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The ACE Programme Charity


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For an initial conversation please contact:

Jake Smith

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7374


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Voluntary

Closing Date: 09/10/2023

Formal Interview Date: Wednesday 1st November

The ACE Programme Charity invites you to seize a unique and impactful opportunity as a Trustee, where you can play a pivotal role in reshaping the future of cricket for the better. We are on a mission to reconnect the Black community with cricket, fostering talent from grassroots to elite levels, and driving positive change across communities nationwide.

Imagine being part of a dynamic team that's breaking barriers and creating lasting impact. The ACE Programme Charity was born out of a powerful vision – to address the decline of Black British professional players in cricket and to ensure equal representation and engagement within the sport. Established in 2020 and rapidly growing, we've already made remarkable strides in creating pathways for young talent, igniting a passion for cricket, and expanding our reach far beyond our origins.

As a Trustee, you will be at the forefront of this transformative journey, guiding our strategic direction, and collaborating with like-minded individuals who are deeply committed to progress. By joining us, you'll be part of a dedicated team, united by a shared purpose, and empowered to drive innovative change within a supportive and agile environment.

We're searching for individuals with diverse skill sets with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising, Corporate Partnerships and/or income generation
  • Legal
  • Safeguarding
  • Governance
  • Marketing and PR

Your dedication as a Trustee will be instrumental in shaping the trajectory of the ACE Programme, enabling us to drive positive change within cricket and the communities we touch. By infusing your insights, values, and commitment into our journey, you will contribute to a legacy of empowerment, engagement, and progress that will resonate for generations to come.

Location: The Oval, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS, UK.

Remuneration: This is a voluntary and unpaid appointment.

Time commitment: The Board meets approximately five times per year. We anticipate an overall time commitment of circa one to two days per month inclusive of meeting preparations, plus some engagements and other inputs as required. To encourage equality of opportunity, we are able to provide some flexibility to join meetings remotely.

Term time: Initially for a period of three years with the potential to be extended by agreement.


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 Monday 9th of October, 9am (GMT). 


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