The Head Coach is one of the most important roles at Gloucestershire Cricket and will ensure that players are able to consistently deliver their best cricket for their team, themselves and their country.
The Head Coach will be an inspirational leader who works hard to identify, nurture and develop cricketing talent. At Gloucestershire we believe that player welfare and a team culture is key to delivering cricketing success and the Head Coach will play a vital role in producing a welcoming and winning culture at the Club.
The Head Coach will ultimately be responsible for creating sustained success on the pitch and across all competitions and formats of the game.
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities
The Head Coach will oversee strategy delivery and the performance management of four key areas:
1. Team performance and planning
2. Coaching and Management
3. Strategy and Reporting
They will be an integral part of the leadership team at the Club and will act as a sensitive and discreet ambassador for Gloucestershire Cricket at all touch points and with all stakeholders.
Key relationships will exist across the whole organisation but in particular the Head Coach will have line management and responsibility for:
1. The Professional Squad
2. The Talent Pathway
3. Science and Medicine
4. Cricket Administration (including budgets)
In collaboration with representatives of these teams the Head Coach will define the cricketing strategy for the Club and will ensure they are fully briefed on all of these aspects of the role.
Strategic thinker – can establish a vision, provide direction and inspire others
Proven success as a cricket coach at Domestic and/or International level
Minimum of 5 years’ experience within professional cricket
Ability to motivate and positively influence professional cricketers, coaches and teams
Resilience and energy to operate in a challenging and high profile working environment
Proven ability to operate with professionalism and integrity in challenging situations
Exceptional planning, co-ordination and organisational skills
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
Advanced knowledge and experience of the fundamental requirements associated with operating and being successful within a world class sporting environment.
Experience and evidence of developing and implementing change strategies that provide competitive advantages to sporting teams through innovation.
A clear understanding of and commitment to safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults in a talent environment. Advanced DBS is required.
Experience as acting as an ally for diverse cultures and education around Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI)
Experience of leading, managing and developing multi-disciplinary high performing teams that can deliver consistently over time.
Good self-awareness and excellent emotional intelligence
An ability and willingness to act as a media spokesperson as required
Full Driver’s Licence
Strong IT and analytical skills
Highly developed leadership and management skills coupled with strong planning and organisation
Outstanding communication skills – written, verbal and presentation.
A sensitive and discreet nature