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Sports Grounds Manager

University of Exeter - Finance, Infrastructure & Commercial Services (FICS)

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £32,332 rising to £33,966 on Grade E depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd November 2023
Closes: 9th January 2024
Job Ref: S22206

This permanent, full time post is available from 4th March 2024.

Summary of the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated individual to oversee the Sports Grounds Team in the delivery of winter and summer sports on artificial and natural surfaces across three different facilities.

The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day line management of the Sports Grounds staff and be responsible for their health and safety.

We are looking for someone with a passion for the industry to manage and be responsible for all aspects of playing surface preparation, create annual pitch maintenance and longer term improvement plans, have innovative thinking on new emerging technologies and equipment, create business cases and justification for purchases and use, provide information for a five year spending plan and liaise directly with the University’s Athletics Union on fixtures and events.

This post has a direct impact on the student experience, which is of paramount importance to the University.

The working pattern will be 5 over 7 days, which will include working weekends.

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

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please use the contact details below to arrange a conversation.

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

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including: 

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

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

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

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact David Evans, d.m.evans@exeter.ac.uk or 07785 554449.

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