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Derbyshire Cricket Foundation LTD

Invite applications for Trustees

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (“DCF”) is seeking to appoint new Trustees to our Board to help us change lives through cricket. The DCF is the Governing body for cricket in the county, and is also a registered charity which promotes health, well-being, and improved opportunities through involvement in cricket and physical activity.

We are seeking the appointment of at least three new Trustees, due to a number of our existing Trustees completing their terms of office during 2022. It is an exciting time to join the Board. We have a network of more than 100 cricket clubs across Derbyshire, participation among women, girls, and young children is growing, and we have recently appointed our first dedicated Disability Development Officer. There is still much more to do though. We believe that cricket is a game for everyone, and we are ambitious to grow participation and increase our impact in communities across the County. Our board of trustees play a key role in providing the strategic oversight and governance to support our committed team in prioritising available resources and delivering the strategy of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

What is involved?

The DCF is a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable status.  Our Trustees are voluntary non-executive members of our Board.  The Board meet six times a year, and Trustees would also serve on one sub-committee of the board which would typically involve 1-2 additional meetings per year. Our board meetings are currently operating as hybrid virtual/in-person meetings, and we are committed to maintaining a flexible approach moving forward to enable Trustees to manage their Board duties around their other commitments. The Board of Trustees responsibilities include:

  • Setting the strategic aims of the Company, and constructively challenging to help develop proposals on strategy.
  • Scrutinising the performance of DCF management and staff in meeting agreed goals and objectives, and monitor the reporting of performance.
  • Ensuring that financial controls and systems of risk management are in place and effectively managing risk, both financial and non-financial, to the business of the DCF and to its reputation.
  • Ensuring that the right management, resources, reward mechanisms, people processes, and culture, are in place to enable the DCF staff to effectively meet the objectives of the organisation.

What skills and experience are we seeking?

We are looking for individuals who have skills and experience that can help provide effective governance and support the strategic development of the DCF. Particular skills and experience we are keen to add to the board during this recruitment process are:

  • Safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults
  • Experience of securing funding to support community initiatives

However, candidates without these specific skills and experience are still encouraged to apply. Experience of cricket is not essential, but it is important that Trustees have an interest in providing opportunities for people to benefit from participation in physical activity and sport. Equality, diversity, and inclusion is integral to the work we do.  We believe that diversity at Board-level is key to providing strong governance, and we are keen to add diversity of experience to our board through these appointments

How to apply

If these roles sound interesting we want you to apply. To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and a completed DCF Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to jobs@dcfcricket.com. Please use the cover letter to describe why you would like to be a Trustee of the DCF, and how your skills and experience could benefit the organisation. The closing date for applications is November 29th, 2021 at 6pm. We will shortlist candidates for interview and the interviews will take place during the week commencing December 6th, 2021.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role prior to applying, please do contact the Head of the DCF, Richard Wood, at richard.wood@dcfcricket.com or 07841 759315.

You can also find out more about the DCF and the role of our Board at:

https://dcfcricket.com/about/dcf-governance/

At the 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. All applicants will have equality of opportunity during our selection processes, and decisions will be solely based on an individual’s ability to meet the requirements of the role. To assist us with monitoring this, all applying candidates are asked to complete the DCF Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Please click here to download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Cricket Development Coach

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (“DCF”) is the Governing body for cricket in the county and supports all aspects of recreational cricket. Our Vision is ‘To provide every person in Derbyshire with the opportunity to have a positive experience through cricket’.

We are currently looking to recruit a Cricket Development Coach to join the existing coaching team and support the development team in delivering high quality professional cricket activities within our Schools and Community programmes. The successful candidate will have experience of working in cricket/sports coaching, developing core sporting activities and increasing the number of children and young people taking an interest in the game.

Candidates must demonstrate both team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised using their own initiative. You will be a self-starter with energy and enthusiasm together with good administration and organisational skills.

Nature and Scope of the Job

The DCF Cricket Development Coach is employed by Derbyshire Cricket Foundation Ltd to work with selected individuals and organisations in Derbyshire and will link directly to the DCF Strategy.

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

Chance to Shine/Schools: Admin support and coaching delivery of Chance to Shine and DCF Schools programme

National Programmes: Delivery of All Stars and Dynamos school activity and support centre engagement and delivery

Inspiring Generations: Promote and implement the ECB Strategy, Inspiring Generations

Competitions: Support the delivery of School and Club Competitions

Holiday Programmes: Support CCCO – Youth to coordinate and deliver the DCF Holiday Programme

Club Coaching: Coaching support to clubs through the DCF club development programme

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

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 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 be solely 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 Head of Derbyshire Cricket Foundation, Richard Wood at jobs@dcfcricket.com

Please click here to download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing Date: 3rd December 2021 at 5.00pm

Interview Date: Week Commencing 13th December

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