VACANCY – Community Officer

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation seek to appoint the role of Community Officer

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) is the Governing Body for recreational cricket in Derbyshire, delivering services in support of the cricket community across the county.  It is one of 39 County Cricket Boards/Foundations in England & Wales, and works in partnership with a number of key stakeholders to develop the recreational game locally in line with the strategy developed by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). We have an ambition to inspire a generation to say, “Cricket is a game for me”.  The DCF is also a registered charity that aims to Empower Communities and improve lives through cricket.

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation are seeking to appoint a Community Officer to support the delivery of the DCF Community Strategy. This exciting role seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for developing communities and improving opportunities and aspirations through sport. The successful candidate will need to work with multiple partners and organisations to engage a diverse range of people through cricket.

We are seeking a self-starter with energy and enthusiasm together with good administration and organisational skills. The successful candidate will require both team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised using their own initiative.

Purpose and Focus of the Role

The Community Officer will work closely with the Community & Partnerships Manager to drive the DCF Community Strategy and play a vital role in engaging diverse communities and under-represented groups throughout Derbyshire. We currently offer a range of activities which provide diverse participants with fantastic experiences but we are keen to extend our reach and impact. The Community Officer will support the development and delivery of projects, programmes, and events with a key focus on improving health and well-being, increasing physical activity levels, developing new skills and improving access to opportunity through cricket-related activities. The Community Officer will be responsible for building strong relationships with local stakeholders who can support our aims and ambitions.

The main areas of responsibility for this role can be divided up as follows:

Community Projects and Programmes; Responsible for the delivery of a wide variety of projects and programmes that support diverse communities and under-represented groups throughout Derbyshire.

Fundraising and Events; Work with DCF Community & Partnerships Manager to identify and secure new funding opportunities that support growth of community programmes.

Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement; Develop relationships with key community stakeholders to support the delivery of the DCF strategy

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification please click here

 Conditions of Employment:

  • Salary: £22,500-24,500 per annum based on experience
  • Expenses: 40p per mile will be paid for travel to duties directly related to your work for the DCF as per the DCF expenses policy. This does not include travel to and from work.
  • Phone Allowance or Company Phone
  • Pension: Pension Scheme Available
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week to include work on evenings and weekends as well as during the day on weekdays as required
  • Holiday: 25 working days holiday per annum, plus 8 public holidays.

If successful in your application you will be required to provide documentary evidence of your right to live and work in the United Kingdom prior to commencing employment. The selected candidates will need to produce one recent work reference and one personal reference. The appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services and are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the ECB requirements to ensure that all children participating in Cricket have a safe, positive and fun experience, whatever their level of involvement.

At the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) we are committed to ensuring that cricket is accessible, safe, and welcoming to all, and to the principles of equality of opportunity. We aim to ensure that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics outlined in the Equality Act, 2010; age, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion/belief or sexual orientation. In line with these commitments we will seek to recruit a diverse workforce of high quality, high performing individuals who have the specific competencies (qualifications/knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours) required for defined roles which will support achievement of our mission, strategy, and business plan. All applicants will have equality of opportunity during our selection processes, and decisions will solely be based on an individual’s ability to meet the requirements of the role. All applying candidates will be required to complete the DCF Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

For informal enquiries about the role, contact DCF Community & Partnerships Manager, Mark Barber on or 07443 229804

To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and the completed DCF Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to DCF Community & Partnerships Manager, Mark Barber at

Please click here to download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing Date: 2nd February 2024

Interview Date: W/C 12th February 2024

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