Umpire Developer (Consultant)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Employment Type Contract For the 2024 cricket season, between June and September (inclusive)
Location On site · UK
Salary £40 - £75 per match, plus travel expenses
Team Professional Game
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 22nd Apr 2024 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

8.39 (8034)

Job Description


To evaluate the performances, and contribute to the continuing development, of selected umpires officiating in the men’s and women’s game pathways (typically National Panel (M2 and W2) and National Development Programme umpires).


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.


  • To attend matches and ‘festivals’ as requested by the ECB Umpire Pathways Manager. These will include, but not be limited to, First Class County 2nd XI, National Counties, Women’s Academy and ECB competitions.

  • To observe and analyse the performance of umpires officiating at these matches

  • To provide verbal and written feedforward in a timely manner, using the relevant ECB report form. This will include providing a quantitative evaluation on the umpires’ performances.

  • Where appropriate, to contribute to the delivery of training for National Development Programme umpires.

  • To have a developmental focus, delivering feedforward in an inspiring manner.

  • To demonstrate high levels of professionalism, knowledge and expertise.

  • To demonstrate commitment to developing yourself and attending training as required by the ECB.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Laws of Cricket

  • Knowledge and understanding of current umpiring practice

  • Knowledge and understanding of how to provide effective feedforward

  • Experience of supporting the development of sports officials

  • Understanding of the use of modern technology to facilitate learning

  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational practices but not essential

  • Teaching, coaching or mentoring qualification but not essential

  • Desirable experience of officiating in high level cricket

  • Relevant safeguarding qualification

  • In-date DBS check.

Additional information:

  • This is a consultancy contract, initially for the 2024 cricket season.

  • Between June and September (inclusive), you will be required to attend approximately 10 matches.

  • The remuneration will differ, depending on the match or festival you attend. The range will be £40 - £75 per match, plus travel expenses.

  • The interviews for the role will take place via MS Teams w/c 6th May 2024.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 22nd Apr 2024


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 Mon 22nd Apr 2024