Umpires Pathway Manager

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Remote (home based)
Salary £39,000 - £42,000
Team Officiating
  • Closing: 9:00am, 7th Feb 2023 GMT

Perks and benefits

Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Salary sacrifice
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.40 (6818)

Job Description


The purpose of this role is to ensure that umpires in England and Wales are given every opportunity to maximise their potential, with specific focus on National Panel umpires, women umpires and umpires selected into the ECB talent development programme. The role holder will be expected to play a key role in influencing increased diversity in the umpiring workforce.


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 have a passion for developing people

  • You thrive on working with great teams

  • You believe in the importance of match officials to sport



  • Contributing to developing a world class officiating programme which inspires the next generation of officials, whilst ensuring a diverse workforce is promoted through a culture of inclusivity, fairness and transparency.

  • Identifying umpires with the potential to progress to the professional umpires’ team and appropriately managing their development.

  • Developing and implementing a competency-based training and development programme for National Panel umpires.

  • Appointing National Panel umpires to professional and National Counties cricket in England and Wales, providing opportunities primarily on the basis of performance and potential.

  • Being operationally responsible for the performance measurement of National Panel umpires.

  • Putting in place effective administration processes to support National Panel umpires.

  • Establishing relevant competencies and lead the selection, annually, of recreational umpires to the National Panel.

  • Leading the ECB’s national umpire talent development programme.

  • Working with the Regional Officiating Development Officers (RODOs) to ensure the umpires in the talent development programme are supported by appropriately skilled developers.

  • Providing regular, needs based training content for the RODOs and their teams to deliver to umpires in the talent development programme.

  • Overseeing the selection of umpires to the national development programme.

  • Ensuring a pipeline of women umpires capable of officiating in women’s professional cricket.

  • In collaboration with the Professional Umpires Operation and Development Manager,  managing the appointment and development of women umpires officiating professional cricket.

  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager for Recreational Officiating, identifying and appointing umpires to ECB pathway events and competition.



  • Of how officiating pathways in sport work.

  • Of how to establish structures that allow for the development of skills and attributes.

  • Of the way in which cricket is structured.


  • As a sports match official.

  • Of managing and developing remote teams.

  • Of operating in a high development environment.

  • Of evaluating and managing the performance of others .

  • Of designing and delivering training programmes.

  • Of coaching/mentoring others in a high development environment.

  • Of working with a diverse range of people to ensure they can reach their potential.



  • Holiday - 25 days a year

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year

  • Pension - Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee health cash-back plan

  • Long-term sickness insurance

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

  • Enhanced maternity

  • Unmind – free and confidential access to a wellbeing app to help you manage your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool

  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your potential

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice

  • Free online fitness classes

  • 30% Castore discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Appropriate safeguarding training required for this position

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 7th Feb 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 7th Feb 2023