Director of Cricket

Director of Cricket

By Dee Stevens
12 September
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GuildfordCC has an exciting new vacancy for Director of Cricket.

Guildford Cricket Club, one of the leading clubs in Surrey, are seeking to appoint their first Director of Cricket.

The club have a strong record of success in the Surrey Championship and have played a leading role in a large number of players rising to first-class and international cricket.

Three senior men’s teams, a host of junior sides who have achieved success in both county and national competitions and a thriving women’s section make Guildford a club rich in potential.

Based at Woodbridge Road, which hosts first-class cricket each year, the club have modern facilities and a full-time groundstaff.

Guildford are seeking someone who will spearhead the club’s re-establishment on the field as a leading Premier Division side after relegation this year, while understanding the ethos of the club to promote talented young players from within.

This position offers the opportunity to work at a unique location with the potential to shape the role as the first incumbent of it, promoting the candidate’s own profile within the game.

Role objectives

  • To develop a strategy to harness the talent within the club, combined with careful recruitment, to ensure Guildford become a leading team in the Surrey Championship.
  • To understand and develop the full cycle of a junior player.
  • To develop a coaching programme for all ages in both men’s and women’s cricket.
  • To ensure talented players have a pathway to achieve county recognition and beyond through high-class coaching and support.
  • To lead and liaise with the coaching team in all areas of the club, setting the high standards and creating a positive culture.
  • To work with the senior captains to provide relevant feedback and frequent opportunities for junior players moving into senior cricket.

Personal profile and requirements

  • ECB Level 3 (preferred).
  • Established player in ECB Premier Division or equivalent, or higher levels of game, ready to play leading role on the field.
  • Ability to plan and lead structured coaching sessions for all ages.
  • Excellent organisational skills to support admin duties.
  • Strong leadership of both volunteers and professional coaches.
  • Proficient communication with parental membership base.
  • Willingness to buy into club ethos and help drive long-term vision.
  • Right to work in the UK.


  • Deliver high-class coaching sessions throughout the winter and summer programme.
  • Regular engagement with age group leads to include administrative guidance, training of coaches and support through coaching courses.
  • Act as an ambassador for the club and consistently uphold the club’s ethos and culture while being an active member.
  • Assist captains with selection of senior cricket sides at weekly meetings.

Working hours

  • Hours and times to be agreed with the successful candidate.


  • £20K+ negotiable with experience.
  • Potential for considerable extra income through coaching and courses.

To discuss the role further please contact Bob Cunningham (chairman of cricket committee) at

Applications to be submitted with CV by 10 October, 2019.

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