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Gardens & Landscapes Operative

Based at Leicester City’s world-class training ground, the Gardens & Landscapes Operative role will work within the Sports Turf and Grounds Team, reporting into the Gardens & Landscapes Manager.

The postholder will be responsible for helping the grounds department maintain its off-pitch areas to an exceptionally high standard, with duties including hedge trimming, weeding, planting, watering and maintenance of borders and planted areas.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of an NVQ Level 2 in Horticultural Studies or a similar equivalent, as well as a PA1 and PA6 qualification in the safe use of pesticides and spraying. They will have the ability to work as part of a team but also be able to operate on their own, with a positive and proactive approach, and showing good initiative.

Working under the guidance of the Gardens & Landscapes Manager, the ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with a focus on team ethics, high standards, and attention to detail.

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 for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

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. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the recent opening of a new state-of-the-art training ground in north Leicestershire.

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.

Benefits Package 

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week
37.5

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity 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.

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 an application form, along with a covering letter, by email to recruitment@lcfc.co.uk. To progress your application, candidates must also complete an Equality Monitoring Form; this will be treated in confidence to your application and will aid LCFC in our obligations and commitments to support diversity and inclusion.

A detailed job description can be found here.

 

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