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Groundsperson - Colney
The Club's Training Ground
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DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the preparation and running of the Emirates Stadium and wider facilities at other locations for all events and functions. Department remit includes property and facilities management, security, spectator safety at events, wider Health and Safety matters.

JOB PURPOSE

To work as part of a team in the maintenance and general upkeep of the Arsenal Training Centre, London Colney.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintenance of the amenity landscapes - hand and ride on cutting of grass, strimming around trees, sprinklers, hand digging borders, spreading composts, incorporating into soil, leaf clearing, sweeping up hard standing areas, pruning shrubs, disposing of cuttings and debris, hand weeding sensitive areas around plants where chemical control is not permitted etc

Tractor and trailer work when carrying out jobs

Wide use of machinery in renovation of grass areas - use of turf cutters, edgers, scarification, seeding, stone buriers and seeders

Grass cutting and strimming around ball stopping nets

Pedestrian and ride on grass cutters on football pitches and surrounds

Watering plants and other associated areas with hand held equipment

Assisting in the renovation of pitches using equipment associated with this process e.g. tractor and trailer work, sand spreading

Marking out pitches

Assisting in the renovation of pitches using equipment associated with this process e.g. tractor and trailer work, sand spreading

Helping out with deliveries, manual handling of bags of sand, sand soil, fertilizer bags and seed bags ranging from 20-25kg.

Cleaning equipment stores and associated washdown areas.

Ad hoc duties as and when required.

Match/Event responsibilities and organisation

Works within weekend rota at London Colney

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

To be qualified to NVQ level 2 or above in green keeping and groundsmanship or equivalent.

Spraying certificates PA1, 2 and 6 would also be an advantage

Specific Experience:

Be experienced in being able to use a wide range of turf care equipment i.e. cylinder mowers, ride on mowers, scarification equipment, a wide range of renovation equipment, as well as hedge cutters, strimmers and all equipment associated with amenity landscapes.

Previous experience in all aspects of grounds keeping, not only on playing surfaces but amenity landscapes as well

Prior experience of carrying out other duties in relation to the general upkeep of a training facility

To be able to work not only as part of a team, but also to show the capabilities to work using your own initiative, with the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation especially when using equipment

Mechanical knowledge would also be an advantage i.e. dealing with mower breakdowns and routine maintenance on equipment

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

Have a good mechanical knowledge of equipment and be able to assist when necessary in jobs in and around the workshop that require being undertaken, jobs include helping blade changing fabrication and also routine maintenance of equipment.

Be able to have a flexible attitude in carrying out other duties in relation to the general upkeep of the training facility.

Working to a high standard in looking after sports turf and amenity landscapes.

Be physically fit enough to deal with the manual and physical demands of the job such as the manual handling of deliveries such as bags of material of various weights

Have a meticulous approach to work when attention to detail is essential along with good communication skills when dealing with members of staff along with coaching staff.

Ability to use a wide range of turf care equipment i.e. cylinder mowers, triple and five unit mowers, scarification equipment plus a wide range of renovation equipment

To be able to work not only as part of a team ,but also to show the capabilities to work using your own initiative and providing a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation especially when using equipment

Enjoy working to a high standard and have a flexible attitude, especially in terms of the unsocial hours that might be necessary.

A passion or empathy with sport/sports entertainment

Clean UK driving licence will be required due to different working locations

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 11/08/2021

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Security Guard - Night
Emirates Stadium
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Description

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the preparation and running of Emirates Stadium and wider facilities at other locations for all events and functions. Department remit includes property and facilities management, spectator safety at events, wider Health and Safety matters and ensuring the safety and welfare of workers and users utilising the Queensland Road Sports Centre (QRSC).

JOB PURPOSE

To ensure the security of Emirates Stadium, retail outlets, The Community Hub, Highbury House office building, Youth Academy site at Hale End and the Training Ground at London Colney is upheld through providing a professional and efficient security service.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Controlling access to Emirates Stadium and car park for staff, visitors and contractors
  • Keeping records of all people on Club sites up to date
  • Conduct searching of visitors, vehicles and areas as required
  • Act as an initial point of contact for people trying to access any of the Club's premises
  • Liaise with other members of staff regarding visitors and security issues
  • Assist with the opening of specific areas of Emirates Stadium, the Community Hub, Youth Academy site at Hale End and the Training Ground at London Colney ensuring the security of the buildings and wellbeing of all workers and customers using Club premises
  • Provide security to the retail outlets as required
  • Monitor the CCTV cameras and report any incidents
  • To be vigilant relating to security and terrorism threats and to report any suspicious behaviour
  • Assist with security at any of the Club's other premises where necessary
  • Report maintenance requirements to Stadium Management
  • Assist with emergency evacuations where required ensuring compliance with any Health & Safety, regulatory and statutory procedures
  • Cover other shift positions when required by the rota pattern
  • Ensure the Health and Safety of all staff, visitors and contractors is maintained
  • Handling any complaints escalated in a friendly and professional manner and owning complaints to the point of effective resolution where possible and within remit
  • Any other duties appropriate to the skills and experience of the position holder and which may be assigned to you by the Security Supervisor or any other member of management within Stadium Management and as may be required from time to time

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • This role requires a current, up to date and clear SIA door supervisor licence and SIA CCTV licence, which includes a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Must have achieved English and Maths GCSE grade C or above or equivalent

Specific Experience:

  • An understanding of major sporting events
  • Training in counter terrorism including project Griffin and Argus
  • Experience of working within an 'inner city' environment and familiar with handling the type of challenges that may be presented

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Skilled communicator, both written and oral
  • Able to communicate with members of the public in a professional and effective manner
  • Flexible working attitude to ensure effective operations
  • Excellent team player with a flexible can do approach
  • Standard professional level IT skills
  • Smart appearance
  • Own transport would be advantageous

Hours of Work

You are required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary for the performance of your duties. Your normal shift pattern (night) will be 20:00 - 08:00 (one shift). The shift pattern works on an eight day cycle. You will work four consecutive 12 hour day shifts, which includes one hour unpaid break, followed by four consecutive day shifts 'off' (two of which will be designated 'call shifts). The call shifts are a standby arrangement to provide sufficient cover for annual leave or sickness absence. You may or may not be required to work the call shifts depending on whether cover is required. You are guaranteed to have at least two day shifts off in every eight day shift cycle. Your basic salary includes pay for your four normal shifts and pay at half rate for the additional two shifts in each cycle where you are on call. If you are called in on a call shift you will be paid overtime based on 11 hours at the single hourly pay rate. For the purposes of calculating overtime pay, your hourly rate will be calculated based on a 49 hour week.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 12/08/2021

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Integration Engineer
Highbury House
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Description

The Commercial Department is a key revenue generator for the club and an area in which the club is making significant investments for future growth.The Arsenal Digital group, that sits in the Commercial team, is made up of Digital experience, Brand Marketing and Media.

The Digital Experience Team is formed of the Arsenal Membership, Campaign and Insights and Digital Product and Engineering teams. These teams are responsible for working cross functionally across multiple channels to maximise the commercial benefit that Digital Experience can bring to the business from our current reach of over 82m digital touchpoints across all platforms.

JOB PURPOSE

This role shall support the Digital Experience Group's drive to deliver quality products and services to Arsenal's Worldwide fan base. The role will report into and the Senior Production Engineer and be responsible for integration with our online platform.They will work closely with the product managers to support them in the technical aspects of our products; assisting with the integration of third party platforms, educating on our internal APIs, identifying potential problems before they arise, tracking and resolving defects, and highlighting areas for improvement.

The close working relationship between this role and the product manager is critical to its success. This role will be expected to feel comfortable with standing-in for the product manager on their absence. Overall, the candidate will be expected to own the integration between our platforms and bring their intelligence, creativity, and flair to ensure our products are the best in class and meet with our fans' expectations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To be the subject matter expert for our third party platforms which integrate with our owned digital channels
  • To educate our Product Managers on the latest developments from our third party platforms and how they can be utilised as part of our owed channels.
  • To ensure our third party platforms are meeting their SLAs and not adversely impacting our growth, revenues, or fan experience.
  • Support all new integrations, upgrades, and maintenance updates as part of product lifecycles
  • Educating suppliers on how our own platforms operate
  • Overseeing implementation progress by tracking and logging requirements and defects on the respective systems (Jira/Agile/Trello)
  • Ensuring product requirements can be and are fully tested prior to release
  • Proactive monitoring of Arsenal's digital products for any defects or issues
  • Managing the environments to enable new features and updates to be verified
  • Defining and maintaining the full suite of Arsenal API's
  • Ownership of all testing tools

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Three A Levels (or equivalent) grades A-C
  • Software testing experience, ideally within a digital agency environment
  • ISTQB certification considered a major bonus

Specific Experience:

  • 1-2+ years in digital media or software development environment
  • Delivering projects under tight deadlines and to budget
  • Defining, prioritising, and documenting defects
  • Familiarity with web technologies and processes
  • Experience of using Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Experience of Iterative development methodologies such as Agile and Scrum

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • General-purpose scripting or programming languages such as PHP, Ruby or Python
  • Project management and tracking tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Maven or Basecamp
  • Configuring test environments and experience of testing tools
  • Experience of using AWS
  • Able to manage conflicting requirements and multiple demands on time, while prioritising workload according to business need
  • Highly customer focused and determined to provide an optimal service under any circumstance
  • Strong communication skills and excellent listening skills
  • A passion for testing and breaking software with a keen curiosity in uncovering how software defects occurred
  • A great work ethic and the ability to work under tight project deadlines
  • A well-organised, self-motivated, team player, who is results oriented
  • Natural ability to work collaboratively with others and form deep, long lasting relationships

Closing Date: 13/08/2021

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