A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Groundsperson to assist in maintaining the sports facilities at the Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields on Wimbledon & Putney Commons. The Playing Fields and Pavilion are home to rugby, football and other sports teams. A number of local schools have agreements to use the facilities. The successful applicant will work as part of a small team. The role involves preparing and maintaining the sports facilities (which include natural turf and synthetic surfaces) as well as general upkeep of the pavilion and surrounding areas.

Essential requirements include:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working in a similar role
  • Experience of operating sports turf machinery, including ride-on mowers
  • Ability to demonstrate a modern approach to sports turf preparation and maintenance.
  • Experience of setting out and marking lines – including use of a Beamrider
  • Sound understanding of Health and Safety legislation, standards and procedures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good team worker
  • Positive, professional attitude
  • Full driving licence


  • Appropriate qualifications relevant to the role e.g. NVQ or Diploma in Sports Turf Management
  • Knowledge of maintenance of sports turf machinery
  • Good general DIY skills
  • Experience of maintaining artificial cricket surfaces


Hours:   40 hours per week. Post holder required to work one weekend in four during the football/rugby season and occasional weekends as required during the remainder of the year.

Salary:   £25,680 to £28,341 depending on experience. The successful candidate will also be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

One bedroom accommodation is available on site as an option for the successful candidate.

Closing date: 20th September 2021

For more information download the Application Pack

Completed application forms should be returned to Wimbledon and Putney Commons, Ranger’s Office, Manor Cottage, Windmill Road, Wimbledon SW19 5NR or emailed to by 20th September 2021.

Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators are committed to equality of opportunities.