West - Girls & Women Cricket Development Officer

02 Sep


Job Title:                   Part-time Girls & Women Cricket Development Officer
Responsible to:        Girls and Women`s Participation Manager
Contract:                   Part-time, 15 hours per week, year-round. Salary £10,000
Location:                   West based                                    

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. Key to this aim is engaging more women and girls` in cricket than ever before. We seek to grow female participation in cricket through our network of clubs and schools, and through innovative programmes and products that appeal to females of all ages. 

The female game has experienced considerable growth in the last 5 years and this exciting role will be tasked with continuing this trend in the West of 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 female cricket, resilient and persistent, and be able to build partnerships. They will also need an understanding of female sport and a passion for getting females participating. 

Overall Aim of the Role:

  • To contribute to the growth of female participation in cricket as players, supporters, volunteers, officials and administrators that significantly contributes to Cricket Scotland`s aim of a 20% increase in committed participants

Principle responsibilities:

  • In association with Cricket Scotland and its partners, to manage the development of, and lead the delivery of a number of projects to increase female participation
  • Deliver a high quality, in school coaching programme, linking with clubs and ensuring sustainability in the game
  • Deliver high quality coaching sessions within the club environment
  • Deliver a great coaching experience to those girls that are involved in the U16 Girls Regional Development Centres
  • Work with those clubs that have a girls’ and women’s section to increase participation and playing numbers
  • In conjunction with local authorities and clubs run holiday camps to support participation, and to generate income towards the funding of the post.
  • Manage specific budgets as assigned to each project
  • Represent Cricket Scotland and the game in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • To ensure the welfare of all participants at all times, and ensure relevant guidelines are always implemented.
  • Carry out as appropriate administration and reporting tasks as required
  • To engage in continuous professional development

Knowledge and Experience

  • An understanding of cricket and its structures
  • Experience of working with volunteers and organising coaching schemes and competitions
  • Experience of engaging and enthusing young people to participate in sport
  • Passion for female 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 also as a member of the team
  • A commitment to equality of opportunity
  • High degree of energy, drive and motivation 

Additional Requirements

  • Ideally a UKCC2 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 iansandbrook@cricketscotland.com prior to the closing date for applications on 16th September 2016.

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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