EDI Trustee

Ref: 6965

The Devon Cricket Foundation

2 days per month in Devon

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Role coordinated by:

Jake Smith

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7374

e: jake.smith@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Voluntary

Closing Date: 02/01/2024

Formal Interview Date: Early January 2024

The Devon Cricket Foundation is the governing body responsible for the recreational game in the county. Our team of staff and volunteers work to enhance cricket locally and deliver on our belief that it is a game for everyone. We are now entering an exciting stage in our development as we transition into a trust and start to form a new board of Trustees. As part of this growth, we are seeking to appoint a Trustee with a focus on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) to join us at this crucial time and play their part in shaping and delivering positive outcomes for our communities through cricket.


We are proud of our track record of engaging our diverse communities across Devon through cricket, but want to do more to grow the game, pioneer new ways to be more inclusive and representative of our county and create safe and welcoming environments for everyone to enjoy the benefits of cricket.


As a Trustee (EDI), you will help us to achieve our ambitions during this exciting stage of our growth as an organisation. Candidates will bring a passion for developing grassroots cricket opportunities across Devon, a willingness to be curious, challenging, and supportive in the pursuit of Devon Cricket Foundation’s aims and be collaborative and willing to embed themselves within the organisation.


To succeed in this role, you should have experience of delivering EDI and/or widening participation initiatives within a range of contexts, strong stakeholder management skills, an understanding of how to manage organisational change, and a commitment to enhancing diversity within a sports and community setting.


Devon Cricket recognises and encourages the benefits of greater board diversity and an inclusive culture. As such, we are keenly looking to build a more representative board and welcome all applications, particularly those from individuals from under-represented ethnic or socio-economic backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.


Previous board experience is not essential, nor is it necessary to be directly involved in cricket, although a willingness to get to know the sport and a commitment to enable our vision is.


Time Commitment

An average time commitment of two days per month is expected for each role.


Term of Office

Maximum of three terms of three years.



Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QN



This is an unremunerated post, with reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) covered.


How to Apply

The closing date for EDI Trustee applications is 9am UK on Tuesday 2nd January.

Devon Cricket will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Jake Smith at jake.smith@perrettlaver.com and +44 (0)20 3928 7374.



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