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ACE Development Officer

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

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

28 Jul 2022
Full Time
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

1. General Objectives

  • Invest in Trent Bridge so that it retains its Test Match status and is seen as a year round entertainment destination and as a hub for cricket in Nottinghamshire.
  • Create a culture of winning teams that provides sustained success for Nottinghamshire and England.
  • Drive participation growth and positive change by taking projects and programmes into communities throughout Nottinghamshire
  • Maintain the club as a financially and commercially sustainable organisation at the heart of our community.
  • Innovating across all departments to create success through delivering the best playing, partner, member and supporter experiences in cricket
  • Attracting, inspiring and retaining the best people by creating a playing and working environment that is enjoyable, challenging and fulfilling

2. Specific Role Profile

The ACE Programme was launched by Surrey County Cricket Club in January 2020 in response to the decline of the Black British professional players by 75%, and less than 1% of the recreational game. The ACE Programme was designed to engage young people of African and Caribbean Heritage and a talent search was launched. In October 2020, following significant investment from Sport England, The ACE Programme Charity launched as an independent charity following the success of an ACE Academy with 25 scholars in a bid to have a wider national impact. The charity aims to 'Support Diverse Talent from the Grassroots to the Elite'

The purpose of the role is to increase participation predominantly within the Black British communities by supporting and improving the experience of everyone involved whether they play, attend or follow the game.

The Development Officer will provide direct development and coaching support to the community, school and club based cricketing opportunities, through both coaching and competition.

Priority Focus Areas

  • Lead the administration and delivery on all of the ACE programme activities in Nottingham.
  • Coaching on various ACE programmes as required. These could include:
  • Delivery on our academy programmes
  • Delivery on our community hub coaching programmes
  • Delivery on our school’s coaching programme, including competitions.
  • Support and implement sustainable indoor and outdoor leagues provision (junior and senior), club festivals, club engagement days and open days.
  • Provide coordinated support and advice to cricket clubs to drive interest and maximise participation helping to create a sustainable future for diverse communities.
  • Working with key county stakeholders and delivery partners ensuring the delivery of key events for the ACE Programme.
  • Support the ACE Programme team in the delivery of other cricket development activities.
  • Assist the Director of Programmes with the day-to-day financial requirements of the charity.
  • Be responsible for the collation of information and communication to the relevant parties.
  • Ongoing and effective diary management.
  • Working with key county stakeholders and delivery partners ensuring the delivery.
  • Monitoring & evaluating all projects and writing of reports for funders
  • Other duties as required by the line manager

3. Equality, Inclusion, Diversity

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The Club recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing a working environment that is free from discrimination.

The Club will seek to promote the principles of equality and diversity in all its dealings with employees, workers, job applicants, clients, customers, suppliers, contractors, recruitment agencies and the public.

All employees and those who act on the Club’s behalf are required to adhere to this policy when undertaking their duties or when representing the Club in any other guise.

4. Safeguarding

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services and are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the ECB requirements to ensure that all children participating in Cricket have a safe, positive and fun experience, whatever their level of involvement.

5. Key Performance Indicators

  • Deliver the KPI’s outlined in the ACE and ECB Contract.
  • Support the Deputy Community & Development Manager to deliver against the ECB’s CPA Standards.

How to Apply

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