National Training Centre – Groundskeeper and Facilities Assistant

Does the prospect of working on and around a lake sound like your ideal office? Would you be proud to support the nation’s top rowers to deliver Olympic and Paralympic success?

The GB Rowing Team is looking for a Groundskeeper and Facilities Assistant to complete the practical tasks required to maintain the National Training Centre (Sherriff’s Boathouse, Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham) as a World Class training facility for its Olympic, Paralympic and Pathway rowers.

📣A bit about the role

This role will incorporate the upkeep of the building and grounds including the lake itself. Although the successful applicant may not currently possess all of the required skills they will be practical and hands-on individuals with a willingness to learn and strong pride in their work.

This role will suit someone who is willing to be flexible with their hours, arriving early to open the site, or starting later to facilitate closing the site (around 6pm) as required.

Read the full job description here.

👋 A bit about you

You’ll be a person with a can-do attitude who takes pride in your work. You are also able to work independently to a high degree, but also do well as part of a team. It would also be great if you have a RYA Level 2, Trailer Driving License and experience of tractor driving and hedge trimming, but this is not essential.

🚣‍ A bit about us

Our passion is rowing. We are the governing body for rowing, responsible for supporting grassroots rowing in England and getting the GB Rowing Team ready for the Olympics, Paralympics, and other international competitions.

We are a membership organisation with over 30,000 individual members and we are looking to support over 550 affiliated clubs and 230 affiliated events. We cover all types of rowing whether it’s on the river or lake, on the sea or in the gym (on a rowing machine) and so a key aim is provide high quality service to all parts of the rowing community.

🙌 What we offer

Besides 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) you will also receive:

  • 7.5% employer pension contribution (when you contribute 3%)
  • £20 per month with Betterspace (our wellbeing platform)
  • Confidential counselling and advice with Empathy (our EAP)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Life assurance (x3 your salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free and secure parking in Hammersmith and Caversham
  • Free annual ROW Membership.

Any other questions? Just drop us a line!

✍️ Get your application in

To apply for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to our HR manager at [email protected].  Selected applications will be contacted for an interview on a rolling basis.

No CVs from agencies, thank you.

Salary: £22,000-£24,000 per annum, depending on experience

Type: Full Time

Application Dates: From Wednesday 24th May 2023 to Sunday 30th July 2023

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