Job Title: Venue Operations Manager (Two available positions)

About The Yorkshire County Cricket Club
We are incredibly proud of our 160 years of history and heritage at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The extraordinary historical moments we have hosted at Headingley, our decorated County Championship and women’s team, as well as producing the most cricketers to represent England has all established us as the most famous cricket club in the world.
As we acknowledge the recent events, the Club is committed to learning from the past and implementing the significant change required to make The Yorkshire County Cricket Club a place for everyone, from all backgrounds. Our broad programme of transformation and improvement will drive a positive future as a beacon of progress and restore the Club to its rightful place as the beating heart of English cricket again. At the centre of our transformation is our EDI Plan which can be accessed here. It’s a very exciting time to join The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and help create lasting change.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to become one of two Venue Operations Manager’s for The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. In this role, you will help oversee international and domestic cricket at the world renowned Headingley Cricket Ground, and at our outgrounds. This role will require you to be directly involved in the preparation and delivery of fixtures to ensure all matches are run safely, inclusively and are enjoyable for all those in attendance. Alongside this, you will be responsible for the facility management of the venue to help ensure that Headingley Cricket Ground is in the best possible condition it can be, meeting all statutory compliance and legislation. You will be a member of the Operations team and work with third parties, such as contractors to make sure that all the facilities are fit for purpose and meet all current health and safety legislation. You will play a key role liaising with all internal and external Headingley Stadium stakeholders.

For more information, follow the link below for the full job description including selection criteria for the role.

About You

We are seeking candidates with the following experience and skills:
• At least 3 years experience of managing large events, preferably in the sport or entertainment industry (including knowledge of the Green Guide).
• At least 3 years experience of managing facilities for similar venues such as stadiums and arenas.
• A good understanding of safety, security and crowd management during events at stadium’s or arena’s.
• Previous experience of people management and managing a team.
• An understanding and experience of delivering projects within an equity, diversty and inclusion framework.
Please see the attached job description for further essential and desirable criteria.

Working at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Working at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, you will benefit from the following:
• Health cash plan provider
• 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
• Pension contributions
• The Yorkshire County Cricket Club membership
• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

To Apply

Please submit your application, including CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria to [email protected].

The closing date for application is 10/02/2023. Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 20/02/2023.

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is committed to recruiting ambitious, talented and diverse individuals who will be vital in enabling the club to set a new bar, making sure that the Club is an inclusive home for aspiring players of the future. We therefore encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We value diversity and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We particularly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups; these are currently under-represented.

Should you have any questions regarding the vacancy, do not hesitate to get into contact with us at [email protected].

Job Description

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