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Vacancy: Senior Grounds Person

Job Title: Senior Grounds Person

Accountable to: Head Grounds Person

Contract: Full-time permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week to include weekends, bank holidays and some unsociable hours to cover events as required

Salary: £21-£23,000 per annum DOE

Closing date: 14th November 2021

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 are recruiting for a Senior Grounds Person to join our first-class grounds team. You will provide close support to the Head Grounds Person and Deputy Head Grounds Person in all aspects of grounds and pitch care, along with some basic team supervision. You will assist in the preparation and maintenance of the first-class cricket pitches at Cooper Associates County Ground, ensuring our high standards are met and will support in the preparation and development of pitches and facilities at Taunton Vale Sports Club. This involves placing and removing coverings, removal of surface water, practice nets and facilities set-up and maintenance of turf machinery. The role also includes general maintenance at both locations alongside some basic supervision of the team of assistant grounds people in the absence, or direction, of the Head Grounds Person.

The successful applicant will have:

  • NVQ/Diploma level 2 in turf science /groundsmanship or equivalent or demonstrable level of experience.
  • Knowledge of modern sports turf processes and innovations.
  • Understanding of what is required to prepare and maintain first-class cricket pitches.
  • Appreciation and understanding of agronomic principles in turf.
  • Demonstrable level of experience working as a ground’s person in a similar sporting environment.

The Person

This a great opportunity for someone with passion for cricket pitches and sports turf maintenance to join a hard-working, dedicated team at a high performing sports club. You will be self-motivated, working on your own initiative while inspiring others to achieve excellence. You are calm under pressure, professional at all times, a good communicator and have a positive, can-do attitude. You will need to be flexible and adaptable with regards to working hours and patterns to meet the needs of the organisation but in return will receive a variety of benefits and have opportunities for professional growth. Plus, you will be working with fantastic colleagues!

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To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@somersetcountycc.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 14th November, 2021 however we reserve the right to fill the vacancy before this date should we find a suitable applicant.

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