A. ROLE DESCRIPTION
This role is an important operational position responsible for the planning and implementation of a range of programmes aimed at assisting the continued growth, development and improvement of cricket within the 30 Member Countries of the ICC Europe Region as part of the Pepsi ICC European Development Programme.
Key areas of focus include cricket education in particular coach education, player development, grass roots programmes, centre of excellence, and the implementation of development pathways/structures from junior involvement to junior playing.
All programmes have long term/sustainable objectives, and are managed at a local level by the indigenous and ex-patriot cricket populations of the countries involved
Associate Members (12): Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Italy and Scotland.
Affiliate Members (18): Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Estonia, Finland,
Hellas (Greece), Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. CRICKET EDUCATION – COACH EDUCATION AND COACHING
1.1. Responsible for assisting the development and implementation of national country plans for coach education in all European countries, in conjunction with existing qualified tutors and assessors from both in-country personnel and ICC Europe consultants.
1.2. Maintain and monitor on-going liaison and reporting systems between ICC Europe and European countries, and English County partnerships in regard to planning, activities and budgets.
1.3. Manage the European Coaches Association; communicate regularly with European country coaching coordinators and assist this person in being responsible for providing a national coaches association in their country. Produce quarterly newsletter for European coaches in conjunction with the Regional Project and Communication Officer.
1.4. Implement the ECB Coach Development Programme (Cricket Leaders, Introductory, Cricket for Teachers, Level 1, 2, Club Coach Workshops and Course) within Europe; registering; planning; resourcing; coordinating delivery; and evaluating them through the regional tutor/assessor workforce.
1.5. Monitor and evaluate in-country tutors of Introduction to Cricket Courses, and provide resource support (including manuals, giveaways, videos, certificates) where required.
1.6. Maintain the on-line database of coaches and coach educators for the Europe region based on working relationships with relevant persons in each country, ECB Coach Education Dept and the ECB Coaches Association - in conjunction with the Regional Performance Officer.
1.7. Identify a tutor/assessor/FBT workforce in Europe, communicating regularly with them and help provide them with continual professional development.
1.8. Responsible for the co-ordination of ECB recognised courses in ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ and ‘First Aid’ and the process involved with Criminal Records Bureau/Police checks (a good knowledge and understanding is required to support this).
1.9. Co-ordinate all ICC Europe Coach Consultant country visits at junior/youth level, ensuring maximum benefit to European countries, in regard to cricket education, player development, junior programme/pathway development, administration, governance and strategy. This includes preparing budgets for each visit in conjunction with all other stakeholders.
1.10. Communicate regularly with ECB Coach Education and ECB Coaches Association on all coach education and development matters.
1.11. Attend ECB CA Regional Forum meetings and other ECB Coach Education meetings as required.
1.12. Attend European Cricket Committee meetings and write papers/report as required by the RPO & RDM.
1.13. Work closely with ECB on the development of the Howzat! DVD Rom/online coach education resource and its translation into 8 European languages, consulting with the relevant countries throughout the process.
2.1. Regional Funding Support (RFS):
2.1.1. Oversee and communicate all country requests regarding coach education, umpire and scorer education, groundsmanship, player development, facility improvement, and equipment.
2.1.2. Prepare and manage a budget for above.
2.1.3. Report to the RPO on above quarterly.
2.1.4. Regular contact with ICC Europe official suppliers and partners.
2.2. Maintain coordinated and productive working relationships with national cricket boards/federations of European countries in regard to all aspects of the job description.
2.3. Undertake research activities in various aspects of this job description, as instructed, and consequently prepare strategic documents addressing future delivery/activity of same for the benefit of cricket development in Europe.
2.4. Assist Regional Performance Officer (RPO) and Regional Development Manager (RDM) however required for implementing all other aspects of the European programme.
2.5. Consult with, and report quarterly on all activities to the RPO on all of above, as required.
3. DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS/STRUCTURES
3.1. Educate and assist European countries to improve and/or establish development pathways, including junior involvement; junior/youth playing; senior playing; Affiliate country national teams.
4. EVENTS / TOURNAMENTS
4.1. Responsible as Tournament Director for ICC European events at U/15, U/17 & U/19 levels as requested, and ensure all ICC requirements are met through the ‘Record of Decisions’ planning document and Europe’s Tournament Operating Procedures. This includes overseeing the tournament budget, working closely with the host country tournament organiser, and overseeing the successful delivery of the entire event.
4.2. Plan, budget, organise and manage the ICC European Centre of Excellence (U13 - U16) annually, with assistance from the RPO.
4.3. Plan, budget, organise and deliver an annual ICC European Development and Coaching Conference in conjunction with the RPO, aimed at educating a selection of European coaches and development staff in advanced development techniques including high performance coaching, tutoring of the Introduction to Cricket Course, and establishment/improvement of junior and senior playing structures/pathways.
5.1. Reporting: ICC Regional Performance Officer - Europe
5.2. Performance Review: Annually
5.3. Location: ICC Europe Office, The Clock Tower, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
5.4. Work Related Travel: Cost of work related travel to be borne by the ICC
5.5. Resources: RDO will be provided with a laptop and business mobile phone/PDA
5.6. Holiday: 25 days annually plus public holidays
5.7. Remuneration: £25,000 - £28,000
5.8. Benefits: Company Pension contribution of 5% and Private Healthcare Insurance after probationary period
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Relevant tertiary education qualification
• ECB Level 3 coaching qualification (or equivalent) required
• ECB Tutor / Assessor qualification preferred
• Good understanding and experience of the ECB Coach Development structure and programme
• Experience in cricket development at county or country level
• Experience in tournament/event management
• Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
• Attention to detail and good organisational skills
• Well-developed communications skills and good PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• A good team player with a flexible approach
• Ability to work on own initiatives
• Good project management skills
Please send a curriculum vitae and covering letter stating your education and relevant experience including your current salary to
Closing date for applications is 22nd January 2010
Initial interviews will take place on 27th January 2010