The Advanced support role is to support the development of coaches leading towards the advanced qualification coaching level. This will include the support of coach developer courses and coaching courses at Foundation level plus assisting on the Advanced coach programme and encouraging a wider range of applicants especially from female and BAME candidates through the development of an ECB coach descriptor model and associated registration system.
WHO WE ARE
The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.
We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social. It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.
The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.
Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.
Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.
Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.
Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.
YOU’LL LOVE THIS JOB IF
You have a strong understanding of coach development.
You enjoy developing coaches from the recreational game.
You have a passion for supporting coaches.
You enjoy delivering coaching programmes and CPD.
You have a robust commercial understanding and entrepreneurship and can work independently.
You have an unshakable practical, can-do attitude.
You can “sell” cricket coaching to new and old markets
You can work within a tight budget and manage the same.
YOU’LL BE DOING
Developing coaches from underrepresented areas of the game especially BAME and females.
Supporting the delivery of Foundation Coach Developer courses in conjunction with the Foundation support coach
Creating an ECB coach descriptor model and associated registration system – working with Foundation Lead and transition of the current ECB CA.
Supporting the delivery of FCP, ACP and ISCP.
Using your wider coaching network to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups to “shadow” other coaches and gain experience.
Working with county coach delivery partners and others especially form the non cricket network ie Religious groups, non-ECB league teams, local community groups.
Supporting the Foundation Lead with the creation of materials for the CA.
Track record of developing coaches from all areas of the game and especially in the foundation phase from BAME backgrounds and females.
Good understanding of the Foundation coaching phase and courses.
Willingness and availability to work in the evenings and often at weekends to deliver programmes to coaches working in the recreational game.
A desire to develop people to be their best.
An excellent cricket and coaching network especially BAME, female and underrepresented community groups. Ie Street programmes, City Cup or ACE programmes.
A proven ability to tackle problems with a practical can-do attitude, work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humour, understanding the ever-changing sports environment.
ECB Level three minimum or equivalent coaching qualification
Coach developer/assessor/ mentor qualification.
Current DBS and safeguarding certification/qualification/checks
25 days’ holiday (pro rated)
Private medical insurance
Non-contributory 8% pension
30% discount on New Balance items