Devon Cricket Board Ltd


Salary - £18K + expenses

Hours: 37 hours per week (flexible)

 18-month contract with a view to extension.


The Devon Cricket Board (DCB) wish to appoint a Community Cricket Coach to support the implementation of its strategic plan in the Exeter & East Devon region.  This post is supported by Chance to Shine and the ECB, and in partnership with cricket clubs and leagues in Exeter & East Devon

Devon Cricket Board Ltd seeks to employ a highly motivated and competent Community Cricket Coach to work as part of their existing Cricket Development team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and delivering parts of the business plan of the Cricket Board.

The post holder will be an integral part of Devon Cricket team, working to enhance the experience young people in education and clubs have within cricket/sport.  The role will work towards the effective delivery of quality cricket across the area, coaching in the school and club setting.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in cricket/sports coaching and working with various partners, developing core sporting activities and increasing the number of children taking an interest in cricket.

You will need to be passionate about and committed to cricket coaching at a local level.

Candidates must demonstrate both team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised using their own initiative.

Excellent communication, presentation and IT skills will be expected. Applicants must hold a full driving license and be able/willing to work some evenings and weekends.

The post will be based at the Devon Cricket Centre.  For this role, it would be an advantage if you have experience of cricket/sports development at grassroots level and have a sound knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the game as well as experience of dealing with the education sector, voluntary sport sector and/or local authorities.

You will be a self-starter with energy and enthusiasm together with good administration and organisational skills. Equally you will be an excellent communicator with a passion for the development of cricket/sport for young people.

The post is for an initial 18 month fixed term period commencing from April 2017 and reviewed after the initial fixed period subject to funding. For further information on the role please contact Matt Cooke, Cricket Development Officer, Devon Cricket Board Ltd.

Address: The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QN

Closing Date for applications is 12:00pm Tuesday, February 282017

Interviews will take place on Thursday March 9th 2017 at Seaton Primary School.

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Job Purpose including main duties and responsibilities:

The post holder will be expected to achieve in the following areas:

  1. Competition – increase opportunities for inter/intra school cricket 

  2. Player Pathway – increased numbers of children within club junior sections 

  3. School Engagement – work with schools to embed cricket within the 
schools sporting provision 

  4. Sustainability – develop capacity and capability in schools and clubs to 
ensure an enduring legacy 

  5. Excellence – enhance skill levels for players aged 5 – 12 

This will result from a work programme with key responsibilities to:

  1. Organise, plan and deliver a programme of high quality cricket sessions and competition with a specific focus upon delivering in schools across the Exeter and East Devon region
  2. Support local clubs and district associations with a variety of development programmes

Work closely with key local partners, sporting agencies and individuals in both voluntary and professional sectors to:

  • Plan, deliver and review high quality cricket / multi skills / core movement coaching sessions that are young person focused. Including coaching sessions for specific priority groups e.g. Women and Girls, rurally isolated communities etc 

  • Support the development of the wider pool of teachers and sports coaches by mentoring and / or tutoring both formally and informally 

  • Actively support local cricket clubs with development programmes, including All Stars Cricket 

  • Actively support the transition of young people from school to community sport by, for example, the establishment of transition clubs and facilitating school-club links 

  • Provide formal written reports and ensure that all monitoring and evaluation is undertaken as directed 

The successful post holder will: 

  • Be committed to your own personal professional development and play an active role in the professional development of your colleagues. 

  • Take part in the development programmes of the Devon Cricket Board’s key partners as directed 

  • Represent the Devon Cricket Board, Chance to Shine and ECB in a positive and professional manner at all times 

  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of yourself, participants and others at all times 

  • Conduct sessions in accordance with the appropriate ECB guidelines and good practice 
Conduct sessions in accordance with the policy of Devon Cricket Board and its Partners where appropriate 

  • Take part in other activities as required 

  • Perform all duties in an equitable manner and to actively promote the 
principles of equality amongst colleagues, partners and service users 

  • Conform to, actively commit to and promote Devon Cricket Board values 
both with internal and external ‘customers’ when using any communication 


The coach will be employed by the Devon Cricket Board Ltd and line managed by the Devon Cricket Development Manager



  • Working knowledge of school to club links and cricket development pathways 

  • Experience as a cricket coach at Level 2 or higher (or overseas equivalent) 

  • Understanding of the coach and teacher education courses, UKCC and 

  • Understanding of the Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket programme 

  • Experience of working in a school setting. 

  • Experience of teaching/coaching children of all ages 

  • Experience of working with recreational sports clubs 

  • Understanding of partnership working and able to create strong and 
sustainable links with contacts throughout the area 

  • Effective communicator 

  • Excellent leadership skills 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

  • Excellent administrative skills and evidence of project work 

  • Computer literate and effective user of excel, powerpoint and other Microsoft 

  • Child protection trained or, commitment to achieving this within a short 
period of time 

  • First Aid trained or, a commitment to achieving this within a short period of 

  • ECB CRB checked. 

  • A member of ECBCA 

  • Ability to travel independently between sites (Full and valid UK driving 


  • Level 3 ECB qualification 

  • Understanding of the DCB player pathway 

  • Experience of coaching on elite player programmes 

  • Experience of working on cricket specific projects 

  • Experience of coaching a District and/or County age group team 

  • Experience of managing a cricket coaching programme and mentoring of 
Club Coaches 

  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum Teaching Programme 


This job description only contains the principle accountabilities/main duties relating to this post and does not describe in detail all of the duties required to carry them out.

The post holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends as and when required. 

If you would like to be considered for this post, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are a suitable candidate for this vacancy. Please send these to the address or email below by 12:00pm on Tuesday February 28th 2017

Interviews will take place on Thursday March 9th 2017 at Seaton Primary School, East Devon.