Sports Grounds Person

University of Exeter
September 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:£22,715 to £24,587
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The starting salary will be from £22,715 to £24,587 on Grade C, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Gardeners and Groundstaff


Sports Grounds Person

Job description

Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services

This new fulltime post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

This post is based in the Grounds Sports Department and will be primarily based at our Topsham and Duckes Meadow sports facilities covering a range of grass and artificial sports surfaces for winter and summer activities. General tasks of the position will include setting up and inspecting playing surfaces to the highest standard, line marking and setting out pitches, cricket square preparations and using a wide variety of sports surface equipment.

This Job role plays is a key element in a superb student experience and in the delivery of the inter University Championships (BUCS) and in-house competitions.

The successful candidate should be able to display experience in the maintenance, inspection and marking of sports pitches. They must also be able to demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a range of sports maintenance machinery, equipment and tools.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an excellent team delivering first class sport provision using some of the latest technology allowing you to focus on detailed quality.

Applicants with experience of cricket facilities are encouraged although this is not essential.

You must be able to work flexibly as part of a team or under your own initiative and provide evidence of good customer care.

The appointment will be on a 5 over 7 day working pattern which will include working weekends.

The University is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this post.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further information

    Please contact David Evans [email protected] 077 8555 4449

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