England Women U19 Head Coach (Secondments and Consultants considered) Oct 22 to Feb 23 FTC

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough plus international travel
Salary £200 per day (N.B. general perks may not be applicable for consultant and secondment roles)
Team England Women
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 8th Sep 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


A hugely exciting opportunity awaits to become the first England Women U19 Head Coach to affect the learning environment, the preparation and the performance elements of the first U19 team to participate in the ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023.

The England Women U19 programme will provide opportunities in an inspirational development environment with competitive exposure at an International level for players deemed with the highest potential to play for England Women in the future.

This role is a set number of 55 consultancy working days from October 2022 through to February 2023.

The England Women U19 Head Coach will lead the preparations for the 2023 ICC U19 WT20 ensuring the development and performance phases of the programme are delivered to the highest standards focussing on developing world leading talent development environments for individuals and the selected squad.

The role will require availability at the following training camps and also a requirement to attend and lead the England Women U19 team at the ICC U19 Women’s WT20 2023:


-Training camps:

  • 22nd October

  • 4th - 6th; 12th & 13th; 18th & 19th; 26th & 27th November

  • 3rd & 4th; 10th & 11th & 17th & 18th December 2022


-ICC U19 Women’s WT20 World Cup

  • 3rd to 31st January 2023 (exact travel dates TBC)


-5 days for Post World Cup review and feedback meetings


Further dates and times for specific staff meetings, player meetings, planning opportunities and travel are expected to take the overall number of days for this role to 55.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in developing high potential cricketers with an in depth knowledge of women’s cricket at domestic and international level. The successful candidate will have shown their ability to positively impact those around them and have led on creating an inspirational environment for players and staff.

The role will be based at the National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough. The role will involve work during unsociable hours, weekends and school holidays and will require an extended period away from home at the World Cup event.  Key dates that require full commitment are shown above.


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.


  • Design, and lead the delivery of an outstanding training and competition programme for the players perceived to have the highest potential to be England Women cricketers of the future that adds real value to a player’s journey towards being a successful International cricketer

  • Provide coaching direction and support, both directly and in partnership with Regional set-ups, to the identified players selected into the England Women U19 programme inclusive of coaching players within residential training camps and at the ICC U19 Women’s World Cup

  • Lead on the consultation, collaboration and engagement with Regional Head coaches, Senior Regional Talent Managers and Regional skill-set coaches around player development to ensure the most talented young players are supported both on-programme and at their Regions

  • Develop and share knowledge and support with Regional teams to ensure that player development for International cricket represents best practice

  • Collaborate and contribute to short and medium-term Player Development Plans for identified players with Regional teams

  • Lead and manage the support coaching and multi-disciplinary support team, providing appropriate challenge and support with the development of players for International cricket

  • Work with all England Women Pathway staff to ensure effective programming, integrated Science & Medicine support, players development and operational support for the U19 programme

  • Monitor the impact and effectiveness of the U19 programme and submit regular reports to the Head of Performance Pathways

  • Work with the National Talent Manager and Head of Performance Pathways to ensure the Regional Talent Pathway supports the development of players with the foundations for Regional and International cricket

  • Contribute to a robust review process of the U19 campaign following the completion of the U19 World Cup in order to capture best practice and key learnings for all players and staff


  • Passion for leading players and staff to develop an environment that drives learning through a sustainable person-focused culture

  • Experience of programme design (both individual and team), implementation, management and evaluation for high potential female athletes

  • Demonstrable experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams in high performance sport

  • Excellent knowledge of women’s cricket at both Regional and international levels

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of talent development within the adolescent setting

  • Outstanding leadership, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with exceptional standards of professionalism and integrity

  • Ensure players develop personal excellence through relevant, individualised and outstanding learning and development experiences that align to the ECB Talent Development Framework “Unleashing Potential”

  • A high degree of personal resilience to cope with the demands of coaching at this level and to be relied on by the organisation, players and staff to handle pressure in critical moments

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Qualified to at least ECB Advanced Coach (Level 3) or international equivalent

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Safeguarding Children certification – a DBS disclosure is an impartial and confidential document that details an individual’s criminal record and where appropriate gives details of those who are barred from working with children

  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm

  • Honesty, tact and strong will to succeed

  • Excellent IT skills with competent ability using Microsoft Office programmes

  • Full UK Driving Licence and ability to travel independently to various venues across the country


  • £200 day rate (general perks & benefits may not be applicable for consultant and secondment roles)

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 8th Sep 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 8th Sep 2022