England Women Head Coach (Fixed Term to end of November 2025)

England and Wales Cricket Board

  • Team: England Women
  • Grade: Translate
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 25th Sep 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Healthcare
Wellness programs
Additional parental leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

PURPOSE

The England Women’s Head Coach (EW Head Coach) will be responsible for leading and developing a world class England Women’s team across all international cricket. The EW Head Coach will develop and implement a playing style, underpinned by a high-performance culture, that inspires future generations of players and supporters.

The EW Head Coach will develop a culture that fosters courage and belief across players and staff ensuring individuals thrive on and off the field. They will bring the team together to achieve a collective purpose fostering respect and trust across the cricket family.

Please note that this role involves extensive national and international travel alongside the England Women’s team touring schedule.

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 developing people in high performance environments and want to inspire current and future generations of cricketers. 

  • You have shown a real commitment to developing your own coaching skills and craft alongside a minimum Level 3 coaching qualification in cricket 

  • You have a commitment to developing an inclusive and engaging environment and role modelling behaviours that drives a positive dressing room culture   

YOU’LL BE DOING

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate ambitious plans for how they will develop and sustain a successful England Women’s team

  • An outstanding communicator with outstanding people management skills and demonstrable experience of leading within high pressured competitive environments

  • They will lead and inspire a fully integrated inter-disciplinary team delivering individualised support to players and preparing them to succeed on the international stage.

  • Ability to deliver a world leading high performance programme that aligns to the ambitions of the EW cricket team.

  • Provide a clear plan to develop and improve the existing playing group whilst effectively integrating new talent into the team.

  • Be able to role model and advocate for the sport, nurturing and developing positive relationships that will promote and support the long-term development of England Women’s cricket.

  • Be able to work as part of a collaborative England Women’s Cricket Pathway Team to provide clarity on the characteristics, skills and expectations of future England Women’s cricketers.

  • A desire and commitment to develop effective working relationships with those coaching in the women’s domestic game

  • The EW Head Coach will role model the values, integrity and professional standards as part of an aspirational and performance focussed dressing room environment provide necessary data support and tactics.

YOU’LL HAVE

Knowledge

  • Ability to lead and drive a highly effective culture and environment

  • Ability to define a style of play for the England Women’s team and influence current and future international players

  • Evidence of effective decision making under pressure at both an individual and team level

  • Ability to engage media and other key stakeholders within the game

  • Ability to engage with a medium and long term strategic plan that takes the Women’s and Girls game forward

  • Qualified to at least ECB Advanced Coach (Level 3) or international equivalent

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Safeguarding Children certification – a DBS disclosure is an impartial and confidential document that details an individual’s criminal record and where appropriate gives details of those who are barred from working with children

     

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

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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

Start your de-biased application