Regulatory Advocate (2 vacancies)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Lord's
Salary Competitive
  • Closing: 9:00am, 7th Feb 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

8.39 (8025)

Job Description


The successful candidates for these roles will advise on, prepare and present cases involving alleged breaches of the ECB’s Regulations. The cases involve parties subject to the ECB's jurisdiction, including professional players and cricket teams, and vary in subject matter, including both on-field and off-field conduct.


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 an interest in sport and are keen to work for a national governing body of a major sport.

  • You want to use your legal advocacy experience in a sports setting.

  • You enjoy working in a positive team environment but are equally comfortable working on your own initiative.


  • Assisting with investigations relating to alleged breaches of ECB Regulations, including the gathering of evidence.

  • Providing excellent legal advice to the ECB in relation to disciplinary cases, including formulating charges, and wider regulatory and disciplinary issues. 

  • Preparing and presenting cases to the ECB’s independent disciplinary panel.

  • Advising where required on other regulatory matters.

  • Working with external counsel where appropriate.


  • Experience working as a qualified barrister or litigation solicitor (and the authorisation to work in England and Wales, including the conduct of litigation).

  • Considerable advocacy experience gained in an adversarial setting.

  • Experience of providing advice on investigations, including the strength of evidence.

  • Experience of managing contentious cases.

  • Experience working with regulations and in regulated environments.

  • The ability to provide robust legal advice in a practical manner.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.

  • The ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Experience of sports law/regulation or professional discipline (desirable).


  • Competitive salary

  • 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

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 7th 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 Tue 7th Feb 2023