Cricket Ireland is regularly seeking people for roles within the organisation. All current opportunities are listed below.
The future of Irish Cricket is incredibly bright following the recent awarding of ICC Full Membership and Test status to Cricket Ireland. The strategic vision of the organisation to become a Test nation has been achieved but in the broader sense of what it means to be a ‘Test’ playing country - our Strategic Plan 2016-20 defines this is great detail.
Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the game at both performance and participation levels throughout All-Ireland, representing the interests of both the men’s and women’s game. Our success over the last decade has resulted in the rapid growth of the organisation while our growth in playing strength has attracted some of the top teams in the world to play Ireland, with teams such as England, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Bangladesh all playing ODI’s on these shores in the last few years.
The current opportunities are:
- 1. Independent Director (Representative Cricket)
- 2. Coach Development Manager
CRICKET IRELAND - INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR (REPRESENTATIVE CRICKET)
To make a major strategic contribution to the deliberations of the Board and the High Performance Committee, especially in relation to issues pertaining to representative cricket.
• Board Meetings – normally six per year, one each in Dublin, Belfast, North-West and Munster – remainder in Dundalk (Ballymascanlon). Most meetings are held on weekday afternoons.
• High Performance Committee – at least four meetings per year, location and timing yet to be determined.
• Matches – attendance at a reasonable proportion of home men’s and women’s International, Ireland ‘A’/Wolves and Inter-Provincial/Super 3’s matches is desirable.
• Experience of Irish International and/or Inter-Provincial cricket (as player, coach, manager or selector) gained within the past ten years.
• Continuing awareness of/engagement with representative cricket.
• Independence (ie. has not within the past two years held a senior position in a provincial union and is not currently a member of the main board or committee of that union).
Applications for this opportunity should be emailed with the title “Independent Director” to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Applicants should include a Covering Letter addressing how they meet the criteria of the role, and a full CV. The application should be marked to the attention of the ‘Chairman of the Nominations Committee’.
All enquiries about the nature, duties and expectations of the role can be forwarded to Murray Power, Company Secretary, via: email@example.com.
COACH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
The Cricket Ireland Coach Development Manager will be responsible for setting and delivering a strategy to ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified and active coaches within Ireland, appropriate to the needs of the game being played at different levels, and ensure the quality, consistency and recognition of coaches nationally.
To promote the national coaching pathway, ensure that it is integrated with the national player pathway. Create a culture for coaching excellence through the provision of high quality coach development material. The role requires significant liaison with Provincial Unions and will raise the profile of coaching within and beyond the cricket community.
Knowledge / Experience Required
- • At least three to five years knowledge of community sport, sport programme and development and coach education.
- • Proven experience of establishing and delivering a coaching strategy regionally/nationally either in cricket or another sport.
- • Understanding of how coaching works in cricket and other sporting codes both nationally and internationally.
- • Ability to set clear strategy to meet business needs, whilst fully understanding the importance of stakeholder buy-in and support to influence change.
- • Ability to be innovative to maximise opportunities.
- • Ability to influence others, with excellent team building, collaboration and partnering skills.
- • Accredited level 2 Cricket Coach or its equivalent.
- • Must be legally entitled to work in Ireland.
Download the full role description here.
Letters of application and full CVs should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be confidential. The closing date for applications is 12pm (midday), Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 8 March 2018, with role commencing by mid-April 2018.