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1 Feb

Intern Opportunities

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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 five themes which are:
• Education
• Health & Wellbeing
• Participation
• Inclusion
• History and Heritage

An exciting opportunity is available for two highly motivated and enthusiastic undergraduates to undertake an internship for the 2017 cricket season with the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF). The successful candidates will have an opportunity to be part of a vibrant and innovative group of staff, and to gain first-hand experience working across a range of projects and initiatives.

To apply for the role please send a copy of your C.V. with a cover letter explaining how you feel you’re suitable for the role to . The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd March at 5pm.

Interviews will take place, week commencing 6th March at Headingley Cricket Ground.

For further information on the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, please visit our website

Working with The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation was an amazing experience. The role opened up so many opportunities for me once I had graduated and was one the main reasons I was able to secure a job working in elite sport so soon after finishing University. My work programme was varied which enabled me to work across a variety of projects and develop a lot of professional skills. Great fun from start to finish and a programme I would recommend to anyone looking to get the most out of their time at University and get a head start in their career.

Sam O’Donnell, England Netball.

Job description – Assistant Project Officer (Internship)

To work with the YCF to plan and deliver projects and fundraising initiatives across the 2017 cricket season.

Duties and responsibilities
-Plan and promote the Yorkie’s Match Day Support programme for major match days at Headingley
-Assist with match day activations including the co-ordination of the Yorkie’s team
-Handling all Yorkshire Cricket charity requests
-Working in a range of environments to assist in both the planning and delivery of fundraising events and strategies
-Document news stories for the YCF website
-Contribute to YCF social media updates
-Maintenance of contact database

-Working in a professional, multi-faceted environment
-Take an active part in the planning, delivery and evaluation of projects
-Hands on event management at both community and professional sports events
-Involvement in the creation and delivery of fundraising strategies
-Engagement with media and marketing – social media platforms and website contribution
-Opportunity to link with other departments within Yorkshire Cricket
-Working at an international sporting venue

The above duties will be shared between the successful candidates who will have a knowledge of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and an appreciation of the work it carries out in communities throughout Yorkshire. They will be a current university student undertaking a relevant degree and most importantly, possess a strong team and work ethic.

Person Specification
In support of your application, the successful candidate will possess the following:-

-Currently studying for a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
-Excellent interpersonal skill and good communication, presentation skills
-Available to work from April to the end of September
-Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
-Computer literate (competent with Word, Excel and Social Media Platforms)

A full driving licence
Car owner


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