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ECB: Senior Project Manager, EDI (Deadline – Nov 25)

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England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) 
London, England, United Kingdom (Hybrid) 
Posted: 12 November 2021
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About the job

The ECB’s strategy ‘Inspiring Generations’ puts equity, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Our ambition is to ‘inspire a generation to say cricket is a game for me’. Integral to this goal is making cricket the most inclusive sport in England & Wales. We want the game to be recognised as an engine for social mobility and equality both in professional and recreational cricket, as well as in its engagement with local communities.

Following the appointment of a Director, EDI this year, we are seeking a proven project manager who can help us deliver tangible change.

This is an exciting opportunity for a project manager with a passion for diversity and inclusion to operate on a national stage. We have real ambition with a desire to set the benchmark and we want someone who can match our aspirations. We are looking for an individual who would relish the opportunity to deliver our EDI Action Plan that will bring about transformational change, not only in our organisation but also game-wide. Comfortable operating with stakeholders at all levels across different departments, you will be confident in challenging the status quo, while helping lead the transformation of our sport through change programmes that impact every aspect of what we do operationally and commercially.


The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social. It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.


  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.
  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.
  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.
  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.


  • You want to flex your exceptional project management skills in a strategic team where great thinking is combined with hands-on change management
  • You are an experienced professional looking for an opportunity on a national stage
  • You care about inclusion and diversity
  • You know how to support change and deliver impact at scale


  • Programme managing delivery of EDI action plan, including risk and issue management
  • Helping drive cultural change programmes around EDI across the organisation and our stakeholders
  • Encouraging ownership of EDI in departments across the ECB and in the wider network, empowering people to design and deliver their own contributions
  • Improving data quality and collection across the ECB and the wider game to allow detailed tracking of EDI metrics to demonstrate progress against our commitments
  • Supporting EDI initiatives for the ECB, you will act as a trusted advisor to EDI Director, Executive Management Team, County Cricket and external stakeholders.
  • Leading EDI research in partnership with the Head of Insights.
  • Designing EDI frameworks to support the network in developing and delivering their own EDI plans under a joined-up national framework
  • Engaging with senior stakeholders across ECB, the network, and our partners (Sport England, PCA etc).
  • Identifying, developing and managing strategic partnerships with organisations and partners who can help us achieve our EDI ambitions


  • Proven experience delivering relevant enterprise-wide change in complex stakeholder environments
  • Substantial experience in project management and delivery aligned with a strategy
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to challenge existing procedures and drive best practice
  • Experience building strong external networks
  • Experience in implementing EDI and creating positive change
  • Proven ability to create and partner with stakeholder groups to drive diversity and inclusion and provide an improved experience.


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Private medical insurance for you
  • Non-contributory 8% pension
  • Life assurance
  • 30% discount on New Balance items


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