Senior Manager, Female Participation - 12 month FTC (Secondments and Fixed Term Contracts considered)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Flexible
Salary Competitive
Team Participation & Growth
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 11th Jan 2023 GMT

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


Women’s & girls’ cricket is set to be transformed as part of a wider strategy to Inspire Generations by connecting communities and improving lives through cricket.

The Senior Manager Female Participation role is an exciting opportunity to support in the delivery of a thriving recreational game, that welcomes a broad, representative playing population.

As Senior Manager for Female Participation, you will be a passionate advocate of the game, maximising opportunities for women and girls at a recreational level, to foster a life-long involvement with cricket.

The role requires you to influence the wider cricket network and build relationships to Transform Women’s and Girls’ Cricket at participation level. This role will be key in shaping the future success of the game.


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 have a deep passion for driving positive change within a major sport.

  • You’re a clear and articulate communicator, with the ability to engage and influence multiple stakeholders.

  • You have an unshakable can-do attitude, thriving under busy, variable, and exciting environments, where no two days are alike.


  • Supporting the delivery of a plan through County Boards/Foundations and a network of Women’s and Girls’ Cricket Development Officers to grow the base of female participation with a focus on growing the number of thriving and sustainable girls’ sections at clubs.

  • Helping the network deliver a girls’ secondary school proof of concept programme and analysing its success to shape future programmes.

  • Managing relationships with equipment suppliers to ensure the network has the tools to grow female participation.

  • Working closely with the ECB Marketing Team, to drive the We Got Game campaign at a grassroots level.

  • Supporting the ECB National Programmes Team in increasing the number of girls and female Activators participating in All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket.

  • Using insight to design and drive additional creative and innovative programmes that will deliver sustainable growth for women and girls’ cricket.


  • Good leadership, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Experience of delivering strategy through innovative and engaging interventions.

  • Comfortable presenting to large groups of people.

  • Proficient in budgeting, planning, and monitoring and evaluation of key strategic priorities.

YOU’LL RECEIVE (please note benefits may vary for secondments)

  • 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

Applications closed Wed 11th Jan 2023


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 Wed 11th Jan 2023