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Open call for applications for Head Coach and Non-Executive Directors

— 17 December 2021

Yorkshire County Cricket Club today announces an open call for applications for both its Head Coach and a number of Non-Executive Director positions on its Board.

The Head Coach – who will report into the interim Managing Director of Yorkshire Cricket, Darren Gough – will have overall responsibility for the performance and management of the First Team.

The appointment will in addition oversee a new coaching team and support staff who will be responsible for the Second XI, Academy and Pathways. Applications for a number of coaching positions will be advertised in due course.

The Club is also looking to recruit up to 6 Non-Executive Directors who are representative of the communities the Club serves, who are committed to the Board’s aim to tackle discrimination and racism, passionate about excellent governance, and willing to offer a range of professional skills and experience.

Applications for Non-Executive Directors from a range of backgrounds and skillsets are welcomed, and the Club is seeking permission to amend the Club rules to appoint NEDs from a wider pool of members and non-members.

Recruiting ambitious, talented, and diverse individuals will be vital in making sure that the Club is an inclusive home for aspiring players of the future. Yorkshire County Cricket Club is determined to strive for excellence on and off the pitch and this begins with selecting leaders whose values and visions are aligned with the journey that the club is now on.

Professor The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chair of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said:
“There is a lot of work to be done to ensure that Yorkshire County Cricket Club is a Club for everyone. We are committed to fostering excellence throughout the team, and we need people at the Club who believe in the process we are undertaking and want to be part of it.

“The roles we are advertising today will play a crucial part in the development of an inclusive and welcoming culture that learns from the past and welcomes progress.

“We want to attract the very best applications from a range of backgrounds to join us, and I look forward to meeting with potential candidates over the coming weeks.”

More information and specific job descriptions for the roles can be found at the following links:

Head Coach Job Description

Non-Executive Directors Job Description

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