Community Cricket Development Coach

Job description

The employer is: NORTHERN CRICKET UNION. The Northern Cricket Union wishes to employ a Community Development Cricket Coach to support the implementation of its Strategic Plan and to continue the work that has already begun in this area. The officer will provide community and school-based cricketing opportunities, both coaching and competition, for children of all ages. This new role seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for supporting and developing the game and working with multiple partners and organisations. The role combines coaching and development work and will be responsible for engaging people of all ages across the NCU into becoming active members of cricket clubs and teams. As part of the Development Team the appointed person will be expected to work across the following areas: Participation - work with the Development team to provide opportunities for all players to be able to access cricket at a club or community environment. School Engagement - work with the Schools & Engagement Officer to embed cricket within the schools sporting provision. Clubs Engagement - support local clubs to increase capacity and sustain membership. Competition - increase opportunities for school and club cricket, supporting new and relevant cricketing formats. The successful post holder will: Be committed to improving the opportunities for people of all ages. Be committed to their own personal development and play an active role in the professional development of your colleagues. Represent the NCU in a positive and professional manner at all times. Deliver sessions in accordance with the appropriate NCU and Cricket Ireland guidelines. Take part in other activities as and when required. .


  • Plan, deliver and review high quality cricket coaching sessions that are young person focused. Including coaching sessions for specific priority groups e.g., women & girls, primary schools, and secondary schools.
  • Deliver taster sessions to Primary Schools.
  • Plan, deliver and review school programmes (Primary and Secondary).
  • Actively support local cricket clubs with development programmes.
  • Actively support the transition of young people from school to clubs by, for example, the establishment of after school clubs and facilitating school-club links.
  • Provide formal written reports and ensure that all monitoring and evaluation is undertaken as directed.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Be willing to develop cricket specific coaching through a Cricket Ireland level One or a ECB Level Two.
  • Experience of working within the sport at a recreational level.
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm and the desire to succeed.
  • Good project management skills and ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Experience of leading on community development programmes.
  • Excellent administrative skills and evidence of project work.
  • Child protection trained or, commitment to achieving this within a short period of time.
  • First Aid trained or, a commitment to achieving this within a short period of time.
  • Ability to travel independently between sites (Full and valid driving licence).
  • Access NI check will be required.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience as a cricket coach to Cricket Ireland Level One or ECB Level Two.
  • Working knowledge of school to club links and cricket development programmes.
  • Experience of working with recreational sports clubs.
  • Understanding of partnership working and able to create strong and sustainable links with contacts throughout the area.
  • Experience of working on sport specific projects.
  • Experience of teaching/coaching children.
  • Experience of working in both school and community settings.

Further Information

The employer is: NORTHERN CRICKET UNION Salary: 16-17yrs £4.81, 18-20yrs £6.83, 21-22yrs £8.36, 23-24yrs £9.50. Although this is a part-time temporary opportunity hours may be extended and it could lead to a permanent position. The job advert may end before the closing date if requested by the employer. You will be entitled to annual leave during this job opportunity.

Application Information

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 18-24 years and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 9072 6797.

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Hours will be varied with work required in the evenings and at the weekends.

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