Cricket Development Officer – Durham

  • Employer Durham Cricket
  • Town / City Chester-le-Street
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £19000 - £23000 per annum
  • Position Type permanent Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 16/02/2020
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Cricket Development Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a cricket coach to advance the development of the game for children, young people and adults. The main objective will be to increase the participation levels in Durham.

The individual would be expected to provide coaching activities, games, festivals and competitions as well as promote opportunities for volunteering and club development. All activity will link into local club and county board programmes which promote access to sustainable participation.


The Cricket Development Officer will be responsible for planning and delivering a co-ordinated development programme, providing quality coaching and club development in a friendly and professional manner at all times.


  • Coach young people of all abilities and cater for a wide range of experience
  • Retain young people in sport by ensuring a high-quality, enjoyable, young-person- centred experience and providing guidance on progression opportunities based on the young person’s interests and abilities.
  • To develop structured links between clubs and schools.
  • Develop partnerships with the relevant organisations.
  • Supervise /mentor / guide cricket volunteers.
  • Prepare and deliver programmes of work in consultation with Director of Development.
  • Deliver the ‘Chance to Shine’ project to their allocated clubs.
  • Work with clubs on the All Stars and Dynamos programmes.
  • Assist in the running of the DCB Junior League.
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative progress reports on their work programme.
  • Take responsibility for completing and returning all the necessary forms.
  • Work in designated communities with identified target groups throughout the district / county.
  • Operate in accordance with the Durham Cricket Staff Handbook and policies.
  • Work with local cricket clubs to assist with all areas of club development.
  • Promote local and national cricket programmes and projects.
  • Manage allocated areas of the organisations work programmes.
  • Attend meetings with partners on behalf of the Durham Cricket.
  • Be aware and comply with all relevant Health and Safety regulations and work procedures as highlighted by your line manager.
  • Ensure that all accident and incidents are recorded and those deemed to be serious reported immediately to your line manager.
  • Wear and maintain issued uniform or clothing as directed and to conduct yourself in a manner commensurate with the high-profile image of the Durham Cricket Board.
  • Maintain a flexible approach commensurate with the aims of the Durham Cricket Board.
  • Work unsociable hours as required.
  • Engage in a managed continuous personal development plan, based on learning centred approach and the requirement of the coaching role.
  • Agree to adhere to ECB ‘Code of Ethics and Conduct for Sports Coaches’, Equity & Child Protection Policies.

The above responsibilities and duties do not include or define all tasks which may be required to be undertaken by the postholder. The responsibilities and duties may vary without changing the general character of the level of responsibility and duties involved. These factors are reflected in the grading of the post.

This job advert only contains the principle accountabilities / main duties relating to this post and does not describe in detail all of the duties that the post will require. The post holder will be expected to work weekends and also some evenings as and when required.

The post holder will be required to attend the office on Monday mornings. The remaining of their working week will depend on the projects and meetings required and administration/meetings can take place at the office/remotely/at home. The individual will be required to travel throughout the County.

Durham Cricket is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safe 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.

Due to the requirements of the role and responsibilities assigned to the post holder, successful applicants will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check (DBS).


  • Experience of working with young people and adult cricketers
  • Ability to work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Current ECB Level 2 coaching qualification (minimum)
  • Experience as a volunteer, manager, coach or leader of sports teams
  • Experience of organising events
  • Strong people management skills
  • Good IT skills including use of social media
  • Experience of producing programme reports and media articles
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm, flexibility / adaptability
  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to car


The post holder will be based at the Emirates Riverside as part of the Cricket Development Department. Due to the nature of the work the post holder will carry out his/her duties as such times/days which are most effective to perform the tasks required. This may involve some out of hours work – evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays, as necessary. The Club may require attendance at events, presentations, meetings at various times. The policies of the Club reflect a 52 week, 7 day operation for all cricket provision.


It is the policy of Durham Cricket to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of age, disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.  Furthermore, Durham Cricket will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above situations.

We recognize and value the difference and individual contribution that people make to the organsaition.  We strive to ensure that diversity as well as equality is embedded in all our policies, procedures and practices, responding to employees’ needs and encouraging employee development to increase their contribution to effective service delivery.


Full-time employed (35 hours per week)


£19,000 – £23,000 per annum


28 days per annum (pro rata) which includes the 8 statutory Bank Holidays in England & Wales.


Automatic Enrolment into the Royal London Group Personal Pension Plan. Matched employee contributions up to a maximum contribution of 5% of Basic Salary.


Durham Cricket, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QR


If you would like to be considered for this post please complete the online application form:

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this position then please contact Graeme Weeks – Director of Cricket Development on (0191) 3872868 or email:

Closing date for applications for this Cricket Development Officer role is Sunday 16th February 2020.

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