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Sports Grounds Manager

Loughborough University - Estates and Facilities Management

Location: Loughborough University, Loughborough
Salary: Management and Specialist grade 6 from £33966 to £44263 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 1st March 2024
Job Ref: REQ240128
 

Are you passionate about delivering world-class sports facilities? Join our team at Loughborough University as a Sports Grounds Manager and play a key role in providing world-class sports pitches across the campus.

This position is full time, open ended.

As the Sports Grounds Manager, you will lead and manage the Sports grounds section of Estates and Facilities Management (E & FM). Your primary responsibility will be to deliver and maintain world-class university sports ground facilities, in line with our strategic aims. Reporting to the Sustainability Manager, you will oversee a dedicated team, collaborating closely with Loughborough Sport and National Governing bodies.

In this role, your tasks and responsibilities will include:  

  • Manage and maintain the highest standard of sports facilities across our campus.
  • Develop innovative practices to enhance our sports grounds.
  • Support Loughborough Sport and collaborate with National Governing Bodies to ensure the highest standard of sports facilities across our campus for elite and student athletes.
  • Ensure effective management of the sports ground team.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Proven experience in managing and maintaining sports facilities.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide a team.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
  • Passion for delivering exceptional sports facilities.
  • Knowledge of sustainable practices in sportsgrounds management is desirable.

In return, Loughborough University offers a generous annual leave allowance, on-site parking spaces, and a graded salary system. One of the university’s core values focuses onwellbeing, and weare committed to continuing your personal development and training while you are here with us.

We also believe in encouraging a strong work life balance, and there will be opportunities to work dynamically when appropriate, but we anticipate this role will require daily onsite presence. As well as being an excellent place to study, Loughborough is also a great place to work, and we look forward to meeting you! 

Join our team and contribute to the success of Loughborough University's commitment to excellence in sports facilities. Take this opportunity to contribute to the experience of our university community and beyond.

For more information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For an informal discussion on this role, please contact Elliott Brown, Acting Sustainability Manager, e.r.brown@lboro.ac.uk or call 07828720148.

Application closing date: 1 March 2024 

Interviews to be held: W/C 11 March 2024.

The interview will consist of two parts, a 30–40-minute technical interview with key sports colleagues and a 45–60-minute interview which is the main one.

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