Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Lancashire Cricket Foundation: Cricket Development Officer (Deadline – July 22)

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Link to apply: https://careers.lancashirecricket.co.uk/job/573863

Full time (40 Hours)
This role will require evening and weekend working

The Opportunity

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation are delighted to be looking for a Cricket Development Officer to deliver our programmes in and around the Sefton area. You will join the wider team at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire Cricket and be responsible for leading and supporting the delivery of a range of community cricket projects, programmes and events for the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivery and coordination of LCF Schools Coaching programme (Inc Chance to Shine) to meet the need at local level and achieve set targets and KPIs
  • Build relationships within an allocated geographical area
  • Drive and monitor transition from Schools to Clubs
  • Delivery and promotion of National Programmes in direct conversation with local club need.
  • Delivery and coordination of all Education Competitions including Chance to Compete and Dynamos Cricket competitions.
  • Development of both male and female recreational pathways
  • Structure and deliver across the ‘Experience’ and ‘Development’ phases of the player pathway through the Lancashire Cricket Development Centres.
  • Provide administrative support in the delivery of all above activities in accordance with the agreed Key Performance Outcomes.
  • Producing and uploading the necessary data / figures in a timely manner for Chance to Shine and National Programmes. Provide qualitative and quantitative reports as required and any other statistical information as required by your Line Manager.
  • Complete necessary paperwork as required for monitoring and evaluation of LCF programmes.
  • Assist Clubs in creating and maintaining a safe hands for children environment
  • Provide administrative support to collect and publicise information on best practice / case studies / surveys and in generating the feedback from the relevant service user

Professional Standards:

  • Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications
  • Work flexible hours which will include regular evening and weekend work to meet the needs of the business.
  • Follow Data Protection principles and policies and keep data secure and encrypted as advised
  • Engage in a managed continuous personal development plan, based on a learner centered approach and the needs of the role
  • To operate safely within the workplace with regard to Health and Safety policies, procedures and safe working practices of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation and Lancashire Cricket
  • The Lancashire Cricket Foundation is a charitable organisation and as such all staff will be required to support the various annual fundraising activities and initiatives as requested.
  • This is a casual car user post – applicants should have a full current driving license and access to transport, or if disabled, be otherwise able to fulfil the mobility duties of the post.

Experience / Qualifications / Training

  • Experience in delivering safe, structured and enjoyable cricket coaching in schools, clubs and the local community
  • Experience of supporting cricket competitions
  • Ability to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle to improve behaviour, concentration and academic success
  • Experience supporting children to enhance their social and life skills through sport
  • Ability to Work alongside teachers and community figures to instil core values amongst children and young adults
  • Delivery of either cricket or generic leadership training
  • Understanding of the needs of target groups including women & girls, minority ethnic communities, disabled people and people from disadvantaged background and areas of deprivation
  • Experience of delivering development initiatives
  • Experience of budget management / income generation in particular for grant funding to support the development programme
  • ECB UKCC Level 2 or equivalent  cricket coaching qualification
  • Attendance on First Aid and Safeguarding & Protecting Children courses
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments

We look forward to hearing from you if you have skills that support our future vision. Lancashire Cricket is an equal opportunities organisation, and we are committed to providing new opportunities and striving for greater diversity.

It is a priority for Lancashire Cricket to ensure our Club appropriately reflects the wider communities across the North West and as we strive to meet Sport England Guidance in this regard, we would welcome applications from individuals with the appropriate skills and experience that can also enhance our current diversity mix at the Club. 

We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds and are looking for candidates who can contribute diversity of representation and thinking to Lancashire Cricket. Please also be aware, all of our roles are subject to reference checks from previous employers.

Lancashire Cricket Club and the Hilton Garden Inn are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level. It is a criminal offence for a barred person to attempt to engage with vulnerable groups. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided

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