020 8886 8381   office@thewalkerground.co.uk


Catering Franchise Opportunity

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a new Catering Franchise to join us at The Walker Ground. We are seeking suitable candidates to work in partnership with the club to provide a diverse range of catering options based around quality food at reasonable prices.

An example of some of our regular bookings are as follows:

  • Weekly quiz nights
  • Club match night dinners
  • Weekly business meetings for 60 people
  • Friday Night Supper Club (Summer)
  • Sunday Morning Football (Winter)
  • Cricket teas on Saturday and Sundays (Summer)
  • Corporate cricket bookings (Summer)
  • Annual Fireworks Event (average 6000-8000 people)
  • Private bookings throughout the year for birthday parties, christenings, corporate functions and wakes (Approx 40 bookings a year)
The current turnover is in the region of £100,000. Some potential opportunities to expand the business could be: Weekend breakfasts, Sunday Roasts, Weekday Coffee Mornings, Members BBQ’s and Franchise run events.

The ideal candidate(s) should:

  • Have a proven track record in catering operations
  • Have the manpower to deliver a consistently high standard of catering to meet the needs of our members and other customers;
  • Be commercially minded and have a pro-active approach to grow revenues for mutual benefit in partnership with the club’s management team
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a proven record of Food Hygiene and compliance to Safety Standards with working experience of all relevant regulations
  • Have high personal and professional standards and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Be compliant with all employment regulations relating to its staff and have a proven track record in the management of its staff
  • Have experience in marketing the business to help reach its full potential

How to Apply
Please send covering letter with details of your current operations, experience, qualifications and sample menus with prices to office@thewalkerground.co.uk

Become a Walker Trustee

Experienced and committed Trustees play a vital role in running and governing the Ground and we are currently recruiting new voluntary Trustees and Associate Trustees to serve on our board. To help increase the representation on our Board, we are particularly looking for Trustees who have experience in legal, financial matters/accountancy, commercial negotiation, planning, funding procurement and grant applications.

It is expected that all Trustees are club members, have experience managing or working within a sporting facility or resident in the area and sympathetic to the sporting aims of the Walker Ground Trust. Trustees would be required to commit time to their induction, attending Trust meetings, promoting and representing The Walker Ground Trust, building relationships with the local community and developing themselves and the effectiveness of the Trust as a team. We estimate that Trustees will spend approximately 10 days a year on Trust business. This would comprise a combination of Trustee meetings, sub-committee meetings, organising and supporting Walker Ground activities and fund raising events.

Main Trustee meetings are held approximately six times each year and there are a number of other sub-committee meetings covering; Finance, Ground Management (Ground User), Pavilion (Bar and Catering), Future Projects, and Fundraising, together with Club promotional events and AGMs.

This is an opportunity to secure the Trust’s future and to improve the sporting facilities on offer.

If you are interested in joining the Trust, as a full Trustee, Associate Trustee or volunteer please contact the Trust via office@thewalkerground.co.uk providing your qualifications and experience you can bring to the Ground and why you would like to become a Trustee or volunteer.


The Walker Trust are looking for volunteers to assist with advice or practical help on the following:

▪ Web Management and Design
▪ Funding Bid Management

Project Management

Health & Safety

Charity Law

Planning Law

▪ Employment Law