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Community Programmes Manager

Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Founded in 1882 Warwickshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Warwickshire.

9 May 2024
Full Time
Closing date
29 May 2024

Join us at Warwickshire Cricket Foundation as our new Community Programmes Manager!

Job Purpose:

The Community Programmes Manager plays a pivotal role in the Warwickshire Cricket Foundation (WCF), overseeing the strategic development and implementation of community engagement initiatives across Warwickshire. This position is instrumental in fostering inclusivity within cricket, managing key outreach projects, and coordinating a team of community sessional coaches to achieve collective growth objectives. Working closely with all team managers, you'll drive comprehensive growth across all our activities.

Key Relationships:

  • ACE Development Officer
  • Dynamos Officer
  • Diverse Communities Officer
  • Head of Recreational Cricket and Operations
  • Community Director
  • Sessional Coaches

Role Profile and Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee WCF community strategy and develop community participation, particularly in areas of diverse demographics and socio-economic deprivation.
  • Manage various community engagement programmes such as Chance To Shine Street, ECBs Diverse Communities Fund, Wicketz, ACE and Dynamos Intros, with a continuous emphasis on expansion and improvement.
  • Oversee the operational budget for all community programmes, ensuring financial targets are met and providing necessary support and resources for staff, including both permanent and sessional employees.
  • Promote WCF and manage relationships with key stakeholders at national and local levels, including ECB, Chance To Shine ACE, Leisure Trusts, Active Sports Partnerships and local charities, to ensure successful project delivery and establish WCF as a prominent community sports delivery partner in the county.
  • Collaborate with other WCF teams to identify additional opportunities and maximise outreach.
  • Research and explore new markets and potential partners to expand participation in diverse audiences and demographics.
  • Develop innovative strategies and initiatives to drive community engagement and increase outreach to new audiences.

The Community Programmes Manager will sit on WCF’s Operational Management Group and act as a deputy for the Head of Recreational Cricket and Operations, and the Community Director when necessary.

Person Specification:

You will be an enthusiastic, innovative and driven individual, passionate about developing community sports development, particularly within cricket, with an understanding of the sport's importance among diverse communities. You will be a team player with exceptional organisational and communication skills, possessing both attention to detail and strategic vision crucial for effective programme management. Leadership qualities are essential, along with the ability to champion and motivate a diverse team of coaches, volunteers, officers, and partners.



  • Experience in equity, diversity and inclusion policies and projects
  • Experience of developing community sport and physical exercise programmes
  • Experience of data management and input, supported by excellent programme management skills
  • Budget management experience
  • Strong leadership experience and qualities with the ability to motivate and inspire others, including experience in people management
  • Impact measurement and reporting experience
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with stakeholders at local and national levels


  • Experience of event management
  • Experience of leading and motivating a freelance coaching workforce
  • Experience of volunteering in grass roots sport

Skills & Qualifications:


  • Excellent planning, communication and organisational skills to effectively manage and deliver a diverse workload
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong IT and Social Media skills and knowledge
  • Understanding of relevant community programmes and initiatives


  • ECB Qualified Cricket Coach
  • ECB DBS clearance
  • Up to date ECB safeguarding course certificate

Personal attributes:


  • Passion to address the needs of our target groups including women & girls, ethnically diverse communities, disabled people and people from disadvantaged background and areas of deprivation
  • Innovative mindset with a willingness to explore new markets and opportunities
  • Self-motivated with adaptability to changing environments
  • Positive, solution-focused attitude
  • High integrity and personal responsibility
  • Genuine love for cricket and sports, with a strong understanding of their significance in community development.

Why Join Us

When you join us, you're not just joining a team; you're becoming part of a cricket family that thrives on excitement, camaraderie, and a relentless pursuit of victory.

This is not just a job; it's an opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. We offer more than just a career; we offer an experience:

• Passionate Environment: Immerse yourself in the exciting world of cricket, surrounded by like-minded individuals who live and breathe the game.
• Cutting-Edge Facilities: Work at Edgbaston Stadium, a world-class facility that hosts some of the most thrilling cricket and live events.
• Exciting Benefits: Enjoy perks like free on-site parking, enhanced pension contributions, private healthcare, Christmas shut down, wellness week, and more!
• Career Development: Unlock your potential with career development opportunities and a chance to make your mark in the cricket industry.
• Team Spirit: Be part of a team that celebrates success, supports each other, and makes a real impact.

Equal Opportunities In Employment Policy Statement:

All Warwickshire Cricket Foundation staff are employed by Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC). Warwickshire County Cricket Club will ensure that all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration, and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic and national origin, nationality, sexuality, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion, trade union activity and age (up to 65).

It is the intention of Warwickshire County Cricket Club that its work force, at all levels, should reflect the composition of the City’s population. To achieve this Warwickshire County Cricket Club will take active and positive steps to eliminate discrimination, reduce the effects of past discrimination and to promote equality in employment.

Safeguarding Statement:

Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Warwickshire Cricket Foundation are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, roles involving any type of Regulated Activity or any interaction with children, young people or vulnerable adults are subjected to a safer recruitment process: ECB DBS clearance is mandatory before taking up the role. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

Safer Recruitment Statement:
Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Warwickshire Cricket Foundation are firmly committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for children and adults to enjoy the game. It is essential that Safer Recruitment practices are followed to ensure all staff and volunteers are suitable for their role, appropriately vetted and supported by the club.

How To Apply

Ready to take the plunge into an exciting career with Warwickshire Cricket Foundation? Complete the Warwickshire Cricket Foundation application form by clicking 'Apply Now' by midnight 29 May 2024:

Should you have any difficulties accessing this form, please contact [email protected]. Interviews will be held on 5th June 2024.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Strategy & Project Management
Salary information
from £33,000

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