Head Groundsperson Vacancy

VACANCY / OPPORTUNITY
Head Groundsperson
Accountable to: General Manager
Responsible for: The ground staff
Contract and hours: Full-time, permanent role

Background
Fordhouses Cricket Club was established in 1927, we pride ourselves on being a not-for-profit based
community organisation. We offer multi sports and social opportunities on a non-discriminatory and fair
basis. We play an important role in the local community.
Fordhouses Cricket Club is a highly successful and varied sporting organisation that hosts varied levels of
cricket games including – 44 adult league, 30 junior league, County and development, along with training
sessions and corporate events. Our crown green bowling facility is home to over 130 bowls games per
season. Indoors we host snooker and domino fixtures, social events.

The Role- Principle Responsibilities and Tasks
Fordhouses Cricket Club are looking to recruit an experienced grounds person in the role of Head Grounds
Person. This is a new and exciting opportunity at the Club.
The role will be managing the maintenance of all areas within the 9.9 acres of the Fordhouses Cricket Club
site, along with the ground maintenance equipment. The role will also involve responsibility for advising an
annual budget covering the ground maintenance requirement of materials and servicing of equipment for the
Club.
The successful applicant will ideally have a proven experience in the field of cricket squares and outfields,
crown green bowling facilities, and general grounds/gardens maintenance.
Enthusiasm, commitment and ability to work as a team member are important in the demanding environment,
where excellent results and pride of work are required.
This is a busy and demanding role, so we are looking for someone who is hard working, organised,
committed and reliable. The successful candidate needs to be not only a great team player but also a good
team leader, who leads by example with enthusiasm, motivation and a good sense of humour! Ability to
liaise with all team Captains/Managers is paramount.

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity and crucial appointment for Fordhouses Cricket Club.

To apply for Head Groundsperson position, please email your CV and covering letter to helenwilliams0312@blueyonder.co.uk or post one to :

Helen Williams (Hon Sec/Treasurer)
Fordhouses Cricket Club
Jack Threlfall Memorial Ground
Wobaston Road
Wolverhampton
WV9 5HH

The closing date for applications is 9th October, 2019 with interviews being held shortly thereafter.

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