Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county cricket clubs which make up the England and Wales Cricket Board.  We play to the highest level of professional cricket with a history stretching back 155 years.

We are currently looking to recruit a full time Grounds-person to work as part of a small team with a view to starting as soon as possible.

A key element of the role will be supporting the Head Groundsman and the other members of the Grounds Department in preparing playing surfaces, practice areas and outfields of the highest quality at our iconic Blackfinch New Road ground.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

• Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of the playing surfaces and outfield to ensure that they are of first class standard.

• Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of the practice and net areas to ensure that they are of first class standard.

• Assisting and taking direction from the Head Groundsman in placing and removing covering and surface water from the playing area for all matches

• Operating and maintaining ground equipment in accordance with standard operating and safety procedures.

• Assisting with the erection of nets and other practice facilities.

• Taking direction from the Head Groundsman and fulfil any reasonable request or duties required.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

• Have at least 6 months experience of preparing cricket pitches.

• Be in a possession of a clean EC driving licence.

• Possess an understanding of current Health and Safety guidelines

 

Personal Qualities:

• Possess a passion for cricket pitches and sports turf maintenance.

• Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and appearance.

• Understand the seasonality nature of the role and the need for flexibility with regards to working long hours including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

• Ability to work under pressure and to work alone when required.

 

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

If you would like to join the ground staff team at Worcestershire County Cricket Club please send your CV along with a covering letter and salary expectation to Tim Packwood, Head Groundsman, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ.

Alternatively you can e-mail your CV covering letter and salary expectation to tim.packwood@wccc.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th March 2020. Interviews will commence Friday 20th March 2020.