Grounds Keeper

Position: Grounds Keeper

Salary / Rate: £22k - £26k per annum

Location: Perry Barr, West Midlands

Type: Full-time

Start Date: ASAP

 

 

 

Job Description:

 

Winner Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Grounds Keeper to join one of the West Midlands leading leisure companies. You will be a pivotal part of the ground maintenance team and have a major role in the events and races that are held there. The role will be based in Perry Barr and the company has a real team environment about it.

 

You will be heading up the track maintenance team and be responsible for the track and it’s up keep.

 

The hours for this role will be on a shift basis and you need to be flexible to cover emergencies and bad weather days.

 

The duties of the Grounds Keeper will include:

 

Preparing a running surface that is both safe and consistent

Working with sand, salt and water to maintain the track

Ensuring all track equipment is maintained and in safe working order, with any defects promptly reported to ensure no breakdown

Carrying out servicing schedules of hare equipment

Attending race and trial meetings as required by the company

Driving the hare mechanism at race and trial meetings in line with company procedures and rules

Managing a team of 6 track staff

Ensuring all health and safety requirements are met throughout each working day

 

The ideal Grounds Keeper will have:

 

Previous experience of working in maintenance role outside

Basic knowledge of electrics and hydraulics would be an advantage but not essential

The ability to work in a physical role with lots of lifting

Knowledge of how to drive a tractor

Confidence and be a strong decision maker

 

Salary for this role is circa £26,000

 

Hours of work are Monday – Friday 8.00am till 4.00pm, Saturday 7.30am till 10.00pm split double shift and Sunday 11.30am – 6.15pm. This is a 40 hour week vacancy run on a rota basis.

 

Benefits include 28 days holiday including the bank holidays, free on-site parking, company pension, staff discounts on all products

 

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