Do you fancy working as part of a small team of committed professionals driving cricket forwards? Are you looking for a foot on the ladder in the professional world of cricket with a commitment to Continued Professional Development and clear career progression? Do you want to work at the 3rd most beautiful cricket ground in the world? If the answer is ‘Yes’, please read about the fantastic opportunities available in Worcestershire Cricket.
As part of our plans in establishing a cricketing culture within Worcestershire Schools we are seeking committed, professional, motivated coaches to inspire the next generation of school children. The posts will essentially be responsible for finding and nurturing the next professional cricketer and as a result will work alongside the staff of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. The posts will support the Development Team in planning, organising and monitoring of a co-ordinated program of high quality, professional cricket activities that support the board in creating a cricketing culture within the county.
Responsibilities of the Cricket Development Coach include but are not limited to the following:
• Delivering school curricular & extracurricular cricket activities and coaching
• Organising and delivering school competitions and festivals
• Supporting the delivery of district & development coaching and match programmes
• Inclusive activities (girls & disability)
• Key point of contact for clubs and schools within the region
• Planning and timetabling the Chance to Shine programme
• School / club links and partnerships support
Knowledge, Skills, Attitude and Experience
• Qualified UKCC Level 2 Cricket Coach
• Relevant experience in delivering cricket coaching in schools and clubs
• Able to work effectively on own initiative, well organised and punctual
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong IT and administrative skills
• Good team player with a flexible approach
• Own transport and a full UK driving licence
• An understanding of cricket in Worcestershire would be desirable
Conditions of employment
• 35 hours per week (flexible including evenings and occasional weekends throughout the year)
• Salary range of £14,000 - £16,000 per annum depending on experience (plus expenses)
• 1 year fixed term initially with an option to extend for a further 1 year term
• The positions will be regionally based within the county and will report to the Cricket Development Officer
• The appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check
• Opportunity to gain skills and experience within cricket development and a foot on the ladder in cricket development
• Continuous Personal Development Opportunities including support through Club Coach and Level 3 where applicable.
If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please email your CV with a covering letter stating how you meet the principal accountabilities as above to Jonathan Pearce Club & School Cricket Development Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our registered office Worcestershire Cricket, County Ground, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ
The closing date for all applications is Monday 12th November
Candidates selected for interview will be invited to attend a 2 day assessment process which will include a formal interview followed by a practical coaching assessment, week commencing Monday 19th November
Recruitment Agency applicants will not be considered.
Click here to view the 2012 Community Development Coach Specification.