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The Head groundsman is responsible for delivering the highest standards of grounds by creating a world class, enviable cricket pitch, and ensuring the long term maintenance and sustainability of the ground. The role will report directly to the Stadium Manager and is integral to effective and efficient grounds maintenance management.

• Set up and prepare the cricket field and net facilities for matches and practice sessions to the highest required standards.
• Plan, manage and administrate all turf grass management processes.
• Manage operational staff during matches and liaising with match officials.
• Maintain all equipment to standards set out by management.
• Maintain and grow all existing or new external projects and clients through regular consultations.
• Manage all ground staff ensuring that their work environment is safe and productive.
• Manage the day-to-day administration of the oval and grounds, liaising with suppliers and staff to ensure timeous deliveries and payments.

Job Details

Depending on experience
Required Skills & Experience
• B.Tech. turf grass management
• Senior certificate – mathematics, biology and science is preferable
• Qualification in Agriculture would be an advantage
• Pest control accreditation
• A minimum of 8 years’ turf grass experience
• Ability and understanding of varying pitch preparations and conditions


Contact Information

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - KZN Cricket Union., Kingsmead Way, Stamford Hill, Durban, South Africa