Community Cricket Coach - Wanted

09 Dec

The Scottish Borders Junior Cricket Development Group are currently seeking a Community Cricket Coach for the area. 


Various sites across Scottish Borders Local Authority

Reports to:

SBJCDG Chairman

Immediate Supervisor:

East Regional Participation Manager Cricket Scotland

Basic Hours:

20 hours per week on average for 25 weeks

Feb 17th –Aug 8th 2014


Basic Salary:

£280 per week for 25 weeks (Travel Inclusive)


Purpose of the Job 

The Community Cricket Coach will work as part of a sport specific team to increase the number of people playing cricket and improve the quality of cricket provision across the authority.  The post holder will be responsible for delivering the outcomes set in the Cricket Development Plan.

Major Tasks

Establish and deliver curricular and extra-curricular cricket opportunities at primary school sites targeting P4-7 aged pupils.

Deliver cricket sessions and competitions to identified target groups in secondary schools based on link club requirements. 

Deliver festival playing opportunities in conjunction with clubs across the region 

Formalise links between schools receiving delivery and feeder cricket clubs to increase the number of people playing junior club cricket.

Assist in the delivery of CPD and Coach Education opportunities for teachers and volunteers to support the development of cricket in the region.

Support junior sections at local cricket clubs across the region through: coaching support; coach development and mentoring; festival support; and club capacity/organisation.

Actively promote the pathway from school to club at all stages of the programme.

Assist in the delivery of the Borders Area Squads training and playing programme.

Relevant Qualifications 

Minimum Cricket Coach Award (UKCC2) or equivalent

 Must have current PVG Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland


Skills/Experience Required 

Minimum 2 years cricket coaching experience or equivalent in a similar sport and activity related area.

Experience in successful partnership working and the ability to identify good practice.


Additional earning opportunities:

Coaching work with Cricket Scotland (£12.50 / £15 hour)
1-2-1 coaching work with SBJCDG member clubs


Application details:

Apply in writing with a copy of your CV and no more than 500 words on what makes you suited to the role of Scottish Borders Junior Cricket Development Group Community Cricket Coach.  Applications should be sent to addressed to Stevie Halls, Chairman SBJCDG

Closing date:  Wednesday 1st January 2014

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