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Vacancy: Batting and Assistant Coach

Job Title: Batting and Assistant Coach

Accountable to: Director of Cricket

Contract: Full-time, fixed-term

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 4th January 2022

Initial interviews will be held on 12th and 13th January 2022.

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 Job

Are you, as a minimum, ECB Level 3 qualified (or equivalent)? Are you passionate about developing players’ individual and team performance to world-class standards? Have you demonstrable specialist batting coaching experience? Would you like to be part of an inclusive, committed and aspirational team?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then we would love to hear from you.

A high-profile, exciting opportunity for a Batting and Assistant Coach has arisen at Somerset County Cricket Club. We are looking for someone with a deep understanding and interest in fostering the mental and technical skills required to become a world class batter, alongside a proven track record in successful coaching. A significant part of your role will be to mentor players to develop game awareness strategies. You’ll also work collaboratively with the Performance Sports Psychologist to develop and implement holistic individual player programmes. We need you to provide specialist batting coaching and support to a range of senior professional and elite Pathway Cricket players ensuring the Club’s philosophy is delivered from grass roots through to the 1st Class arena.

You will work closely with our Head Coach and Head of Talent Pathway, alongside our multidisciplinary coaching and support team. Collaboratively, this team will establish a highly selective, intensive player development programme.

At Somerset we are proud of our highly aspirational and supportive teams. We are committed to continually progress and evolve ourselves to be the best we can. You will contribute to our success by collaboratively creating and enhancing our environment enabling our players to fulfil their individual promise and strengthen the team’s performance.

We need you to have a flexible approach to working irregular working patterns, including domestic travel away with the professional squad during the season and potential overseas pre-season travel. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

You will usually be based at Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, but may be required to work elsewhere when necessary.

To learn more about the role, please download the job description.

DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRITION

Equal Opportunities and Inclusivity Statement

Somerset County Cricket Club endorses the principles of equality and equity and strives to ensure everyone involved with the Club has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, to give of their best and be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected.

The Club ensures all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration during the recruitment process and beyond, 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 let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate in any stage of the recruitment process by emailing recruitment@somersetcountycc.co.uk

If this is the ideal role for you, please apply by sending your CV and a detailed covering letter to recruitment@somersetcountycc.co.uk by the closing date.

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