England Men - Young Lions Head Coach

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location ECB Performance Centre, Loughborough
Salary Competitive
Team England Men
  • Closing: 6:07pm, 7th Oct 2022 BST

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

This role ensures that our highest potential young players develop the foundations required to be successful at international level.  It also supports the development and preparation of our highest performing international players.  The role will work alongside the pathway coaching group and will contribute significantly to our ambition of becoming the number one team in the world across formats.


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 aspire to achieve world’s best development and performance impact.

  • You’re passionate and curious about learning and development.

  • You enjoy leading programmes and teams.


  • Assuming Head Coach responsibilities for the Young Lions (inc. U19) during training camps, series and ICC events.

  • In close collaboration with counties, expertly ‘case-managing’ individualised player programmes (training and match), ensuring high quality communication throughout.

  • Fulfilling the role of Young Lions Selector and contributing to player identification, selection and assessment activity.

  • Recruiting, leading and managing the Young Lions coaching and support team, ensuring the provision of international specific experiences and expertise.

  • Working with the Performance Director, leading the strategic planning and ongoing review of the Young Lions.

  • Providing leadership and direction to the ECB Super-4 Competition.

  • As required, providing coaching support at Lions and England level.

  • Contributing as an active team member of the pathway coaching group by bringing a diverse and expert perspective, enabling the development of world’s best practice.



  • Achieved or will be working towards ECB Advanced Coach (Level 3) qualification, with Specialist Coach (Level 4) qualification desirable (or international equivalent).

  • A proven track record of coaching and leading elite teams and players.

  • A deep understanding of international and First-Class cricket demands.

  • Demonstrable expertise in areas associated to learning and development, particularly for adolescent cricketers.

  • Demonstrable expertise in areas associated to player identification, selection and assessment.

  • The ability to devise, deliver and lead coaching programmes for individuals, groups and teams.

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of sports science.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • High levels of motivation and the resilience required to thrive in a varied and demanding high performance role.

  • Capability and appetite for extensive domestic and overseas travel.


  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Life assurance

  • Free on-site gym


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 7th Oct 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 Fri 7th Oct 2022