Vacancy: Commercial Accounts Executive

Job Title: Commercial Accounts Executive

Accountable to: Commercial Director

Contract: Full-time permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required

Salary: £25,000 to £26,300

Closing date: 8th August, 2021

Who We Are

We Are Somerset! 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’.

The Role

Somerset County Cricket Club are recruiting for a Commercial Accounts Executive with responsibility for the management of all SCCC’s and the ECB’s sponsorship partners. The successful applicant will need to ensure timely delivery of our partners’ sponsorship rights and demonstrate the positive impact of their partnership with us on their business. Simultaneously, you will cultivate existing relationships and identify new partners which will result in increased revenue spend with Somerset County Cricket Club/Cooper Associates County Ground. The role has wide-focus including management of brand delivery and activation for sponsors on match days, researching and identifying ways to deliver value to our partners, sourcing ways of driving revenue both within and outside of the sports sector, creating award-winning campaigns and monitoring the impact of our partnerships. Full and specific tasks and responsibilities are detailed in the job description.

To excel in this role the ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and experience:


  • Extensive, demonstrable experience working within the Sports or Entertainment and Media Partnerships Industry
  • University degree, or equivalent qualification, in a related field.
  • Strong track-record of partnerships/new business in sports, entertainment and media.
  • Strong written and oral skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to help drive alignment among various stakeholders.
  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms, industry trends, new technologies and sports, entertainment and media industry trends.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • The ability to create sales presentations/material/collateral.
  • Track record of building and maintaining strong relationships.
  • Experience running reports and exporting data from various platforms.
  • Conversant with google, twitter, Facebook, Instagram, you tube analytics


  • CIM Diploma in Marketing
  • CIM Key Account Management

Who You Are

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

Our ideal candidate is passionate, motivated, confident and comfortable with a pro-active approach to partner account and relationship management and identification of new partners. Your communication skills are outstanding, you are a natural networker who is resilient and able to display a positive outlook at all times. Maintaining professionalism in all you do is a priority of yours. You are trustworthy and reliable with the drive to take initiative, work independently and take ownership of your work – you enjoy accountability for your responsibilities and love to exceed targets. Alongside this, you are a collaborative team player with a positive and flexible attitude. Naturally curious, a self-starter with a can-do approach, you are always looking for new opportunities.

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. We promote equality, diversity and inclusion within our workplace and recognise and reward our staff based on merit and a job well done. We offer a range of benefits including but not limited to a competitive salary, life assurance, a health benefits scheme and Employee Assistance Programme, free on-site parking, employee development, all alongside working with a great team of people who really value each other. To download the full job description please visit our website.

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

To download the full job description please click here

The closing date for applications is 8th August, 2021.

Interviews will be scheduled as and when ideal candidates apply, therefore we reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date if the ideal person is appointed

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