PURPOSE OF ROLE
As Medical Services Lead for Disability Cricket, to maximise the availability and wellness of all players by leading Science and Medicine support across the four impairment group pathways: Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hearing Impaired, Physical Disability and Learning Disability.
As Lead Physiotherapist for the Men's Pathway, deliver high-quality physiotherapy support to the Young Lions/England Under-19s programme and co-management of individual players with their County and other stakeholders to contribute to their cricketing and personal development.
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.
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 want to lead a Science and Medicine team across an elite sporting Pathway
You want to deliver Physiotherapy support to an elite development programme
You desire to work within a wider, collaborative Science and Medicine department
YOU’LL BE DOING
Medical Services Lead for Disability Cricket
Management, co-ordination and quality assurance of Science and Medicine support to maximise the availability and wellness of all players across the Disability Cricket Pathway.
Progress alignment of medical services, drive performance, manage assigned budgets and ensure required ECB standards of governance and Duty of Care are met.
There will be significant focus on physiotherapy provision and the postholder will deliver directly, as well as oversee consultant practitioners providing this service, at training camps and competitive series, both at home and abroad.
Act as a player advocate and provide a link/ensure communication between the National Squad management teams and the players’ support networks.
Men's Pathway Physiotherapist
Deliver Physiotherapy support including competitive Young Lions series (both home and abroad) and Under-19 training camps/programmes/associated activities.
Oversee Science & Medicine support to age group programmes and associated activities.
Working collaboratively with County colleagues and other stakeholders to optimise the support and resources available to identified players.
Contribute to driving forwards the standards of injury management and physical preparation across professional Men’s Cricket, particularly at the County Academy and Pathway levels.
Support Injury Surveillance and Physical Performance projects to ensure competitive advantage for England Cricket.
YOU’LL HAVE (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Current membership with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
Current Advanced Trauma Management/Emergency Care accreditation (equivalent to the ECB Cricket Trauma Management Course)
Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team
Demonstrable effective clinical decision-making and high-quality physiotherapy treatment skills
Practical knowledge of injury rehabilitation and prevention training
Understanding of injury surveillance and workload monitoring methods
Excellent communication skills
Enhanced DBS Check
25 days’ holiday annual allowance
Private Medical Insurance
Non-contributory 8% pension
Free on-site gym (when at NCPC, Loughborough)
30% discount on New Balance items
The England and Wales Cricket Board is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.