Somerset County Cricket Club, Somerset

Head Groundsperson

Client Details:
Somerset County Cricket Club is a highly successful and varied sporting organisation that hosts almost 50 days of First-Class cricket, numerous Conferences and Events throughout the year as well as playing an important role in the local community. We have 6,500 Members and crowds of 7,500 supporters for some matches.

In 2019, the Coopers Associates County Ground hosted three ICC Men’s World Cup matches following the highly successful International match held in 2017. The Ground is also utilised for many other events such as Concerts and Open-Air Cinema evenings.

Somerset CCC is one of 18 first class counties which produces first class surfaces for both matches and practice facilities. We are recruiting for a Head Grounds Person to maintain these facilities and manage the ground staff team.

Candidate Profile:
The role will be managing the maintenance of all areas within the County Ground and oversee the maintenance of Taunton Vale Sport Club ground. The role will also involve responsibility for putting in place an annual budget covering the ground maintenance requirements for the Club.

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications based on the IOG salary scales.

Essential Requirements:
The successful applicant will ideally have First-Class Cricket experience and will have proven experience of leading and managing staff on a daily basis.

Desirable Requirements:
Desirable qualifications for this position include

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Turf Management and
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 in spraying.

However, beyond qualifications enthusiasm, commitment and ability to work as a team member are equally important in the demanding environment where excellent results are required.

Process to apply:
Full details of this role can be found on our website.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to:

Bex Sinclair, Head of HR, Somerset County Cricket Club, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT

Full-time / Permanent

40 hours per week including weekends and evenings

Closing date:
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 11:45pm

Depending on experience and based on the IOG salary scales

South West England


Web site:

07887 984239