MIDDLESEX CRICKET ARE RECRUITING FOR A PARTICIPATION DIRECTOR
Job Title: Participation Director
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 dependant on experience
The primary purpose of the Participation Director (PD) is to develop and execute the Middlesex Cricket Strategy to increase participation and engagement in cricket for all throughout Middlesex.
The PD will provide clear and consistent leadership to the department for which they are responsible, whilst engaging the wider Middlesex Cricket organisation and the game’s key stakeholders in the development of the Recreational Game.
- Develop approved financial and operational plans in line with the Participation Strategy and broader Middlesex Cricket Strategy
- Effective implementation of the Participation Strategy and annual operational plans with regular reporting on key metrics
- Increased growth in participation and engagement levels
- Managing the performance of the department’s leadership group
- Source facilities for junior and representative cricket
- Manage coach and officials education to aid the development of cricket in the community
- Middlesex Cricket Chief Executive Officer
- Middlesex Cricket Senior Management Team
- Middlesex Cricket Board of Directors
- ECB/MCC/London Sport/Chance to Shine/ Lords Taverners/ London Councils/ Other
- Middlesex Coaches Association/Middlesex Officials/ Middlesex Pitch Support
- Recreational League Committees and Clubs
- Middlesex Communities
Key Responsibilities:1. Participation Strategy
- To develop the strategy, to review and refine it annually, and more frequently if appropriate
- Identify barriers to participation within diverse communities and create innovative solutions to form part of annual plans
- Interpret customer insight to inform the strategy and operational plans
- Engage Middlesex departments in delivery of the strategy
- Work with ECB to develop the strategy:
- Influence external stakeholders to align their strategies with Middlesex to ensure a common direction for the game in the county
- Work closely with key stakeholders to agree and deliver an agreed set of growth targets
- Support disability cricket
- Support juniors cricket throughout the county, increasing participation and increase the number of coaches and support workers
- Support and develop women and girls cricket within the county
- Work to identify and improve facilities for recreational cricket within the county
- To ensure there is an effective organisational structure in place to deliver the strategy
- To provide expertise and clear direction to a multi-site team to enable them to integrate and effectively execute operational plans
- Coach, inspire and develop the leadership group whilst managing their performance and holding them to account for delivery of operational plans
- Own the Participation Strategy, ‘champion’ it within Middlesex and inspire the Cricket Community to grow and develop the sport in their area of activity
- Manage and deliver change
4. General Management
- To work closely with the Middlesex Senior Management Team to ensure an integrated approach to the delivery of the Participation Strategy
- Work closely with the commercial team to source alternative funding and partnership opportunities
- Build a strong relationship with management of key stakeholders to ensure that cricket maximises opportunities to get more people playing and engaged with cricket more often
- Develop positive, influential and sustainable relationships with key partners, including ECB, Chance to Shine, Lords Taverners, MCC, London Sport, Local Schools, Cricket Clubs and others with an interest in cricket or community development
- To be seen as the face of recreational cricket within the clubs across the county
- Prepare annual budget submissions designed to maximise returns for the games investment
- Review management accounts monthly to ensure revenue costs are in line with budget and reforecast as and when appropriate
- Regularly review the performance of the leadership group and agree appropriate improvement plans, providing two formal documented reviews per year
- Evaluate the delivery of operational plans on a regular basis and agree amendments within the leadership group is appropriate
- Provide a report to each Middlesex Cricket Board meeting and periodically attend meetings in person
- Ensure that county CPA targets are met
- Assist in ensuring safeguarding policies & procedures are implemented, communicated and executed via the Middlesex CSO for the Participation Department
6. When required
- Act as the Disciplinary Officer for disciplinary matters relating to the recreational game. Work with clubs and associations within the county to ensure that the governance and processes of clubs is sustainable and appropriate.
To undertake any other responsibilities as directed by MCCC.
- Experience of budgetary responsibility with multiple revenue and cost streams
- Experience of managing a remote team, including coaches, managers and volunteers
- Experience of obtaining grant funding
- Experience of building relationships with key stakeholders
- Experience of working to high levels of confidentiality
- Ability to document compliance with governing body standards
- Ability to challenge poor practice and effect change
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- High degree of organisation and ability to prioritise workloads.
- Good presentation skills
- The role will involve evening and weekend work, so ability to work unsociable hours is essential.
- An Enhanced ECB DBS check with Children’s Barred List check is required for this role (assistance to obtain this can be provided)
- Knowledge of safeguarding and best practice
- Reasonable knowledge of the recreational cricket game and a desire to make cricket accessible to all
- Ability to Champion ED&I strategy
Please forward your CV and an accompanying Cover Letter, stating your suitability for the role, to [email protected]. Please note that you will be required to complete and return a Safer Recruitment Application Form if you are shortlisted and invited to interview.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 21st of October 2022. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 31st of October 2022.
Please note that due to the volume of applications the Club receives, we are unable to provide specific feedback on unsuccessful applications. All applicants must have Right to Work in the UK, sponsorship for overseas employees cannot be provided for this role.
Middlesex Cricket is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a process of vetting, including the disclosure of criminal records and the seeking of references. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.
Middlesex Cricket are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
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