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Women and Girls Cricket Development Officer

To work as a member of the SCB team and facilitate the growth of women and girls' cricket across Suffolk in line with the ECB/SCB “Inspiring Generations” strategy which aims to Transform Women & Girls Cricket.

Location
*Various locations around Suffolk*, IP12 1RT
Contact Name
Rob Jones
Contact Email
rjones@suffolkcricket.org

About Women and Girls Cricket Development Officer

Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Strategic leadership on the women and girls' participation programmes, in conjunction with Cricket Operations Manager and other members of the SCB Development Team
  • Help formulate an action plan to grow women and girls' participation and volunteering across Suffolk.

Women & Girls Development

  • Increase the number of clubs that provide a W&G offer (including sustainable softball cricket)
  • Manage W&G "Club Champions"
  • Influence and lead clubs to offer a W&G programme (including playing, coaching and volunteering opportunities).
  • Work with new and existing W&G clubs to pull together appropriate development plans.
  • Support Women and Girls volunteer growth (Coach Education, Officiating, Welfare and Courses)
  • Develop innovative W&G programmes that will engage a new audience.
  • Conduct 1-2-1 and group meetings with clubs.
  • Work with schools' lead to drive Girl's cricket in primary and secondary schools
  • Develop key stakeholder relationships (eg Active Suffolk, Local authorities, other sports etc)
  • Respond to emails and phone calls.

Administration, Support and Delivery

  • Setup SCB Women's Softball Festivals / League
  • Setup new W&G offers as appropriate.
  • Support ECB National Programmes (All Stars / Dynamos)

Cluster Clubs

  • Identify and develop cluster club projects across Suffolk
  • Offer ongoing review and support.

Other Duties

  • Chance to Shine (primary & secondary schools) delivery.
  • Attend SCB meetings as required.
  • Attend and support club sessions as and when required.
  • Liaise with other SCB staff working on projects to ensure awareness of all opportunities to promote the W&G game

Commitment Required

  • 30 Hours per week (4 days per week, with opportunity for 5 days a week during summer months)
  • Flexibility required. Including evenings and possibly weekend working.
  • Travel to different locations within Suffolk

Competencies / Experience required

  • A passion for getting more women and girls active
  • Awareness of the barriers of getting more W&G active
  • Knowledge of cricket or sports club environment
  • Willingness / confidence to challenge established thinking.
  • Ideally experience conducting 1-2-1 and group meetings
  • Coaching experience an advantage but not essential
  • Ability to think innovatively to develop appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to identify needs and match with relevant opportunities
  • Able to work on your own and / or part of a team as required.
  • Work to agreed national targets.
  • Good IT, planning, organisational and communication skills
  • Adaptable and persistent
  • Ability to broker new relationships.
  • Professional approach.

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driving Licence (own car required)
  • If no recognised ECB Level 2 or equivalent Coaching qualification, a commitment to attend and achieve ECB Foundation 1 competency (within 12 months)
  • The successful candidate(s) will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service Check

Remuneration

  • £16,000 (Per annum)
  • Initially fixed 2-year contract (3 month probation)
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Travel and work related Expenses

References

  • References may be requested

To Apply:

Please forward a covering letter, stating your suitability and vision for the role, and CV, to Rob Jones (rjones@suffolkcricket.org ).

Closing date for applications is Friday 9th April 2021 at 5pm. Interviews will be held online on either Thursday 15th or Friday 16th April 2021.

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