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7 Mar

VACANCY: Yorkshire Diamonds Cricket Activator

Advert: Yorkshire Diamonds Cricket Activator

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
Part-time, seasonal role

Salary – Competitive hourly rate

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 has arisen for a seasonal role working as a part-time women and girl’s cricket activator during the 2017 summer.

The successful candidate will have experience in sports development and a sound knowledge of women and girls cricket in Yorkshire. They will have excellent organisational, communication and public relations skills. Helping to promote Yorkshire Cricket’s women and girl’s offer and the Yorkshire Diamonds’ involvement in the national Kia Super League (KSL).

The role will be based at Headingley but will involve work across the county.

To apply for the role please provide a copy of your C.V with a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience make you the best candidate for the role to, or Nick Robinson, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Carnegie Pavilion, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, LS6 3DP.

Deadline for applications is Friday 31st March. Interviews will take place week commencing 10th April at Headingley Cricket Ground.

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

Job Description – Women and Girl’s Cricket Activator

To work under the umbrella of Yorkshire Cricket in the planning and delivery of projects focussing on improving the engagement of women and girls across Yorkshire whilst continually promoting the Yorkshire Diamonds’ involvement in the KSL.

Reporting to: Project Manager
Staff reporting: Volunteers
Based: Headingley Cricket Ground
Contract: Seasonal – Part Time

Role Purpose
-To plan, promote and facilitate the pathway for women and girl’s involvement in cricket
-To raise awareness of the Yorkshire Diamonds in the KSL

Team Purpose
-To contribute to building Yorkshire Cricket as the Champion of our communities
-To contribute to being the Charity that makes the biggest and everlasting impact in Yorkshire’s communities

Key Responsibilities
-Delivery of Yorkshire Diamonds’ community roadshows at locations around the county
-Manage match day activations at Yorkshire Diamonds’ home matches
-Plan, promote and deliver beach cricket tournament during the Scarborough Cricket Festival
-Work with key partners across all women and girl’s programme delivery

-Create a calendar of diverse and inclusive events during the season
-Promotion of events throughout the season to promote participation opportunities and raise awareness of Yorkshire Diamonds’ matches
-Sign up teams, club and individuals to participate in programme of activity
-Plan, promote and deliver events and initiatives to support Yorkshire Cricket’s women and girls offer
-Work with Yorkshire Diamonds’ management and coaching team to co-ordinate player appearances
-Work with key partners including Yorkshire CCC, Yorkshire Cricket Board, Sports Learning Zone and Leeds Beckett University
-Administrate programmes and create a monitoring and evaluation framework to monitor and report on engagement throughout the summer

-Promote events and produce content for social media and press releases for the YCF website
-Contribute to the production of the Annual Review and newsletter, including written copy
-Collate case studies, photographs and information from projects/events
-Work with the Yorkshire Cricket media and marketing team to produce relevant up to date information on Yorkshire Cricket’s women and girl’s offer

h5.Person Specification
In support of your application, the successful candidate will possess the following:-
-Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
-Available to work from May to the end of August
-Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
-Good understanding of social media and appropriate content
-Computer literate (competent with Word, Excel and Social Media Platforms)
-Strong interest in the development of women and girl’s cricket
-Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure
-An innovative thinker with strong attention to detail
-Have a full, clean driving licence


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