Head Groundsperson

As a Head Grounds person you will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the turf and All-weather track, stables, estates grounds and other relevant facilities. Managing the team around you on various duties.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability




What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Responsible for the maintenance, preparation and repair of racing surfaces
  • Work with and maintain a variety of machinery
  • Assist with the maintenance and cleaning of the stable yard, before and after racing

Who you’ll work with

  • Clerk of the Course
  • Racecourse Manager
  • Grounds Team

Skills & Knowledge

  • Possess a full UK driving licence

How to get into this role

To be successful in this role, a basic knowledge of turf husbandry and groundsmanship would be desirable, but a willingness to learn the required skills is more important.

Career Progression

There are a variety of grounds based jobs available at racecourses, stud farms and racing yards.

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