Job Advert - Disability Cricket Development Officer

14 Feb


Job Title:                   Disability Cricket Development Officer
Responsible to:        Director of Participation
Contract:                   Part-time, 15 hours per week
Location:                   National remit – flexible office location                                    

Advert and Context:

Cricket Scotland is the national sports governing body for cricket in Scotland overseeing the development and growth of the game from grassroots through to professional athletes competing on the world stage.

Cricket Scotland has the motivational aim of `Inspiring Scotland to Choose Cricket` as we seek to grow the reach and popularity of the sport to unprecedented levels. A key part of this aspiration is for cricket to be recognised as the most diverse sport in Scotland and one component we wish to improve is our provision for disability cricket. 

Therefore, with the support of key partners Lord`s Taverners, we are excited to be advertising for our first ever `Disability Cricket Development Officer` for Cricket Scotland. 

The ideal candidate will be an energetic individual who can deliver across a wide range of key priorities and objectives. They will be a champion for disability cricket, resilient and persistent, and can build strong partnerships. They will need an understanding of disability sport and a passion for providing opportunities for all. 

Overall Aim of the Role:

  • To deliver the Cricket Scotland Disability Cricket Strategy in conjunction with key Lord`s Taverners outcomes, to grow the number of opportunities and people participating in disability cricket.

Principle responsibilities:

  • Deliver the Disability Cricket Strategy and ensure key outcomes are met for both Cricket Scotland and Lord`s Taverners
  • Ensure all appropriate reporting and monitoring is completed in accordance with funders requirements
  • Plan and deliver a programme of school taster sessions to introduce disability cricket formats and opportunities
  • Create and deliver 4 x `Regional Hubs` for disability cricket
  • Deliver a `Lord`s Taverners Table Cricket` programme, including a national school’s competition
  • Plan and deliver 2 x regional competition days
  • Build the coaching capacity for disability cricket in Scotland
  • Deliver a great cricket experience for all participants that retains them in the sport
  • Manage the assigned budget allocated to the Disability Cricket programme
  • Represent Cricket Scotland and the game in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • Ensure the welfare of all participants at all times, and ensure relevant guidelines are always implemented 

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of working within disabilities environments and the adjustments required
  • An understanding of cricket and its structures
  • Experience of working with volunteers and organising coaching schemes and competitions
  • Understanding of equality and diversity policies and procedures
  • Experience of engaging and enthusing people to participate in sport
  • Passion for disability sport and understanding of the sports development process 

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong administration and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage their own time, work independently and take ownership of a national programme
  • A commitment to equality of opportunity
  • High degree of energy, drive and motivation 

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum UKCC Level 1 or equivalent coaching qualification
  • PVG Scheme membership
  • Full driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability and willingness to work unsocial hours, including evenings and weekends

Should you wish to apply for the role please email your CV with a short covering statement to prior to the closing date for applications of Wednesday 22nd February, 5pm.

This position will involve regulated work with minors. Cricket Scotland has an open and positive stance on child protection, and therefore, all candidates will require PVG Scheme membership to be considered for the position.

Cricket Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age

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