The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) is recommending a 2 per cent increase in grounds staff’s national minimum salary bands for 2010, following annual industry-wide research carried out independently by PBi Consulting. This is in a year when public sector pay is likely to be 1.5 per cent or less and when inflation is expected to rise to 2.5 – 3 per cent.
Commenting on the findings – which reveal that senior grounds management roles are continuing last year’s trend of being competitively rewarded in line with respective market rates – IOG Chief Executive Geoff Webb says:
“Progress is still needed, however, in boosting the average remuneration of entry- and mid-level jobs – we must continue to improve employers’ understanding of these roles and the levels at which they are rewarded.”
The IOG recommended 2010 national basic salary bands are:
Grounds manager £28,665-£41,210
Heads Groundsman £24,445-£31,795
Deputy Head Groundsman/
Sole Charge £20,005-£24,435
Groundsman (Skilled) £18,700-£22,850
Junior Groundsman (Age 17) £12,700
Junior Groundsman (Age 16) £10,580
These figures are based on a 37.5 hour week, and regional pay variations have been taken into account. The bands do not include bonuses, overtime and subsistence payments nor the benefit of any accommodation provided.
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