Senior Manager Diverse Communities

England and Wales Cricket Board

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, UK Lord's (Hybrid)
Salary Competitive
Team Participation & Growth
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 15th Nov 2023 GMT

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

8.40 (6996)

Job Description


 We’re recruiting this exciting role to oversee the next phase of our efforts to engage ethnically diverse communities in cricket, focussing on South Asian and Black communities. The role will lead the design of a plan to better engage diverse communities in recreational cricket bringing together, schools, clubs, volunteers and participants.

Central to the success of the role will be managing out cities programme that works across England in key cities to develop cricket opportunities for those in urban areas.

Our work is delivered by multiple partners from local cricket boards to national partners including ACE, Chance to Shine and MCCF. This role will work across these groups to support best practice and improve collaboration.


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 community sport and the power of cricket to connect communities and improve lives.

  • You understand the importance of the views and experiences of all cricket stakeholders and the value of collaboration across the game, to achieve the goals of Inspiring Generations.

  • You are a natural leader and can help foster relationships beyond the cricket network.


  • Leading the design of a new plan for engaging ethnically diverse communities in cricket, focussed on South Asian and Black communities.

  • Supporting the ECB central teams to ensure that all national initiatives are designed and implemented in a way that maximises cricket’s opportunities with diverse communities.

  • Working with cities to develop and deliver individual citywide plans that bring together cricket stakeholders and activity.

  • Understanding the different opportunities and challenges across England and Wales – particularly in urban areas, to support the delivery of Inspiring Generations in diverse communities.


  • Excellent communication skills and have experience driving collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Instinctive leadership skills with a proven track record of influencing and managing people with and without reporting lines.

  • An adaptable working style with high quality emotional intelligence.

  • An excellent understanding of the needs of diverse communities and how cricket can have an increased relevance.

  • An understanding of the cricket network and challenges the game faces across different areas of England and Wales.

  • Good listening skills complimented by the ability to have difficult conversations.

  • A contagious passion for cricket or recreational sport.


·       Competitive salary

·       Holiday - 25 days a year

·       Volunteering – 2 days a year

·       Pension - Non-contributory pension

·       Private medical insurance

·       Employee health cash-back plan

·       Long-term sickness insurance

·       Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

·       Enhanced family leave and pay

·       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

·       30% New Balance discount

·       Cycle 2 Work Scheme

·       Season ticket loan

·       Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

·       Opportunities to be a part of and be involved in our Employee Resource groups: Women in Cricket Employee Network, Race in Cricket Employee Network, Social Mobility in Cricket Employee Network, Disability Employee Network and LGBTQ+ Community in Cricket Employee Network


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 15th Nov 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 Wed 15th Nov 2023