PCA: Personal Development Manager (South) (Deadline – Nov 6)

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Link to Apply: https://www.thepca.co.uk/job/personal-development-manager-south-the-pca/

Job Details

Salary: 32-36K

Closing Date: 06 November 2023

Contact Name: Charlie Mulraine

Email: recruitment@thepca.co.uk

Telephone: 07867459201

Club/Company: The PCA

Website: http://www.thepca.co.uk

How To Apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@thepca.co.uk

Personal Development Manager – supporting Hampshire CCC, Sussex CCC and Southern Vipers

Salary £32-36k depending on experience plus 5k car allowance, performance related bonus and an extensive benefits package (including private health insurance)

Join the team at the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) at an exciting time in the growth of the game and play a key role in shaping the continuing evolution of our Personal Development and Welfare Programme (PDWP). As a Personal Development Manager (PDM) you will have responsibility for delivering education and support across all four pillars of our programme to male and female professional cricketers, county academy players and past players across the south region.

The PDWP aims to enable individuals to excel and develop sustainable performance within and outside cricket. Delivered through one to one coaching and mentoring, group workshops and online learning, the programme equips aspiring and professional cricketers with the knowledge and skills needed to deal with the specific demands of competing at the highest level whilst also preparing them for life after playing. As a leading professional players’ association, we support players within the men’s and women’s game and safeguard our members’ right to fair employment and playing conditions.

The Role:

  • Providing one to one coaching and mentoring throughout a player’s career, with a special focus on periods of transition, education and lifestyle management, contractual support, wellbeing and welfare and appropriate signposting to expert referral partners when required.
  • Facilitating personal development and educational workshops to current professional cricketers, county academy players and former players.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders in the game both within and outside the PCA (e.g. the ECB, County CEOs, Regional Directors, Directors of Cricket, coaches, support staff, family, agents and sponsors).
  • Promoting the values and behaviours of the PCA.
  • Being a member of a highly motivated, supportive and caring Personal Development & Welfare team.
  • Reporting to the Lead Personal Development Managers.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a related field
  • Demonstrated experience of guiding and supporting people through various transitions, educational and vocational pathways.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing, planning and delivering individual or group support programmes to address the career, professional development and wellbeing needs of athletes or high performers.
  • Proven experience of building and leveraging relationships to influence, challenge and work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated high level experience of planning and facilitating workshops across a broad range of topics and age groups.
  • Working with people, ability to relate well to people at all levels; manage conflict effectively; listen, consult with others and communicate proactively; support and care for others; possessing high levels of self-awareness.
  • Prepared to work flexible hours and travel throughout a designated region.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • A full and clean driving licence.


  • A relevant degree.
  • The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 or above in Coaching and Mentoring.
  • The Level 3 Certificate in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS) qualification or related qualification.
  • A background as an elite performer with experiences of significant transitions and life challenges.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion/belief or marital status.  As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we offer an interview to disabled people and will make reasonable adjustments for our employees.   

We are also signatories of The Mental Health Charter, Sport and Recreation Alliance.

For more information please see the ‘Full Job Description’.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 6th November 2023.

Interviews will take place during the 3rd and 4th weeks in November at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, B5 7QU.

Please send your CV with a covering letter and responses to the following questions to: recruitment@thepca.co.uk

  • What is your eligibility status to work in the UK?
  • Do you live in commutable distance of the vacancy you are applying for?
  • What is your current salary?
  • What is your required salary in this role?
  • Please confirm that the information you have provided in your application and CV is true and accurate


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