Non-Executive Directors

Ref: 5950

Essex County Cricket Club


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Role Managed by:

Elizabeth Owusu-Apenten

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6213


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Voluntary

Closing Date: 22/08/2022

Formal Interview Date: Early September

Steeped in 145 years of rich history, Essex County Cricket Club is at a crucial juncture in its journey with opportunity ahead to ensure gold standard governance. Following a period of reflection, we are seeking to fill eight Board vacancies this year at the Annual General Meeting, with one of the nine appointed Directors then to be assigned the role of Chair.

If you are looking to apply for the Members’ sub-committee position instead, please  click here

Essex County Cricket Club Board is collectively responsible for the success of the Club by directing its affairs, and constructively challenging and helping develop strategy. They direct the decision-making process of the senior management team, acting as a critical friend, assessing the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives. 

Joining us as a Non-Executive Director affords you the opportunity to play a key role in the strategic oversight and leadership of Essex County Cricket Club as we pursue our vision for the region and support the widening of ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategic plan. We are seeking a variety of skills and perspectives to ensure we capitalise on the benefits of a diverse and representative board, and to stimulate robust check and challenge. All candidates will have a strong appreciation for the role of contemporary governance and the responsibilities of non-executive directors. They will have the ability to work in a highly complex stakeholder environment. They will bring strong empathy for the wider culture of the Club and cricket communities, and an inclusive leadership style.

We would be delighted to hear from those who share our vision and who have the ambition and expertise to enable us to deliver a bright future. We are seeking Board members who are representative of the communities we serve, who are committed to the board’s aim to tackle discrimination and racism, passionate about excellent governance, and willing to offer their professional skills and experience in a Non-Executive capacity.

Time Commitment: Six two-hour meetings per year and regular presence on match days 
Term Limit: Three years
Location: Essex
Remuneration: Voluntary

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification quoting reference 5950. The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 22 August 2022

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