Vacancy - Cricket Development Officer / More Play Kids Exec





Job Title:

Cricket Development Officer / More Play Kids Exec


Participation and Growth

Reports to:

Cricket Development Manager



Closing date:

Friday 27th January 2017



Overall purpose


The Bucks Cricket Board provides strategic support to all aspects of the recreational game within Buckinghamshire. Our Vision is to secure the future of cricket by inspiring people to choose and enjoy a lifelong involvement with the game.


We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Cricket Development Officer (CDO) to join our team in delivering high quality, sustainable cricket activities within our Schools, Clubs and Community programmes, with specific focus on the Aylesbury Vale District area. Additionally, the position holder will be responsible for strategically leading on “More Play - Kids” growth outcomes, through management of the Bucks CB Chance to Shine activity and establishment of the All Stars Cricket programme, in strong partnership with the ECB Youth Participation Executive.


The successful candidate will have experience of working in cricket / sports coaching, developing core sporting activities and increasing the number of children and young adults taking an interest in the game. Candidates must demonstrate team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised using their own initiative. You will be a self-starter with energy and enthusiasm together with good administration and organisational skills.


Principle accountabilities & objectives:


·        Primary & Secondary school curricular and extra-curricular cricket activities and coaching

·        School competitions and festivals support, SGO relationship management

·        School assembly visits, Teacher training, Cricket Activator delivery

·        Account management / first point support for Aylesbury Vale area cricket clubs

·        Chance to Shine county coordinator

·        All Stars Cricket programme county coordinator

·        Facilitation & development of links between schools and clubs

·        Promotion of marketing of traditional and new environments to engage children into cricket




This role requires:


·        Experience in delivering safe, enjoyable,structured and well planned cricket coaching in schools, clubs and community settings

·        Understanding of the Chance to Shine School and Street programmes

·        Experience of supporting cricket competitions

·        Experience supporting children to enhance their social and life skills through sport

·        Ability to deliver training and leadership workshops

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills,with ability to quickly establish partnerships

·        Good team player with a flexible approach

·        Qualified UKCC Level 2 Cricket Coach or above (equivalent under new Coach Education structure)

·        Up to date Safeguarding and First Aid Qualifications enabling you to work with children and vulnerable adults

·        Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (DBS)

·        Member of ECB Coaches Association

·        Own transport, full UK driving licence andable to work from various locations

·        Ability to be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends as required

This role is critical to the establishment and growth of the ‘Kids Strategy’ and will form a critical piece of the broader participation pathway due to be rolled out in 2017.





The complexity and the type of challenges encountered by this role are in its nature, may include:


·        To achieve core KPI’s for the Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket programmes countywide.

·        To be responsible for the county business plans associated with Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket programmes, agreed with CDM and Regional Executives.

·        Align and implement programmes within assigned geographical area, to exceed the set standards and expectations.

·        Ability to influence and persuade school, club and community decision makers

·        Contribute heavily to the overall unification and growth of English Cricket

·        Oversee the successful rollout of Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket programmes.

·        Improve the retention and graduation of participants to access the next level of the player journey

·        Implement monitoring, review and quality control measures

·        Leverage stakeholder support and involvement to best engage with Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket programmes.

·        Ensure programmes are adequately resourced to deliver a quality experience for participants and their parents.

Remuneration and selection process


Full time (37.5hrs per week, including evening and weekend working)

20 days annual leave, excluding public holidays


  • Salary dependent of skills and experience
  • Mobile phone monthly contribution
  • Contributory pension following company enrolment date.
  • Office to client expenses include mileage and subsistence where justified
  • Probation period initial 3 months



Application process


If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please send your CV with a covering letter to;


Stuart Beck

CEO, Bucks Cricket Board


Brookfield Lane,


MK18 1AU




Closing Date: Friday 27th January 2017

Interview Date: w/c Monday 06th February 2017



Shortlisted candidates will be asked to deliver a coaching session to a group of children or young adults.


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified. If successful in your application, you will be required to provide documentary evidence of your right to live and work in the United Kingdom prior to commencing employment.


The selected candidates will need to produce one recent work and one personal reference.


The appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Bucks Cricket Board Ltd
Brookfield Lane
MK18 1AU
Company No. 7230767
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