Job Vacancy: Head Grounds Person

Job Title:                    Head Grounds Person

Accountable to:        Director of Cricket (for Cricket) and Chief Operating Officer (for Operations and Maintenance)

Responsible for:        The ground staff team

Contract and hours:  Full-time, permanent role


Somerset County Cricket Club is a highly successful and varied sporting organisation that hosts almost 50 days of First-Class cricket, numerous Conferences and Events throughout the year as well as playing an important role in the local community. We have 6,500 Members and crowds of 7,500 supporters for some matches.

In 2019, the Coopers Associates County Ground hosted three ICC Men’s World Cup matches following the highly successful International match held in 2017. The Ground is also utilised for many other events such as Concerts and Open-Air Cinema evenings.

The Role – Principle Responsibilities and Tasks

One of the country’s leading First-Class County Clubs, Somerset County Cricket Club are recruiting for an experienced grounds person in the role of Head Grounds Person.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity at the Club following the impending departure of our long-standing Groundsman who is relocating to Hampshire.

Somerset CCC is one of 18 first class counties which produces first class surfaces for both matches and practice facilities.

The role will be managing the maintenance of all areas within the County Ground and oversee the maintenance of Taunton Vale Sport Club ground. The role will also involve responsibility for putting in place an annual budget covering the ground maintenance requirements for the Club.

The successful applicant will ideally have First-Class Cricket experience and will have proven experience of leading and managing staff on a daily basis.

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications based on IoG rates.

The Skills and Knowledge

Desirable qualifications for this position include

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Turf Management; and
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 in spraying.

However, beyond qualifications enthusiasm, commitment and ability to work as a team member are equally important in the demanding environment where excellent results are required.

The Person

This is a busy and demanding role, so we are looking for someone who is hard working, organised committed and reliable. The successful candidate needs to be not only a great team player but also a good team leader, who leads by example with enthusiasm, motivation and a good sense of humour!

This is a rare and exciting opportunity and crucial appointment for Somerset County Cricket Club.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary based on IoG rates
  • 24 days holiday pro-rata (plus a pro-rate equivalent to the relevant public holidays)
  • Pension Contribution (subject to qualification)
  • 2 x Club & T20 Membership for use by families and friends during the Season
  • Free Car Parking where available

To download the full job description, please click here. To apply for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to or post one to Bex Sinclair, Head of HR, Somerset County Cricket Club, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT. The closing date for applications is 25 September 2019 with interviews being held shortly thereafter.

Please Note: whilst we will communicate with all applicants with regards to the status of their application, we are unable to provide direct feedback due to the number of applications we are likely to receive.


With the busy Winter season fast approaching, Somerset County Cricket Club’s Catering Team have various casual opportunities for enthusiastic people to join our successful team.

Flexible roles are available for people aged 18 and over within the Front of House Team and in the Bar Team.

All applicants must be prepared to work evenings and weekends.

Somerset County Cricket Club have high expectations and place our customers at the heart of everything that we do.

It is essential that our people believe in offering only the very best service in a professional and friendly way.

Reliability and commitment are key attributes, however successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate:

A flair for customer service
An engaging personality
Strong communication
Excellent time management
Organisation skills
A passion for quality
Previous experience is not essential (although preferable) as we will provide full training, however a positive work ethic is a must.

If you fulfill our criteria and are interested in working with us, then please email Sophie Cridland for more information.

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