Assistant Grounds Manager

  • Employer Burnley Football Club
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 14/03/2022
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Assistant Grounds Manager

About us

Burnley Football Club is an established Premier League Club with a rich history, located in the heart of the town and its community, we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you.

The role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic Assistant Grounds Manager at a pivotal time of transition and change for Burnley Football Club.

You will assist the Head Groundsperson with the management of the grounds team to ensure all training and playing surfaces are of a high quality and fit for purpose.

Role expectations

Reporting to the Head Groundsperson, the Assistant Grounds Manager will be expected to:

  • Maintain club playing and training surfaces that will include verges, artificial surfaces, hedges & off-pitch, car parks, paths, and road sided grass areas.
  • Regular duties will include: Mowing; regular mowing using a variety of mowing equipment. Aeration, brushing, seeding; use of tractor units & utility vehicles with a wide range of attachments utilised for turf care maintenance. To set out & over mark pitches & pre-determined areas ready for play. Reinstatement of pitches; divot repair work following play. Irrigation; set-up & use both travelling & automated irrigation systems. Match day preparation; to ensure the set-up goals, flags, etc. for scheduled matches at all venues and at all levels.
  • Carry out the routine preparation and maintenance work in relation to playing surface.
  • Ensure that the initial marking out and setting up of playing surfaces is to a high standard to ensure the best possible results are achieved.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • Level 2 qualification in a relevant field of study – this could be an NVQ, SVQ, or Work Placed Diploma.
  • Spraying qualifications including PA1 and PA6.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Willing and capable to carry out medium to heavy manual work tasks in all weather conditions.


  • Health and Safety qualification.
  • A good understanding of undersoil heating and automatic irrigation systems.
  • Experience of working within professional sports pitches.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley Football Club website (alternative format available upon request). Burnley Football Club no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.


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