Stenhousemuir Football Club



(Part-time permanent contract)


Salary- In line with national minimum wage

Hours- 20 hours per week. Flexible working pattern with regular weekend work (Stenhousemuir FC home games)



Stenhousemuir Football Club is inviting applications for the position of Groundsperson.


The purpose of the role is to manage and implement a maintenance programme for the Ochilview Park facility including main pitch, 5 a-side pitches, main stand/terracing and the surrounding grounds. This will include a weekly programme of pitch maintenance as directed by the pitch manufacturers and a general maintenance plan for all areas within the facility.


The Club is looking for an individual with experience of working within a maintenance role and with a skill set that enables them to carry out general repairs and maintenance jobs within the facility. Someone with experience of working as a Handyman, Caretaker or Janitor would be ideally suited to the role.


The successful applicant will report directly to the Club’s Chief Executive.


If you are interested in the position, please read over the person specification and apply as detailed below before the closing date.



Closing date for Applications is 5pm Friday 14th February  

Interviews will take place  at Ochilview Park


How to apply:

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to



Job Overview

To ensure the facility, the grounds and all equipment and machinery are maintained to the highest possible standard allowing the football club to function as required.

Main responsibilities

Astroturf maintenance


  • Implement a comprehensive maintenance programme for the main 11 a-side pitch
  • Implement a maintenance programme for the 2 6 a-side pitches
  • Ensure the main pitch passes the annual FIFA pitch inspection through proper care and following manufacturers guidelines
  • When required prepare the pitch for the colder weather by distributing salt
  • When required clear the pitch of frost/light coverings of snow
  • Responsibility to ensure the main pitch is regularly lined for 1st team fixtures

Grounds maintenance and landscaping


  • Ensure all grounds within the facility are regularly maintained to the highest standards
  • Ensure the facility meets all health and safety requirements for public use
  • Keep paths, roads and walkways safe and clear of obstruction
  • Implement a schedule for tidying/cleaning all areas of the grounds
  • Undertake all necessary repairs on the grounds and facility including the changing pavilion
  • Carry out all required landscaping tasks to ensure the facility is tidy
  • To maintain all toilets facilities, public and staff

Machinery and equipment


  • Responsibility for the maintenance of the goals, nets and corner flags
  • Responsibility for the maintenance of the tractor, pitch machinery, paint liner and all other maintenance equipment
  • Responsibility for the up keep of the Club van

Fixtures and fitting


  • Responsibility for the maintenance and reporting of faults of all electrical equipment
  • Maintain and replace all lamps and carry our emergency lighting testing monthly
  • All general repairs within the main stand and throughout the facility
  • Put up, replace and take down all advertising boards
  • Repair and replacement of stand seating and other fittings within the stand

Other tasks


  • Weekly cash and carry
  • Painting
  • Ensure all bins are emptied and waste disposed of
  • Any other tasks as required by the CEO

The competent person

Area What


Skilled within general maintenance
Experiences Experience of working within a similar type of maintenance role

Experience of maintaining a pitch for professional sport

Skills Manages time effectively

Skilled handyman capable of carrying out a variety of manual jobs

Behaviours Builds rapport easily

Self-motivated and uses initiative

Equally productive in a team

Shows “can do” attitude

Focuses on quality and maintains high standards

Quick learner

Working environment The role requires you to flex your working week to ensure the facility meets the requirements of the first team and public users including Saturday mornings in preparation for first team home games

As a small team, we expect everyone to “muck in” when required.