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Talent Pathway Inclusion Officer (2 positions available)

  • Location: Nationwide
  • Organisation: England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
  • Contract: Full Time, permanent
  • Closing Date: 07 April 2024 | Coaching & Sports Development

About the Role

In response to the Independent Commission for Equality in Cricket (ICEC) report published in June 2023 the ECB have devised an EDI strategy to make cricket the most inclusive sport in England & Wales. This strategy consists of several elements, one of which relates to our talent pathways.

Your role will be to work with ECB colleagues, County & Regional Talent Pathway Leads to plan, manage, and implement projects aimed at “removing barriers to accessing the pathway, increasing opportunity and improving transitions.” You will be working across the whole of our Talent Pathways, encompassing both boy’s and girl’s pathway programmes.  

About Us

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social.  It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.

Our Values

  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.

  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.

  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.

  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.

You will love this job if

  • You are passionate about talent identification and development, in both girl's and boy's pathway programmes.

  • You enjoy building relationships with colleagues, internally and externally, and you have a proven track record of excellent communication and project management.   

  • You are motivated to make a positive and lasting impact on girl's and boy's talent pathways and make cricket the most inclusive sport in England & Wales.

About the Role

  • Providing support to Talent Pathway Leads with a particular focus on the planning and implementation of Talent Pathway projects associated with the EDI strategy.

  • Playing a key role in planning, delivery and reviewing the player identification education and training programme to Talent Pathway Leads, Pathway Coaches and the wider game. 

  • Working closely with charity partners (e.g. MCC Foundation, ACE and SACA) to ensure pathway alignment and successful outcomes. 

  • Lead on ECB pathway interventions to promote inclusion (e.g. Community Talent Champions), to include periodic reviewing to evolve models and working practice to be most impactful.     

  • Working with counties and ECB colleagues to collate and present key pathway EDI data to inform monitoring, reporting and decision making.

  • Responsible for sharing best practice amongst counties and driving innovation. 

  • Collaborating with other ECB departments (e.g. EDI, Participation & Growth, Professional Game) to deliver Talent Pathway projects.

  • Travelling is expected for the role.

  • Experience in a leadership role within a Talent Pathway, in cricket or another sport.

  • Excellent understanding of talent identification and development.

  • Strong knowledge of issues related to inclusion in talent pathways.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues.  

  • Good project management experience.  

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills. 

  • Strong IT skills, with the aptitude to learn and administrate various IT platforms. 

  • Full UK driving licence. Travelling costs will be remunerated accordingly.

  • Enhanced DBS check.


Further Information

  • Competitive salary

  • Holiday - 25 days a year

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year

  • Pension - Non-contributory pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee health cash-back plan

  • Long-term sickness insurance

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

  • Enhanced family leave and pay

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool

  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your potential

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice

  • 30% Castore discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

  • Opportunities to be a part of and be involved in our Employee Resource groups: Women in Cricket Employee Network, Race in Cricket Employee Network, Social Mobility in Cricket Employee Network, Disability Employee Network and LGBTQ+ Community in Cricket Employee Network

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