Lead Batting Coach
A rare opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced batting coach to join Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
You will play a key role in supporting the Club’s ambition to achieve success at the top level in all forms of cricket, maintaining Division One status and delivering further white ball silverware for the Steelbacks.
Working alongside the Head Coach, as designated Lead Batting Coach your technical and tactical skills will help develop and prepare our players to perform at the highest level. The role will support and develop all areas of the Club including the first team and second teams, academy and EPP.
Salary: Competitive salary package.
Contract Type: Full-Time
Location: The County Ground, Northampton
Report to: Head Coach
Closing Date: Friday 22nd October 2021
Interview Date: November 2021
Start Date: January 2022
How to apply: Email your cover letter and CV to Anne-Marie Barber; firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Ground Staff
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club are looking to add a new member to our ground staff team on a summer contract.
An immediate start, this position will assist the Head Groundsman and wider ground staff team in ensuring the facilities at The County Ground are of a consistently high standard.
Previous experience in a similar role isn’t required but would be beneficial, full training will be provided on the job if needed.
Please note this role will include out of hours and weekend work.
To apply, please email your CV to Head Groundsman Craig Harvey.
Want to help improve the experience of everyone who comes to The County Ground?
We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team of match day volunteer staff. You’ll help make sure everyone who visits The County Ground has the best experience possible by acting as a friendly face for all our supporters.
If you would like to join our volunteer programme or simply want to know a bit more about what the role entails, please contact the Commercial Office on 01604 514455 or email email@example.com
Thank you for taking an interest in working for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
Unfortunately we’re not currently recruiting for any positions, new vacancies always appear here first and may not always be listed on job sites so check back regularly!
Make sure to connect with us on LinkedIn to be the first to know about new opportunities in future.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Depending on Experience – Includes expenses and Pension
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Working within Schools and the Community around Northamptonshire
Responsible to: Schools Programme Manager
Managed by: Cricket Development Manager
To deliver schools and community cricket coaching in line with the Steelbacks in the Community Strategy objectives.
To deliver our Chance to Shine Primary Schools coaching programme, plus any other schools coaching as directed by the Steelbacks in the Community plan
- To deliver assemblies introducing our Cricket programmes and signpost participants to local progression opportunities
- To deliver coaching within our Disability programmes
- To deliver our Summer Camp coaching programmes
- To support the delivery of ECBs Nationally recognized participation programmes e.g. All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket
- Coordinate and deliver teacher Continual Professional Development (CPD) with the Schools Programme Manager
- Support School competitions and festivals
- Support deliver of community activity (e.g. Chance to Shine Street) where appropriate
- Record data relating to coaching delivery
To support as directed all aspects of Steelbacks in the Community operation
- To support Northamptonshire County Cricket Club in different capacities on Matchdays
To achieve Steelbacks in the Community’s Objectives
- Delivering a Nationally recognized, high quality, safe cricket programme which supports more people playing the game at the level and ability of their choosing
- Providing a coordinated and progressive structure and pathway which enables cricketers to maximize their potential
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services
- Applicants must have a clean Driving Licence and access to their own transport
- Applicants must have a minimum Foundation 1 or Level Cricket 2 Coaching Qualification
- Applicants must have a valid First Aid Certificate undertaken in the last 3 years
- Applicants must have a valid Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate
- Valid Safeguarding Young Cricketers (Safeguarding and Protecting Children)
- Experience of delivering sport to primary school ages
- Excellent communication skills, enthusiastic and inspiring when delivering to children and young people
- Excellent keyboard skills, be computer literate and knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
- A flexible approach with the ability to adjust to different requirements as priorities change
To apply for this role, please send CV and cover letter to Matt Long on firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Physiotherapist & Clinical Lead
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Cricket are inviting applications for this important role in their Science and Medicine (S&M) team. Reporting to the Head Coach, the Lead Physiotherapist will lead and co-ordinate the medical team, as well as manage and deliver Physiotherapy to all Northamptonshire players.
The Lead Physiotherapist will manage the Clinical Team to best prepare the Senior playing squad for domestic First Class, One-Day/50-over, T20 competitions, Second XI and the Club’s Academy and Pathway programmes. Attendance and service provision for the First XI at all home and away fixtures, as well as training sessions, will be required. The post holder will be responsible for recruiting and line-managing a second Physiotherapist position and ensuring Physiotherapy services are delivered to the Club’s 2nd XI squad, Academy and Pathway programmes.
The Lead Physiotherapist will liaise with the ECB’s S&M team regarding support and management for current and potential England international squad and pathway programme players at the Club. The post holder will lead on delivery of the annual review in the ECB’s Cricket S&M Audit, and will be responsible for communicating key findings and actions to the Head Coach.
The successful applicant will demonstrate high-standard clinical skills, and have experience working in a team environment. Experience working in cricket or another elite sport and leading/managing a multi-disciplinary team is beneficial but not essential. Registration with the HCPC and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists is required.
The role does require extended hours and regular travel throughout the UK during the County season (April-September) which will include weekends and Bank holidays. There may be requirement to attend an overseas tour during the off-season. The post holder will be based at Northamptonshire Cricket Ground, Abington Avenue, Northampton .
A full job description is available within our Employment Pack for this role.
Formal applications will be received by sending a covering letter and copy of your CV to email@example.com
Within your covering letter, please outline your current remuneration package and possible starting date for this role if successful.
Applications Close: 18.00 2nd July 2021
Interview Dates: During July 2021
Location: Northamptonshire CCC, Abington Avenue, Northampton, NN1 4PR
Disability Development Officer
Job Title: Disability Development Officer
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Reporting to: Steelbacks in the Community and Lord’s Taverners
Date Effective: w/c October 18th, 2021
Remuneration: £19,000 – £21,000 plus expenses and pension, dependent on experience.
Steelbacks in the Community, in partnership with the Lord’s Taverners wish to appoint a Disability Development Officer to deliver Lord’s Taverners disability programmes (Table Cricket and Super 1s) across Northamptonshire. Through Super 1s, the officer will provide community-based cricketing opportunities, both competitive and coaching, for young people with disabilities. The Development Officer will use the power of cricket as a tool for change, increasing confidence, communication, leadership and independence in the participants. The role will also oversee other disability initiatives including Table Cricket, Champion clubs and the disability pathway which directly contribute to the disability strategy of the ECB / Lord’s Taverners partnership.
This new and exciting role seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for supporting and developing young people, working with multiple partners and organisations.
JOB PURPOSE & FOCUS
The focus of this role is to deliver the aims and outcomes of the Super 1s programme and disability cricket across Northamptonshire. These include:
- To promote and develop disability cricket in community hubs and offer both participation and competitive opportunities
- Develop initiatives that increase confidence, communication, leadership, and independence. Ensure participants personal growth can develop beyond cricket
- To promote and deliver the Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket programme across Northamptonshire.
- To ensure pathway opportunities for young people with a disability
- To promote and implement the Steelbacks in the Community Disability Development Plan and Policies
The needs of this role are:
- Plan, deliver and review the Super 1s disability community hubs that are aligned to the needs of the local people
- Successfully engage young disabled people aged 12-25 years old into a Super 1s community-based hub
- Deliver a year-round Super 1s programme that is diverse, inclusive and is open to young people with a disability from the community
- Ensure Super 1s delivers an inclusive programme that develops participant’s personal skills and future prospects using cricket as its engagement tool
- Develop cricket opportunities for all players of all standards (coaching, tournaments, teams, or casual play)
- Deliver a year-round Super 1s competition that engages all disability community hubs in a minimum of 3 competition days and a final
- Create a sustainable pathway for higher ability players through increased Super 9s and County squad provision, and signpost players through the existing County squad pathway
- Engage relevant schools, colleges and community groups to become active in Table Cricket
- Train and upskill teachers and group leads to deliver Table Cricket sessions within their school or group
- Run a county-wide Table Cricket competition that feeds into Lord’s Taverners regional structure. County competitions must provide a competitive opportunity for active schools and target participants that have limited access to mainstream competitive opportunities
- Recruit and train Young Leaders across both Super 1s and Table Cricket to support disability cricket activity
- Develop partnerships with external organisations and stakeholders resulting in an enhancement of the cricket development plan
- Manage and run monitoring and evaluation of Super 1s and Table Cricket through the provided online system
- Maintain regular communication and dialogue, whilst also capturing feedback, opinion and a review of satisfaction
- Provide formal written reports and case studies, and ensure that all monitoring and evaluation is undertaken as required
- Work closely with existing cricket clubs to engage with disabled people where possible
- Support the development of the wider pool of volunteers and sports coaches by mentoring and / or signposting for opportunities both formally and informally
- Ensure the branding and identity of the programmes within delivery
- Increase awareness of Super 1s and Table Cricket programmes locally
The successful post holder will be:
- Committed to improving the lives of young people
- Committed to their own personal professional development and play an active role in the professional development of your colleagues
- Always represent the Lord’s Taverners and Steelbacks in the Community in a positive and professional manner.
- Ensure the health, safety and welfare of yourself, participants and others at all times
- Conduct sessions in accordance with the appropriate ECB guidelines and good practice
- Take part in other activities as and when required
- Perform all duties in an equitable manner and to actively promote the principles of equality amongst colleagues, partners and service users
- Conform to, actively commit to and promote both the Lord’s Taverners and Steelbacks in the Community values when using any communication
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- High levels of energy and enthusiasm and the desire to succeed
- Experience of delivering community development programmed
- Experience of working within Sports Development with recreational sports clubs and the enthusing of volunteers
- Experience and insight in disability
- Experience of partnership working and the ability to create strong and sustainable links
- Experience of working in both school and community settings
- The ability to develop and implement high quality, varied and creative activity/cricket sessions
- Good project management skills and ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
- Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.
- Effective communicator and the ability to engage with people of all levels
- Excellent leadership skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Excellent administrative skills and evidence of project work
- Computer literate and effective user of Word, Excel, Outlook and other Microsoft programmes
- Child protection trained or, commitment to achieving this within a short period of time
- First Aid trained or, a commitment to achieving this within a short period of time
- ECB DBS checked
- Ability to travel independently between sites (Full and valid driving license)
- Willingness to work ‘unsocial’ hours, including evenings and weekends
- Experience as a cricket coach to ECB level 2 or UKCC2 (or overseas equivalent)
- Understanding and experience of a variety of Cricket Development programmes
- Experience of managing a cricket coaching programme
- Experience of working with inactive people in recreational sport and/or physical activity sessions
- Experience of working with people with disabilities
- Experience of mentoring, supporting and encouraging volunteers
- Experience of monitoring and evaluating the impact of sessions and programmes
- Experience of working on cricket specific projects
- Experience of teaching/coaching children of all ages
SUPERVISION AND WORK PLANNING
The Disability Development officer will work across Northamptonshire and will have office space available at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, Abington Avenue, Northampton. NN1 4PR.
The employee’s normal working days will be Monday-Friday and will normally be expected to complete at least 35 hours in a week. The employee will not normally be required to work before 9am, however, due to the nature of the work involved in this position, the employee will be required to work some evenings and possibly weekends. The post holder will be required to carry out their duties at such times and on such days that are the most effective to perform the responsibilities of the position.
This job description outlines the principle accountabilities/main duties relating to this post and does not describe in detail all the duties required to carry them out. Other duties may be required to be undertaken from time to time as directed by the Steelbacks in the Community team.
If you would like to be considered for this post please send your up-to-date CV, along with a covering letter, explaining your reasons for applying to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline for applications is Midnight on Friday September 17th, 2021
- Interviews to be held at The County Ground, Northampton w/c September 27th, 2021
Talent Pathway Administrator
Contract Type: Part Time
Working Hours: 20 hours per week
Location: The County Ground / Working from Home
Reports To: Boys Cricket Performance Manager
Main Responsibilities and Duties
To provide administrative, compliance, logistical and operational support across all departments
within the Boys Talent Pathway.
Enable the successful delivery of the Boy’s Talent Pathway Programme.
– To send out, receive and process pathway nominations from clubs.
– To prepare and distribute information relating to trials to Parents/Guardians
– To support the Recreational Cricket Office regarding online registration and payments of
– Preparation of registers.
– Collate player feedback from the Performance Coaches and provide this feedback to
– Initial point of contact for Parents and Guardians
– To provide administrative support, as required to the Head of Talent Pathway, Boys
Performance Cricket Manager and Talent Pathway Performance Coaches.
– To distribute to parents and guardians all information relating to the arrangement and
staging of training sessions and games and all other relevant correspondence
– Publication of all information pertaining to the Talent Pathway
– To collaborate with the Recreational Cricket Office and book venues for all boys’ county age
group fixtures, collaborating with clubs, schools, and other cricket venues.
– Book and liaise with umpires, scorers, analysts, and match officials
– Ensure all coaching personnel and volunteers have up-to-date DBS, First Aid and
– Ensure all data is stored according to GDPR
– To attend meetings relevant to the post and take minutes
– To be committed to Continued Professional Development and attend training as and when
required by the Talent Pathway management
– To undertake any other duties that might reasonably be deemed appropriate to the post
– To always work in a professional and presentable manner
– Always adhere to company policies
– To organise the annual pathway presentation evening.
– Have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as and when required
– Recognise that safeguarding children and adults at risk is everyone’s concern and ensure all
incidents or concerns are reported without delay to the County Welfare Officer
– Answer phones, direct enquiries and take messages within the main office
– Cricket operations 1st X1 duties.
Qualifications and Experience
– Safeguarding course – Certificate of Attendance
– Up to date DBS check
– Full driving license and ability to travel independently between sites
Knowledge and Experience
– At least three years administration experience
– Excellent organisational skills and accustomed to meeting demanding targets
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Effective Communicator
– Ability to liaise effectively with parents, coaches, and other stakeholders
– Evidence of partnership working and the ability to forge sustainable links with stakeholders
– Good team player with a flexible approach
– Good at planning and well organised
– Strong IT skills
– Able to work flexible hours as agreed with the Boys Performance Cricket Manager
– Self-motivated and able to inspire and enthuse others.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com before Sunday 19th September.
Dynamos Intros Volunteers
Steelbacks in the Community are looking for a number of activators to run our Dynamos Intros programme in Kettering this summer. The programme is supercharged by Sky Sports meaning we have 24 free places available for children within the community. We will be promoting this programme at local schools.
What is Dynamos Cricket?
Dynamos Cricket provides the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport! Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket.
Are you eligible?
• You must be local to the Kettering Community.
• You must be new to Dynamos Cricket and not previously trained as a National Programmes activator.
• No previous experience required, just a passion for getting children active and having fun.
All training is provided and includes;
• Full training & support – including a National virtual induction, local face-to-face training, e-learning provision and mentoring and support from Steelbacks in the Community.
• All kit & equipment to run the programme.
• New Balance Dynamos Cricket shirt, hoodie or mid layer and backpack
• Activator handbook and journal to support on the journey.
• FREE Level 1 coaching course access at the completion of the programme.
Where and when?
• Kettering Science Academy
• Monday 26th July to Monday 16th August
• 10am to 1pm
DEADLINE – MONDAY 12th JULY
If you are interested in volunteering on this programme, please contact Matt Long via email to discuss further – firstname.lastname@example.org