Safe Hands and Clubmark Manager

England and Wales Cricket Board

  • Closing: 5:00pm, 13th May 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

8.40 (7002)

Job Description


Do you want to ensure cricket is a safe place to play?  This role will be responsible for overseeing two key programmes focused on delivering family friendly clubs. Your goal will be to ensure that cricket clubs provide fun and safe places for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the game.

Clubs and leagues play a crucial role in the experience and enjoyment of thousands of cricketers, of all ages, across England and Wales.  With around 5,000 clubs across England and Wales you will work closely with the Clubs Executive, to provide the tools and support required, to ensure clubs ‘inspire generations to say cricket is a game for me’.

Key to this role in 2022 will be delivering the Clubmark programme and continuing the roll out of the Safe Hands Management System. In this role you will have the opportunity to shape and protect the future of our club cricket family and ensure clubs have the right systems in place to protect all of those who enjoy the game.


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 know that Cricket is a force for good and makes an enduring impact on people’s lives. It provides great entertainment.  It teaches important skills, both physical and social.  It can help inclusion and social cohesion. It’s something for everyone to watch, play or enjoy, across genders, age, disability and diverse communities.


·       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 enjoy working with a wide range of stakeholders from community cricket to the key decision makers across the game.

·       You have a passion for community sport and the power of cricket to connect communities and improve lives.

·       You thrive under busy, variable and exciting environments where no two days are alike.

·       You enjoy influencing up, down and laterally to drive successful outcomes.

·       You understand the importance of the views and experiences of all cricket stakeholders and the value of collaboration across the game, to achieve the goals of Inspiring Generations.

·       You enjoy making a difference to communities, volunteers and players.

·       You have a keen eye for detail and outstanding project management skills.





·       You will oversee and enhance the tools, policies and resources that support a sustainable and safe club network.

·       Oversee and manage the role out of the Safe Hands Management System.

·       Promote a fun and safe environment for all children playing cricket

·       Implement inclusion strategies for clubs to ensure welcoming environments for all players

·       Create a responsive online support system that has practical solutions and resources to enhance policy adoption and implementation.

·       Simplify administrative processes and reduce response times

·       Design, develop and manage training and support for a regional and county network of club development staff

·       Work closely with workforce and club support officers to provide an excellent volunteer support programme



·       Head of Safeguarding

·       Head of IT

·       Head of Network Support




  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to listen, understand and act on information accordingly.

  • A keen eye for detail and a desire to see things through to completion.

  • The ability to influence various partners from club officials to senior executives.

  • Outstanding project management skills and a proven track record of delivering results.

  • Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to ensure partners and stakeholders remain on task and work to the agreed deadlines.

·       Experience in writing, creating and implementing new programmes.

·       The ability to create training packages for various stakeholders ranging from county board staff, to club volunteers, to successful promote scale in the role out of new programmes.

  • A deep understanding of the cricket network and challenges the game faces across different areas of England and Wales.

  • A contagious passion for cricket or recreational sport and a strong desire to add real value to the counties in your region.

A “can do” attitude and a strong team player.


·       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 Fri 13th May 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 Fri 13th May 2022