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LeicestershireCCC: Cricket Development Coach (Deadline – June 19)

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Posted: 6 June 2024
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Cricket has a unique ability to connect communities, improve lives and eradicate social barriers. Everything that Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation is working towards; every community programme, recreational team and inclusive opportunity that is on offer allows us to make great strides towards enhancing and extending the reputation, reach and profile of the game and Leicestershire Cricket.

However, we need and want to do better. The Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation is an integral member of the Leicestershire Cricket ‘family’. By inspiring participation and community engagement through cricket, we will improve lives across the County and build trust and following.

We live in vibrant and multi-cultural Counties and it’s vital that we rightly reflect, represent, and most importantly reach our diverse community. We want to be visible in the community to show that there’s a place in the game for everyone – a real sense of belonging.

Founded on exceptional governance and leadership, we will use cricket as a vehicle for good in people’s and communities’ lives, making the game accessible for all in our leagues, clubs, communities and schools so that more people can experience and enjoy everything that cricket has to offer. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Cricket Development Coach.

About our Foundation

The Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation is striving to take the game’s existing social impact to new levels and to inspire a passion for cricket in all our communities.

Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation is the official charity of Leicestershire County Cricket Club. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the game of cricket at all levels and particularly among young people, through partnership and involvement of professional and recreational cricketing bodies, community clubs and other appropriate agencies within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Despite enjoying a strong track record of community engagement across Leicestershire and Rutland to date, including the continued delivery of free cricket programmes in primary schools and increased support for the women and girls’ game in our community-based clubs, there is more to be done.

The establishment of the Foundation as its own entity helps us to supercharge our reach and achieve our ambitions of increasing accessibility and participation in cricket across the Counties we serve.

Our new strategy
Our new strategy represents a step change in ambition and outlook and sets out how our community facing cricket organisation will make a significant impact across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland over the next 3 years.

This is an exciting opportunity for those wishing to lead the Foundation at its start to oversee its ambitions of using cricket and all its many interconnecting components as a force for good.

To connect communities and improve lives through the power of cricket.

We want to engage and excite people across the diverse communities we serve, giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy cricket.

To get bats and balls into more hands and introduce our communities to the power of cricket.

We want the game to be inclusive for all, inspiring every generation to get involved and fulfil their potential.

Our values
Sharing positivity: Bringing positive-orientated thoughts, ambitions, beliefs, and attitudes.
Caring at our core: Promoting a strong sense of community, leaving participants feeling valued, respected and connected.
Elevating everybody: Empowering communities with the tools to grow.
A welcoming environment for all: Creating a community for people to bring their best.

The Opportunity

To help us achieve our ambitions, we are seeking to appoint a Cricket Development Coach to join our Executive team, and to support the delivery and execution of the cricket participation element of our first strategy.

Joining us as a Cricket Development Coach will afford you the opportunity to play an integral role in the Foundation from its formation as we pursue our vision for the wider region in support of widening the ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategic plan.

In a Cricket Development Coach, we are seeking to recruit an individual that excels through:
• Their passion and understanding of how the power of cricket can improve lives across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
• Support the delivery of a place-based strategy that seeks to create new places to play across the County whilst supporting current cricket participants to thrive across our County
• Championing equity, diversity and inclusivity through their actions and behaviours
• Their teamworking qualities to bring ambition and energy into their teams
• Their drive to improve cricketing experiences in our leagues, clubs and schools and an equal desire to create new cricket opportunities across our communities in the County
• Support the delivery of partnerships across the County, both inside and outside of the game, to enable more people to benefit from the social and wellbeing benefits of cricket
• Building cricket advocacy within our communities by empowering volunteers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to improve lives through cricket-related experiences.

• Being a full, active, and supportive member of the Cricket Participation team that will deliver the cricket participation element of the L&RCF’s strategy.
• Deliver programmes that deliver an increase in the number of people playing cricket in our urban areas
• Work closely with the Schools team to connect young people with their next cricket opportunity in their local urban area
• Identify places to play and areas of demand to grow opportunities for adults and juniors to play cricket including competitions
• Help to deliver cricket volunteer workforce development within recreational hubs across the county.
• Deliver coaching sessions in urban areas through our partner programmes (e.g. Chance to Shine & Street, ACE, MCC, Lord Taverners & Wicketz, Women & Girls)
• Bridge the connection between schools and hubs through coaching delivery in our city areas
• Build partnerships with cricket champions in schools, colleges, and community organisations.
• Support the delivery of safeguarding and compliance for cricket in the county.
• Prioritise inclusivity across responsibilities and feedback talent identification into the County Club’s performance pathway.
• Track performance against the strategy goals and KPIs. Provide regular reports and updates on progress.
• To undertake any reasonable tasks at the request of the Managing Director or your line manager.
• Support LCCC team members with activity delivery on matchdays.

• Previous experience of working in a Sport Development environment would be advantageous but not essential.
• Experience of driving participation / engagement in a sport, interest, or product.
• Experience of finance administration.
• Experience of delivering high quality cricket sessions in a variety of environments.
• Creating partnerships and good working relationships with professionals and volunteers.
• Successful experience of working with community organisations and volunteers.
• Managing projects, events, and schedules successfully.
• Working in a team and independently.
• Work closely with key stakeholders and build strong relationships.
• Experience of engaging children and young people to develop new skills.
• Experience of presenting information in an inspiring format.
• An understanding of the motivation and barriers to participate in sport.

• Always be respectful of others, behave in a nondiscriminatory manner with an understanding of the Equality Act 2010.
• Willing and able to deal with people professionally at all levels and from a variety of backgrounds.
• Bring energy and enthusiasm to the role and operate to our clear values and behaviours.
• Hard working with a can-do attitude.
• Willingness to learn and adapt to an ever-changing environment
• A positive, professional, friendly and supportive manner.
• Ability to relate and empathise with clubs, leagues, volunteers and players.

• Good communication skills including experience in communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Proactive mindset in identifying growth opportunities
• Good ICT skills, computer literate and have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (word, excel, outlook etc).
• Ability to capture data accurately and on a timely basis (same day)
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
• Ability to inspire and motivate volunteers.
• Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines

Personal requirements

• Willingness to participate in relevant training and development opportunities.
• Current driving licence and access to a car with business insurance.
• Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance required prior to commencement.
• The post-holder must be willing to travel and work evenings and weekends as the role requires.
• Valid First Aid certificate (required prior to commencement)
• Valid ECB Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (required prior to commencement)
• A minimum of ECB Foundation Coach certificate or equivalent


Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. This job description is current at the date shown, but in consultation with you, may be changed by your Line Manager and/or HR to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

Health and Safety

It is an employee’s responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves and others and anybody affected by their undertaking including any act(s) or omissions.


Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation is committed to safeguarding and protecting children, young people and adults at risk to enjoy the game of cricket, both recreational and/or professional formats of the game. All stages of recruitment will follow Safer Recruitment guidelines. References will be sought upon offer of employment and depending on job role, background checks may be required. Upon commencement of employment, all new starters are required to undertake ECB and Club safeguarding training (level dependent on role undertaken) and read and understand Safe Hands guidance and our Club safeguarding policies and procedures.

Location: Uptonsteel County Ground.
Remuneration: £21,476 – £23,096
Time Commitment: 35 hours per week Monday – Sunday
Term: Permanent


33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
Company Pension Scheme
Life Assurance
Statutory Sick Pay
Flexible working
Electric Car salary sacrifice
On site parking
Branded kit

How to Apply
We celebrate differences and applications are actively encouraged from individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly those who reflect and represent the communities we work in.

Candidates wishing to apply should complete the form that can be found at this link:
L&RCF application form
The closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday 19th June 2024.
In person interviews will take place: Friday 28th June or Friday 5th July 2024

Should you require access to these documents in alternative formats, please contact:
Sharron Hunter HR & Governance Manager



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