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Umpire Training Officer

England and Wales Cricket Board (The ECB)

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body of cricket in England and Wales

17 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
5 Dec 2022


To develop and implement world leading training content and resources for umpires officiating primarily in the recreational game in England and Wales. To recruit, retain and develop a national umpire tutor team responsible for the effective delivery of ECB umpire training.

Who we are

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'll love this job if

  • You have a passion for personal and professional development
  • You enjoy keeping up to speed on developments and practices in umpiring

You'll be doing


  • To be a subject matter expert on the development, implementation and delivery of training programmes for recreational umpires.
  • To remain up to date with developments, trends and thinking that relate to the training of match officials, in cricket and other sports.

Content and Resources

  • To develop and implement introductory training programmes for umpires officiating in different forms of the game.
  • To develop and implement continuous learning opportunities and CPD programmes for recreational umpires across all forms of the game.
  • To develop and implement content and resources suitable for online, virtual and face to face delivery.
  • To identify innovative ways to regularly share training content with recreational umpires.
  • To develop content and resources that are inspiring, motivational and engaging and which contribute to a consistently positive learning experience.
  • To be a role model in the delivery of virtual and face delivery of training content.

Tutor Workforce

  • To manage a national umpire tutor team – to include its recruitment, retention and development.
  • To ensure that the delivery of umpire training and development programmes is of the highest standard – inspiring, engaging and motivating.
  • To ensure that the national umpire tutor team remains up to date in its thinking and application of modern training techniques.

You'll have


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage change positively whilst under pressure
  • A commitment to personal and professional development
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise

Knowledge and Understanding of….

  • Evidence-informed educational practices
  • Current developments and practices in umpiring
  • The effective application of blended learning

Experience and qualifications

  • Developing formal and informal learning content and resources (online, virtual and face to face)
  • Delivering training to adults and young people
  • Working with a diverse and remote volunteer workforce
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of learning content
  • Of high-level sports officiating
  • Of training and developing mentors, coaches and tutors
  • Of successful collaboration with external organisations
  • Of delivering innovative solutions
  • A teaching and or/ learning and development qualification would be desirable

You'll receive

  • Holiday - 25 days a year
  • Volunteering – 2 days a year
  • Pension - Non-contributory 8% pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee health cash-back plan
  • Long-term sickness insurance
  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary
  • Enhanced family friendly leave
  • Unmind – free and confidential access to a wellbeing app to help you manage your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool
  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice
  • Free online fitness classes
  • 30% Castore discount
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

How to Apply

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