Regional Officiating Development Officer (South West and Wales)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Remote (requirement to travel regularly to relevant base location - South West, Wales)
Salary Circa £35k
Team Officiating
  • Closing: 9:00am, 20th 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


To lead the recruitment, conversion, retention and development of recreational officials within the South West of England and Wales.


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 value the contribution of match officials to sport

  • You have a passion for helping people develop

  • Thrive on working with volunteers


  • Working with Counties, ECB Network Partners and the Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) to establish and implement an officials’ recruitment, conversion, retention and development strategy for the region.

  • Ensuring that, within the strategy, there is emphasis on the recruitment, retention and development of officials from diverse backgrounds.

  • Establishing a volunteer workforce and structure to enable Regional and County plans to be successfully delivered.

  • Maintaining accurate data on officials in the region – to include training completed and officiating levels.

  • Working with Counties and the ACO to organise introductory training courses for new officials.

  • Working with Counties, Leagues, clubs and the ACO to ensure that new officials are provided with immediate and appropriate opportunities after their introductory training.

  • Establish mentoring programmes for new officials.

  • Provide continuous learning opportunities for officials at every level.

  • Working with Leagues, clubs and the ACO to provide appropriate appointment opportunities.

  • Establishing support networks to help officials deal with ‘off-field’ matters e.g., discipline

  • Managing the ECB’s umpire talent development programme in the region, to include: identifying umpires with the potential and opportunity to progress and establishing an umpire developer workforce

  • Managing promotion schemes in each region, including identify those officials wishing to be considered for promotion, provide regular learning opportunities to promotion candidates, gathering and analysing feedback from suitably trained developers




  • Effective influencing, negotiation and conflict management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to deliver operationally

  • Able to manage change positively whilst under pressure

  • A commitment to personal and professional development

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise


  • Current development and practices within officiating

  • The characteristics of an official with potential

  • How to engage with, and motivate, volunteers in sport


  • Working with a diverse and remote volunteer workforce

  • Officiating within sport

  • Delivering training to adults and young people

  • Developing sports officials

  • Successful collaboration with external organisations

  • Delivering innovative solutions



  • 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 Mon 20th 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 Mon 20th Feb 2023