Community Cricket Development Officer: Galloway Cricket Club

Location:  Gatehouse of Fleet and surrounding area

Salary:  £18,500+ travel expenses

Hours:  35 hours per week

Closing date: 31st August 2019

Galloway Cricket Club are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and innovative development officer to provide new and exciting participation opportunities in the local schools and communities.

The post will be initially for one year with the option of being extended.

Based in Gatehouse of Fleet, you will be responsible for:

  • Increasing participation in cricketing activities within the club’s target groups.
  • Developing the club’s partnership with the local council, schools and community sports hubs.
  • Delivering and devising clear pathways for players to participate, develop and compete at all levels.
  • Identifying and exploring funding streams for the growth of club and its activities.

Applicants who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the post:

  • Cricket coaching experience - Level 2 cricket coaching qualification  ECB/CS or equivalent) essential
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Cricket Scotland player pathways
  • Enthusiastic, engaging, professional and personable
  • Clean driving licence
  • A First Aid Certificate and a working knowledge of current Health and Safety issues are desirable.

The rate of pay is inclusive of hours worked during the day, evenings and weekends.  

This post is subject to candidate undertaking PVG vetting through Disclosure Scotland.

For further information, please contact:


Galloway Cricket Club CIC    

Community Cricket Development Officer

35 hours per week (annualised)

Salary - £18,500 plus travelling expenses

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Galloway Cricket Club to work as Community Cricket Development

Officer to provide new and exciting participation opportunities. This role will focus on growing participation programmes across Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire for all.

The candidate will be planning, managing, developing and delivering participation programmes with the aim of introducing and retaining more participants in the game among the club’s target groups:

  1. Young people
  2. Women and girls
  3. Young people with disabilities
  4. Over 50s

This new and exciting role seeks an energetic, professional and proactive individual who can deliver across a wide range of key priorities and objectives. The ideal candidate will be a champion for diversity in sport and be able to build partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate a successful track record in delivering participation

programmes. They will need to show how they would be able to develop participation through innovation and creative thinking. We are looking for a self- motivated, positive team-player with organisational skills and a willingness to learn and develop their current skill set. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. The ideal person must be flexible and willing to work irregular working patterns including evenings and weekends in response to identified needs.

To apply, please send your CV and letter of application to: 

Closing date for applications is 31st August 2019

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

  1. To increase participation in cricketing activities within the club’s target groups.
  2. To develop the club’s partnership with the local council, schools, community sports hubs.
  3. To help deliver a clear pathway for players to participate, develop and compete successfully.
  4. Take the lead in running teams, events and practice sessions.
  5. To identify and explore funding streams for the growth of club facilities and activities.

General responsibilities

  1. To attend regular meetings associated with the role.
  2. To work at all times in a professional and presentable manner.
  3. To pursue relevant personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the role.
  4. To work with the club’s development sub-committee.
  5. To support the development of cricket and to maintain effective links with other cricket clubs, sports hubs and schools.

Person Specification


  • Ideally, the post holder will have:
  • First Aid Certificate of Attendance
  • Cricket Scotland Safeguarding certificate or equivalent
  • Full UK drivers Licence and access to a car for work
  • Up to date PVG
  • ECB/CS Level 2 Coaching Qualification         

Experience, skills and abilities


  • Good team player with a flexible approach
  • Good at planning and well organised
  • Able to work well in a team and independently
  • Good IT skills including use of social media to produce marketing material
  • Able to work flexibly, including unsociable hours, evenings and weekends
  • Self-motivated and able to inspire and enthuse others
  • Act as a positive role model for young cricketers
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and a good communicator
  • Willing to attend relevant training and pursue enhanced qualifications
  • Evidence of coaching at level 2
  • Clear track record of coaching and leading cricket training. 


  • Experience of working with females and people with disabilities in sport and increasing participation
  • Experience of building partnerships & networks
  • Experience as a volunteer, manager, coach or leader of sports teams
  • Experience of organising events
  • Understanding of budgeting tools
  • Experienced cricketer


Date published: 09 August 2019
Date updated: 12 August 2019


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