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Personal Development Manager (PDM) – South East

Personal Development Manager (PDM)
Located in the South East

Salary £32-36k depending on experience (plus benefits)

The PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association) are looking to recruit a new PDM with responsibility for delivering the Personal Development and Welfare Programme within the South to County professional cricketers, academies and past players (Kent CCC, Middlesex CCC and Essex CCC).

The Personal Development and Welfare programme aims to equip aspiring and current professional cricketers with the skills needed to deal with the special demands of competing at the highest level whilst also preparing them for life after their sporting career.

The Role:  

  • PDMs provide one to one coaching and mentoring on all aspects of the cricketer’s career, education and lifestyle management, supporting them whether training, playing in the UK or traveling overseas.
  • Facilitation of Personal Development workshops to County Professional cricketers, Academies and Past Players.
  • To promote the value and philosophy of the PCA Personal Development and Welfare Programme.
  • Responsible to the PCA National Personal Development Manager

Key Requirements: 

  • A proven understanding of the specific needs of elite and youth cricketers, in particular the difficulties of combining sport with career and education.
  • A strong desire to excel at the tasks at hand and with high levels of professionalism.
  • An appreciation of an integrated approach to player development.
  • Experience in career and education guidance.
  • Strong communication skills, including a proven ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and strong time management skills.
  • A relevant degree or equivalent is desirable, as is a commitment to attain further qualifications suitable to the position.
  • Prepared to work flexible hours and travel throughout a designated region and the UK.
  • Clean driving license. 

 For more information, please download the Full Job Description.

Closing Date: Friday 28 November, with interviews scheduled for second week of December 2014

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The School seeks a dynamic, highly motivated Lead Cricket Coach to work across the whole School – Required January to July 2015. This position is initially for two terms, and requires the successful candidate to be an outstanding practitioner whose dedication to the sport will maximise student potential.

Commitment to working outside of School hours (including the Saturday fixtures programme during the Summer Term) is a pre-requisite.

Further information and an Application Form are obtainable from the School’s website (About Us).  An Application Form and supporting letter are to be submitted to the Human Resources Department at the address below, by 12 noon on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

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Please send email applications to

Cheadle Hulme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be checked by the DBS.

Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 6EF

Tel: 0161 488 3330 Website:


Academy Director and 2nd XI Coach – Somerset Academy

Somerset County Cricket Club have commenced the recruitment of an Academy/2nd XI Director. The post is a crucial appointment within the senior cricket management team and will be responsible for the development of young talent into the Somerset 1st XI and beyond. 

The role will also encompass leadership and organisation of the 2nd XI matches which fits neatly with the development of players into the 1st team squad. Finally, an external focus on building relationships with key stakeholders will be fundamental to the role.

The ideal candidate will bring a number of skills, namely:

  • A high level of coaching expertise (ECB Level 3 and above) within a development context/FCC. Specific experience of young player development would be advantageous.
  • Experience of playing professional cricket would be highly desirable in order to aid in the development of young players.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills will be required. The role will be the public face of the Club in relation to dealing with players, parents, schools, Somerset Cricket Board, Clubs and Minor Counties in a pro-active as opposed to reactive capacity.
  • Strong administrative skills. The role requires sound logistical/administrative planning ability in order to run the Academy and 2nd XI programmes as well as accurately recording the training outputs in line with the Club’s/ECB requirements. 
  • The successful candidate must be a pro-active and mature self-starter able to shape and develop the player development programme and establish excellent relationships with key stakeholders. 

Applicants who wish to apply should send a CV and short covering letter by email to by 28th Oct.  

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Somerset County Cricket Club intend to start conducting interviews in the week 3-7 November. The successful applicant will assume the post on 05st Jan 2015. A competitive salary will be paid for the right candidate and commensurate with the demands of the role.


Hong Kong Cricket Association — CEO

The Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) invites applications for the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to commence employment in 2015. 

HKCA is recruiting a CEO to become the executive head of the organization, responsible for leading a programme of transformation. It is the first time such a senior position will be appointed, and signifies the ambition of the HKCA to drive cricket forward from significant grass roots level in terms of participation, funding and facilities. 

The CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing major development plans at all levels of cricket, and in doing so, improving the commercial performance of the Association.

The CEO will also enjoy the support of a dedicated team including a Director of Cricket, a General Manager and an Executive Committee committed to growth. 

Cricket has been played in Hong Kong for over 160 years, but there is an opportunity for significant growth. The CEO will be expected to achieve transformational results in key areas including, but not limited to, the growth of cricket participation amongst the Hong Kong Chinese population and also the commercial performance required to fund such growth. 

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If this opportunity interests you, please email a CV and covering letter; detailing why you believe you have the skills and experience to undertake this role to



ECB Personal Development & Welfare (PDW) Coach: England Cricket Pathway

(Part-time post, 3 days per week) (Competitive Package)



Working closely with the England Cricket Teams’ coaches and other support staff, the objective of the PDW programme is to equip aspiring and current elite cricketers with the skills needed to deal with the unique demands of playing at the highest level, whilst also preparing them for life after their sporting career.

As part of this drive, the ECB is seeking applications from appropriately experienced candidates willing to work nationally and internationally with England Teams. Reporting directly to the ECB National Lead for PDW, the post holder will have responsibility for delivering world-class lifestyle, career, education and well-being support to senior male players within the England set-up, plus additional duties with other squads/teams as and when required

This permanent (3 days a week) position requires considerable travel within the UK, so it is essential the post holder possesses a current and full driving license. The post holder will work from home and be expected to travel to practice, preparation or match venues around the counties on most days, whilst working irregular out-of-office hours. You must also be prepared to travel with teams to camps and on tours, as agreed with your line manager.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) work in close partnership to provide world-class PDW support to aspiring and current professional cricketers.

You will need excellent communication and presentation skills and possess the ability to apply them in challenging environments. Experience (working within a multidisciplinary team) of the provision of PDW support to elite athletes and high performing teams would be an advantage. The successful applicant will have a successful track record of developing people, a good knowledge of the UK education system, career change and transition management. You should have a good understanding of elite sport (as a former athlete or from work) and an undergraduate honours degree in a related field to Personal Development & Welfare.

To apply, please visit for a full job description and an online application form.

Closing Date for Applications:  Wednesday 22nd October.

Provisional Interview Date: Monday 3rd November at the National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough.

Player/Coach at Coventry and North Warwickshire CC

Player/Coach at Coventry and North Warwickshire CC

Coventry and North Warwickshire CC are looking to take on a player/coach for next season. The club is in a beautiful setting and boasts a wide array of sports and clubs, including it’s 4 senior teams and colts ranging from 9-17.

They are looking for an ex-pro who can bring his experience and talent to further improve the club and it’s players. Offering between £5k and £7k, it is a great opportunity to carry on playing the game while trying your hand at coaching.

For anyone interested, please contact Dave Robinson on 07824 611914 or email him at



National Women’s Head Coach and Performance Pathway Manager– Cricket Ireland



Cricket Ireland is seeking a full-time National Women’s Head Coach and Performance Pathway Manager, initially on a two-year fixed term contract. The role will lead and coach the senior women’s squad, emerging player’s programme and youth squads, creating a clear link within the player pathway and ensuring Ireland keeps producing and developing players who are ready to take to the world stage. The rationale for the role evolving is to reflect the scope and expansion of the Ireland women's programme and the skill sets now required to lead that programme.

Headquartered in our Dublin HQ, but with a national brief, the successful candidate will report into the Performance Director but work closely with the National Academy Manager, and have overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the national women’s performance and emerging player’s programme. They will also manage and oversee development of the player pathway, including talent identification in girl’s cricket and ensure a sound knowledge and close link between participation development and representative cricket. The position offers a genuine opportunity for the successful candidate to help improve, deliver and evolve the player development programmes required to be world class.

The start date will ideally be mid-late November.

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If this opportunity interests you, please email a CV and covering letter detailing why you believe you have the skills and experience to undertake this role. Please email to

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 10th October 2014. 

Cricket Development Office – WHCC


Cricket Development Office – Winchmore Hill Sports Club



Winchmore Hill Sports Club is situated in North London. Established in 1880, the club was a founder of the Middlesex County Cricket League and as recently as 2012, won the Premier League. The club runs five Saturday sides and uniquely boasts three pitches on its own site.

The role requires the successful candidate to run the playing side of the cricket section. They will be required to set a framework for both the junior and senior teams to be successful in the short term and long term. This will mean directly delivering coaching, but also the development of other volunteers who help run the cricket section.

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Contact: Peter Richards (Club Chairman). Peter Richards 07951 995762

Appointment of Cricket Professional – Trinity School


Trinity is looking to appoint a cricket professional to work on a fixed term basis from January to July 2015 with all age groups from U11 to 1st XI, with the main focus being to further enhance the development of the talented cricketers at the school.  The successful applicant will have a strong coaching background and will work alongside the Head of Cricket and assist in the delivery of the coaching programme to U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and senior cricketers, working with talented students in groups and on a 1 to 1 basis.

Candidates who can offer, in addition, the teaching of an academic subject or other sports and who wish to be considered for a bigger role within the school are also welcome to apply.

This is a one year post in the first instance but renewable by mutual consent after the first year.

Hours:             We expect this to work out at about 400 hours and will include 1:00pm-5:30pm Mon-Fri and Saturday fixtures in the Summer Term.

Salary:             Coaching rate of £35 per hour

Start Date:       6th January 2015

End Date:        3rd July 2015

Lunch:             Free lunch during term time

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Trinity School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All applicants will be required to comply with our safeguarding procedures including an Enhanced DBS check.

Please send your completed application form, a covering letter outlining your skills and experience and any other information to support your application, together with your CV, to the Headmaster, Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT as soon as possible and no later than 22 October 2014.  Alternatively, please email your application to: 

ECB Birmingham Premier League Club seeks Pro

ECB Birmingham Premier League Club seeks Pro for 2015

Kenilworth Wardens CC is likely to have a part-time opening for an ex-pro to play and coach at the club during 2015.

We currently play in the Birmingham Premier League, and are considered to be a well-run club with excellent facilities.

This opportunity may suit players leaving the professional game at the end of the 2014 season.
For further details please contact:
Paul Smith
Head of Cricket
Kenilworth Wardens CC
Telephone 07971 417890



South Sydney District Cricket Club – Seeking overseas player


South Sydney District Cricket Club Seeking overseas player for 2014/15 season, preferably batsman or all-rounder. South Sydney District Cricket Club (SSDCC) is based in Sydney Park, Alexandria, which is an extremely desirable location being so close to the City and Bondi /Coogee Beaches. 

SSDCC compete in the Shires Competition, which is a very strong turf competition. Past professional overseas players have included Pedro Collins, Travis Friend and Vusi Sibanda. We have historically have been one of the strongest clubs in Shires and are currently rebuilding our stocks. 

Club Offers
• High standard of Cricket and friendly family atmosphere
• High quality turf wickets
• Ground located 3km from City & 3km from Coogee beach
• Turf practice nets
• Excellent training facilities

Download the full job description.

Expressions of interest to be forwarded to our Club Captain Ben Preece via 

Community Development Assistant


Community Development Assistant – Marylebone Cricket Club

Marylebone Cricket Club is seeking a Community Development Assistant to work within our Community Development Department. This varied and exciting role is suitable for someone who is passionate about working in this field. You will be responsible for helping to deliver programmes and developing new ideas which aim to make a sustained difference with a positive outcome. 

You will demonstrate strong attention to detail, possess a personable nature and be an excellent planner. Ideally, you will have experience of working with the public and a high level of customer experience. 

Initially, this is a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2014. The post will be subject to extension based on mutual agreement by both parties. 

To download a full job description of this role, please click here.

Alternatively, if you are interested in applying for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter outlining the reasons why you believe you are suitable for the role, for the attention of Shereen Hussain, HR Assistant (ext.8516) at

Casual Cricket Coaches - MCC CRICKET ACADEMY



MCC Cricket Academy requires qualified cricket coaches to deliver coaching sessions on an ad-hoc basis. With experience of coaching different levels and ages, you will be ECB Level 2 qualified with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Based at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the MCC Cricket Academy hosts the world’s leading cricket technologies – including Hawk-Eye and Pitch Vision – coupled with expert advice from our professionally qualified coaches. 

For more information about this role, please click here. 

To apply for this role, please email your CV for the attention of Shereen Hussain, HR Assistant, to




pAGE GROUP – cricketers


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