Director of Cricket (Yorkshire County Cricket Club)

  • Full-time
  • Cricket
  • Headingley Cricket Ground
  • Last day to apply: 15/07/2024


The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (The Club) is delighted to open its search for a Director of Cricket. Established over 160 years ago, famed for its history, tradition and passion, Yorkshire cricket is renowned throughout the world.

No other county in the history of the game has won more trophies or produced more players for England.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Director of Cricket will develop and implement a strategy to achieve sustainable success in all formats of the men's and women's game aligned to Club’s vision, mission statement and values.

Full details of the opportunity can be accessed by downloading our candidate pack here


As well as possessing the required skills and experience, you will

demonstrate an alignment to the Club vision, mission statement and values.

You are a strategic thinker, strong leader, mentor and motivator of others with the highest levels of accountability.

You have the ability to react and work well under pressure and are an excellent communicator who is able to articulate strategy and act as an ambassador for the Club to fans, communities and the media.

You are innovative, bold, collaborative, and bring a strong personal commitment to the Human Rights Values of safety, fairness, respect, equity and dignity and to the Club’s EDI strategy.

Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in professional cricket in an elite,
  • performance-focused role;
  • Previous experience developing, implementing and sustaining effective performance strategies and effective high-performance cultures;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the domestic game and the
  • evolving global cricket environment, and what challenges and opportunities this can bring to the Club;
  • Strong cricket network and credibility that spans the global and domestic cricket environment;
  • Proven experience in the successful identification, recruitment and negotiation of elite cricketers, including overseas players; and
  • Proven experience in the development of high- performance talent from regional pathways to professional cricketers and coaching staff.


Working at Yorkshire Cricket, you will benefit from the following:

  • Health cash plan provider
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays which increases based on years of service
  • Pension contributions
  • Yorkshire County Cricket Club membership
  • Access to employee assistance programmes
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Volunteering leave
  • Wellbeing and cultural leave


To apply, please complete the application form below, uploading a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter that demonstrates your motivation for applying and how you meet the required skills and experience.

Should you have any questions regarding the vacancy, do not hesitate to get into contact with us at [email protected]

Yorkshire Cricket is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. As part of that commitment, this post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at the appropriate level. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Information about how we manage DBS checks can be found in our DBS Guidance.

The candidate pack for this role can be accessed here