ACE Development Officer

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ACE Development Officer

Kent Cricket and The ACE Programme are looking to recruit a Cricket Development Officer to be responsible for engaging people from a diverse community of all ages across Southeast London into becoming active members of the cricketing community.

Founded in 1870, Kent Cricket is one of the 18 first class English county cricket clubs, based in Canterbury. The Club also has responsibility for all community cricket in Kent, including the South-East London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley.

The ACE Programme was launched by Surrey County Cricket Club in January 2020 in response to the decline of the black British professional players by 75%, and less than 1% of the recreational game. The ACE Programme was designed to engage young people of African and Caribbean Heritage and the charity is pleased to be an official partner of Sport England and England & Wales Cricket Board, providing opportunities to children to access cricket across six cities – London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield.

The purpose of the role is to increase participation predominantly within the black British communities by supporting and improving the experience of everyone involved whether they play, attend or follow the game. The development coach/officer will provide direct development and coaching support to community, school, academy and club based cricketing opportunities, through both coaching and competition.

This role seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual looking to combine coaching and development work and who has a passion for supporting and developing diverse communities and working with multiple partners and organisations.

Job Details

Depending on experience
Required Skills & Experience
• Level 2’ or ‘Core Coach’ Qualified Cricket Coach (ECB, UKCC or overseas equivalent).
• Safeguarding for Coaches & Activators & Emergency First Aid Certificated, current and on-going.
• Experience of working within diverse communities.
• Ability to enthuse and inspire young people about cricket.
• 1 year of experience in a similar role, either paid or voluntary.
• Strong planning, time management and organisational skills.
• Strong communicator who works well in a team.
• Ability to learn quickly and a ‘can do’ attitude.
• Ability to use their initiative.
• Ability to travel independently across Southeast London.


Contact Information

Kent Cricket, The Drive, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, UK