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As a Community Interest Company, Durham Cricket understands the key role it needs to play in the community it serves. However it is evident that there are parts of the community who are harder to reach and a number of groups who are under represented in the cricketing activity they engage with. Increasingly there is a desire for cricket to be a sport that is truly for everyone, and to fully realise this objective Durham Cricket recognises it needs to extend its reach in the community and have identified the need for a Community Engagement Officer to drive this goal.

The role of the Community Engagement Officer is to engage with a variety of organisations across the North East to help Durham Cricket develop relationships with the wider community.

The person would be expected to work with numerous organisations across the North East, identifying their needs and also how Durham Cricket could help them achieve their goals using the resources available from a professional Cricket Club.

There would be a particular focus on engaging with underrepresented groups to assist
Durham Cricket with their aim of making cricket a game for everyone and ensure the Club plays a significant role in enhancing the diversity and inclusion of the sport in Durham and the wider region.

Job Details

Depending on experience
Required Skills & Experience
• A degree or qualification in social studies, communications, or a similar subject or
experience in a similar role
• Professional or volunteer experience working in or with community organisations or
departments within businesses that work in the community
• Outgoing personality projecting confidence to talk to new people from a diverse range
of backgrounds
• Good communications skills to establish relationships
• Flexible working – some meetings and events may be outside of standard working
• Ability or willingness to travel for meetings and events across the North East
• A collaborative attitude is essential to work with colleagues and external organisations
to establish community ties
• Time management is required to maximise the results from the efforts put in to
building relationships across the community
• The person must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team as the
role will have periods of both
• Willingness to establish and manage own workload with the support of your line


Contact Information

Durham Cricket, Chester-le-Street, UK