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Club Activator – Girls & Women’s Cricket at RHC

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March 27, 2018 3 weeks
Club Activator – Girls & Women’s Cricket at RHC

Following our successful bid for a Direct Club Investment award from sportscotland, the Royal High Corstorphine Cricket Club are excited to be searching for a Club Activator.  This role will assist the Club promote cricket as an attractive sport for girls and women in north and west Edinburgh, and develop and strengthen the participation of girls into Junior cricket and women to the RHC Women’s teams.

The closing date for applications is Monday 9th April.  Further details including a Job Description are available from the Women’s Convenor, Sarah Clarkson at sarah.clarkson@virginmedia.com

Details

Job title: Club Activator
Employer: Royal High Corstorphine Cricket Club (hereinafter referred to as RHC)

Location: Royal High Sports Club and Home Working
Line manager: RHC Women’s Convenor
Working pattern: Part-time/Self-employed (flexible hours)
Duration: Fixed term (initially from late April/early May to late August/beginning of September 2018). A further contract is available in 2019 pending assessment of progress.

Salary: Circa £500 per month plus end of season bonus scheme based on success of target outcomes. Hourly rate negotiable based on career record and current salary.

Purpose

To promote the game of cricket as an attractive sport for girls and women in North and West Edinburgh. To develop and strengthen the participation of girls into Junior cricket and women to the RHC Women’s teams.

Background/Role Overview

To encourage and inspire girls and women to get involved with a range of opportunities to play cricket be it a fun activity event or on a regular basis in a competitive format

In 2017, Cricket Scotland launched All Stars Cricket, a brand-new programme aimed at providing 5-8 year olds with a great first experience of the game. Year one was a success with many children taking part in All Stars throughout Edinburgh and over twenty children participating in the sessions at The Royal High Sports Club. However, all the participants at the RHC sessions were boys. We wish to alter that position in the coming years and attract girls to the All Stars programme.

We also want to attract girls in the P6 to S1 category to play kwik cricket.

A Women’s 1st X1 was established at the RHC Club in 2016. The following year the Club entered the Premier League. As part of the Club’s five year Development Plan establishing Women’s cricket as a thriving and successful section of the club is a key objective.

We’re looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with a passion for sport and cricket to deliver a range of opportunities. He/she will need to have strong communication and organisational skills and the desire to achieve as part of a team consisting of qualified coaches and active club volunteers.

Major Tasks

Build strong relationships with local schools and teachers. Ensure teachers are engaged in the programme and are actively encouraging girls to take part in after-school sessions.

Promote the local All Stars Cricket Centre at the Royal High Sports Club at Barnton.

Ensure that more girls are engaged in the ‘All Stars’ programme

Plan, deliver and review promotional sessions and events. Fun six –a – side festivals, ‘Cric-hit’ fitness activity sessions, Community events (for example: Davidson Mains Gala, Corstorphine Fair)

Secure new sponsorship for events and general funding of women’s cricket

Build relationships with other sports clubs in North and West Edinburgh (e.g. Hockey and Netball clubs) to promote cricket as an alternative summer sport.

Build relationships with Universities and Further Education Colleges

Monitor and evaluate the 2018 programme and provide a half season and end of season reports to the RHC Committee Board. To provide reports to funding partners (sportscotland and City of Edinburgh Council).

 

Role Profile

Experience of inspiring people to be passionate about sport. A knowledge or involvement in cricket is desirable but not essential.

Experience of working with volunteers

Confident in delivering presentations to different groups of people i.e. school assemblies, sports clubs, universities, local businesses/companies

Experience in leading and managing projects from conception to implementation

Highly developed communication skills in a variety of formats e.g. face to face, phone and e-mail

Adaptable nature to accommodate flexible working patterns to meet the demands the programme

Strong organisational and planning skills

Efficient time management

Essential Skills

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Computer literate and effective user of Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft programmes
  • Ability to travel independently between venues (Full and valid driving licence and access to a car would be desirable)

Additional Information

This job description outlines the principle accountabilities/main duties relating to this post. However the post holder may be required to be undertake other duties not detailed above, as directed by the Women’s Convenor and/or the RHC Committee Board.

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