Job Vacancy: Head Of Talent Pathway

Job Title: Head of Talent Pathway

Accountable to: Director of Cricket

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Hours: Minimum 40 hours per week to include weekends, bank holidays and unsociable hours

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package available

Closing date: Applications are welcomed until 1700hrs on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

Successful applications in the first stage will be notified by 25th November 2021.

Initial interviews will commence in week beginning 29th November 2021.

Second interviews will commence in week beginning 6th December 2021

Who We Are

We Are Somerset! Somerset County Cricket Club: one of the most successful first-class county cricket clubs of the past 10 years. Deeply rooted in our community since 1875, with a rich reputation for developing talent from across the region. Yet our vision stretches far beyond the local: we have global reach, with circa 900,000 social media followers from around the world and bold ambitions for success on the international field.

Our enviable facilities at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, compliment the outstanding commercial opportunities our sporting profile presents. We are a 365-day venue: alongside hosting 50 days of cricket each year, we deliver numerous non-cricket related events, conferences, concerts and weddings, to name a few, with the determination to make our ground the primary sporting and business destination in the south-west.

We’re entering an exciting time at SCCC – the Covid-19 pandemic has required us to review our strategy and develop future plans to take the Club to new heights on and off the field. We are in a strong position to grow and achieve our ambitious goals which have ‘cricket at the heart and business on the mind’.

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a passionate and ambitious person to Head our Academy and County Talent Pathway at Somerset County Cricket Club. The Head of Talent Pathway (HOTP) will lead the delivery of the Somerset CCC boys, girls & women’s County Talent Pathway strategy to identify and develop the highest potential cricketers for Somerset and England. In this role you will advance the development of the SCCC Talent Development System ensuring continual improvement in player delivery, coach education and parental engagement and awareness. and work collaboratively across the region with our National Counties Partners

The Person

Our ideal HOTP will be an innovative thinker with the ambition to deliver a best-in-class talent development programme within budget. You’ll work with a collaborative approach, leading and mentoring your team to get the best performance from all. You have the ability and desire to influence key stakeholders and your high level of emotional intelligence equips you to reflect on your own, and others’, performance with the aim of continual improvement. You communicate effectively through all mediums and are adept at making decisions under pressure. You demonstrate dedication to your responsibilities and exhibit genuine passion in the pursuit of the Club’s goals and values.

You possess a minimum of ECB Level Three Coaching Certificate or international equivalent. This is coupled with a proven track record and demonstrable experience in coaching, mentoring and developing young people. You must also have a clear understanding of the ECB Pathway and Coaching Guidelines.

Equal Opportunities

Somerset County Cricket Club will ensure all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration, and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination of any kind and in particular on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and age.

Please note, an offer of employment for this position will be conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as proof of right to work in the UK.

If you think this is the ideal position for you, please download the full job description HERE

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to by the above closing date.


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