PA to COO & Communications

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Lord's (possible flexible)
Salary Competitive
Team COO
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 17th Sep 2021 BST

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

8.40 (7002)

Job Description


The overall purpose of this role is to support two members of the executive team and help them to be effective and efficient in delivering projects within ECB, across the cricket network and various external stakeholders.



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 enjoy building relationships across various internal and external stakeholder groups

  • You want a variety of responsibilities

  • You like to be organised

  • You like working collaboratively




  • Manage COO’s ever-changing diary

  • Collate weekly reports from each COO department

  • Assist with POs, invoices & contracts

  • Manage & arrange department meetings and events

  • Arrange & book travel and accommodation in UK and abroad including visas

  • Assist with ad hoc projects as required


Communications Director

  • Manage Director’s diary

  • Assist Comms leadership team with budget management and tracking

  • Assist with POs, invoices, contracts, and subscriptions

  • Assist Comms leadership team with tracking of team annual leave

  • Assist with team Rota during busy periods

  • Manage and update the Communication Grid which is shared company-wide

  • Arrange and manage department meetings and events

  • Arrange and book travel and accommodation in UK and abroad including visas

  • Assist with ad hoc projects as required


Internal Communication

  • Manage IC inbox and calendar

  • Send all company emails and diary invites

  • Upload news stories and documents to the intranet

  • Collate and write stories to then publish in weekly newsletter

  • Draft and create internal campaigns alongside departments across the business


Charitable Donations

  • Manage annual allocated budget

  • Order and manage stock of items to be donated

  • Manage and document requests via letter, email, phone calls and through colleagues

  • Respond to successful requests and arrange distribution of donations

  • Track and document fundraising efforts from donations



  • Experience in a commercial or business environment

  • Experience of supporting two or more Executives

  • A positive, friendly demeanour and sense of humour

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Good project management and planning skills

  • A level-headed nature to manage tight deadlines and stressful situations

  • Initiative to make appropriate decisions and take action

  • Discretion, patience, resilience, flexibility, empathy, creativity



  • Competitive salary

  • Holiday - 25 days a year

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year

  • Pension - Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee health cash-back plan

  • Long-term sickness insurance

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

  • Enhanced maternity

  • Unmind – free and confidential access to a wellbeing app to help you manage your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool

  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your potential

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice

  • Free online fitness classes

  • 30% New Balance discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 17th Sep 2021


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 17th Sep 2021