Grounds Person based at Newmarket Racecourses

The Jockey Club

Newmarket Full-time

Category: Ground Staff/Maintenance Posted: 11.02.2019

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

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 valid 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.

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

We reserve the right to close the position early if we have received a large number of candidates with the required skills and experiences.

All applications should be submitted through our online careers page, To apply, click here.

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

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This job expires in 1 week, on 25th February 2019.

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