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Vacancy: Taunton Vale Ground Supervisor

Job Title: Taunton Vale Ground Supervisor

Reports to: Head Grounds Person

Responsible for: Assist Grounds People and Apprentices in absence of Heads Grounds Person

Location: Taunton Vale Sports Club, Taunton and Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Contract: Full time, permanent

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

Salary: £24,000 + DoE

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

Are you an experienced grounds person with an understanding of what is required to prepare and maintain cricket pitches to a high standard? Are you self-motivated and do you enjoy working on your own initiative, as well as being part of a team? Do you take pride in your work with excellent attention to detail?

If the answer to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you.

We have a new permanent, full-time vacancy for a Taunton Vale Ground Supervisor, based at Taunton Vale Sports Club to start as soon as possible.

You will be supporting the Head Grounds Person and wider grounds team in the preparation and maintenance of pitches, outfield and practice facilities at TVSC, with occasional requirement to support at CACG, particularly on match days. You will need to manage tasks appropriately in accordance with the weather and other impacting factors. You’ll need to ensure the cleaning and maintenance of turf machinery is carried out when necessary and report any issues immediately. There is also some basic supervision of the ground’s assistants and apprentices.

Our main requirements from you are NVQ Level Two in Turf Science (or equivalent) or demonstrable experience of managing cricket pitches. Commitment and the ability to work alone or within the team as necessary, in a demanding environment where excellent results are required. You will have some experience of supervising people. 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 are honest and reliable, flexible and adaptable with regards to working hours and patterns. The role also requires a valid driving license be held.

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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

We use anonymous recruitment methods at SCCC, therefore to apply for all roles we ask you to complete an application form.

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Please complete this form with as much detail as possible. We select candidates for the next stage based on their meeting the essential criteria to carry out the role. We recommend you refer to the job description, also available on the careers page, to demonstrate how you meet these criteria.

If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply for this or any other roles, please let us know by emailing us on the below address or telephoning 01823 425301

Please send completed applications to recruitment@somersetcountycc.co.uk or post to SCCC, The Cooper Associates County Ground, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JT by the closing date.

Next Steps

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interviews held on Friday 8th April 2022. There may be a requirement for a further interview if necessary.

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