Commercial Director – the pca
The Professional Cricketers’ Association is the representative body for professional cricketers in England and Wales and is seeking a candidate for the prestigious position of Commercial Director.
The PCA’s commercial partners play a key role in helping to fund the essential educational and welfare work undertaken by the Association as well as supporting the relationship with the England and Wales Cricket Board as the games’ governing body.
The role will focus on the following key business areas:
Expand present and develop new commercial opportunities and strategies and implement, according to the PCA’s objectives, across a number of diverse business areas
- Work closely with the PCA’s many commercial partners at the highest level
- Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders
- Set, manage and monitor financial targets of the Commercial Team
- Manage and lead the Commercial team and work with all relevant departments within the PCA to ensure excellent delivery of all commercial partners’ sponsorship rights
- Maximise the commercial rights potential for the Team England Player Partnership in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board
- Explore, conceive, develop and implement new digital solutions
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The PCA has exclusively appointed specialist search firm SRi to manage this recruitment process. For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 207 092 6975 to speak to Jim Chaplin (Managing Director) or Hugo Darby (Associate - Retained Search)
Personal Development Manager (PDM)
Salary £32-36k depending on experience (plus car allowance and benefits package)
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 West Region to County professional cricketers, academies and past players.
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.
- PDM 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
- 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 in 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 and 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
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Closing Date for applications Wednesday 25th of January 2017
Interviews scheduled for the Thursday the 2nd of February 2017 in Edgbaston
Please send completed application forms to: email@example.com
Events Executive – The PCA
Salary: £25k depending on experience (plus benefits package)
Location: The Kia Oval, London
Type of Contract: Permanent
The Professional Cricketers’ Association, the representative body for professional cricketers in England and Wales, is seeking a candidate for the position of Events Executive. The role will focus on the delivery of high quality events attended by the PCA’s commercial partners and other key stakeholders within cricket.
Duties will include:
- Working with the Head of Events and relevant departments within the PCA to ensure excellent event delivery and commercial partner satisfaction.
- Leading or assisting in the operations and delivery of all PCA Events.
- Work with the Commercial Partnerships Assistant to create guest lists, monitoring guest numbers and dietary requirements, sending out all event tickets and maintaining all relevant guest information.
- Ensuring timely and professional delivery of all tickets and hospitality benefits including match day tickets.
- Production of all event and fundraising literature, including liaising with sponsors/donors on content and sourcing the correct logos to ensure accurate and timely delivery.
- Leading in delivering PCA bespoke events (Private dinners, golf days, motivational Q&A’s, etc).
- Developing excellent relationships with all venues and event suppliers in order to leverage maximum value to the PCA and PCA Benevolent Fund.
- Managing the Events section of the PCA website, ensuring all relevant event information and sales flyers are uploaded promptly, all information is accurate and case studies of all events are promoted with maximum impact.
- Being responsible for data capture at events and liaise with the Commercial Partnerships Manager to ensure information is transferred onto the PCA database.
- Working with the PCA Social Media Executive to ensure that they have all the relevant information to maximise event/sponsor exposure
- Working with the Fundraising Executive to help them manage the fundraising activities and processes for the PCA Benevolent Fund, the PCA’s registered charity, to include auctions, silent auction and raffles.
- Logging and allocating all auction and raffle items.
- Pre-event support - Producing quality auction literature including relevant terms and conditions, sourcing the correct logos, and liaising with donors to ensure accurate documentation.
- Assist in the on-site management of the fundraising activities - to include, briefing the auctioneer and hostesses, managing the fundraising during the event (auction/ raffle) and safely storing fundraising materials.
- Managing the fundraising duties of the Fundraising Executive and oversee the post event process – including following up with successful auction bids, thanking donors, delivering items and processing payments.
- Working with the Head of Events to evaluate auction revenues in order to develop a range of memorabilia that maximises fundraising for the PCA Benevolent Fund.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- A minimum of 1 year’s experience in event management is essential
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent database and administration skills
- Must work well within a team
- Must possess good customer service ethics and have a ‘can do’ attitude to their work
- Experience of charity fundraising preferable
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Good time management
- Must be eligible to work in the UK
Note - Some evening and occasional weekend work may be required to achieve core objectives.
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Closing Date for applications Thursday 9th Feb 2017
Interviews scheduled for the Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February in London
Please send completed application forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Cricket – Richmond Cricket Club
Richmond Cricket Club is one of London’s largest recreational cricket clubs. With a playing membership in the region of 600 cricketers (100 adults & 500 juniors), including a rapidly expanding girls section.
The Club has 5 Saturday league sides, playing the highest level of club cricket in Middlesex. The colts section has the balanced objectives of providing cricket for all and of developing individual players to their full potential. It is the biggest colts section in the county, has a new academy and has teams who have recently won and been runners up in county league and cup competitions.
There are also growing numbers playing representative cricket for both Middlesex and Surrey.
Richmond CC now wishes to develop its coaching and management capacity through the appointment of a Director of Cricket (DoC), who will be involved in all areas of the club’s cricket, including running cricket camps during school holidays. This person will need to build upon the foundations that are in place and continue to grow and improve cricket at the club. The successful candidate will need to form a link between the junior and senior sections, ensuring colts are being developed and integrated into senior cricket. As a focal point of the club, applicants need to have good social, organisational, man-management and coaching skills. Some entrepreneurial and business skills would also be of benefit.
The DoC will have access to administrative support and be accountable to the Colts Chairman and to the Club Chairman. The DoC will agree performance targets covering the following: player development, participation, financial and standing of the club in the local community.
- Aid in the development, implementation and monitoring of the programmes for cricket - to fit the stated aims of the club that are a balance between cricket for all and the development of players to their full potential.
- Develop the provision of Girls Cricket at RCC.
- Improve and sustain the quality of cricket coaching across the Club.
- Design and run cricket camps during school holidays (Easter, Spring Half-term & summer holidays)
- Support RCC cricketers through the ECB performance pathway (Middlesex and Surrey programmes).
- Develop the relationship with Middlesex and Surrey County Cricket Clubs.
During the season:
- Act as Head of Colts Coaching working with the volunteer Age Group Managers
- Run the RCC Colts Academy
- Head of Senior Coaching - develop and deliver the coaching programme for adult cricket, working closely with the team captains and the Deputy Chairman (Cricket).
- Oversee the coaching and management of the RCC U21 & Development Teams (Middlesex Development League).
- Play an important role within the partnership between RCC and Christ’s school, delivering cricketing sessions at the school.
- There may be an opportunity for the right candidate to become involved with Middlesex CCC Junior Development programme.
Skills and Experience
- Experience of coaching cricket to a high level in schools or clubs
- ECB Level Three coaching certificate or higher. RCC will consider a strong candidate who has level 2 certification and is committed to attaining level 3.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to manage others to deliver a rewarding cricketing experience for players when the DoC is not present
- Ability to run RCC Coaching as a business - delivering on performance targets for cricket development, participation and balancing the books
- High degree of professionalism including punctuality
- A supporter of the sporting ethos of Richmond Cricket Club
The position offers a highly competitive salary with significant potential to supplement income through private coaching and other possible opportunities.
Timing of appointment
Richmond CC is looking to make this appointment as soon as possible with the chosen candidate in post no later than 1st April 2017.
Applications in writing, with a CV and personal profile attached, should be emailed to:
Chris Goldie, Chairman email@example.com &
Rich Zotov, Colts Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
NO LATER THAN 3rd February 2017.
For an informal conversation, prior to application, please one of the above to arrange a suitable time.
PLAYERS WANTED - ETCC MIDDLESEX
Ealing Trailfinders Cricket Club in Middlesex are looking for a numerous new players of all abilities for the 2017 season.
We boast some of the best facilities in London with 3 senior sides with a particular focus on the 1st team.
This is an ideal opportunity to play at a great club with a high standard every Saturday at a friendly, family orientated club with a huge competitive ambition.
Interested players should contact our 1st XI Captain Alex Roberts on email@example.com or Mobile 07472 124796 to discuss joining
Cricket Liaison Officer – ECB
This role is seen as the ECB representative at county cricket matches providing timely and essential feedback on a day-to-day basis. The key enabler to allow Cricket Operations to be able to respond further to events where necessary and provide the very best possible service to the game.
This role requires:
- An intimate and current knowledge of cricket at first class level.
- A good working knowledge of Laws of cricket and ECB playing conditions.
- A clear understanding and working knowledge of the ECB pitch assessment and discipline procedures and their application.
- Empathy with the roles of first class umpires and groundstaff.
- The ability to hold review discussions with players and umpires on a match by match basis to bring closure on the events of each match.
- Clear evidence of management and leadership skills as well as able to motivate and demonstrate good communication practices.
- An understanding of high performance environments and the ability to deliver the right support in the right context and in a professional manner.
This is a fixed term role from 1 March to 30 September. The closing date for all applications is 11.45pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017. Interviews will be held on either 1st or 2nd of February 2017.
Experienced ECB L2 or higher coach
WANTED - 2017 - NW LONDON
Experienced ECB L2 or higher coach, ideally with first class and/or international playing experience, to commit to North West London based club for the 2017 season for 15h+ per week.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussex Cricket is offering an excellent opportunity for a person to train as an Apprentice Groundsperson, gaining a National Diploma Level 2 from Plumpton College. This apprenticeship would cover a two-year period starting in April 2017.
The successful candidate will:
- Be willing to be flexible in their working hours, especially during the cricket season;
- Be willing to attend Plumpton College (one day a week);
- Demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude;
- Have their own transport to allow them to travel across the different sites at unsociable times.
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Sussex Cricket is truly unique and is believed to be the oldest professional sports club in the world. Sussex won its first County Championship title in 2003 after a wait of 164 years, and became the dominant team of the decade, winning ten trophies in ten years. In 2011 and 2012 Sussex reached one quarter-final and three semi- finals in the two cup competitions as well as rising each season up the table in Division One of the County Championship. In 2013 and 2014, Sussex finished third in the County Championships.
The Application Process
If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please complete the enclosed application form in full and return it to:
Kay Gunn, Head of HR & Client Services, Sussex Cricket, The 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3AN
If you have completed the application form online, you may email it back to: email@example.com
The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday 23 January 2017
Please note that applications received after this date will not be considered.
For successful candidates, interviews will be held at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove during the week ending 27 January 2017
Professional Cricket Coaching Opportunity in Surrey
Small cricket coaching business is seeking a hard working talented coach who can lead a strong and substantial cricket programme.
A minimum of ECB Level 2 (Level 3 preferred) coaching with a strong playing history is desired. The work is based in Surrey and will offer substantial coaching hours through term time and holidays. Self-motivation and a good rapport with fellow staff and children are vital to become a successful candidate.
For more information please email Chris Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief CV and contact details.
This position will begin in February 2017. If interested, please apply for this post asap.
Cricket Professional – Eltham College
Eltham College is an academically outstanding school situated just 15 minutes from both central London by train, and from the M25 and the Kent countryside by car. We are currently seeking a Cricket Professional to lead practice, motivate students and instruct players of all ages in current game strategies and techniques. A separate Master in Charge of Cricket assists with fixtures and administration and as such, the Cricket Professional will be expected to work closely with him/her.
The post holder will ideally be a successful player at County level or above, with experience of coaching young people and preferably qualified to ECB Level 3.
The successful candidate is expected to work 1300-1800 Monday to Friday during Lent term, and from 0900-1800 Monday to Friday during Summer term, as well as for Saturday fixtures and occasional Sundays.
Closing date: Friday 20 January 2017
Player/Coach – Eastcote
Eastcote Cricket Club in Middlesex are looking for a Player/Coach for the 2017 season to lead all aspects of training the club’s senior sides with a particular focus on the 1xl. The role will require an individual to work closely with the 1xl captain on raising standards amongst current players and help develop a talented group of youngsters.
This is an ideal opportunity for a player/coach, possibly a former first-class or Minor Counties player, who is looking to coach each week alongside playing to a high club standard every Saturday at a friendly, family orientated club with a huge competitive ambition.
Interested candidates should contact our Chairman or 1xl Captain to discuss the role further.
Chairman – Paul Martin: email@example.com or 07810 423137
1xl Captain – Harpal Sagoo: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07949 476401
Full-time Head of Cricket job in Surrey
Twenty20 Community Cricket, a not for profit company, are looking for a full-time Head of Cricket to join their team Surrey based team.
The Head of Cricket will live locally and be responsible for all the company’s coaching activities overseeing the Twenty20 Cricket Academies, Primary School Academies, School Holiday Courses, Club Coaching, managing and mentoring all coaches and their delivery. They will also work with our International Head Coach to deliver in Europe and develop more Academies in Surrey and surrounding areas.
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The position will include a good deal of organisation and communication so strong computer and customer relationship skills are essential. The market rate starting salary will reflect the cricketing experience levels of the successful candidate and will rise according to performance.
Interested parties should send their cv to Managing Director Darren Talbot at email@example.com by 17th February 2017.
The position will start in April 2017.
Cricket Operations Manager - The International Cricketers’ Association
The International Cricketers’ Association (ICA), a company founded in 2014 to maximise the opportunities for talented cricketers, is seeking to employ a former professional cricketer to help fulfil its potential across a broad range of ambitions.
Although principally a vehicle for helping international players find outlets for their talents in county cricket and T20 franchises, the ICA also seeks to nurture grass roots cricket through our coaching masterclasses and exhibition matches through its team, the International Cricketers’ XI.
In that regard, a good understanding of cricket and cricketers is essential though prospective candidates will need to be true all-rounders with a wide range of skills in order to deal with the following remit:
1) To communicate with equipment manufacturers and other product suppliers needed by the players, setting up sponsorship opportunities where necessary.
2) Ability to read and process contracts.
3) To help organise ICA’s fixture list and fulfil its philosophy, which includes games, coaching sessions, media work and dinners. Goals include:
- for the ICA XI to play exhibition T20 matches
- to find employment for players on the ICA roster with English first-class counties
- to succeed in getting players signed by T20 franchises in the CPL, BPL, IPL, PSL and Big Bash.
- to run and manage cricket coaching tours to Dubai - Dubai’s National Cricket Academy
4) Prospective candidates need to be able to suggest and recruit new county cricketers from the UK
5) They must also be able to build strong contacts with clubs at both county and recreational level
6) Organise coaching sessions for ICA’s roster of players with schools, colleges and academies to set up at least 1 coaching/master class session every month
7) They must be confident of turning inquiries into deals
8) Able to travel within the UK and outside it, so must have valid passport and driving licence
9) Must possess good communication skills and have a working knowledge of social media.
10) Must be creative and able to work with website designer in expanding and updating ICA’s online presence.
11) Build press relations with media organisations especially TV, radio and newspapers.
12) Must be willing to respond to tasks even if they fall outside traditional working hours.
13) They need to be able to work on their own, be self-motivated and have good organisational skills.
14) And they must be a good team player, willing to share workloads with other ICA employees.
SALARY PACKAGE: £30,000 plus travel expenses (depending on level of experience)
HOW TO APPLY
Send us an email with your CV and a presentation in which you show us why you are the best suited for the job on firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Coach – CCC
Cumnor Cricket Club (CCC) in Oxfordshire are looking for a Club Coach for the 2017 season to lead all aspects of the club’s senior and junior coaching, and provide a link between these elements to progress talented players.
We would also be willing to consider those interested in just coaching either the senior or junior sides of club in isolation and/or a senior player coach role also. Please see below to download the full job details.
CCC has a young and ambitious senior club, playing in the Cherwell League with aspirations to progress the first team, and raise the standard of the second and third teams to create a more sustainable long-term senior club structure.
CCC has a large, successful junior club and has aspirations to further enhance this area so, that it is one of ‘best practice’ and a leader in its field. We currently have around 180 junior members and we are looking for a coach to develop players of all abilities in a progressive, fun and inclusive atmosphere.
The ideal Candidate will be:
· An experienced cricketer – playing/coaching to a high standard
· Minimum ECB Level 2 qualified
· Hold an up to date DBS certificate.
Application and CV’s:
Please send a CV to the Club Administrator on: email@example.com
Closing date: 31/12/16
Full details on the role can be found HERE.
For more information on the Junior Coach role, please click HERE.
For more information on the Senior Coach role, please click HERE.
level 2 or above ECB coach
Dan Housego Cricket Coaching (DHCC) is dedicated to providing Professional Cricket Coaching by Professional Cricketers.
DHCC are looking for reliable, hard working coaches that are comfortable working with groups and individuals, ranging from juniors through to adults.
They must have their level 2 or above ECB coaching qualification.
The work will take place predominantly in the Oxford area, in the evenings and at weekends.
Please send us your CV and coaching history to the following e-mail address.
Senior Team – Coach
Birmingham League club Stratford are looking for a coach for their senior sides.
This is an ideal opportunity for a player/coach, possibly a former first-class or Minor Counties player, who is looking to pick up a few hours coaching each week.
Interested candidates should contact Ed Cunynghame at: firstname.lastname@example.org