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Vacancy Cricket Ireland Coach Development Manager

Cricket Ireland | 15 Feb 2018

[Vacancy] Cricket Ireland Coach Development Manager

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 incredibly bright given the growth of the sport driven by significant success on the international stage in the last decade leading to unprecedented visibility for Irish cricket at home and abroad.

Our emergence as a sport of national significance will only grow following the recent elevation of Cricket Ireland to ICC Full Membership and Test Status and a major revamp of international cricket structures that will see Ireland playing all three formats of the game at the highest level for the foreseeable future.

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Coach Development Manager

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Cricket Ireland Coach Development Manager will be responsible for setting and delivering a strategy to ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified and active coaches within Ireland, appropriate to the needs of the game being played at different levels, and ensure the quality, consistency and recognition of coaches nationally.  

To promote the national coaching pathway, ensure that it is integrated with the national player pathway. Create a culture for coaching excellence through the provision of high quality coach development material.  The role requires significant liaison with Provincial Unions and will raise the profile of coaching within and beyond the cricket community.

REPORTING TO:

Participation Director

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Participation Director
  • Performance Director
  • Provincial Union General Managers
  • Game Development regional staff
  • All Affiliated clubs
  • Performance Department
  • Cricket Committee
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Ireland

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • At least three to five years knowledge of community sport, sport programme and development and coach education.
  • Proven experience of establishing and delivering a coaching strategy regionally/nationally either in cricket or another sport
  • Understanding of how coaching works in cricket and other sporting codes both nationally and internationally
  • Ability to set clear strategy to meet business needs, whilst fully understanding the importance of stakeholder buy-in and support to influence change
  • Ability to be innovative to maximise opportunities
  • Ability to influence others, with excellent team building, collaboration and partnering skills
  • Accredited level 2 Cricket Coach or its equivalent
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Ireland.

PREFERRRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Tertiary qualification in Sports Management, Business Management, Education or related discipline
  • Accredited level 3 coaching qualification

KEY QUALITIES

  • Passionate about cricket and community sport
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Must be highly organised and be able to work under pressure, with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong written, verbal, communication skills
  • A strong track record of dealing comfortably with senior management, coaches, educators and other key stakeholders in a variety of formal or informal settings
  • Excellent time management-skills are required with the ability to work on one’s own and as part of a team
  • Willingness to be held accountable and desire to deliver against objectives
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement a national coach strategy that provides clear pathways for coaches at all levels of grassroots cricket through to performance level.
  • Understand and establish aligned grassroots and high-performance coaching approaches
  • Facilitate the growth and retention of coaches at all levels.
  • Ensure the existence of national coach development framework which includes
    • A coaching pathway
    • A coach accreditation process with national and regional recognition
    • Standardised assessment and reporting
    • The ability to monitor and report on national coaching statistics
    • E-learning courses
  •  Develop and maintain content for framework and develop material for course facilitators at each level of the coaching pathway
  • Assist the Provincial Unions to ensure best practice administration and delivery of coaching courses
  • Work alongside Provincial Unions to ensure there is sufficient quality and quantity of coaches to meet strategic requirements within provincial and club environments
  • Promote and grow the Cricket Ireland Coaches Association (CICA)
  • Devise and deliver an annual programme of workshops and seminars covering relevant areas of coaching at all levels for course facilitators and coaches
  • Liaise with the Performance team to identify future performance coaches
  • Liaise with the Performance team to ensure consistency in coaching principles and content
  • Assist the Performance team in organising performance coach professional development opportunities and workshops

REMUNERATION AND ROLE LOCATION

  • The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The package will include a car, laptop and mobile phone
  • Position tenure: Permanent Full-time
  • Position location: CI head office, Clonshaugh, Dublin.
  • Annual leave: 25 days

PROCESS

  • The closing date for applications will be Mid-day, 28th February 2018
  • Letters of application and full CVs should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday, 8th March 2018.
  • Role must commence by mid-April. 

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