Head Coach - Women (Yorkshire County Cricket Club)

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

Background

The growth of women and girls’ cricket in the county is at the heart of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s vision for the future. The Club is on a mission to create a thriving recreational scene, the best girls pathway in the country and a professional team that wins silverware at the highest level; able to inspire future generations to love the game.


The Club has a proud history of producing the best players for England and this is no different in the women’s game. The Club will invest heavily in its professional women’s team in 2025 to ensure that come 2026, the Club is able to reclaim its rightful place as the leading, most successful county in English cricket.


In 2025, the Club will engage professional players on competitive contracts, supported by a world-class team of coaches and support staff. The Yorkshire County Cricket Club women’s team will benefit from the highest standards of facilities and a performance programme that ensures The Yorkshire County Cricket Club continues to lead the country in the emergence of the women’s game, both in 2025 and beyond.


This is a full-time, fixed term position based at Headingley Cricket Ground.


Requirements

The Head Coach – Women will proactively shape the culture and environment of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club women’s team to implement the strategy of high-performance and sustainable success aligned to Club’s vision, mission statement and values.


The full job description including responsibilities and selection criteria can be accessed here


The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to the success of women's cricket in the county; from the pathways through to our elite programme. They will be an exceptional leader able to build and foster a high performance culture where everyone feels safe and able to achieve their person best.


The successful candidate will:


  • Hold a minimum ECB Level 3 coaching qualification of equivalent
  • Be able to demonstrate previous success as a cricketing coach at a profession domestic or international level
  • Have experience developing elite level and aspiring elite level players over a sustained period of time
  • Possess excellent planning, coordination and organisational skills
  • Have knowledge of women's cricket with a strong vision for development of the professional game at the Club and across Yorkshire
  • Be able to demonstrate experience and/or commitment to delivering the principles of the Club's EDI strategy
  • Previous experience as a senior coach in women's cricket would be desirable.

Benefits

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


  • Health cash plan provider
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Pension contributions
  • Yorkshire County Cricket Club membership
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Volunteering Leave days
  • Wellbeing and Cultural Leave days

To Apply

You should submit your application including CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the Job Specification and Core Competencies of the role as outlined in the job description: https://yorkshireccc.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Job-Description-Head-Coach-Women.pdf.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 15 July 2024.


The Yorkshire County Cricket Club follows fairer and safer recruitment practices. Yorkshire Cricket is committed to safeguarding children and adults. Due to this role being in regulated activity, the postholder will be required to undertake an ECB Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check; it is a criminal offence for a barred person to attempt to engage with vulnerable groups. 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.


Only applicants who submit an application by the closing date will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in further selection phases including a formal interview. The successful candidate must have a satisfactory ECB enhanced DBS check as a condition of employment.


Should you have any questions, require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, or wish to arrange a confidential discussion, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].