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Reporting into the Chief Executive, the role will have overall responsibility for the strategic development and success of the men’s and women’s high performance programmes on the world stage, and to put systems in place to ensure its sustainability. This will include managing the high performance systems and processes, the oversight of the senior international programmes and talent pathway including all international youth and emerging teams, and elite coach development.

Lead and direct the men’s and women’s HP programme to achieve success in qualifying for ICC major events, multi-sports Games eg. Olympics, and appropriate World ranking in line with the targets set by the CI Board.
 Create the infrastructure to drive high performance so that our cricketers become world leading.
 Work closely with national head coaches to ensure detailed individual (player) performance plans (IPP’s) and challenging targets are in place, with expected progression targets, desired competition loads and review points to optimise their capacity, capability and well-being.
 Monitor, review and report on the success of ICC global events, players and support personnel in line with agreed objectives.
 Work with the head coaches and national selectors to ensure sound information on individual players ahead of team selection for international series or competitions.
 Develop and maintain a robust system for capturing and reporting data on talent profiling, player performance, history and path.
 Manage all high performance administration, leading and delivering comprehensive communication to key high performance management on a monthly basis.
 Working with the Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services and Performance Services Manager, develop, manage and monitor a world class sport science and medicine programme.
 Lead and plan overseas and home-based camps for the men’s and women’s HP programme and budget accordingly.
 Work closely with the Team Operations Manager and Head of Facilities around all HP facility booking requirements.
 Overseeing of identified players and coaches with the ability to offer practical suggestion, planning and support that provides Ireland with the ability to develop elite performers capable of competing and beating the best teams in World Cricket.
 Ensure a sustainable feeder system through which the next generation of professional cricketers will be produced; review and update the talent identification and development system to select the potential “elite” players of national interest who will progress to first class and world class competition.
 Devise and implement a Talent Scouting Group in Ireland and overseas.
 Support the growth of the participant base to deliver the next generation of elite athletes; support the Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches specifically in talent identification (both pathway and
overseas recruited) for the respective senior squads.
 Overall responsibility for the Irish International Squads covering both the men’s and women’s game, Under 19 and the Under-Age Squads.
 Direct responsibility for the cricket activity and development of the player development model in the Performance and Elite environments with the support of key stakeholders, including the ICC and public-funding bodies.
 Responsible for the submission of annual/ad hoc Government/agency funding applications and reports.
 Line manage the work of all coaching teams, medical and associated high performance services providers.
 Develop and manage, with the national head coaches, a programme of continued professional development and education for elite coaches in Ireland.

Job Details

Depending on experience
Required Skills & Experience
 Evidence of significant experience (breadth and depth) of working at an organisational level at first class or international level and an understanding of the business environment.
 Full, valid driving licence.
 A recognised Level 3 cricket coaching qualification.
 Experience of leading and managing teams and coaching players in a high performance environment.
 Significant in-depth knowledge of cricket and coaching techniques in a high performance environment.
 Ability to develop and implement cricket strategies, systems and processes to deliver outstanding results.
 Experience of delivering within financial budgets.
 Excellent communications (verbal and written) including report writing and excellent PC/IT skills (word, excel, PowerPoint, internet, databases, etc).
 Experience of developing strong and sustainable relationships to further the interests of the organisation and sport within a highly complex ‘political’ environment. Ability to manage to positively influence and manage media relations.


Contact Information

Cricket Ireland, Priorswood, Dublin, Ireland