Full Time


Grounds / Maintenance

We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Senior Groundsperson to join our team at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

What is ARC?

We embrace diversity

We develop our people

We care for our visitors

We think about our impact

We are proud of our sport

Work Perks of being a Senior Groundsperson...
• Annual passes to attend any of our 21 venues
• Discounted food & ARC days out
• Cycle to work scheme
• Holiday allowance increasing with length of service up to 28 days
• Company life assurance scheme
• Discretionary group annual bonus schemes to reward your hard work
• Support with study through our study assistance schemes

And so much more…

• Under the direction of the Clerk of the Course, carry out a maintenance programme for the course. The work entails working outside in changing and often inclement weather conditions and can be physically demanding.
• To assist in preparing the course for racing – to include preparation and reinstatement of the course before, after and during racing, this to include:- Use of tractors, machinery and all weather maintenance equipment as required.
• Maintain all lawn and garden areas and parade rings with particular attention to raceday and event presentation.
• General maintenance of external areas, to include car parks, tracks, tarmac areas and horsebox park.
• Ensure all external areas are free from weeds, rubbish and leaves.
• You will be required to use various gardening, agricultural equipment, machinery, vehicles and chemicals in the process of carrying out your duties.
• Abide by all regulations and safe working practices in accordance with current legislation and as detailed in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
• Due to the nature of this role, working unsocial hours will be a frequent occurrence, including late evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
• Work Well in a team and have initiative to work by yourself.
• Working closely with Clerk of Course and other officials such as BHA.

About the role:

The Senior Groundsperson will deliver the highest quality racing surface for all race meetings through a combination of turf management and raceday infrastructure, and to contribute to the efficient staging of racing. You will also lead and motivate a skilled team (permanent and casual) dedicated to achieving our aims. Along with ensuring the Estate is maintained to the highest standards

The successful candidate will be proactive, accurate and highly motivated with a positive attitude towards work. The candidate should also possess significant experience in outdoor labouring, as well as experience of managing a small team.

The person we are looking for as a Senior Groundsperson has…..
• Educated to at least GCSE or equivalent
• NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Maintenance would be desirable
• Spraying Certificates PA1, 2, & 6 would be desirable
• Must have relevant outdoor year round labouring experience
• Experience of managing a small team
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Excellent organisational skills
• A systematic approach to problems
• Excellent time management skills
• Excellent attendance record
• Flexible approach to working
• Enjoy outdoor working
• Full clean driving licence

We are on a thrilling journey. So, to join us at our next destination, be part of a winning team and to learn more about our company and this exciting opportunity apply today.

At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

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