Sports Ground Operative – A928

From horticruitment

Are you an experienced Sports Ground Operative?

Have you got experience with cricket pitch maintenance?

Are you based in South West London?

Would you like to work for an established company specialising in setting out, marking and maintaining sports pitches and fields?

Key points

The general duties will include:

  • Working effectively as part of a small team marking out and maintaining sports fields 
  • Ensuring quality standards are consistently upheld;
  • Following health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Acting responsibly and appropriately towards other team members, clients and members of the public; 
  • Complete administration correctly and submit paperwork on time.
  • Hours of work: 8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday + occasional overtime

Tasks will include:

  • Line marking
  • Setting out
  • Mowing
  • Aeration
  • Scarification
  • Application of fertiliser and top-dressing
Must haves


  • A full UK driving licence
  • Experience in preparation of cricket pitches
  • Practical experience of sports ground maintenance
  • Practical experience of line marking and setting out
  • Experience in using a broad range of horticultural machinery and equipment


  • PA1 & PA6 spraying tickets
  • Towing entitlement
  • Level 2 qualification in Grounds Maintenance, Sports Turf, Groundsmanship or Amenity Horticulture


  • Training, development and career progression opportunities
  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • 28 days holiday
  • Occasionally weekend short days 1-4 hours paid at double time or more
  • Flexible hours

If this Sports Ground Operative vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sports Ground Operative vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sports Ground Operative vacancy will have been unsuccessful.