Cricket West Lothian Community Cricket Coach

20 Nov

West Lothian Council

Job Outline


Post Title:

Cricket West Lothian Community Cricket Coach



Cricket West Lothian / West Lothian Council



West Lothian Council / various sites across authority


Reports to:

Sports Development Officer / Cricket West Lothian Chairman


Immediate Supervisor:

Sports Development Officer – West Lothian Council


Basic Hours:

20 hours per week on average for 20 weeks

Feb-July 2014


Basic Salary:

£225 per week for 20 weeks



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 to identified target group in secondary schools based on link club requirements.


Work with the Regional Participation Manager to support local clubs to improve capacity and achieve TOP Club accreditation.


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


Identify and support local clubs to establish opportunities for girls to play competitive cricket.


Organise CPD for teachers and volunteers to support the development of cricket opportunities in and out of school.


Support coaches at local clubs through mentoring support appropriate to the individual`s needs.


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


Establish opportunities to give talented cricketers additional training support.



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 Cricket West Lothian member clubs – Livingston, West Lothian and Fauldhouse


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 Cricket West Lothian Community Coach.  Applications should be sent to addressed to Iain Murdoch, Chairman Cricket West Lothian.

Closing date:  Friday 6th December

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