England Women - Head of Performance Pathways

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Hybrid
Salary Competitive
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 13th Feb 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 (6818)

Job Description

Purpose of this Role

Strategically lead and manage a world leading women’s and girls’ performance pathway across cricket that affords every player the opportunity to excel. The EW Head of Performance Pathways will play a key role in ensuring all those engaged in the pathway experience a highly effective learning and development environment that creates positive, lifelong moments and memories.

With a clear direction to develop an inclusive and diverse pathway for players, coaches and support staff the role will play a fundamental part in ensuring the success of England Women’s cricket on the international stage.


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 are passionate about championing the women's and girl's game to influence continued positive change

  • You have a track record overseeing programmes that prepare and expose players to tournament and international cricket


  • Work closely with the Director, EW Cricket and EW Leadership Team to develop and lead the delivery of the performance plan for the EW Performance Pathway

  • Lead and manage a team of performance staff to provide world leading development opportunities for players and to ensure a broad group of players are ready to excel for the England Women’s cricket team

  • Work closely with the Director, EW Cricket to establish an effective insight-based selection process for the EW ’A’ and EW U19 programmes

  • Manage the process of identifying talent across the EW Pathway to ensure the right players for England Women’s programmes are being identified and developed

  • Lead a collaborative development planning process for EW ’A’ and EW U19 players

  • Play a pivotal role in developing a progressive and inclusive performance culture across the EW pathway

  • Work collaboratively with the Regional Structure Head Coaches to ensure the short, medium and long-term needs of future England Women’s players are catered for

  • Work closely with the ECB Coach Development department to provide high quality learning and development opportunities for Coaches in the Women’s Regional Structure



  •  An in-depth of understanding of high performing environments within cricket

  • An expert in developing pathways and a broad understanding of evidenced based development environments

  • An understanding of the multi-disciplinary functions required to develop world leading development environments

  • An in-depth knowledge of women’s domestic and international cricket


  • Proven track record of creating environments that ensure positive impact across different stages of a player’s journey

  • Experience of engaging multiple stakeholders through a clearly articulated performance strategy

  • Proven track record of leading, managing and developing people within a performance pathway

  • Working within a high performing environment within women’s team sport



  • An outstanding communicator with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to facilitate complex discussions that deliver impactful outcomes

  • Ability to manage a workforce with diverse skill sets and areas of expertise


  • 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 Sun 13th 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 Sun 13th Feb 2022