Tillers Turf has for many years been recognized as a leading grower of both specialist and landscape turf products, supplying customers throughout the UK and Europe. Grown on our 2400-acre farm in Lincolnshire by a highly qualified, passionate, and dedicated team, our products are used at some of the UK’s most prestigious sporting venues and locations. Tillers Turf are proud to work alongside, and support their needs as the country’s leading sports, landscape, and wildflower turf supplier.

Nature and scope

The HT Pro Operative will report to the Specialist Turf Manager ,and assist with the co-ordination and management of our HT Pro product to the highest of professional standards.


General –

  • Setting up and use of all specialist turf related equipment
  • Day to day management and maintenance of all HT Pro products
  • Monitoring and reporting of all pests, weeds & diseases
  • Brushing & dew removal
  • Daily mowing and surface grooming
  • Clipping collection and hoovering
  • Use of all specialist mowers and tractors
  • Sand spreading
  • Seeding
  • Fertilising
  • Poa Annua control by hand picking
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Undertake such other duties as designated by your line manager to ensure the smooth operational running of the business

Person Specification

  • Experience in a similar role with a proven track record of working on and maintaining professional playing surfaces, ideally Hybrid reinforced pitches
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and forward thinking
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude and work well within a team
  • Able to multitask
  • Willingness to undertake regular overtime as necessary to meet the needs of the business
  • Experience in the use of industry leading technology, machinery, irrigation, and sports turf management
  • Must have a willingness to learn new skills, be self-motivated and able to think of creative solutions to problems

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • Minimum NVQ level 2 or equivalent sports turf qualification
  • Minimum 2 years grounds or greenkeeping experience
  • Able to safely operate a wide range of specialist machinery
  • Good time management and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team but who can work under their own initiative
  • PA 1, 2 & 6 Spraying Certificates (Desirable but not essential)
  • Chainsaw Certificates (Desirable but not essential)
  • First Aid (Desirable but not essential)
  • Mechanical knowledge (Desirable but not essential)


  • 20 Days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Product & Service Discounts
  • Company pension scheme
  • Sudbrook Moor Golf Club membership
  • Opportunities for career progression and continued professional development

Additional Information:

  • The skills and attributes outlined in this description are non-exhaustive and we welcome candidates who can bring different relevant experiences to the role, with all relevant training provided.
  • All potential employees must maintain an appropriate standard of confidentiality. Any disclosures of confidential information (including personal information kept on computer or other media) made unlawfully outside the proper course of duty will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence.
  • Tillers Turf is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £11.50-£13.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 – 60 per week


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


  • Groundskeeping: 1 year (required)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 29/03/2024
Reference ID: HT Pro Pitch Operative

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