Position: Chief Executive Officer

Place: Somerset County Cricket Club

City: Taunton, Somerset

£ Excellent + benefits

Somerset CCC is looking to identify a suitably experienced and talented individual to join the club as Chief Executive Officer to lead our organisation into an exciting future. 

Few, if any counites can claim that cricket has as much relevance in the community as Somerset. Cricket is the biggest sport in the county and indeed, across several parts of the south-west region. This provides a tremendous platform for the County Club, the Somerset Cricket Foundation, and Western Storm (which we manage in partnership with Gloucester CCC & Glamorgan CCC) to further grow the sport for the benefit of future generations.  Our purpose as a club is to inspire the south-west through cricket. We know that cricket is a force for good and has a positive impact on people’s lives.  It teaches physical and social skills while helping social cohesion.  In many villages and towns, the club is the hub of the local community. We believe cricket is a game for everyone, across genders and diverse communities, whether it be watching, playing, or following the game.

We are looking to identify an exceptional individual to lead Somerset CCC who will genuinely embrace our purpose and who shares our values and vision for the future.  

In your previous roles you will have built a reputation for leading with candour and integrity whilst embodying character and behaviours that fit with the Club.  You will be empathetic, alert and possess high emotional intelligence.  Operating best with and through a team, you will have proven ability to inspire, and both show and command respect.  Whilst displaying resilience, you will also demonstrate calm and considered values-based leadership in all circumstances.  Whilst not necessarily having previous experience in cricket, we anticipate that given the unique complexities of elite sporting organisations, you will have at least some exposure to leadership in a similar environment.  However, we a looking for an individual that as well as delivering exceptional off field success can effectively and respectfully operate in a member’s organisation like Somerset CCC.

This is a truly rare opportunity to join a first-class county cricket club with a rich and proud history.  You will be working with a motivated and talented executive team led by a genuinely committed and dynamic Board of Directors to help us deliver our renewed strategy that will lead our organisation into its next period of success both on and off the field.  

McBride Sport have been retained on behalf of Somerset County Cricket Club to conduct this search process. To receive a copy of the candidate pack please email a copy of your CV to sccc@mcbride-sport.com

Somerset County Cricket Club endorses the principles of equality and equity and strives to ensure everyone involved with the Club has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, to give of their best and be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected. The Club ensures all existing and potential stakeholders receive equal consideration during the recruitment process and beyond and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination of any kind and in particular on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and age.

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