About The Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Leicester City sports turf and grounds team as a Sports Turf Apprentice, where you will learn all aspects of turf management in a high-profile sporting venue.
Based at Leicester City Football Club’s new world-class training ground, the successful candidate will be aiming to achieve the highest standards possible for all playing surfaces.
- General football pitch maintenance including mowing of the pitches, line marking, repair and preparation of pitches and off field areas.
- Assisting in the production and preparation of high quality playing surfaces.
- Carrying out hands-on tasks such as strimming, hedge cutting, edging pathways, edging around irrigation pods and boxes.
- Assisting at events such as Academy games at the training ground facility.
Who We Are Looking For
This is a unique opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in sports turf and horticulture, wishing to start their career in a professional sporting environment.
If you are enthusiastic with a strong desire to learn new skills within a high performing team, we want to hear from you.
Skills required for success:
- Ability to meet deadlines set by the manager and college tutor.
- Enjoys working within a team with the ability to work independently when necessary.
- Motivated to meet personal targets.
- Must enjoy working outdoors year round.
- Good punctuality and excellent time keeping skills.
- Commitment to learning and completing the qualification required for the apprenticeship.
About The Club
Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit, and family for which the Foxes are renowned.
Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes returned to the top tier as Championship title-winners.
In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement secured qualification for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and they subsequently reached the quarter-finals.
Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class, including the experience on matchdays.
Investment in the Club continues, with the opening of a new 180-acre training ground in north Leicester soon.
Ultimately, the Club’s vision is as exciting as it is simple: we believe that together, it’s possible.
We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch.
Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.
Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme.
Contract Type – Fixed Term (24 months duration of the Apprenticeship Programme)
Hours Per Week – 37.5 per week
Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identify or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.
A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.
Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.
If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for please apply by sending your CV, along with a covering letter, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A detailed job description can be found here.
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