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Head Groundsperson

Job Title: Head Groundsperson
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,604-£38,833
Contact Name: Tom Beswick
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description


The worlds 2nd oldest university, the producer of some of the greatest minds in British history and home to the first sub 4-minute mile. Oxford University Sport has 78 official sports clubs and work in partnership with the local community to help grow sports presence around the town. A world leader in research and education, they put the same efforts into creating industry leading facilities for their highly successful sports teams.


They’re looking for a Head Groundsperson to take responsibility for a team of 8 staff, manage the divisions budget and plan, monitor and evaluate all activities of the grounds team.


As Head Groundsperson you will proactively manage and maintain all external sports playing surfaces, amenities and external sports provisions for Oxford University. Using your experience in maintaining fine turf you will keep the facilities at their immaculate best and manage your team to keep up these high standards. Using your interpersonal skills, you will work alongside both internal and external stakeholders to keep the benchmark high. You’ll have no problem being hands on in this physically demanding role, but also having a keen eye for planning and organisation, adhering to university regulations. You’ll be used to forward planning and will use your experience to be proactive rather than reactive. You’ll develop the division in cost effective ways, keeping abridge of industry technology and embracing it where required to maintain high levels of end user satisfaction to help shape the 5, 10 and 20 year development plans.



  • Must have excellent people management and organisational skills
  • Must be an experienced sports groundsperson, used to managing a team of people
  • Experience in budgetary control
  • Full UK driving license

The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of  Oxford University Sport to appoint a Heads Groundsperson. All direct applications and agency enquiries will be forwarded to Tom Beswick at The Executives In Sport Group.

If you are interested in this role please apply now or contact Tom at The Executives in Sport Group.