Head of Regulations (12 month FTC - Maternity cover)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Lord’s (with the possibility of some flexible/remote working)
Salary Competitive
Team Legal & Integrity
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 11th Dec 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

8.39 (7365)

Job Description


The successful candidate for this role will be responsible with the Director of Legal and Integrity for leading on the ECB’s regulations and policies within the areas of the Legal and Integrity Team and provide advice on regulatory and contentious matters across the business to ensure the ECB meets the highest regulatory standards and is protected from litigation.   


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 excellent legal skills and practical judgement with strong problem-solving ability.

  • You find working in a policy and rule setting environment stimulating and rewarding.

  • You thrive under a busy and varied environment.

  • You have unquestioned personal integrity and a belief in fairness.

  • You enjoy being part of the business and contributing to wider organisational objectives.

  • You are a clear and articulate communicator.


  • Providing strategic leadership on regulatory matters and ensuring that ECB rules and regulations are fit for purpose.

  • Providing excellent legal advice to the ECB on regulatory and contentious matters and managing disputes and litigation as required.

  • Drafting of and advising on ECB regulations and relevant policies.

  • Leading on policy decisions in the areas of anti-corruption, anti-doping and discipline.

  • Leading on preparations for Regulatory Committee meetings and ensuring all papers are provided as required and actions are followed up.

  • Ensuring that the ECB is seen as a capable and progressive regulator, delivering high levels of integrity and regulation.

  • Implementing and managing regular progress meetings with functional areas within the Integrity Team to track activities, milestones, risks and issues.

  • Leading by example, directing and supporting other members of the team where appropriate.

  • Ensuring accountability for performance.

  • Interacting with stakeholders on regulatory matters.

  • Managing the budget for this area.

  • Effectively assessing and managing risks to the ECB.

  • Providing legal support on commercial and non-contentious matters where required.


  • Qualified as a solicitor with substantial knowledge of English law (and the authorisation to work as a solicitor in England and Wales).

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

  • Experience of regulatory matters (not necessarily within sport) including regulation setting.

  • A strategic mind and an ability to be creative whilst initiating, leading and implementing change.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to multi-task, manage several projects and exercise effective judgment whilst remaining calm and professional.

  • The ability to manage people and have excellent inter-personal and team working skills. Proven ability to form and work successfully in partnerships both internally and externally, gaining consensus en route.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).

  • Experience of sports law (highly 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 Sun 11th Dec 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 11th Dec 2022