Ground Maintenance Manager

REPORTS TO:                         Head of Ground Operations

LOCATION:                             Seat Unique Stadium, Nevil Road, Bristol

EMPLOYEMENT TYPE:           Permanent – Full Time 35 hours a week

SALARY:                                  £27-£32k

START DATE:                          ASAP

Background to the role:

The role of the Ground Maintenance Manager is a new one which will be key to the success of the Club moving forward.

Supporting the Head of Ground Operations, they will assist in the planning and delivery of major cricket and non-cricket events including international matches, major tournaments, and high-profile concerts.

Job Objective:

To work with the Head of Ground Operations to ensure that the highest standards of delivery are achieved in all they do.

The role will work across the full remit of the Club and associated business and will primarily support the Head of Ground Operations to ensure successful planning and delivery of day-to-day maintenance-based activity. The successful candidate will be given projects to work on, contracts to manage and will also be offered development and training opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Ground Operations in preparing for and delivering cricket and non-cricket events.
  • Manage the maintenance of the Seat Unique Stadium. Undertaking small, minor repairs, personally.
  • Leading the Club, alongside the Head of Ground Operations, in its ongoing commitment to be the “most environmentally sustainable and considerate cricket club in the world” and working with colleagues, commercial partners and contractors to ensure this is achieved.
  • Make financially sound judgements and decisions.
  • Acting as Safety Officer across cricket and non-cricket events when required.
  • Working with the ECB, ICC, and other stakeholders (e.g. Sports Grounds Safety Authority) on all elements of match day delivery
  • Management of Processes, Contracts and Colleagues including:
  • Plant Management
  • Water Management
  • Boiler Management
  • Maintenance Contracts/Employees
  • Energy Partners
  • Lift Management
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Cleaning Contracts/Employees
  • Working with the wider operations team including the ground staff, security, assisting them when necessary.
  • Assisting the Head of Ground Operations in managing several external suppliers including stewarding, temporary facilities providers (including seating suppliers), waste management and maintenance.
  • Living a culture and set of processes that enable a positive working relationship between all departments within Gloucestershire Cricket
  • Demonstrate, always, a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion behaviours decision-making and working practices. This includes advocating the values of safety, dignity, fairness, equality, and respect, and contributing to the implementation of the GCCC EDI plan.
  • Deputising for the Head of Ground Operations.
  • Assisting the Commercial, Cricket and Community departments with achieving the strategic priorities for the business
  • Ensuring that our customers and their experience is at the heart of all decisions made.
  • Ensuring that we are true to our strategy through championing a welcome and inclusive environment.

Personal Specification:

  • You must be an approachable, versatile, and organised individual who can work at a fast pace on multiple projects simultaneously and when required, independent of direct line management.
  • You must be an exceptional communicator, be it written or verbal with the ability to run meetings involving multiple stakeholders.
  • 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.

Whilst full training will be offered the successful candidate will ideally have:

  • A good knowledge of electrics, plumbing and ideally some qualification or experience relating to it.
  • Ideally, an understanding of event delivery and in particular crowd and health and safety management
  • Some experience of working at major sporting events.
  • 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.

This Job Description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline of areas of major activity and will be amended in the light of changing circumstances at GCCC.

As an equal opportunities employer, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Ltd is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination based on age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Limited.

Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd March 2024

If you wish to apply, please fill out this link and send your CV outlining how you believe you meet the requirements of the role to