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Lawyer (Regulatory)

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)

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 recreational to professional

21 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
3 Oct 2022


The successful candidate for this role will provide legal support to the organisation with a particular focus on regulatory and contentious matters. The role will work across a number of areas to ensure that the ECB meets the highest regulatory standards and is protected from litigation.


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.


  • 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 have an interest in sport and are keen to work for a national governing body of a major sport.
  • You have excellent business and practical judgment with strong problem-solving skills.
  • You enjoy being part of the business and contributing to wider organisational objectives.
  • You enjoy implementing changes to seek improvements.
  • You enjoy acting as a facilitator looking for solutions.


  • Providing excellent legal advice to the ECB on all regulatory and contentious matters.
  • Drafting and advising on ECB rules and regulations across a wide range of areas.
  • Providing legal support on integrity matters including discrimination, discipline, anti-corruption and anti-doping.
  • Managing disputes and litigation as required.
  • Providing corporate governance advice to the ECB.
  • Ensuring relevant policies are up to date and adhered to.
  • Effectively assessing and managing risks to the ECB.
  • Providing instructions to external counsel where appropriate.
  • Assisting as required with the investigations relating to and the management of disciplinary cases and potential regulatory breaches.


  • Experience working as a qualified solicitor at a major law firm (and the authorisation to work as a solicitor in England and Wales).
  • Experience working with regulations and regulated environments.
  • The ability to provide robust legal advice in a practical manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
  • The ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of integrity matters (although previous experience of sport regulation is not essential).
  • Experience of Sports Law (desirable).


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Private medical insurance
  • Non-contributory 8% pension
  • Life assurance
  • 30% discount on Castore items

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR

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