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VACANCY: Regional Director of Women's Cricket

— 24 January 2020

Job Title: Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for the North East Region
Department: Cricket
Reports to: Regional Host CEO – Mark Arthur, CEO, Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Purpose of the Job:

Women’s and girls’ cricket is set to be transformed as part of an exciting strategy to Inspire Generations by connecting communities and improving lives through cricket, ensuring cricket is a game for all.

The role of Regional Director of Women’s Cricket will be based in Leeds, but covering Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire.

This is an exciting opportunity to establish and lead a Senior Team and Academy for the Region and to work collaboratively with others delivering an accessible and inclusive player pathway which is underpinned by a thriving recreational game that welcomes a broad, representative playing population.

As Regional Director of Women’s Cricket, you will be a passionate advocate of the game, maximising opportunities for female players to experience high quality provision to foster a longterm involvement with cricket, whilst supporting all players to maximise their potential.

The role requires you to influence the wider cricket network and build relationships to Transform Women’s and Girls’ cricket within your region whilst being able to offer clear direction aligned to the national game’s priorities. You will be one of eight new Regional Directors of Women’s Cricket and will play a key role in shaping the future success of the game.

Principle Responsibilities:

The Regional Director of Women’s Cricket will provide leadership and strategic direction in the
following key areas:

Regional Senior Team

The Regional Director of Women’s Cricket will:
• Agree, monitor and control budget expenditure for the senior team.
• Lead a team of performance staff to offer year-round high quality, holistic individualised
programmes for players involved in the elite domestic competitions.
• Work collaboratively with the ECB to ensure all performance requirements are aligned to the
overall objective of developing players for England.
• Ensure the effective delivery of the Regional Senior Team into the ECB organised 50-over and
T20 competition programme.
• Work in collaboration with the paired women’s team in The Hundred to maximise efficiencies
and grow the profile of the women’s game.

Job Title: Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for the North East Region
Department: Cricket
Reports to: Regional Host CEO – Mark Arthur, CEO, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, DURHAM CRICKET

Regional Academy

The Regional Director of Women’s Cricket will:
• Agree, monitor and control budget expenditure for the Academy.
• Ensure the effective delivery of the Academy in line with the ECB Talent Development Framework.
• Work with other counties in the region to develop aligned player ID and selection processes.
• Work with other counties in the region to provide an accessible, representative, and transparent talent development system that operates effectively across the region.
• Line manage Talent Managers (1 in 2020) to offer high quality, development focused programmes for age group players to help them maximise their potential.
• Ensure that all talent development and performance environments are driven by the social and emotional development needs of players alongside traditional performance requirements.
• Work closely with partners to ensure the ongoing development of the workforce tasked with influencing the women’s and girls’ game and maximise bespoke learning opportunities for these individuals.
• Be informed in best practice and expertise across the fields of talent development and talent identification to support the drive for a world leading pathway for women and girls.

Participation and Growth

The Regional Director of Women’s Cricket will:
• Work with counties in the region to deliver high quality experiences for females introduced to the game for the first time.
• Work with key partners to ensure the current players are provided with outstanding experiences through cricket.
• Work with counties in the region to provide an inclusive, transparent and supportive transition from recreational cricket into talent pathway programmes to allow players to maximise potential.
• Work in collaboration with the Regional Head of Participation and Growth to prioritise the delivery of participation and growth initiatives across the region for women and girls.

Job Context:

The Regional Director of Women’s Cricket is a key strategic and leadership role in delivering the high performance and elite women’s cricket ambitions within the Transform Women’s and Girls’ Cricket that sits as one of six priorities in Inspiring Generations 2020-2024.

This exciting opportunity to shape the future of female cricket will be achieved through collaborative working relationships and the role will require working with senior executives across the game to maximise exposure and raise the profile of women’s and girls’ cricket.

The nature of this leadership role requires the ability to manage and lead individuals as well as multi-disciplinary teams operating across the whole spectrum of the player pathway.

A. Working Relationships:
• Regional Host CEO
• ECB MD, Women’s Cricket
• ECB Head of Women’s Domestic Cricket
• ECB Director, England Women
• ECB National Talent Manager
• ECB Heads of Regions/Regional Growth Executives
• Talent Managers
• ECB Head of The Hundred – Women’s Competition
• Emerging Player Programme Head Coaches
• County Age Group Managers
• ECB Head of Science, Medicine and Innovation – England Women
• ECB Head of Coach Development
• Science & Medicine staff

1. Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
• Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
• Extensive experience of delivering strategy through innovative and engaging interventions.
• Experience and skills in budgeting, planning, programming, organisation and monitoring of key strategic priorities.
• Knowledge of best practice principles underpinning talent development environments.

2. Personal Attributes:
• A clear passion for changing lives and making a difference through sport.
• High standards of personal and professional integrity.
• High levels of energy and enthusiasm.
• Resilience and determination to drive change.
• Honesty and openness.
• An appetite to constantly seek improvement in all aspects of work.

3. Salary: £50K

4. Term: 2 years

5. Closing date for applications: 14 February 2020

6. Interviews will take place week commencing 24 February 2020.

7. Yorkshire County Cricket Club are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.

As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

How to apply:

Please send full CV with covering letter explaining why you should be considered for the role to:

Ms Liz Neto (HR Manager)
Emerald Headingley Stadium
Kirkstall Lane
Leeds
LS6 3DP
liz.neto@yorkshireccc.com

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