Job Vacancies: Commercial Sales Executive & Hospitality Staff

Job Title: Commercial Sales Executive

Accountable to: Commercial Director

Contract and hours: Full-time role


Somerset County Cricket Club is one of eighteen professional First Class County Cricket Clubs in England & Wales.  It is a club deeply rooted in its community and one that offers huge reach regionally, nationally and internationally. The Cooper Associates County Ground is home to this highly successful club and as well as being a Centre of Excellence for cricket in the South-West, the venue hosts almost 50 days of cricket each year and delivers numerous conferences and events.  As a Club, we have bold ambitions both on and off the field, including the desire to inspire more people to participate in cricket and make the Cooper Associates County Ground a 365 day venue and the primary sporting and business destination in the region.

The Role – Principle Responsibilities and Tasks

Somerset County Cricket Club are recruiting for a Commercial Sales Executive to deliver revenue by selling advertising solutions to both SME’s and blue-chip companies across the UK, by driving hospitality, Membership and event revenue sales.

You will be entirely responsible for the management of clients and your own personal KPI’s. You will deliver sales results, achieving set targets whilst identifying new business opportunities through all possible routes to market; your excellent understanding of the business CRM system will ensure the system is up to date and accurate at all times. You will attend networking and other events as agreed and monitor your own success at these events. You will attend weekly sales meetings, participating and ensuring actions are acted on and reviewed accordingly.  Additionally, you will demonstrate your knowledge of advertising/sponsorship within a sporting context, selling its benefits to clients/advertisers as well as fully articulating the SCCC/Cooper Associates County Ground proposition’s relevance to all. Within the role you will effectively negotiate the best price possible for every piece of business, to work within the rate card pricing and produce and maintain a portfolio of case studies and testimonials that support the SCCC proposition.

The Skills and Knowledge

 Essential criteria:

  • 12-24 months media sales experience
  • Demonstrable experience and success in sales.
  • Driven to improve sales and activity performance beyond targets.
  • Outstanding organisation and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A self-starter, with a tenacious attitude and passion for success, who is highly resourceful and self-sufficient.
  • Effective communicator, with strong interpersonal, listening, negotiation and objection handling skills.
  • Excellent networking ability, ensuring effective relationship management.
  • Experienced in executing high quality proposal documents and emails.

This role requires good listening and communication skills to manage your own business as well as work within a team.

The Person

This is an exciting opportunity for a hard-working, committed individual ready to develop in their career.

The ideal candidate should be passionate, motivated and comfortable with a pro-active, new business approach. You must have outstanding communication skills, be a natural networker, display resilience and be able to ensure a positive outlook at all times. You should be professional, trustworthy and confident in presenting to a wide range of stakeholders. We are looking for a salesperson who is target driven. You will be a team player who loves to win. You will be naturally curious, and a self-starter always looking for new commercial opportunities. You will enjoy picking up the phone, pitching, negotiating and closing business.

Commercial Executive Job Description

To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to

The closing date for applications is April 30th with interviews being held shortly thereafter.

Job Title: Hospitality Staff

Accountable to: Commercial Director

Contract and hours: Part-time role

Salary: £6.56-£8.91 per hour


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.

In normal years, 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 Hospitality Staff to provide general hospitality support during match days.

The role will be varied from welcoming all visitors upon arrival, to providing a waiting service including preparing the dining table, beverage waiting and answering all questions about food and drink. You will also co-ordinate visitors, assist with any complaints or queries and provide the highest level of customer service to all whilst complying with all SCCC policies and procedures. The role will be part of a high performing team and we are looking for a committed, friendly yet professional individual to join our team.

Please note as this role may require handling alcohol, applicants must be 18 or over for some of the front of house roles.

The Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria:

  • Previous customer service/waiting experience.
  • Well organised, with the ability to prioritise and multi-task.
  • Able to work under pressure and think on your feet for hours at a time.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems in a calm and methodical manner and use your own initiative.
  • Ability to build rapport with visitors and staff.
  • Passionate about delivering a high level of customer service, with a positive, professional and proactive attitude.
  • Highly motivated and hard working.
  • Good numeracy skills ensuring accurate bill handling and payment charging.

Similar experience within the hospitality sector is desirable, however your commitment, enthusiasm and ability to work as a pro-active team member are paramount.

The Person

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who likes to work within a fast-paced and unpredictable yet rewarding environment.

The ideal candidate should possess clear communication skills, patience and attentiveness to provide superior guest service and to ensure the dining experience meets the high standards of our patrons. You must be able to think on your feet and work well within a team, ensuring effective communication with all staff members and visitors of Somerset CCC.

Hospitality Staff Job Description

To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to

The closing date for applications is April 21st, 2021 with interviews being held shortly thereafter.

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