England Women Assistant Coach (Fast Bowling Lead) (4 year fixed term contract)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Loughborough
Salary Competitive
Team England Women Science & Medicine
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 25th Aug 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


The England Women’s Senior Assistant coach is responsible for supporting the England Women’s Head Coach in preparing the England Women’s Cricket Team for international competition both at home and abroad. They also have responsibility for the continued improvement of all England Women cricketers, their player development programmes and the sustained success of the England Women’s team.

This role will lead the development of fast bowlers across the women’s game and ensure world leading support is provided to current and future England Women’s fast bowlers.

Please note that this role involves extensive national and international travel alongside the England Women’s team touring schedule.


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 developing people in high performance environments and want to inspire current and future generations of cricketers. 

  • You have shown a real commitment to developing your own coaching skills and craft alongside a minimum Level 3 coaching qualification in cricket 

  • You have a commitment to developing an inclusive and engaging environment and role modelling behaviours that drives a positive dressing culture   


  • Providing support and assistance for the England Women’s Head Coach in fully preparing the England Women’s team.

  • Working closely with the Head Coach to develop a world class England Women’s cricket team which delivers sustained success through an empowering, engaging and inclusive player focussed environment.

  • Preparing, and supporting the delivery of, individual player development programmes.

  • Delivering individual coaching support and skill sessions to players where appropriate.

  • Establishing from the England Women’s Head Coach key knowledge requirements ahead of each series and working with the other assistant coaches and team analysts to provide necessary data support and tactics.

  • Work closely with the Regional Structure to effectively co-manage current and future England Women’s players

  • Working closely with medical and sports science staff to deliver high quality programmes for players

  • Undertaking tasks assigned by the England Women’s Head Coach in relation to all aspects of this role.

  • Playing a role in developing a high-performance culture both in the dressing room and on the pitch.

  • Offering advice to the captain and Head Coach on areas of team selection, strategy and performance.

  • Offering support and, where appropriate, mentoring to other coaches in the system.

  • Acting as a positive role model, ambassador and advocate for the sport, nurturing and developing positive relationships that will promote and support the long-term development of England Women’s cricket



  • An in depth understanding of high performing environments within elite women’s sport

  • A deep understanding of fast bowling.

  • An expert in developing pathways and a broad understanding of evidenced based development environments

  • An understanding of the multi-disciplinary functions required to develop world leading development environments

  • An in depth knowledge of women’s domestic and international cricket


  • Proven track record of creating environments that ensure positive impact across different stages of a players journey

  • Clearly articulated examples of developing fast bowlers across multiple development and performance environments

  • Experience of engaging multiple stakeholders through a clearly articulated performance strategy

  • Proven track record of leading, managing and developing people within a performance pathway

  • Working within a high performing environment within female team sport


  • An outstanding communicator with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to facilitate complex and diverse discussions that deliver impactful outcomes

  • Ability to manage a workforce with diverse skill sets and areas of expertise



  • 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 Thu 25th Aug 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 Thu 25th Aug 2022