Director of cricket - Uppingham



 

We seek to appoint a Director of Cricket who will lead, manage and deliver Uppingham’s cricket programme for both boys and girls.

The appointee will play the central role in the development of cricket at the School; guiding and supporting our cricket teams and coaching staff.

We are looking for an outstanding and inspirational coach who has experience of playing cricket at county or national level. The appointee will be a strong, dynamic and inspirational character with unimpeachable cricket knowledge, a strong (sporting) degree and exemplary coaching qualifications. A track record of first-rate coaching and a demonstrable rapport with school-age cricket players is vital.

Given the quality of Uppingham’s playing fields and indoor facilities, the Director of Cricket will have a particular responsibility to attract and retain the best cricket players through our Sports Scholarship programme.

The ability to inspire others, communicate well, and to lead and work as part of a team are essential. An appreciation of the wider life of a seven day- week boarding school is a prerequisite, along with a willingness to take part in the boarding and extra-curricular programme.

All pupils take part in three sessions of sport each week, including a whole-school programme of games fixtures and other sports on Saturday afternoons. From September 2017 the Fourth Form (Year 9) and Lower Fifth (Year 10) pupils will have their two weekday sessions separately from the three upper year groups, which will enable us to make optimum use of the expertise of our coaching staff.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Headmaster, Dr Richard Maloney:

Headmaster@uppingham.co.uk.

Applications must be made on the School’s application form, which can be obtained via the School website here.

Closing date: Monday 27th February, 9.00am

Interviews: Week commencing 6 March