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Job Description

Can also be called a Sports Turf Manager, this is a very important, highly skilled job. Turf Managers will ensure that courses, pitches and courts are kept in top condition , they will need to understand turf constructions and maintenance from growing natural turf to artificial surfaces. Their daily activities will include grass cutting, strimming, pruning vegetation, marking out the course or pitch and all other maintenance of the sports ground.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements, but experience in gardening or a qualification in horticulture or sports and amenity turf maintenance could help.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

You may need a driving licence.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could progress to supervisor, team leader or head of section.

You could get training from the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG).

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Gardener
  • Horticultural manager
  • Horticultural worker
  • Landscaper

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Practical skills,
  • The ability to interpret plans and drawings
  • The ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team
  • A good awareness of health and safety
  • Prepared to work outdoors in all weathers

Starting Salary

£17,000 to £48,000

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