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Vacancy: Finance and Administration Director

Job Title: Finance and Administration Director

Accountable to: CEO

Contract: Full time, permanent

Hours: Minimum 40 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Location: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Closing date: Friday 10th June 2022, 5pm

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’.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a strategic, collaborative and forward-thinking individual to join the Club’s fantastic senior leadership team as Finance and Administration Director.

As Finance and Administration Director you will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of finance across the business are managed and company secretary duties are fulfilled. Leading a small team, the role will ensure the development of several shared services on a day-to-day basis and provide accurate financial information to support the Club’s ongoing operations and aid in its decision making.

The successful applicant will be able to contribute to ongoing development of the organisation by thinking and acting strategically in the support of the CEO. The Finance and Administration Director will play a hands-on role in driving maximum efficiency across all operational areas and work closely with a number of internal and external stakeholders including the England and Wales Cricket Board, Somerset Cricket Foundation and Western Storm.

At an important time for the Club, the role will play a critical part in its future development and long-term success, ensuring that all business profits are reinvested back into the Club’s key priorities and allowing cricket to thrive across the South-West of England.

This role is not suitable for fully remote working as your onsite attendance at match days, events and when otherwise needed will be required. You will need to demonstrate your right to work in the UK if offered this position.

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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.

To Apply

McBride Sport are retained on behalf of Somerset County Cricket Club to appoint the new Finance and Administration Director. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Neil Edwards, Partner at McBride Sport, on 07858 518 415

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a one page covering letter to nedwards@mcbride-sport.com

As part of the Club’s equality, diversity and inclusion strategy we use anonymised selection methods for all roles therefore your application will be redacted to remove identifiable information prior to selecting for interview.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Friday 10th June 2022.

Next Steps

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an initial remote interview on week commencing 20th June 2022, with selected candidates being requested to attend a second, face to face interview on week commencing 27th June 2022.

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