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April 2012

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56 RECRUITMENT the Groundsman April 2012 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOOTBALL CLUB ASSISTANT GROUND STAFF Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's thriving Grounds Maintenance Department requires a number of Ground Staff to assist in tending the pitches at the new training ground in Enfield (due to be finished June 2012). Initially, for some time during the first few months of employment the successful candidates may be required to move between the Club's current training ground in Chigwell and the new training ground in Enfield assisting in providing efficient day-to-day maintenance of the pitches. These positions require people who have had previous experience in a similar environment with a full driver's licence and an NVQ Level 2 qualification as a minimum. The successful applicants should be happy to work as part of a small team but also be able to work on their own initiative. A flexible approach is very important. All applicants should supply a full CV stating current salary to: Mrs A Vetere Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Bill Nicholson Way 748 High Road Tottenham London N17 0AP ann.vetere@tottenhamhotspur.com Closing Date: 27th April 2012 tottenhamhotspur.com S O U T H S O M E R S E T HAZLEGROVE …a splash of colour in an increasingly grey and conforming world Hazlegrove, a leading independent co-educational preparatory boarding school, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced HEAD GROUNDSMAN to manage the School grounds and a team of three grounds staff The School is set within 40 acres of parkland in Somerset with direct access to the A303, and is fortunate to have outstanding facilities including 3 rugby pitches, 3 cricket squares, 8 practice cricket nets, a 6-hole golf course and 2 synthetic pitches of which one is floodlit allowing tennis to be played to LTA standard. There are also a variety of more formal gardens. The successful candidate will be a dynamic motivated and reliable person with experience in managing the day-to-day preparation of sports pitches, hard surfaces and school gardens. You will also have man-management experience, excellent working H&S knowledge, basic ICT skills, budget control experience and hold appropriate grounds qualifications. Closing date: Tuesday, 10 April 2012 Please contact the Assistant Bursar's office for further details and an application form on 01963 442 626 or at abursar@hazlegrove.co.uk. Hazlegrove is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau By not later than Friday 13th April 2012, please email or apply in writing enclosing a Cover letter with subject title: Trinity Trust Head Grounds Person inclusive of a two page resume plus references to: Charles Henderson (charles.henderson@stri.co.uk) STRI Ltd 5 Lexton Garden Lambeth, London SW12 0AY Trinity FieldsTrust is a progressive organisation responsible for the maintenance and management of an eight acre sports fields near Wandsworth Common, London. The Trust is funded by and serves several local schools and sports clubs and will soon be subject to further development including an artificial pitch. Its objective is to provide sporting facilities including football, rugby, athletics and cricket of the best possible condition. Trinity Trust is currently seeking a suitable replacement for their recently retired Head Groundsman. The applicant should be driven with a positive attitude to achieve optimal standards with the available resources. The applicant will be able to demonstrate the majority of the following key skills: - Have the capacity to operate a variety of machinery - Ability to develop and manage a pitch usage timetable - Implement and add to a scheduled annual maintenance programme - Basic computer literacy - The capacity to develop and stick to operational budgets - Ability to maintain and carryout basic repairs to machinery - The capacity to delegate to and manage a member of staff In addition to the above, the applicant should be able to demonstrate a range of practical qualifications with PA spraying and tractor driving certifications being an advantage. The position requires a degree of flexibility, with variable working hours considered vital to succeeding in the role, similarly the capacity to deal with users and stakeholders of the facilities whilst meeting and managing their expectations will be an on-going part of the job. For the right individual the Trinity Trust is willing to provide a competitive salary.

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