Cricket Coach – Wallingford & Reading

  • Employer Ultimate Sports Academies
  • Town / City Wallingford & Reading
  • Job Type Temporary
  • Salary £80 - £150 per day
  • Position Type 3 Day(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 23/08/2024
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Title: Cricket Coach
Reporting to: Cricket Lead Coach
Contract: Easter Holidays
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Locations: Moulsford Prep School (OX10 9HR) & Crosfields School (RG2 9BL)

Summary of Position:

The role of a Cricket Coach is to deliver outstanding, structured cricket sessions to the children attending our academies, usually between the ages of 7 and 14. As well as leading sessions, coaches contribute to the high standard of physical, emotional and social care offered by Ultimate Sports Academies. Our coaches have a pastoral role as the leader of a group of children on camp, with the focus being on maintaining welfare and providing high quality care.


• Deliver excellent, energetic coaching sessions where all children can develop their skills, be challenged and have fun.
• Demonstrate the ability to develop and progress sessions for varying ages and abilities.
• Provide challenging content in a safe learning environment.
• Communicate effectively with children and their parents/guardians if required.
• Analyse performance and suggest areas of improvement.
• Supervise and engage with the children outside of session times.
• Continuously promote the welfare of the children in your care.
• Show high levels of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism, acting as a suitable role model for the children.
• Live up to the Ultimate Activity Company’s promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ and behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of the company throughout your employment.


Essential Requirements:
• Ideally hold a minimum L1 coaching qualification (or equivalent) or have experience playing to a high level.
• Experience of working with children.
• Able to tailor delivery and structure of a session according to age and ability.
• Have an excellent working knowledge of all aspects of cricket – technical, tactical and physical.
• Good organisation and communication skills. Candidates must be confident in their ability to lead a group of children and not shy away from responsibility.
• Approachable, patient, and above all, passionate about cricket!

Desirable Requirements
• Experience taking sole charge of a group of children.
• Hold a Paediatric First Aid (12 hour or 6 hour) or First Aid at Work qualification.

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