We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join the Domestic Cricket Operations team as a Regulation Executive. This role will provide critical support to all domestic cricket competitions, and also to the recreational game in the field of migrant cricketers. The role is an opportunity to establish effective and positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, in order to provide them with a second-to-none service that allows them to perform and operate at their maximum ability.
The Domestic Cricket Operations team is involved with all aspects of cricket that are pitch side of the boundary rope; from eligibility of players, appointment of umpires, fixture scheduling to rules and regulations and pitch and ground facilities and technology. All this as it relates to in excess of 700 matches per season.
The ECB is a fun and energising place to work and The Cricket Operations team is lively and full of talent with a “can-do” mentality.
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.
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 passion for delivering the best and with integrity.
Have a keen eye for detail.
You are process driven and focused on the outcome.
Enjoy the seasonal nature of workload.
YOU’LL BE DOING
The overall purpose of this role is to deliver core match operational responsibilities to ensure the smooth and effective running of the Professional and Recreational games. Specifically:
High volume processing of applications for Governing Body Endorsements in the Recreational Game with regards to migrant players/coaches and to provide support to Cricket Clubs.
To assist with the annual Home Office Recreational Game audit.
To be primary point of contact for player registration/ draft queries and maintain the registration database with respect to the National Counties Cricket Association (NCCA).
To assist other members of the Domestic Cricket Operations team with pre-season and in-season work as required.
A willingness to learn and understand Home Office immigration policy.
An understanding of Recreational Club structure.
An ability to understand cricket regulations and its application.
Experience of working in a high-pressure environment, often dealing with and responding to demanding clients or stakeholders outside of normal working hours.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate complex policy and regulations to different levels of the game.
Ability to build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders.
Good computer literacy and experience of operating databases.
A keen eye for detail.
Good time management
A team player approach, be resourceful and possess the ability to demonstrate initiative; still seeking advice or support when required.
A proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humour; understanding the ever-changing events environment which may include some unsociable hours.