Job Title: Head of Communications, Media and PR
About The Yorkshire County Cricket Club
We are incredibly proud of our 160 years of history and heritage at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The extraordinary historical moments we have hosted at Headingley, our decorated County Championship and women’s team, as well as producing the most cricketers to represent England has all established us as the most famous cricket club in the world.
As we acknowledge the recent events, the Club is committed to learning from the past and implementing the significant change required to make The Yorkshire County Cricket Club a place for everyone, from all backgrounds. Our broad programme of transformation and improvement will drive a positive future as a beacon of progress and restore the Club to its rightful place as the beating heart of English cricket again. At the centre of our transformation is our EDI Plan which can be accessed here.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club values equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect. We welcome applications from all individuals but particularly from people who are under-represented in cricket: south-asian communities, females, less well-off families and people with disabilities.
It’s a very exciting time to join The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and help create lasting change.
As we are preparing for the new season, we are looking to recruit a Head of Communications, Media and PR for The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous experience in a senior communications role to join us, working on a high-profile brand, playing a key part in setting our communications strategy. You will build effective working relationships with various external stakeholders, including our members, and regularly liaise with a variety of media outlets, helping to enhance our reputation through external communications. Further, you will work closely with our highly regarded Marketing Department to help optimise commercial outcomes for the Club and grow our customer base.
For more information, follow the link below for the full job description including selection criteria for the role.
We are seeking candidates with the following experience and skills:
• 5+ years’ experience in a senior communications, PR and/or media role
• Qualifications in marketing, communications or similar relevant field
• Proven experience in crisis communications and/or communications in the context of a high-profile brand
• A track record of building effective working relationships with national, regional and international press and media outlets
• Demonstrable experience and/or commitment to delivering the values of YCCC’s EDI Plan
Please see the attached job description for further essential and desirable criteria.
Working at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Working at Yorkshire Cricket, you will benefit from the following:
• Health cash plan provider
• 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
• Pension contributions
• Yorkshire County Cricket Club membership
• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
Please submit your application, including CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria to [email protected].
The closing date for application is 28/02/2023. Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 06/03/2023
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is committed to recruiting ambitious, talented and diverse individuals who will be vital in enabling the club to set a new bar, making sure that the Club is an inclusive home for aspiring players of the future. We therefore encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We value diversity and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We particularly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups; these are currently under-represented.
Should you have any questions regarding the vacancy, do not hesitate to get into contact with us at [email protected].