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Pathway Performance Lead

Durham County Cricket Club

Durham County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Durham.

21 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

Durham Cricket has an essential role as the strategic delivery arm of the ECB in north east England. Durham Cricket also has the opportunity to mark out a very distinctive position in the world of cricket through the development and communication of an inspiring common purpose and strong individual identity (the Durham Cricket brand).

Our vision aligns the organisation from Changing Room to Boardroom, bringing together cricketing and commercial goals and resonates with our community (customers).

An effective Durham Cricket brand demands focus, ambition and a consistent approach to everything we do. There is an expectation that all our people will follow the vision, live and breathe the values and adhere to a set of consistent of behaviours. These are all set out below.

Job Summary:

The objective of Durham Cricket pathway programme is to identify, select and develop the next generation of Durham players. The programme’s objective is to supply home-grown talent that is capable of succeeding for Durham Cricket and ultimately England.

The Performance Lead Coach will provide high level coaching support to the Pathway programme, including coaching and managing the Durham EPP team as well as two County Age Group teams. The successful candidate will also assist the Head of Talent Development/Academy Director with talent identification and recruitment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of coaching support to the Durham Pathway programme on an individual and group basis
  • Coach and manage the Durham Emerging Players Programme (EPP)
  • To be the lead coach for two County Age Group teams for the winter and summer programme
  • Support the Head of Talent Development on talent identification and recruitment to ensure the strategic aims of producing home-grown Durham Cricket and England players.
  • Assist in implementing Durham ethos across the pathway, including its technical aspects as well as our desired values and behaviours.
  • Assist in communicating and promoting the Durham ethos across our Pathway and the ECB regional programme
  • To attend and contribute at player management and strategy group meetings and support Durham’s culture and direction.



  • Minimum ECB Level 3 coaching qualification
  • Current DBS
  • First aid and Safeguarding Young People Training
  • Demonstrable experience in coaching at both youth and high performance level


ECB Level 4 coaching qualification

Personal Attributes:

  • Must posses high standards of personal and professional integrity
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Openness and resilience
  • Honesty, understanding and strong will to succeed
  • Continued desire to seek improvement in all aspects of their work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with knowledge of Word, Excel & Powerpoint

(NOTE: This job description is only a summary of the role as it currently exists and is not exhaustive or comprehensive).


The post holder will be based at The Riverside as part of the High Performance Cricket department. Due to the nature of the work the post holder will carry out his/her duties as such times/days which are most effective to perform the tasks required. This will involve some out of hours work – evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays, as necessary.


It is the policy of Durham Cricket to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of age, disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Furthermore, Durham Cricket will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above situations.

We recognize and value the difference and individual contribution that people make to the organisation. We strive to ensure that diversity as well as equality is embedded in all our policies, procedures and practices, responding to employees’ needs and encouraging employee development to increase their contribution to effective service delivery.


Durham Cricket 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.

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
High Performance
Performance Lifestyle & Player Support
Pay Information
Competitive salary and benefits

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