SEND DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
The Yorkshire Cricket Board is the governing body for recreational cricket in Yorkshire. One of our key goals is to promote the game of cricket at all levels across the County, working in partnership with other appropriate agencies and organisations, including schools and local cricket clubs, to increase participation and growth in the game.
There are nearly 700 cricket clubs affiliated to the YCB, with in excess of 1450 senior recreational teams across Yorkshire playing cricket every weekend. We work closely with our cricket partners of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to promote all forms of cricket within Yorkshire, whilst embedding our passion and knowledge in the sport to inspire generations of cricket players into the future. Partnering with Lord Taverners, we have an exciting opportunity for a SEND Development Officer to join our team. At the center of our work is our EDI Plan which can be accessed here.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a positive and motivated individual to develop Lord Tavener’s disability programmes across West and central Yorkshire. Particularly focusing on the delivery of the SEND programme and providing young people with SEND the opportunity to partake in cricket in the most appropriate format. The successful individual will incorporate both table and soft-ball cricket where appropriate and will continue to deliver a high-quality service throughout West and central Yorkshire. The role will play a key role in engaging with new SEND settings, as well as strengthening the current relationships with the SEND settings we currently engage with. With help from Lord Tavener’s, the successful candidate will receive extensive training so they can carry out the role to and continually develop their skills and knowledge to work in SEND environments.
· Insight and knowledge of disability sport and previous experience of delivering disability sport sessions in a similar environment
· An understanding of table cricket and Super1 hubs
· Previous experience of working with people with a range of disabilities but also women and girls, diverse communities and those from a low socio-economic background
· Strong communication and verbal skills and a natural ability to engage with a diverse range of people, including groups and individuals