Middlesex in the Community (MITC) is a new initiative charged with the delivery of physical activity, health, education, wellbeing, and social inclusion in Middlesex. We are the participation and community arm of Middlesex County Cricket Club (MCCC), and whilst governed by our own board of Trustees, we report periodically into the club’s main board.
Our mission is to increase participation and engagement across our diverse county and run exciting projects which deliver lasting impact, making cricket more accessible for all. We want everyone to say that ‘cricket is a game for me’, and are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity at every level. We are also committed to removing barriers to engagement and participation, particularly amongst communities that have a history of exclusion and who are underrepresented in the grassroots and professional levels.
We want to grow and strengthen the game, support our local communities, and inspire the county we serve by drawing on the knowledge of our people, the reach of our brand, and our cricket expertise to deliver positive outcomes. To help us achieve our ambitions as we approach the next phase in our development as a charity, MITC is now seeking to recruit 3 new Trustees to join our Board. Joining MITC as a Trustee affords you the opportunity to play a key role in our strategic oversight and leadership. You will have an appreciation for the role of contemporary governance and the responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors, the ability to work collaboratively in a complex stakeholder environment, and will bring empathy and a vision for the wider culture of MITC and our communities.
We are seeking Trustees who are inclusive leaders, committed to increasing the accessibility of cricket within Middlesex, and willing to offer their professional skills and experience towards delivering on MITC’s vision. MITC welcomes all applications, particularly those from individuals who can show evidence and experience in the following areas:
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
MITC recognises and embraces the benefits of a diverse board and an inclusive culture. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply for these roles, including women, those from ethnic and cultural backgrounds historically underrepresented at board level, the LGBTQ+ community, and disabled people.
Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
A track record of collaborating in the pursuit of strategic priorities
Experience of working within a similar context to MITC
The ability to listen effectively, ask probing questions, and articulate pragmatic possible solutions
Relevant knowledge, experience, and skills (e.g. fundraising, EDI, governance)
A passion for cricket and the sport and physical activity sector
A passion for enhancing diversity in the game and championing our goals to widen engagement and participation
Understanding of (or willingness to learn) the local, regional, and national networks relating to cricket, sport, and physical activity
Understanding of planning for business growth
A demonstrable track record of visible and inclusive leadership, and promoting greater equality, diversity, and inclusion