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22 Feb

Volunteer Assistant Project Officer – Voluntary Position

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF)

Type: Voluntary- 1 day per week

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:

• Health & Wellbeing
• Education
• Participation
• Heritage

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation as a Volunteer Assistant Project Officer on a 6 month voluntary placement with the potential to continue if mutually beneficial.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are the community and charitable arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. An expanding organisation aiming to make the biggest and everlasting impact in Yorkshire’s communities. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a professional, multi-faceted environment taking an active role in the planning, delivery and evaluation of projects across the summer. You will be working with other departments of Yorkshire Cricket as well as key partners of the club at an international sporting venue.

In a competitive job market, the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s placement and internship programme has helped a number of under graduate students achieve employment in a sporting environment across a number of different departments.

“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, skills 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, Commercial Officer at British Paralympic Association

The successful applicant will be hired on a voluntary basis 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 is not essential, however a willingness to understand the departments within the club is necessary.

The post is based at Emerald Headingley Stadium and requires one day a week in the office. During busier periods, this will increase with the inclusion of certain match days across the cricket season.

For an informal discussion about the post or for the role description please contact Nick Robinson on: 0113 20336632 or email:

To apply please send your C.V and a cover letter to or F.A.O Beth Cook, Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, LS6 3BU

The closing date for applications is Friday 16th March 2018, with interviews scheduled for week commencing 26th March 2018. We are looking to make an appointment for the new post holder to join the organisation in April 2018.

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

Role Description – Volunteer Assistant Project Officer

Reporting to: Education and Participation Manager
Staff reporting: Volunteers
Based: Emerald Headingley Stadium
Type: Voluntary- 1 day per week


Role Purpose
To plan, deliver and evaluate participation projects and match day activations at the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. Working across departments of Yorkshire Cricket and key partners to market and promote engagement opportunities to children and cricket clubs across Yorkshire.

Team Purpose
To contribute to being the Charity that makes the biggest and everlasting impact in Yorkshire’s communities

Role Description
Key Areas of Work
Match Day Activations
Plan and promote Match Day activities for Yorkshire Viking’s T20 and one-day matches. These include Guard of Honour flag bearers, match day mascots, throw show teams and kwik cricket teams.

Enjoy Cricket
Promote the project in partnership with YCF marketing team to recruit new centres and produce marketing materials
Send out application forms and funding information to interested clubs
Administrate sign-ups and funding requests
Record and log completed funding forms on completion of each course

Pop-Up Cricket
Working in partnership with the Yorkshire Cricket Board, assist in the planning and promotion of Pop-Up Cricket Centres in North, South, East and West Yorkshire
Promote the sessions throughout their duration
Keep an accurate measure of participants throughout the programme

The flexibility to assist at events when required
Taking photos of projects for the purposes of social media, impact reports and YCF website
Visiting projects away from Emerald Headingley Stadium to document successes

Personal Specification
-Currently studying a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
-Excellent interpersonal skill and good communication, presentation skills
-Available to work from April to the end of September
-A creative thinker with the confidence to problem solve
-Flexibility to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
-Computer literate (competent with Word, Excel and Social Media Platforms)
Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure
Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes

A full driving licence
Car owner


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