Vacancy: Assistant Grounds Person
Job Title: Assistant Grounds Person
Accountable to: Head Grounds Person
Contract: Full-time, Permanent, or full-time, fixed-term from 1st April 2022 until 30th September 2022
Hours: 40 hours per week to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required
Salary: Up to £19,800 per annum (or pro-rata)
Location: Cooper Associates County Ground and Taunton Vale Sports Club, Taunton
Who We Are
We Are Somerset! Somerset County Cricket Club: one of the most successful first-class county cricket clubs of the past 10 years. Deeply rooted in our community since 1875, with a rich reputation for developing talent from across the region. Yet our vision stretches far beyond the local: we have global reach, with circa 900,000 social media followers from around the world and bold ambitions for success on the international field.
Our enviable facilities at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, compliment the outstanding commercial opportunities our sporting profile presents. We are a 365-day venue: alongside hosting 50 days of cricket each year, we deliver numerous non-cricket related events, conferences, concerts and weddings, to name a few, with the determination to make our ground the primary sporting and business destination in the south-west.
We’re entering an exciting time at SCCC – the Covid-19 pandemic has required us to review our strategy and develop future plans to take the Club to new heights on and off the field. We are in a strong position to grow and achieve our ambitious goals which have ‘cricket at the heart and business on the mind’.
Are you keen to develop your grounds management skills and experience in a professional, first-class sporting environment? Would you like to be part of a highly successful, inclusive, committed and aspirational team?
If the answer to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you.
We are searching for one permanent, full time Grounds Assistant and also two seasonal Grounds Assistants for the 2022 season (April to September).
You will be assisting the Head Grounds person and wider grounds team in the preparation of all the pitches, nets and outfield of the CACG and TVSC to first class standards.
Our main requirements from you are a keen desire to learn about and contribute to the preparation and maintenance of first-class cricket pitches, commitment and the ability to work as a team member in a demanding environment where excellent results are required. You will likely have a passion for cricket pitches and sports turf maintenance, good attention to detail, be well organised and self-motivated. Your positive, can-do attitude and ability to form excellent working relationships supports you as a proactive team player. You take direction well but are also able to work on your own initiative when required. You are honest and reliable, flexible and adaptable with regards to working hours and patterns.
Why You Should Work for Us
As well as being ambitious, determined and at the top of our game, we really appreciate our people and understand it is their dedication and commitment which enables our success on and off the pitch.
Equal Opportunities and Inclusivity Statement
Somerset County Cricket Club endorses the principles of equality and equity and strives to ensure everyone involved with the Club has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, to give of their best and be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected.
The Club ensures all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration during the recruitment process and beyond, and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination of any kind and in particular on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and age.
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