Head Groundsperson

Job Title: Groundsperson, St Cross Symondians Cricket Club (STCCC) - Winchester
Reports to: The Cricket Committee, STCCC
Start Date: February 1st 2022
Salary: TBD based on experience

Job Purpose:

STCCC are seeking a Head Groundsperson to manage the grounds at St Cross. The applicant should be passionate and fully committed to delivering the highest standards of ground maintenance for Southern Premier League games at the club, as well as ensuring the long term preservation of the clubs grounds and facilities.

Candidates will need a proven track record in cricket wicket preparation and ground management while respecting the work needed in the off season.

Personal Qualities:

- Possess a passion and pride for preparing cricket pitches
- Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and appearance
- Understand the seasonal nature of the role and the need for flexibility with regards to working hours, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays
- Ability to work under pressure, and to work alone when required

Responsibilities, expectations and Duties:

- Manage a busy list of senior men/women’s club fixtures along with a full programme of junior games and practice, as well as any other representative games that are played at the club
- Maintaining and preparing of practice areas both on the square and in the net area with strong experience in cutting, rolling, mowing and scarifying
- Produce practice pitches on the main square for Club senior training when required
- Prepare and maintain wickets on both St X grounds for all matches
- Prepare land, apply fertilisers and chemicals, irrigation and drainage, rolling and mowing, and weed control
- Use the pitches protective covers/sheets as required for all pitch preparation
- Off season work will include derigging of covers and sightscreens as well as monitoring turf to correct winter grass height, check for disease and debris on the surfaces. This will need regular inspections and any required action, as well as general site tidying
- Operate light and heavy equipment for wicket and square maintenance, including but not limited to mowers, tractors, sprinklers and other club machinery and assets
- Ensure the safe use and storage of all club machinery
- Liaising with contractors in ordering and monitoring of consumable items and spares and make arrangements for their replenishment. Order and purchase of all stores and materials within the club’s allocated budget
- An awareness of Health & Safety regulations when working with chemicals and any potential dangerous substances
- Check sewage levels and arrange for tanks/pits to be emptied
- Promote with good example, safe working practices when working with any additional staff, club helpers and volunteers
- Be available for SPL (Southern Premier League) and HCL (Hampshire Cricket League) match day preparation on Saturdays
- Provide constructive and healthy communication to STC Cricket Committee and team captains and representatives
- Be a key contact for local authorities, police and St X church if required
- Be a key contact on match days for both club games and other representative games played at St X
- Liaise when required with umpires, captains and scorers for all fixtures
- Deal with members of the public in a professional manner when representing STCCC

How to Apply:

Email your CV/application to: jsl1973@icloud.com

STCCC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

COMPANY
St Cross Cricket Club

LOCATION
Winchester

SALARY
TBD Based On Experience

DATE PUBLISHED:
Jan 12th, 09:30

CLOSING DATE:
31st March 2021