England Men - Cricket Operations Director

England and Wales Cricket Board

  • Team: England Men
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: National Cricket Performance Centre (Loughborough) & Lord's (London)
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 12th 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

Reporting into the Managing Director, England Men the role holder will play a significant role leading the delivery of the England Men’s element of the ICC Future Tours Programme and the management of the England Men’s Player contracting and payment system. The role holder will play a critical role liaising internally and externally with stakeholders across the game at home and abroad.


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 thrive in situations where you can manage change positively under pressure.

  • You enjoy utilising your strong communication skills (both written and oral) to foster and manage important stakeholder relationships at home and abroad, and to play a key role in ensuring co-ordinated effort within ECB in delivering the men’s international match programme.

  • You have very good attention to detail, and would take pleasure in personally ensuring that contract, payment and budget matters are dealt with thoroughly and accurately.

  • You enjoy working independently, setting priorities, anticipating and solving problems, and are happy to undertake some out of hours working.

YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Liaising as appropriate with the England Men’s Team MD, Performance Director, Head Coach and Operations Manager to plan itineraries for the England Men’s Teams’ overseas tours, and for the incoming international men’s tours.  Once these plans have been developed play the lead role in finalising itineraries with the overseas Boards and overseeing the completion of the relevant Tour MOUs.

  • Maintaining strong relationships with the ICC and Full and Associate Member Boards.

  • Managing and implementing the contracting system for England Men’s players including liaising with relevant ECB personnel including Legal Dept and Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) to update and finalise the England Players’ Conditions of Employment on an annual basis. 

  • Managing England Men’s player payments providing the ECB Finance Department with the relevant monthly player payroll information and TEPP with relevant Team bonus / player appearance information.

  • Managing the missed match payment system for first-class Counties who have players missing County matches as a result of international duty and facilitating the system of performance related fee payments for Counties who have developed men’s players representing England Teams.

  • Managing the Men’s International Cricket Operations team, this role is responsible for monitoring the England Men’s operations budget and working closely with internal ECB departments to ensure finance, travel, logistics and safety and security for England Men’s Programme at home and abroad and incoming international touring teams run efficiently and smoothly.

  • Serve as the ECB point of contact for IPL / BCCI with regard to ECB player participation in IPL also liaising with Counties, PCA and the Board regarding ECB policy in this area.

YOU’LL HAVE

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of ICC and domestic and international cricket

  • Experience in and understanding of high-performance sport

  • Strong planning skills and experience of operations and contract management

  • Strong numeracy and experience of financial / budget planning and management 

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of working with international sports teams and individual performers

  • Good computer/IT literacy

  • A full driving licence

 

YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Life assurance

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 Thu 12th 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 Thu 12th Jan 2023