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RECRUITMENT 48 the Groundsman February 2016 Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions Deputy Head Groundskeeper Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Head Groundskeeper at Fenner's Cricket and Tennis Ground, the University of Cambridge. The role holder will work closely with the Head Groundskeeper in the day to-day management, supervision, maintenance and security of Fenner's Cricket and Tennis Ground. Duties include the preparation of sports surfaces to international standards, the presentation of landscaped areas, pavilions and car parks and the storage and maintenance of machines and equipment. The role holder will have particular responsibility for tennis and will deputise for the Head Groundskeeper when he/she is unavailable. Applicants should have experience in preparing high quality wickets, grass tennis courts and general groundskeeping. Vocational qualifi cations in groundskeeping would be an advantage. Closing date: 22 February 2016 To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk Vacancy Reference: DG08124 Further Information on the Sports Service can be found at: www.sport.cam.ac.uk The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. GreenFields are the world's premier brand for sustainable Artifi cial, Hybrid and Natural sports turf systems, striving to produce the absolute best experience for everyone in the game. Greenfi elds are now recruiting for a number of roles within the company to work in high profi le environments in the midlands region. Senior and Junior Groundsmen A number of Senior and junior Groundsmen are required by Greenfi elds (Sports Surfaces) UK Ltd. The successful candidates will work as part of the established grounds team in the day to day management of Natural and hybrid XtraGrass™ playing surfaces, across a number of sites in the Midlands region. Ideally you will have football/Rugby maintenance experience, appropriate qualifi cations, supervisory and administration abilities as well as good communication skills. These will be challenging appointments in high profi le professional environments on a combination of surface types and a competitive salary with benefi ts depending on experience will be available. To discuss this position in confi dence please send your CV to: Greenfi elds (Sports Surfaces) UK Ltd, Paragon Business Park, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6HG Or email to info@greenfi eldsturf.co.uk The candidates The minimum experience and background you will need is: • Required sports turf industry qualifi cation • Registered member with IOG (desirable) • Spraying qualifi cation (desirable) • Previous experience with artifi cial pitches, line marking and maintenance • Experience of multi sports pitch marking (Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union) • Ability to work fl exibly to meet the needs of the customers GROUNDS PERSON Main duties include preparation, renovation and ongoing maintenance of all sports pitches, a 9 hole Golf course and gardens. Experience in preparing cricket, hockey and rugby pitches desirable. Ideally holding their NVQ'S 2 and 3 in Sportsturf and Pa 1, 2a and 6a spraying certifi cates. Full driving licence essential. Hours of work 40 hours per week, together with extra time and weekend working as necessary, for which payment is included in the salary. An application form and job description can be downloaded from our website. Closing date: 10 February 2016 Stowe 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 Disclosure and Barring Service. www.stowehouse.org w w w . c h a r t e r h o u s e . o r g . u k GODALMING, SURREY GU7 2DX C H A R T E R H O U S E Grounds Manager Charterhouse is one of the great historic schools of England that occupies a site of 250 acres on the outskirts of Godalming. We are seeking an experienced professional to: • Take responsibility for management and high standard maintenance of the School's magnificent grounds comprising multi sport surfaces, 9-hole golf course, ornamental lawns and gardens as well as surrounding woodland areas. • Ensure an innovative and enthusiastic approach is applied towards long term planning of upkeep and renovation of all grounds and resources. You will possess a strong track record within the grounds care profession, demonstrate sound technical knowledge of industry standards with special emphasis on all health and safety legislation provisions, as well as experience in managing budgets and inspiring a grounds team to achieve outstanding results. A good standard of general education and a full clean UK driving licence are essential. Relevant qualifications in sports turf management or experience of working within a school or college would be beneficial but not essential. An attractive salary is offered, together with benefits including membership of the Charterhouse Sports Club, and the School's contributory pension scheme. For any informal queries please telephone Agata Scott-Hubbard, HR Manager on 01483 291506. For further details and an application form, please visit www.charterhouse.org.uk/jobs Closing date: Monday 15 February 2016. Charterhouse is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the posts, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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