England Men's Team Operations Manager

PURPOSE

To provide on the ground operational, logistical and administrative support to the England squad at home and overseas. ‘Support’ in this context includes arrangements that may be required to support the needs of individual players (and team management personnel) as much as it does to the needs of the Team as a whole.   

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.

OUR VALUES

  • 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 BE DOING

  • To fulfil all tasks arising out of the primary purpose.  It is not possible to provide an exclusive list of such tasks, but by way of example they will include:

  • Finalising day-to-day detail of Tour itineraries with host Board’s liaising with Head Coach, Director England Cricket Operations and Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket.

  • The planning and programming of pre-tour preparation periods in conjunction with the Head Coach and Managing Director of England Cricket. 

  • Day-to-day planning, programming and support of team and individual player activities at home and overseas.

  • The management of all on-tour travel and accommodation arrangements.

  • Liaison with overseas ground authorities on arrival at all match venues to ensure all team support needs are addressed.

  • To act as the principal point of contact between the Team and the Cricket Department on all Team support matters.

  • When requested, to co-ordinate the necessary support requirements of Team Management personnel – specialist supplies, kit, balls, provisions, facilities etc.

  • To manage tour finances and team accounts and submit a statement of account to the Director of England Cricket Operations on completion of winter tours.  Maintain and administer the ECB Bank account in whichever country we are touring and manage all on tour finances. Settle all hotel bills due for additional personnel on tour – to cover rooms, laundry and internet charges for the Management.

  • If necessary, and in consultation with the England Head Coach and the England Team Media Relations Officer, be prepared to answer questions from the media matters concerning your role and Team support issues.

  • To act as the principal point of contact within the Team on any sponsorship issues which may arise.  Close liaison with sponsors’ representatives and agents will be essential.  Any issues which cannot be satisfactorily resolved at Team level must be brought to the immediate attention of the Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket and Commercial Director.

  • Maintain a team Calendar and liaise with ECB personnel and the ICC anti-doping unit regarding any changes to schedule. Liaise with players on this area as required.

  • Liaise with the ECB IT Department on connectivity and communication issues as required, and organise and distribute local sim cards for use on tour where necessary.

  • Liaise with the England Kit executive on the distribution of kit pre tour and any replacement kit that needs sending out to the team. Make sure we have numbered caps for any new players or milestones that could occur on tour.

YOU’LL HAVE  

  • A proven ability to be able to communicate clearly and effectively – both in writing and orally

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills

  • Experience in working with Teams, and preferably in International Sport

  • Rigorous attention to detail

  • A team player and collaborative approach to the achievement of the teams objectives

  • Good all-round IT skills

  • Knowledge of cricket would be useful

    YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Life assurance

  • Access to free on-site gym when at NCPC, Loughborough

  • 30% discount on New Balance items

     

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