England Team Physical Preparation Coach

England and Wales Cricket Board

  • Team: England Cricket
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: National
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 6th Jan 2023 GMT

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
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

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Job Description

PURPOSE

We’re introducing this exciting role to lead the physical preparation of the England Men’s cricket team so that they are best prepared to perform at the highest level.

Applications will for this role will be open until 6th January 2023 with a view to hold online interviews week commencing 16th January 2023.

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 have a passion for improving physical performance

  • You have a strong interest in the physical preparation for sport performance

  • You're a natural relationship builder

YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Optimise the physical performance of England Team players through the delivery of high quality of physical preparation and strength and conditioning coaching during the lead up to series and while on tour.

  • Work in collaboration with the England Team Physio and Doctor to create rehabilitation plans for injured players to ensure a timely return to international cricket performance.

  • Work closely with the Performance Nutritionist to ensure players are maximising their body composition to allow optimal cricket performance through creation of aligned nutrition and physical preparation plans.

  • Collaborate with the Science & Medicine Teams and coaching staff for all 18 First-Class Counties to provide integrated player support both on and off programme.

  • Work closely with the Physical Preparation Lead in the monitoring of England players whilst playing franchise cricket.

  • Contribute to the wider development of consistently high standards of physical preparation for England players within the England cricket pathway and across the First Class game.

  • Coordinate the delivery of performance science interventions e.g. heat acclimation, hydration, sleep and travel hygiene to the England Team while on tour.

  • Foster strong partnerships with external organisations for the benefit of the England team, S&C team and the wider Science and Medicine Department.

YOU’LL HAVE

  • Graduate qualifications in Sports Science and/or Strength & Conditioning

  • UKSCA accreditation

  • A track record of success in developing the physical qualities of elite athletes & teams within professional sport

  • Experience in travelling with teams and the management and delivery of S&C programs in remote locations

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary Science & Medicine Team

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Experience of coordinating integrated player support initiatives

  • Experience working in elite cricket

  • Research and development experience in cricket and/or S&C fields

  • Strong computer skills

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

  • Current basic life support training

  • Full Driver’s license

YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • 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% Castore discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

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 6th Jan 2023

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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 6th Jan 2023