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Job Title: Community & Partnership Manager

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 improve well-being and provide opportunities for diverse communities across the County through cricket.

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation are seeking to appoint a Community & Partnerships Manager to develop and drive the DCF Community Strategy and leverage local partnerships with sponsors, stakeholders, and funding bodies to support the aims of the Cricket Foundation to positively impact communities across Derbyshire.

This new and 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 Purpose of the role is to work with the Managing Director to develop and deliver the DCF community strategy to provide greater opportunity for diverse communities and under-represented groups in Derbyshire. We can provide a range of activities which provide diverse participants with fantastic experiences, but we are keen to extend our reach and impact. The Community and Partnerships Manager will develop 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. A key part of Community and Partnership Manager role will be to develop strong relationships with the local authority stakeholders and the local business community to secure sponsorship and support for delivery of the community strategy. The role will be supported by a Community Officer who will assist with project coordination and delivery, and the role will also be able to draw on support from colleagues across the DCF team to enable project delivery. The responsibilities of the Community and Partnerships Manager will include:

Strategic Planning


Lead on developing, planning, and managing the delivery of the DCF Community Strategy
Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement Develop partnerships with key businesses and stakeholders which can provide sponsorship and support to increase the reach and impact of the DCF Community strategy.

Strengthen the position of the DCF as a “charity of choice” for enabling health and well-being opportunities across Derbyshire.

Securing Funding


Secure funding to support growth in community programmes and impact through commercial partnerships and public/private sector and charitable funding bids.

Lead on coordinating a programme of events to raise funds and engage key stakeholders.

Community Projects & Programmes Develop, grow, and project manage a portfolio of community projects which meet the needs of communities across Derbyshire.

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

Conditions of Employment:

Salary: £26,500 – £29,500 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

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.

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.

To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and the completed DCF Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to DCF Managing Director, Richard Wood at

Please click here to download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing Date: 9th September 2022

Interview Date: TBC (Between 19th – 30th September 2022)

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