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Oxfordshire Cricket

Akeman Street, Chesterton Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 1TH

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Role Managed by:

Joe Blanch

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6258


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Voluntary with paid expenses.

Closing Date: 17/04/2023

Formal Interview Date: Friday 12th May

At Oxfordshire Cricket our mission is to develop and protect the future of Cricket by making it a sport of choice in Oxfordshire.

We are responsible for all ECB Participation and Growth activities and support to recreational cricket as well as the Representative Cricket and Performance Pathway Programmes for girls, boys, and women across Oxfordshire.

We are now seeking a new Chair to join our Board, who shares our ambition for creating inclusive and accessible cricket opportunities in Oxfordshire at both the grassroots and performance level. You will offer crucial check and challenge, mentorship and support to Oxfordshire Cricket ensuring we benefit from the very best governance.

The Chair will help us to further foster a robust, collaborative and strategic board environment. They will be dedicated to enabling excellent outcomes across the game at all levels, ensuring that our local communities have the opportunity to engage in cricket in a way that is meaningful to them. You will act as a key external face for our organisation, and will demonstrate excellent ambassadorial skills to help us build positive and effective relationships both within the game and more widely. 

We are committed to building a Board that is representative of the communities we serve and are keen to ensure that there is a diversity of thought, knowledge and professional and lived experience across our Board. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from any suitable individuals who share our vision and have the capacity and expertise to help us deliver positive impact through cricket in Oxfordshire.

Whilst a passion for cricket would be beneficial, we are also keen to hear from people who have energy and enthusiasm for the impact of sport and charity activities in general to support us in delivering on our mission.

LOCATION: The Tudor Jones Building, Akeman Street, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 1TH.

TERM: 3 years, which can be, upon review, extended to two consecutive terms.

TIME COMMITMENT: We anticipate a commitment of between two and four days per month, and some of this will be as informal support to the executive team.

REMUNERATION: Voluntary with paid expenses.

For further details, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please see below. Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 9am (GMT) Monday 17th April 2023.

Oxfordshire Cricket will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Joe Blanch at and +44 (0)20 7340 6258.


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