Head of Facilities
About the role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Facilities will be responsible for leading and delivering all aspects of pitch curation, turf management and facility management across multiple venues and to a First-Class standard.
This senior position will play a key role in delivering and improving the availability, preparation, presentation and performance of several venues throughout Darwin and Alice Springs to support the growth of cricket from the community level, to State and W/BBL, right through to the return of Men’s and Women’s International Cricket to the Northern Territory.
To be considered for this role you will have a proven drive and passion for cricket and turf pitch curation, with both a community minded outlook as well as an ambition to progress to higher levels of the sport and turf management industry.
Beyond curation, the Head of Facilities will showcase a far broader set of skills, experiences and capability that encompasses team leadership and mentoring; facility management, repairs and maintenance; delivery of key infrastructure projects; managing diverse stakeholder groups; and complex problem solving.
As part of NT Cricket’s senior management team, the Head of Facilities will sit alongside the Head of Cricket and Pathways, Head of Clubs and Competitions, and Head of Events, Communications and Marketing - ensuring there is strong alignment of key strategic pillars of the game across the Northern Territory.
- Certificate III in Sports Turf Management (Preferred)
- Experience in turf pitch creation, preparation and maintenance
- Demonstrated experience in surface preparation to an international standard
- Experience in all renovation and maintenance practices on a USGA sand-based soil profile
- Experience leading and managing a team, with an ability to effectively teach and mentor
- Demonstratable ability to manage multiple venues and facilities
- Demonstratable ability to lead major infrastructure projects
- Sound understanding and knowledge of irrigation systems