Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the game at both performance and participation levels throughout all-Ireland, representing the interests of both the men’s and women’s game.
The future of Irish Cricket is very bright following the performance of our senior squads with significant wins against Test countries, qualification for all the major World Cups during the last 9 years, and the last two Women’s World T20 Cup’s. Cricket Ireland now has the second-highest social media reach of all Irish sports bodies, participation levels are growing well and the number of people following the sport in Ireland has increased significantly.
This success has resulted in the rapid growth of the organisation and significant increase in turnover through partnerships with the International Cricket Council, with blue-chip multi-national companies, and with Sports Councils on both sides of the Irish border.
Following the recent departure of our National Development Manager and the launching of our new Strategic Plan (‘Making Cricket Mainstream’), which firmly places the game’s growth in Ireland as one of our four main pillars, Cricket Ireland is now seeking an ambitious and confident Participation Director.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading game development and growth of the game in line with the relevant targets in the Cricket Ireland Strategic Plan, and ultimately helping to make cricket become a mainstream sport in Ireland. Based in our Dublin HQ, and reporting into the Chief Executive, this is a senior role and the incumbent will join the Senior Management Team.
The position offers a genuine opportunity for the successful candidate to take ownership, shape and oversee the delivery of a central pillar of our new strategy to procure our continued successful off the field of play, as we have been on it.
The package will include a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience, and include healthcare, pension, a company vehicle, a mobile phone and laptop for business use. Complimentary gym and swimming pool membership will also be available.
The closing date for applications will be Wednesday, 23rd November.
A detailed letter of application and full CV should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Participation Director’ and will be confidential.
Preliminary interviews will be held Wednesday, 30th November.