Job Title: SEND Development Officer

About Yorkshire Cricket Board

The Yorkshire Cricket Board is the governing body for recreational cricket in Yorkshire. One of our key goals is to promote the game of cricket at all levels across the County, working in partnership with other appropriate agencies and organisations, including schools and local cricket clubs, to increase participation and growth in the game.

There are nearly 700 cricket clubs affiliated to the YCB, with in excess of 1450 senior recreational teams across Yorkshire playing cricket every weekend. We work closely with our cricket partners of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to promote all forms of cricket within Yorkshire, whilst embedding our passion and knowledge in the sport to inspire generations of cricket players into the future. Partnering with Lord Taverners, we have an exciting opportunity for a SEND Development Officer to join our team.

At the center of our work is our EDI Plan which can be accessed here.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for a positive and motivated individual to develop Lord Tavener’s disability programmes across West Yorkshire. Particularly focusing on the delivery of the SEND programme and providing young people with SEND the opportunity to partake in cricket in the most appropriate format. The successful individual will incorporate both table and soft-ball cricket where appropriate and will continue to deliver a high-quality service throughout West Yorkshire. The successful candidate will play a key role in engaging with new SEND settings, as well as strengthening the current relationships with the SEND settings we currently engage with.

For more information, follow the link below for the full job description including selection criteria for the role.

About You

We are seeking candidates with the following experience and skills;

  • Previous experience in delivering safe, structured and enjoyable coaching sessions in a number of different settings, it’s beneficial if it is in cricket
  • Insight and knowledge of disability sport and previous experience of delivering disability sport sessions in a similar environment
  • An understanding of table cricket and Super1 hubs
  • Previous experience of working with people with a range of disabilities but also women and girls, diverse communities and those from a low socio-economic background
  • Strong communication and verbal skills and a natural ability to engage with a diverse range of people, including groups and individuals

Working at Yorkshire Cricket Board

Working at The Yorkshire Cricket Board, you will benefit from the following:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Workplace pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme

To Apply

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 15/09/2023. Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 25/09/2023

Yorkshire Cricket 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]

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