Ref: 6487

Northumberland Cricket Board

Remote working with meetings in the office where required.

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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 reasonable expenses covered.

Closing Date: 12/06/2023

Formal Interview Date: w/c 3rd July

At Northumberland Cricket Board (NCB), we aim to inspire a passion for cricket and to grow and nurture the game across all of Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.  We are strong advocates for the role the game plays in its local communities and are passionate about the impact that sport, and cricket, in particular, can have on people’s lives.

Our ambition is for cricket to be at the forefront of communities across the County who say that “cricket is a game for me”, inspiring people to discover and share their passion for cricket.

We now seek to appoint our next Chair, who will provide leadership to build on our successes to date in developing cricket in the area. Working closely with the rest of the Board and the executive team, they will help ensure an open, inclusive, accessible sport for all and unlock new and exciting opportunities for growth.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong understanding of contemporary governance and a proven commitment to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. Bringing to bear strong ambassadorial skills and a partnership-based approach, they will help us to forge strong links across the diverse communities in the area. Visible and committed, they will have the capacity to enable positive outcomes for the game and the communities we serve.

We welcome and encourage applications from all applicants who share our vision, and have the skills, knowledge and expertise to help us to deliver on our mission.

Location: Remote working with meetings in the office where required.

Office: Benwell Hill Cricket Club, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 7EU.

Remuneration: Voluntary with reasonable expenses covered.

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

Time Commitment: For the role of Chair, we anticipate a commitment of between four and eight days per month, and some of this will be as informal support to our Director of Cricket. The Board currently meets monthly.

For further details, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please see below quoting reference number 6487. 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 09:00am (BST) Monday 12th June 2023

Northumberland 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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