Facilities Planning Manager (Recreational Game)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Flexible (remote working)
Salary 40,000-45,000
Team Facilities
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 28th Feb 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 (8218)

Job Description


This exciting role will help deliver our capital investment programme within the recreational game, providing expert support to the network and stakeholders to create and execute facilities strategies.


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 have a passion for supporting the recreational game and facilities development

  • You’re a clear and articulate communicator with an ability to bring people with you on a developmental journey

  • You have an unshakable can-do attitude.

  • You can work independently and using initiative whilst also contributing to a close-knit team

  •  You can confidently switch between high level strategy and detailed case work


  • Providing supportive oversight to the County Network to plan and manage small scale grant programmes and develop facilities strategies that will create welcoming environments, transform the game for women and girls and tackle the challenge o climate change. 

  • Providing technical expertise to the cricket network, including facility design and business planning, to ensure sustainable investment

  • Working with key partners, including Local Authorities, in identified urban areas to create facility developments at scale and tackle inequalities in access and suply

  • Supporting our agreement with Sport England on Planning issues including statutory consultations and Playing Pitch Strategies

  •  Case work on strategically identified projects to progress from concept to delivery

  • Working collaboratively to ensure joined up investment with the professional game (on Outground projects and similar pathway opportunities)

  • Supporting the delivery of campaigns and programmes to create a sustainable cricket network


  • The ability to take an objective and strategic view of plans

  • Experience in project management and an eye for detail enabling you to work accurately and efficiently

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work in one-to-one and one-to-many situations with a wide range of people from volunteers to senior management

  • Excellent time management

  • The ability to negotiate and manage customer expectations

  • The ability to use digital systems and tools

  • Good working knowledge of:

o   Facilities development

o   Health and safety

o   Business planning

o   The planning system and Sport England policy

o   Sustainability

o   Accessibility

o   Recreational cricket network

o   Local Authorities


Competitive salary

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Life assurance

  • 30% discount on New Balance items


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 28th Feb 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 Feb 2022