Match Referee (Supplementary Panel)

We are recruiting these exciting part-time, flexible roles to support the ECB Match Referee Panel (formerly Cricket Liaison Officer), appointed as the ECB representative monitoring and supporting Men’s and Women’s professional cricket, providing timely and essential feedback and support on a day-to-day basis.

The Match Referee role allows the ECB Cricket Operations Department to be able to respond further to events where necessary and provide the very best possible service and support to the game. The supplementary panel is in place to cover all Men’s and Women’s professional cricket, but primarily the Women’s Elite Domestic 50-over and 20-over competitions and Royal London Cup taking place between May through to September. The role is appointed as the ECB independent at matches, liaising as necessary with players, umpires, coaches, media, groundstaff and providing first-responder information, as well as providing key post-match reporting.


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 passion for supporting and developing others. 

  • You’re a clear and articulate communicator.

  • You thrive under a variable and exciting environment where no two days are alike. 

  • You require flexibility in your work arrangements.


  • Developing and maintaining supportive relationships with umpires, groundstaff, coaches, captains and players, media and County administrative staff and providing first responder information to these stakeholders.  

  • Observing, de-briefing and providing constructive verbal and written performance feedback to the umpires in each match.

  • Providing ECB with a pitch feedback in accordance with criteria published in the Pitch Regulations document and where required, leading an independent pitch investigation process.

  • Conducting a disciplinary hearing related to an alleged fixed penalty conduct breach and determining the level, if any, of the breach.  

  • Reporting to ECB where necessary on other matters relating to conduct of players and support personnel.  

  • Conducting post-match de-briefs with Captains and Head Groundsmen and providing post-match reports.  

  • Overseeing the ECB Concussion Replacement Regulations process at each match.  

  • Supporting implementation of ECB Covid protocols.  

  • Supporting implementation of ECB PMOA anti-corruption regulations. 


  • High levels of emotional intelligence and self-awareness and awareness of situations and others.  

  • Good judgement skills and a strong sense of fairness.  

  • A current knowledge of men's and/or women's professional cricket.  

  • An ability to gain a working knowledge of the Laws of Cricket, ECB playing conditions and regulations and an ability to quickly gain a clear understanding and working knowledge of procedures and their application.

  • An ability to work with efficiency and attention to detail, calmness, flexibility, and good humour.  

  • Adaptability, be a self-starter and possess good dispute resolution skills.

  • Empathy and awareness of the roles of first-class umpires, coaches and groundstaff.

  • An ability to provide clear, constructive performance feedback.  

  • The ability to facilitate post-match discussions to bring closure on the events of each match.


  • Mentoring and development support from ECB Domestic Cricket Operations and members of the ECB Match Referee Panel

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexibility of workload and appointments

  • Private medical insurance

  • Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Life assurance

  • 30% discount on New Balance items

Role posted - 2021-02-15T19:14:55Z 7:14pm, 15th Feb 2021 GMT