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Ed Lewis


Posted Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

Vacancy: Ground Staff

Ashton Gate Stadium, the home of Bristol Sport, Bristol City and Bristol Rugby, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our well-regarded Ground staff team.

It's an ever-changing environment and the successful candidate will prepare and maintain both the main stadium pitch and first-team training pitches to exceptionally high standards throughout.

With plans to expand the training grounds, we are looking for a new member to join the team during an exciting time for both the football and rugby clubs.

What are the main responsibilities?

  • Cutting training ground and stadium pitches
  • Marking out lines for a variety of pitches Inc. Ashton Gate stadium pitch
  • Assisting in set up of training and match day operations
  • Help log rain fall and soil temperatures
  • Ensure all sites adhere to health safety regulations
  • Assist in any grounds tasks as required by Head of Grounds

What we are looking for?    

  • Previous experience working in a similar environment is desirable, however full training can be given if required.
  • Operational tractor driving is desirable
  • Ideally will have NVQ2 or above in Sports turf
  • Ideally, a passion for the sporting industry
  • An ambition to provide nothing less than perfect

We are looking for someone who wants to pursue a career in sports turf grounds work. This person must be dedicated and looking for a permanent role that they can progress in, develop and really become a part of Ashton Gate.

Any job offers will be dependant on the pass of a DBS check and the interview process will include a trial day of work.

What do you get in return?

  • Company package and benefits including pension
  • Training programmes
  • £17,500-20k salary, depending on experience
  • The opportunity to come with us on a progressive career journey as a key part of our team in one of the most unique and exciting organisations in Bristol

Please send CVs to

We are an equal opportunities employer.