Event Manager

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Lord's/Hybrid
Salary £40,000-£45,000
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 11th Mar 2022 GMT

Perks and benefits

Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Salary sacrifice
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.40 (6826)

Job Description


We have a hugely exciting opportunity for an experienced event managers to join the Events team. The Event Manager will support senior managers and be responsible for the partnerships with venues to jointly plan and deliver men’s and women’s international cricket, The Hundred and domestic cricket across England and Wales.

The key aim being delivering world class cricket for both the men’s and women’s game.

The ECB is a fun and energising place to work and the Events department is lively and full of talent.


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 have a passion for delivering the best, whilst establishing new benchmarks and standards.

  • You are detail and outcome focussed, with an eye for innovation and seeking efficient and cost-effective ways to deliver.

  • You are a clear communicator that establishes strong professional relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external, and seeks to resolve arising issues in line with wider objectives.

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

  •  You have an unshakable can-do attitude.


  • Working closely with Senior Event Managers and Head of Venue Management to the develop the operations plans for venue delivery, aligned to ECB, venue and key stakeholder requirements.

  • Implementing the agreed venue operational planning process, support venue planning cycles and related meetings for a cluster of venues.

  • Co-ordinating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Working with venue representatives to coordinate the compilation of venue delivery plans for each allocated venue, ensuring successful delivery of the agreed operations manual.

  • Facilitating pre-season site visits across events, broadcast, ticketing and event presentation.

  • Championing, at all times, the requirements of the competing teams to ensure the delivery of a world class platform for them to be able to prepare and perform at their best.

  • Working with the other departments of the ECB Events Team (Event Presentation, Broadcast, Accreditation, Ticketing, Safety & Security) to ensure their functional areas are at the forefront of all operational planning.

  • Championing the requirements of diverse groups of spectators ensuring accessibility and diversity of spectators is front and centre in venue planning.

  • Acting as lead on cricket and venue related operational delivery, in line with wider organisational and ECB objectives.

  • Providing support, access and communication with other departments ensuring “one team” approach both before and on match days.

  • Acting as Match Manager for selected matches across the International and Domestic calendar in both men’s and women’s cricket.

  • Coordinating and implementing briefings as identified, whilst also contributing to coordination and reporting.

  • Working within the agreed business planning framework, using the ECB programme management methodologies, documentation and reporting tools.


  • Hands-on and operational experience implementing venue planning and delivery for sport events, with a knowledge of Cricket a distinct advantage.

  • A team player approach - resourceful and possessing the ability to demonstrate initiative, still seeking advice or support when required.

  • A focus on establishing, maintaining and positively leveraging effective stakeholder relationships with venue teams as well as all ECB departments.

  • An understanding of venue and operational safety, risk and environmental standards in a UK context.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills, across a variety of stakeholders, with a focus on achieving agreed outcomes that contribute towards the overall organisational objectives.

  • Demonstrated organisational and administrative skills, with a strong attention to detail in the preparation of planning documents, communication and reports.

  • A proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humour; understanding the ever-changing events environment which will include unsociable hours.


  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Free on-site gym

  • Subsidised canteen

  • 30% discount on New Balance items and 60% discount on Castore items

  • Life assurance


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 11th Mar 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 11th Mar 2022