Head of Ground Operations – Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
Background to the role:
The role of Ground Operations Manager is a crucial role with a far reaching remit across the entirety of the Club and associated business. You will be part of the Senior Leadership team and will be central to both short and long term decision making and planning
To set the strategy for and delivery of all operational areas of match day planning and management including facilities, IT, ground (incl. playing surface) preparation, insurance, regulatory and license requirements as well as employee, player and spectator welfare. You will also act as a Safety Officer for events held at our venue(s) including cricket matches, concerts and other public facing occasions.
The Head of Ground Operations will ensure that the highest standards of delivery are achieved in all they do. This includes full compliance with all regulatory requirements and working closely with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the optimal experience for all visitors to the venue(s). They are expected to lead and develop the teams they manage and also be a positive, supportive and nurturing influence on other employees and departments.
The role will also focus on new opportunities, in particular those that relate to facilities and venues as well as commercial ventures.
You will deliver an outstanding service to all partners as well as ensuring all business objectives are achieved.
You must be able to cope in what can be a very public and high pressured environment and show calm and a cool head in difficult situations.
Experience of working at major sporting events is a preference.
Experience within the professional sports, and ideally cricket, sector is important.
Experience of working directly with National Sports Governing Bodies is preferable.
It is essential that you must have a highly flexible approach to maintain the needs of the business which will regularly include evening and weekend work as required.