Head of Talent Pathways

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Head of Talent Pathways

Basic objective:
The Head of Talent Pathway will lead the delivery of the Boys & Girls County Talent Pathway strategy to identify and develop the highest potential cricketers for Gloucestershire and England.

Key Responsibilities:
 Develop a compelling strategy for Gloucestershire’s County Talent Pathway and oversee all County Talent Pathway cricket in the county, including the boy’s Academy, Women’s Senior Squad, Emerging Player Programmes (EPP), County Age Group squads and Early Engagement Programmes (EEP).
 Line management and organisation of pathway staff, ensuring adherence to the County Partnership Agreement and the Pathway Performance review process.
 Execute a player identification strategy to encompass the Academy, Emerging Player Programme and County Age Group Squads whilst leading the delivery of individualised and holistic development programmes for current players.
 Plan and deliver a comprehensive winter training programme and summer fixture schedules for Academy, EPP and County Age Group Squads, working closely with our age group coaches to align with their availability and selection process of players.

 Develop, maintain and implement a talent development framework to guide pathway delivery, player identification and coach development including high quality coaching interventions to County Talent Pathway individuals/teams, as agreed with relevant Coaching staff.
 Ensure excellent organisation, administration and communication of the pathway programmes to provide efficient and effective programme delivery in line with a closely monitored Talent Pathway budget to include budget planning and reporting process.
 Liaise with England age-group coaches and ECB colleagues to ensure effective communication relating to the nomination and support of pathway players in regional and national programmes.
 Create an effective link and communication channel with other relevant stages (2nd XI/first team, Tier 1 & Tier 3 women’s counties) as well as local club, national county partners and community areas, to ensure the Gloucestershire pathway is appropriately connected.
 Establish and maintain strong working relationships with National Counties, SACA & Ace Programme to identify talent and work closely with the ECB Regional Talent

Job Details

Required Skills & Experience
 A clear understanding of the qualities and characteristics required for a young person to develop, thrive and perform within a professional cricket organisation.
 Experience of creating and delivering engaging coaching programmes in a high performance environment.
 ECB Level 4, or ECB Level 3 working towards a Level 4 qualification (or overseas equivalent)
 Wide range of coaching experience and can demonstrate high-level knowledge of the boys’ and girls’ pathway system to include leading a Talent Pathway.
Pay rate
£40 - 45,000 per annum depending on experience (35 hour working week)

Location

Contact Information

Address
Gloucestershire Cricket Stadium, Nevil Road, Bishopston, Bristol, UK
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