Assistant Coach (Lead pace bowling coach)
Thunder are hosted by Lancashire Cricket and represent the Northwest as the Professional Women’s cricket team playing in both the Rachel Heyhoe-Flint Trophy and Charlotte Edwards Cup competitions.
The Thunder Assistant Coach will have a pace bowling specialism and will work across the Women’s Regional structure in the North West, primarily supporting the Head Coach with day-to-day leadership, delivery and planning for the senior Thunder playing squad.
We are seeking an individual with a passion for working with people and talent development who can add value to multiple environments and have a positive impact on those around them. The ability to influence, communicate effectively, and work independently and as part of a team are priorities for the role. Reporting into the Head Coach, the candidate will aid the transition of players from the Academy and influence coaching across the pathways in the region. There will be a need to have a flexible approach to working patterns, including domestic travel during the season with possible overseas training camps in winter.
This role will suit those with an interest in creating and supporting positive learning environments and with the expertise in coaching young players with high potential to ensure young players can thrive; the ability to influence, communicate effectively, and work independently and as part of a team with a passion for continuous learning are priorities for the role. We are looking for someone who holds a minimum of ECB Level 3 qualification (or international equivalent) or is currently undertaking their Level 3 qualification, with comprehensive coaching experience, and an ability to work collaboratively as part of a wider coaching team. The successful candidate will be expected to embrace the latest coaching techniques and commit to keeping records of all work on the club’s digital HIVE platform.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Safeguarding Children certification – a DBS disclosure is an impartial and confidential document that details an individual’s criminal record and where appropriate gives details of those who are barred from working with children.
Coaching experience within a county pathway or professional team
Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
Experience of developing IDPs
High levels of energy and enthusiasm
The ability to use initiative working as part of a team or independently as required.
Excellent IT skills with competent ability using Microsoft Office programmes.
Full UK Driving Licence and ability to travel independently to various venues across the country.