Vacancy: Grounds Person

Kent County Agricultural Society is looking for a Grounds Person to assist with the general care and maintenance of the Kent Showground and Kent Event Centre.

Job Title: Grounds Person, Maintenance and Events Operative

Reporting To: Facilities Team Leader

Basis: Full Time Salary: £20,000

Working Hours: 40

Some evening and weekend work will be required

Location: Kent Showground, Detling


  • To assist with general maintenance and ground care of the Kent Showground
  • To work with the Facilities Team Leader and the Kent County Agricultural Society team in setting up and break downs for conferences and events held at the Kent Showground
  • To ensure that all furniture and equipment is kept clean and tidy and is stored correctly
  • To assist with the maintenance of all Society owned furniture, equipment and buildings
  • To act as a point of contact for event/conference organisers during events in liaison with the Facilities Team Leader and Events Team Leader
  • To ensure health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times
  • To assist with the general ground care as time allows
  • To work as part of the ground care and event set up team to ensure all aspects of the operations at the Kent Showground are performed to the highest standard

In addition to the duties listed above, the job holder may be required to carry out additional duties assigned by the Deputy General Manager and Show Secretary from time to time.


Essential experience:

– Clean UK full driving licence

– Basic maintenance skills

– Previous physical role (paid or voluntary)


– Qualifications in general maintenance and/or ground care

– Fork-lift licence

– Scissor lift licence

– Experience of working in the events/conference industry

Personal attributes:

– Self motivated

– Ability to work unsupervised

– Good attention to detail

– Good planning and organisational skills

– Good time management

– Excellent communication

– Ability to work as part of a small team and interact with others

– Ability to work under pressure

– Willingness to take on responsibility and accountability

– Ability to use own initiative

Please email your CV and covering letter to Nikki Dorkings at Start date: Immediately

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