Professional Umpire

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Remote & Various
Salary Competitive
Team Officiating
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 28th Nov 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 (8225)

Job Description


To officiate matches, to the very highest standards, in the men’s and women’s professional games in England and Wales.


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.


Pre-Match Preparation

  • To ensure that all appropriate arrangements are in place to enable the effective smooth running and management of the match.

  • To work with key personnel (colleagues, players, ground management, media, etc.) to promote mutual trust, respect, openness and transparency.

  • To establish and agree match expectations with colleagues and players prior to the start of the match to ensure clarity and understanding.


Match Management

  • To maintain effective communication on and off the field of play so that all parties are kept informed, and any potential misunderstandings are avoided.

  • During matches, to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with colleagues and other key stakeholders to ensure decisive, consistent, and efficient outcomes.

  • To make decisions based on available information taking in to account the consequences, ensuring that decisions are effectively communicated and adhered to.

  • To confidently, equitably, and objectively manage conflict and contested situations, in order as far possible to enable understanding and acceptance of decisions.

  • To provide clear and effective communication with scorers throughout the match to ensure that scores are recorded and maintained accurately.

  • To ensure consistency and fairness in the management of the match and in accordance with playing conditions and ECB directives.

  • To liaise closely with ground managers to ensure maintenance of the pitch is carried out in line with regulations.

  • To manage the processes and procedures at the conclusion of the match ensuring that all are correctly implemented and communicated including completion of all reporting requirements.

  • To ensure all health and safety requirements are adhered to and implemented, escalating as necessary to the relevant official.


Skills and Attributes

  • Able to demonstrate high professional standards and present an image of a positive role-model in keeping with the values, ethics, and etiquette of the game.

  • Provide clarity and purpose to provide focus and direction to others.

  • Encourage and motivate others creating trust and a feeling of being valued.

  • Be passionate about what you do – inspire pride in others and encourage them to challenge their own boundaries.

  • Honest, consistent and fairness in treatment of others

  • Have the confidence, willingness, and skills to hold difficult conversations with people promptly and effectively.

  • The ability to communicate decisions (including tough ones) while understanding and appreciating the impact of them on others.

  • Communicating regularly, appropriately, and reciprocally, i.e., two-way sharing of information, even if it’s a difficult conversation bad news, explaining and clarifying with patience and respect.

  • The ability to create a strong team ethos with trust and integrity at its core, in partnership with the team.

  • Emotionally intelligent; self- aware and aware of impact on others

  • Have the confidence, knowledge and understanding to genuinely empower others to deliver to their potential.

  • Self-motivated and keen to continually develop professionally using available resources and always seeking to enhance performance and levels of expertise.

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Expert level of understanding and application of the Laws of cricket, playing conditions and directives.

  • Understanding of the application of the relevant health and safety requirements and responsibilities for the cricket matches of which they officiate.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the professional game of cricket and any playing methodology adopted by its participants.

  • Understand the commercial and media requirements expected at the level of operation and the necessary expected support mechanism available to them.


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 28th Nov 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 Mon 28th Nov 2022