Performance Manager (Disability Cricket) - Fixed term until Dec 2022 with potential be made perm

England and Wales Cricket Board

  • Team: England Cricket
  • Grade: Guide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Lord's (possibly flexible)
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 27th Mar 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Healthcare
Wellness programs
Additional parental leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

PURPOSE

This role will be responsible for the preparation and performance of the England National Disability teams, within the Disability Cricket strategy. The ultimate aim of making cricket more accessible for people with disabilities and delivering winning England Teams.  Delivery of end-to-end high quality performance management support to England Disability squads in order to optimise performance, specifically during training camps and an overseas series in Australia (2nd to 18th June 2022) and proactive preparation for future series and tournaments. This role is initially a fixed term role until the end of 2022 with the potential to be converted into a permanent role.

WHO WE ARE

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.

OUR VALUES

·         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’LL LOVE THIS JOB IF

·         You have a keen interest in the promotion and growth of Disability Cricket and enabling talented cricketers with a disability to reach their potential.

·         You would be energised by having to manage and influence a range of key internal and external relationships.

·         You have a passion for delivering the best, whilst establishing new benchmarks and standards.

 

YOU’LL BE DOING

·       Preparation and support for  2022 Tour in Australia and ongoing support for future tours

o   Leading the Performance element of the Disability Cricket Pathway across three impairment groups.

§  Blind

§  Deaf

§  Learning Disability

o   Managing the National Squad Head Coaches and ensuring that they have the support needed to maximise the potential of their teams and that they utilise the support available to them

o   Supporting the Recruitment of coaches and managers

o   Ensuring players meet the relevant eligibility criteria

·         Preparation of National Squads for international competitions for 2023 onwards across four impairment groups.

o   Blind

o   Deaf

o   Physical Disability

o   Learning Disability

·         Contribute to delivering Inspiring Generations by developing inspirational teams and people that inspire a new generation of disabled players to have lifelong involvement within our game and to play, watch and love our game. 

•         Working with the Science and Medicine Lead for the Disability Cricket Program to ensure an appropriate support structure to help our players make informed decisions to live a performance lifestyle and ensuring that our organisation meets its duty of care to our players

•         Working closely with the competitions & recreational game managers ensuring competition and player pathways are aligned achieving a fully integrated player pathway for disabled players to achieve their full potential.

•         Ensuring the ECB and its delivery partners are compliant with the Equality Act and that our business continues to be legally compliant.

•         Being a champion for Inclusion and Diversity

YOU’LL HAVE

·         Experience of working in high performance disability/paralympic environments

·         Ability to work autonomously

·         Experience of working with athletes with impairments (Desirable)

·         A successful record in high performance planning and monitoring, and contributing to and implementing strategic plans.

·         Substantial  experience (or part-time equivalent) in line-managing staff/coaches, and a record of successfully setting and managing budgets.

·         A strong network of cricket contacts in the UK and abroad

·         Excellent communication skills

·         A good understanding of Disability Sport and the workings around it.

·         Strong leadership and influencing skills.

·         The capacity to learn and adapt.

·         Outstanding Presentation & Communication skills.

·         Experience and the ability to manage budgets.

 YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • 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% New Balance discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

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 27th Mar 2022

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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