England Men - Head of Performance Science & Medicine

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location ECB Performance Centre, Loughborough
Salary Competitive
Team England Men
  • Closing: 1:00pm, 4th Sep 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

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

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

We’re introducing this exciting role to provide vision, direction, strategy and operational leadership to the England Men’s Performance Science & Medicine department, to ensure that England Cricket creates and retains competitive advantage, and that all players on England programmes are optimally prepared to train and perform.

 Indicative timings for process:

  • Open for applications week commencing 1st August

  • Deadline for applications 28th August

  • Review of applications week commencing 29th August

  • Round 1 assessment and interviews week commencing 12th September (these will be virtual/online)


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 are passionate about delivering high performance.

  • You love leadership challenges.

  • You can balance having an eye for detail and bigger picture vision.

  • You are typically curious about solving performance problems, in an integrated way.

  • You are energised by making recommendations and decisions.

  • You enjoy being adaptable and having a varied work programme, including extensive travel


  • Lead and inspire the department, setting the vision for how performance science and medicine functions can enhance the development and performance of England players and teams.

  • Lead, line-manage and develop performance science and medicine functions and direct reports (full-time, part-time and consultant), and support the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Panel’s management of clinical care, welfare and governance.

  • Work closely with the Performance Director, England men’s head coaches and selectors to ensure high quality performance planning and review.

  • Inform performance decision-making of the Performance Director, England men’s head coaches and selectors.

  • Oversee the delivery of integrated projects, processes and problem-solving groups for England teams and the pathway.

  • Work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Panel to support clinical teams providing expert judgment and decision-making related to physical and mental wellness.

  • Ensure expert physical preparation and management of England players and teams (including physiotherapy, strength & conditioning and nutrition), both on and off programme.

  • Ensure staff, systems and processes are in place to provide expert psychological preparation and management of players and staff, both on and off programme.

  • Ensure that insights gained from performance analysis deliver competitive advantage.

  • Recruit and optimally deploy performance science and medicine resources to England teams, pathway programmes and players in-county.

  • Contribute to department business planning and ensure accurate and timeline management of performance science and medicine finances.

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the men’s elite domestic structure and the men’s Hundred competition.

  • Ensure close working relationships with Women’s Science & Medicine teams and pathways.

  • Contribute towards raising the standard of performance science and medicine across the county game, through the delivery of the annual audit and County Partnership Agreement.

  • Initiate and oversee impactful research and innovation projects, working closely with the ECB Duty of Care Team.

  • Ensure that performance science and medicine impact is augmented through the use of innovative technological solutions.

  • Oversee the technical content of ECB coach and practitioner development programmes.


  • Extensive experience and demonstrable achievements as a leader in elite sport.

  • Current professional accreditation/license in a performance science or medicine discipline.

  • Post graduate degree in a performance science or medicine discipline.

  • Excellent knowledge regarding the development, preparation and performance of elite athletes.

  • Sound understanding of the demands of international cricket.

  • High level management skills, in relation to people, systems and processes.

  • Ability to process complex information and make robust recommendations and decisions.



  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Life assurance

  • Free on-site gym


Removing bias from the hiring process

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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 are not yet open