Lead Bowling Coach

Gloucestershire Cricket Club

  • Grade: ECB Level 3 Coaching
  • Salary: Dependent on experience - 2 year Fixed Term Contract
  • Location: Bristol
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 13th Oct 2022 BST

Job Description

REPORTS TO :             Head Coach


To be passionate and knowledgeable about bowling and the ability to work effectively with seam and spin bowlers. To be an outstanding communicator, able to work on own initiative whilst buying into the team culture and values, within our professional squad and GCCC’s associated talent development system. 


·          To provide specialist bowling coaching and support to a range of senior professional and pathway cricket players ensuring a pipeline of skilful and competitive and game smart bowlers are transitioning from the GCCC pathway and have the capability to thrive in first class cricket and beyond

·          To provide specialist and general coaching assistance as and when required by the Head Coach, 2nd XI Coach,  Performance Director and Head of Talent Pathway as appropriate

·          Lead on all bowling coaching across first and second team cricket

·          To ensure the continued development of bowlers from pathway cricket through to 1st XI in collaboration with the Pathway Bowling Coach

·          Work collaboratively with external partners, national counties, clubs, and other key stakeholders which form vital pathways with GCCC

·          Assist the Head Coach with delivering the needs of the professional squad, during match and non-match days the winter and summer schedules

·          Support the Head of Talent Pathway in developing and implementing a long-term strategy to develop and ensure an over-supply of bowlers that transition into the GCCC Academy and professional squad

·          Provide regular feedback and an accessible digital story for performance programme bowlers and professional bowlers

·          Provide regular coach education and proactive and collaborative approach for regional bowling coaches

·          Collaborate and work effectively with science and medicine staff in order to provide best possible physical care for professional bowlers

·          Communicate proactively and effectively with national governing body coaches

·          Carry out any other duties as directed by the Head Coach or Performance Director




Experience and Knowledge - Essentials:

·        Minimum ECB Level 3 coaching qualification (or equivalent)

·        Passion for developing people

·        Experience of bowling coaching and developing cricketers at professional level and can demonstrate a track record of identifying, developing evolving and transitioning talent

·        Excellent coaching, communication and organisational skills

·        Excellent time management, presentation skills and presents themselves well

·        Excellent IT and digital sharing capture and sharing capabilities

·        Self- Motivated and can work unsupervised.

·        Must be able to work as part of a team and build strong relationships with team members and stakeholders at all levels

·        Current DBS, Child Protection (Safeguarding Young People), First Aid and ECBCA Insurance

·        Working knowledge of Child Protection and Welfare principles, policies and procedure

·        Willingness to work outside of normal office hours

·        Driving Licence

Interpersonal style:

·          A role model and will uphold the core values of the club

·          Committed to their own personal professional development and play an active role in the professional development of your colleagues

·          Always represent ‘Gloucestershire Cricket’ in a positive and professional manner. Ensure the health, safety and welfare of yourself, participants and others at all times

·          Conduct sessions in accordance with the appropriate ECB guidelines and good practice

·          Take part in other activities as and when required. Perform all duties in an equitable manner and to actively promote the principles of equality amongst colleagues, partners and service users

·          Conform to, actively commit to and promote ‘Gloucestershire Cricket’ values both with internal and external ‘customers’ when using any communication

·          Resilient and energetic to operate in a challenging and high-profile working environment


Personal Organisation:

·        Has the ability to manage time bound tasks

·        Manage and maintain a healthy balance between work and life

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

Salary :           Competitive salary

 Start date :     ASAP

As an equal opportunities employer, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club  is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

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 13th Oct 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 13th Oct 2022