Women’s & girls’ cricket is set to be transformed as part of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) exciting strategy to Inspire Generations.

The Regional Director of Women’s Cricket role is an exciting opportunity to establish and lead a senior team and academy for the Region and to work collaboratively to deliver an accessible and inclusive player pathway which is underpinned by a thriving recreational game.

About Western Storm

Following on from four successful years in the Kia Super League, Western Storm has proudly become a household name across the South West. With existing strong links across the region, Western Storm has left an excellent legacy of programmes encouraging participation and support for women’s and girl’s cricket.

Five counties (Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire) in the South West, and Wales have joined forces to lead the way in collaborative working for the greater benefit of performance and recreational cricket across our vast region.

With Western Storm’s existing legacy and the ECB’s new wider game strategy to Transform Women’s and Girls Cricket, this key appointment represents a substantial and exciting opportunity to play your part in both continuing and driving female cricket forward across our region.

Principle Responsibilities:

The Regional Director of Women’s Cricket will provide leadership and strategic direction in the following key areas:

  • Regional Senior Team
  • Regional Academy
  • Participation and Growth

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Extensive experience of delivering strategy through innovative and engaging interventions
  • Experience and skills in budgeting, planning, programming, organisation and monitoring of key strategic priorities
  • Knowledge of best practice principles underpinning talent development environments

Personal Attributes:

  • A clear passion for changing lives and making a difference through sport
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Resilience and a strong drive to deliver outstanding results
  • Honesty and openness
  • An appetite to constantly seek improvement in all aspects of work

Western Storm is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

To download the full job description, please click here. Due to the nature of this role and the substantial travel requirements for the region, a full, clean driving licence is essential. The successful applicant will also appreciate the varied working hours for this post which will include evenings and weekends in line with fixtures and coaching requirements.

To Apply:

If you feel you have the experience, skills and passion for both continuing and growing Western Storm across our region, with the strong desire to take women’s and girl’s cricket to the next level, please submit a written application. Your application should include a covering letter (specific to the job description and job advert) and CV outlining why you should be considered for the role. Please send applications to: recruitment@westernstorm, The closing date for applications is Monday February 3rd, 2020 with interviews to be held at The Bristol County Ground during w/c 10th February 2020.

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