Assistant Director of Cricket

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Assistant Director of Cricket

Your Professional Duties

You are expected to act in accordance with the aims, policies and administrative procedures of the school.

The Assistant Director of Cricket will be line managed by the Director of Cricket and Director of Sport.

Senior staff with other areas of expertise, will also take on a mentoring role.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Cricket include (although this list is not exhaustive):

To structure and lead the Staff Development Programme (prep & upper):

• To create a clear coaching philosophy and culture at all ages and levels.

• To organise and deliver staff inset on a regular basis.

• To produce appropriate resources (skills / drills / games).


To structure and lead the Student Development Programme:

• To ensure that through high quality and innovative coaching, all boys are enjoying and developing their cricket.

• To consider and implement appropriate ‘formats’ of the game to allow for inclusive development opportunity.

• To work closely with the Director of Cricket to ensure ‘joined up thinking’ through the sport.

• In collaboration with the Director of Cricket, ensure the consistent application of the club's values across all teams and age groups on a day-to-day basis.

• To identify, lead and monitor the performance and development of all ‘elite’ School cricketers.

• Involvement in Sports Scholarship assessments, to include identification and attraction of talent to Bedford.

• Manage relationships with feeder prep schools, local clubs and county development programmes to identify and attract quality applicants.

• To be responsible for a ‘year-round’ technical coaching programme for all ‘elite’ cricketers.

• To plan and deliver constructive, challenging and enjoyable sessions.

• To create a ‘high performance’ culture with all ‘elite’ cricketers, including the 1st XI.

• To create individual development plans for ‘elite’ level cricket players.

• Promote and support boys through the regional and national selection process.

• To assist in identifying suitable external candidates for application for sports scholarships.

• To liaise with the ‘Head of Athletic Development’ to produce and monitor conditioning programmes for all elite players.

• To build on current links with cricket clubs and county cricket academies and develop new ones.

• To organise a competitive winter/indoor league programme.

• Organise upper school Junior and Senior summer house cricket competition



• Manage and update the school play-cricket site

• Support the Director of Cricket with set up for live streaming of matches (mainly 1st XI) as and when required.

• Liaise and build relationships with the Old Bedfordian Cricket Club

• To undertake additional coaching responsibilities in other sports, as required.

• Assist with Physical Education lessons.

• Lead on co-curricular clubs in other sports (before school, at lunchtime and after school).

• Drive minibus to events.

• Contribute fully to the life of the school, including weekend trips and fixtures.

• Participating in trips and training camps outside of term time

• Always maintaining confidentiality in respect of school-related matters

• Supporting and contributing to the school’s responsibility for safeguarding pupils

• Working within the School’s health and safety policy, to ensure a safe working environment for pupils, staff and visitors.

• Maintaining professional standards of attendance, punctuality and conduct with pupils, parents and colleagues.

• Undertaking other duties as reasonably requested by the DoC, Director of Sport and other senior staff

Responsibilities may be direct, joint or through devolved structures, but always in accordance with whole school policies. These details may be amended at any time by agreement, but in any case, will be reviewed annually through the appraisal process.

Job Details

Required Skills & Experience
Good standard of education.
ECB Level 2 or equivalent.

Cricket playing experience to a high level.
Coaching experience at a high level in schools and/or clubs.

Up to date with innovative Cricket coaching techniques.
An understanding and appreciation of safeguarding protocols and health & safety procedures.
Cricket safety standards and practice.
Able to make a significant contribution to the school’s co-curricular programme.
Able to demonstrate an ability to manage children / pupils in groups.
Strong communication skills, with ability to interact well with pupils, parents and staff.
Good ICT skills - proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and good knowledge and experience of Outlook.
Strong time management and organisational skills.
Proven ability to build strong relationships with parents, keeping them informed and involved in their children's cricket development.
D1 minibus licence.
Experience of using technology for individual and team analysis.
Application form, references and interview
Well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster effective working relationships with others.
Able to work as part of a team and use own initiative.
Hold a current driving licence with less than 6 penalty points.
Able to drive or undertake training to drive a school minibus.
Pay rate
Up to £45,000 per annum (depending on experience)


Contact Information

Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford, United Kingdom
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