Race in Cricket Employee Network - Chair

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Flexible (meetings are held across England and Wales and online).
Salary This is a voluntary role therefore standard package are not applicable (reasonable expenses will be paid)
Team EDI
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 28th Nov 2022 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


Are you working in cricket? Are you passionate about engaging with people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds? Do you want to be a voice for driving racial equity across the game? Do you want to lead the creation of a Race in Cricket employee network to improve experiences for people?

The role of Chair for this employee network will allow you to do exactly that. This opportunity can enable you to develop your leadership skills, improve your knowledge of the sporting landscape further including governance and strategy, and hone your communication skills at all levels of cricket. In this role, you will use your voice to create and influence change for racial equity in cricket. 

Within cricket, we are committed to Raising The Game to build a more inclusive sport. You could play an integral part in our journey by chairing the Race in Cricket employee network. As part of the ECB’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan, we have committed to creating gamewide employee networks which bring together people from underrepresented groups in cricket. This Race in Cricket employee network will be one of a number of networks including Women In Cricket which has recently been established.

This role is open to all employees within cricket.


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 driving positive change  

  • You want to drive more inclusive and diverse ways of working across the game 

  • You want to apply your existing experience and knowledge of EDI topics to contribute to cricket's commitment to being a game for everyone. 

  • You want to lead and influence network members and allies across the game to make a positive impact with Race in Cricket. 

  • You are a current employee within the ECB or the cricket network (e.g., First Class County, County Cricket Board, National County Club, a cricket charity etc.).


The Race in Cricket employee network will work closely with the ECB, Counties and other employee networks to engage people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds across our workforce. As Chair, you will lead the employee network to ensure voices across cricket are heard, and that issues and opportunities raised can be shared and reviewed for actioning.  You may also engage with external EDI networks and specialist organisations to upskill on best practices around race.

You will be an ambassador for the group and represent members’ views at meetings with the ECB, Counties and other key partners. You will drive recruitment for the employee network and facilitate an environment within the network where people feel listened to and able to speak up about issues and challenges they may be facing.  You will also oversee the employee network budget for this group. 

You will be a visible champion for Race in Cricket and will embody the values and behaviours we wish to promote across cricket.

The Chair’s term length is 12 months (with a cap of two terms as Chair). 
As Chair of the Race in Cricket Employee Network: 

  • You will be expected to commit to c6-8 meetings a year (3-4 with the Race in Cricket employee network and 3-4 with the ECB and the Chairs of the other game-wide employee networks) 

  • There will be flexibility on when and where the meeting take place, and as Chair you will be able to shape this. We expect meetings would last 2-3 hours with potential for a cricket-related social afterwards if in person. 

  • Prior to the meeting you will be required to familiarise yourself with relevant papers to enable you to participate fully in the decision-making process. 


  • An ability to work collaboratively with people from all backgrounds 

  • A passion for driving change 

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills 

  • Experience of working in a confidential/sensitive setting 

Additional, it would be helpful but is not required to have:  

  • Knowledge of EDI in a sport setting in addition to specific knowledge of the sport of cricket and its structures at national, county and club level  

  • Professional or vocational experience in EDI topics


  • Reasonable expenses 

  • Valuable experiences throughout the year and opportunities to network with influential stakeholders across the game 

  • Opportunities to attend cricket matches 

  • A welcome pack


  • As part of the application process you can write up to 250 words per question or add a WeTransfer link to a short audio (no more than 90 seconds please)

  • Closing date of for applications will be 28th November 2022

  • Interview dates for the role will in the week commencing 5th December 2022

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 28th Nov 2022


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 28th Nov 2022