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10 July 2017

Apply before 5pm on Friday 21 July 2017

- PPG Canalside recruiting a new groundsman
- Candidate will work with existing training ground team
- Apply before 5pm on Friday 21 July 2017

PPG Canalside is recruiting a new Assistant Groundsman to join its team.

A full job description is below. Interested applicants should send their CV to Rob Ellis, Head Groundsman at PPG Canalside, 509 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YJ or via email to

For any more information, please call 01484 537 720.

Applications must be received before 5pm on Friday 21 July 2017.

Job Title
Assistant Groundsman

PPG Canalside

Position and reporting line
Ground staff team, reporting to Head Groundsman

Number of direct reports

Purpose of role
The role requires the successful candidate to assist the Head Groundsman with the daily maintenance operations of Huddersfield Town’s training facility.

Key relationships
Internal - Head Groundsman, Operations Manager, Grounds Team, Huddersfield Town First Team and Academy personnel

External – suppliers, members, facility users and Huddersfield Town supporters

The Groundsman shall:

- Work a basic of 40 hours per week over a seven day period
- Be able to carry out a physically demanding job role in all seasonal weather conditions and extremes
- Be able to work at part of a small team but also be able to work on own initiative
- Work to a high standard and have a flexible attitude
- Have a valid UK driving licence
- Have a minimum of NVQ level 2 Sports Turf qualification
- Advantage to hold PA1 and PA2 qualification

Key Tasks
- Assisting the Head Groundsman with the daily maintenance operations of the training facility
- Preparation and setting out of football training pitches, 3G pitch, bowling greens and croquet lawns
- Repair and renovation of training pitches
- This role involves walking, standing, bending and stretching. It also involves lifting and carrying heavy items
- Maintenance of facility and machines
- Treatment of pitch areas

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