Senior Public Policy Advisor

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Lord's (possible flexible/hybrid)
Salary Competitive
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 6th Mar 2022 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

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Job Description


An exciting opportunity for a senior public policy advisor with a strong track record of delivery within the UK parliamentary and policy making environment to join the governing body for the country’s national summer sport.

As senior public policy advisor, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the ECB’s Inspiring Generations strategy and managing our engagement with political stakeholders. 

Working closely with colleagues in Communications, Strategy, Participation and the Professional game, your role will be to advise and assist them on all activities relating to national and local policy issues relevant successful delivery of Inspiring Generations. 

You will be expected to take the lead in :

  • Building and managing positive relationships with stakeholders in cricket and amongst senior opinion formers in Government, Parliament, devolved and local government.

  • Leading policy thinking in relation to how cricket can work with Government and other public institutions to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.


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 championing the benefits of cricket to influence continued positive change at the heart of Government

  • You have a track record of delivering change in a public policy environment

  • You are a passionate and hardworking individual who is able to manage multiple initiatives and work with a variety of stakeholders.

  • You are interested in your development and have an affinity for cricket and would enjoy occasional days working at cricket matches.


  • Supporting the delivery of the public policy elements of the ECB’s Strategy and manage the ECB’s engagement with political and policy stakeholders. You will support on all activities relating to local and national engagement.

  • Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Public Policy and senior leaders within cricket to promote the work of the ECB to key political stakeholders.

  • Establishing regular contact with politicians, political advisers, civil servants, non-departmental public bodies to keep them informed about the organisation’s work and policy concerns.

  • Providing written or oral briefings for senior staff members and advise them on contact with decision-makers.

  • Organising or attending regular meetings and events with these stakeholders, representing ECB and forging contacts with key decision-makers.

  • Monitoring proceedings of the UK Parliaments and provide analysis of these for senior staff members

  • Providing internal forecasts of the likely effect of public policy changes on cricket’s strategic objectives

  • Researching to identify legislation / policies for the ECB to proactively influence

  • Managing the ECB response to various public policy issues, ensuring strategies and campaigns are developed to influence public policy debates and outcomes.




  • Excellent knowledge of UK parliamentary, political and policy making systems, both Whitehall and the Senedd

  • An ability to grasp and communicate complex policy issues 

  • An interest in cricket and knowledge of UK National Governing Bodies of Sport


  • Demonstrable experience operating as a public policy advisor with a strong track record of delivery within the UK parliamentary and policy making environment

  • Experience of working as part of a team on high profile, fast moving projects

  • Effective contacts across Westminster and Whitehall



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

  • Ability to facilitate complex discussions that deliver impactful outcomes



  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Life assurance

  • 30% discount on New Balance items


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 6th Mar 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 Sun 6th Mar 2022