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11 May

VACANCY: Community Development Officer Bradford

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

Contract.: Full time, 1 year contract initially (may increase subject to funding)
Salary. – Competitive Salary and Benefits.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity that delivers community projects across the county. Using the power of sport and cricket in particular, the foundation aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire.
The work of the foundation falls under four themes which are:

  • Education.
  • Health & Wellbeing.
  • Participation.
  • History and Heritage.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation as Community Development Officer for Bradford.
Yorkshire Cricket has secured funding from the ECB to continue work in helping better understand communities in Bradford, that have a heritage and history connected to the South Asian countries of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wish to watch, play, coach and officiate in cricket in Yorkshire. This post will be to help develop that understanding across Yorkshire Cricket and help promote best practice from a local to regional level.

Some key deliverables for this role are as follows:
Partnerships.: Working with other organisations to further cricket
Listening.: Engaging and listening to South Asian & Diverse Communities
Support.: Helping South Asian & Diverse Communities through COVID
Hubs.: Creating venues and facilities that provide multiple cricket offers & playing pathway for communities

Applicants need a sound knowledge and understanding of Ethnic Minority communities & cultures, recreational cricket; a commitment to increase player retention and participation at all levels; proven managerial and administrative competencies; together with excellent communication skills.

The successful applicant will be employed by The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation but will work under the Yorkshire Cricket banner which also includes Yorkshire County Cricket Club, The Yorkshire Cricket Board and Pro Coach.

Knowledge and experience of cricket would be an advantage, but the role is not a coaching one.

The post is full-time, based at Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground and out in the Bradford communities. A full current UK driving license is required.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sohail Raz on: 0113 2033616 sohail.raz@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

Please find the Job Description HERE

To apply please send your C.V and a cover letter explaining why your skills and experience are suited to the role to Sohail.raz@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com or F.A.O Sohail Raz, Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, LS6 3BU

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 25th May 2021, with interviews scheduled for Monday 31st May 2021.

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