Regional Officiating Development Officer (4 vacancies)

Leisure & Fitness
London , United Kingdom
Full Time
17 / 12

To lead the recruitment, conversion, retention and development of recreational officials within a defined geographical region.

Full description


To lead the recruitment, conversion, retention and development of recreational officials within a defined geographical region.


The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social. It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.


  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.

  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.

  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.

  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.


  • You enjoy taking on strategic approaches to challenges

  • You have a passion for managing positive change

  • You have a keen eye for detail and like working in a structured manner



  • Work with Counties, ECB Network Partners and the ECB ACO to establish and implement an officials’ recruitment, conversion, retention and development strategy for each region.

  • Establish a volunteer workforce and structure to enable Regional and County plans to be successfully delivered.

  • Maintain accurate data on officials for each region – to include training completed and officiating level.


  • To work with Counties to:

  • Organise introductory training courses, delivered by ECB tutors.

  • Establish and implement strategies to recruit officials from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

  • Establish and implement strategies to recruit young officials.


  • To work with Counties, League and clubs to ensure that new officials are provided with immediate and appropriate opportunities after their introductory training.

  • To establish a support/mentoring programme for new officials.


  • To provide continuous learning opportunities for officials at every level.

  • To work with Leagues, clubs and the ECB ACO to provide appropriate appointment opportunities.

To establish support networks to help officials deal with ‘off-field’ matters e.g., discipline


  • To manage the ECB’s umpire talent development programme in each region.

  • To work with Leagues and the ECB ACO to identify umpires with potential and opportunity to progress

  • To establish an umpire developer workforce

  • To provide regular learning

  • To oversee appointments to appropriate ECB competitions and matches

  • To manage promotion schemes in each region:

  • To identify those officials wishing to be considered for promotion

  • To provide regular learning opportunities to promotion candidates

  • To gather and analyse feedback from suitably trained developers

  • To make final decisions on officials’ promotions within the recreational game



  • Effective influencing, negotiation and conflict management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to deliver operationally

  • Able to manage change positively whilst under pressure

  • A commitment to personal and professional development

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise

  • Knowledge and Understanding of….

  • Current development and practices within officiating

  • The characteristics of an official with potential

  • How to engage with, and motivate, volunteers in sport

Experience of….

  • Working with a diverse and remote volunteer workforce

  • High level officiating

  • Delivering training to adults and young people

  • Developing sports officials

  • Successful collaboration with external organisations

  • Delivering innovative solutions


  • Holiday - 25 days a year

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year

  • Pension - Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee health cash-back plan

  • Long-term sickness insurance

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

  • Enhanced family friendly leave

  • Unmind – free and confidential access to a wellbeing app to help you manage your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool

  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice

  • Free online fitness classes

  • 30% Castore discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games


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