horticulture/IOG qualification would be an advantage, but not a necessity.

We would be open to this position being an apprenticeship. Please state in your covering letter if you are applying for the Grounds Person role, or the Apprentice Grounds Person position.

Due to the nature of this role, there will be a requirement to be available at weekends and evenings as and when required.

All applications should be submitted through our online careers page.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT SUBMITTED THROUGH OUR CAREERS WEBSITE PROVIDED ABOVE.

We reserve the right to bring this date forward should we receive a large volume of applications.

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