Lead and Pathway Performance Psychologist (Consultants and Secondments Considered)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Employment Type Contract Up to 150 days per year
Location Hybrid · England, UK National with periods of overseas travel
Team England Men
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 16th Feb 2024 GMT

Perks and benefits

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

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

PURPOSE

We’re introducing this exciting role to work as part of the England Men’s Performance Science and Medicine team. The role will be responsible for strategic oversight of performance psychology support across England Men’s senior teams while practically leading and delivering performance psychology provision to the England Young Lions programme.

Applications will for this role will be open until 16th February 2024 with a view to holding interviews week commencing 26th February 2024.

WHO WE ARE

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.

 

OUR VALUES

  • 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’LL LOVE THIS JOB IF

  • You will have a passion for contributing to the long-term development of high potential cricketers within a high-performance environment.

  • You enjoy supporting coaches and staff to develop psychologically informed environments and coaching practice that focuses on the individual player’s needs.

  • You are proactive with wanting to make a difference, and respectful and conscious of the needs of players, coaches, and support staff.

YOU’LL BE DOING

  • You will be responsible for strategic oversight of performance psychology support across England Men’s senior teams while practically leading and delivering performance psychology provision to the England Young Lions programme. This will include:

    • Conducting screening and performance profiling assessments to understand players’ needs.

    • Supporting the psychological needs of players within the team environment, encompassing performance and wellbeing. This will include UK based and overseas training camps and competitive series.

    • Ensuring coaches and support staff work collaboratively with performance psychology to ensure psychological aspects are seamlessly integrated into all training and development programmes.

    • Providing education to staff on leadership development and bespoke player management strategies.

    • Working with the clinical psychologist, actively participate in case formulation, and well-being forum meetings with medical and support staff.

    • Supporting player and staff transitions between teams, programmes, and environments.

    • Collaborate with other S&M staff to develop holistic "Return to Play" support plans for players.

    • Working as part of the Young Lions Science and Medicine team you will be expected to contribute to the Department Plan-Do-Review cycle.

  • Work closely with the Clinical Psychologist, Performance Psychologists, Chief Medical Officer, and Medical Panel providing expert judgment and decision-making as part of the well-being forum.

  • Drive high standards and support best practice across the First-Class Counties and Academies through strategic direction and technical guidance regarding the provision of performance psychology support.

  • Provide subject matter knowledge to the County Science and Medicine Audit & Review.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external partners and stakeholders who contribute to the success of performance objectives and programmes through research and innovation projects.

  • Contribute to the England Men’s Performance Science and Medicine team, and conduct knowledge development projects individually or with others to ensure we continue to deliver up to date and excellent psychological support.

YOU’LL HAVE

  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology, preferably a post-graduate degree.

  • British Psychological Society Chartered Status or BASES Accredited (or equivalent).

  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

  • Up-to-date experience and expertise working with Domestic and/or international cricket as a Performance Psychologist.

  • Background in or significant understanding of adolescent brain development and its role in understanding player development and evaluation of talent.

  • Experience of delivery of resilience, identity, and leadership work within a coaching context.

  • Experience in delivering performance psychology and leading initiatives relating to performance psychology and culture within elite sporting pathways.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Enhanced DBS.

  • Full Driver’s license.

YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • General perks and benefits may not be applicable for consultant and secondment roles

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 16th Feb 2024

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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 16th Feb 2024