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Head of facilities


Nov 7, 2023

About NT Cricket

Northern Territory Cricket Ltd is the peak sporting body for cricket in the Territory. As custodians of the sport, we work closely with Cricket Australia, the seven other State & Territory Associations and our members to serve and grow the game. Our purpose is to ‘unite and inspire our community through cricket’, and our ‘vision is to create a thriving sport for all’.

Cricket in the Northern Territory is unique. Our small diverse community is spread across a vast and rugged land mass bigger than most countries. Our two largest towns are 1,500kms apart. Our season never ends, with Top End cricketers playing in the dry season, while those in the Red Centre battle it out over summer. Cricket doesn’t stop in the Territory and that’s the way we like it.

Cricket in the Territory is entering its most exciting phase of growth and opportunity in over a decade. We are on the lookout for a new Head of Facilities to join our small tight knit team of people seeking to drive positive change, growth and elevate the role we play in Australian Cricket.

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.

About you

  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience as a Curator and in Sports Turf Management
  • 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

Application Instruction

Your application should be sent to ntcricket@ntcricket.com.au

Applications should include a cover letter and accompanying CV of no more than 5 pages.

For further information please contact:

Gavin Dovey

Chief Executive Officer

0424 508 435

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