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Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Seat Unique Stadium / Virtual

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Role coordinated by:

Joe Blanch

Principal Researcher

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6258


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Voluntary (plus reasonable expenses)

Closing Date: 22/07/2024

Formal Interview Date: Early August

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) is one of the 18 professional county cricket clubs in England and Wales. We now seek a new Chair to join and lead the board through a period of great change and evolution at both the club level and the wider cricket landscape.

Established over 150 years ago, GCCC is responsible for cricket’s growth and development at all levels in the county of Gloucestershire – from the grassroots through to the elite, professional game. Our Mission is: “To sustain, develop and grow Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in order to be successful in the enterprise of cricket”.

As Chair, the successful candidate will help to define, drive, inspire, and champion the vision, mission, values, and reputation of GCCC, ensuring board level decisions are firmly rooted in consideration of the environment that the Club operates in, and that they are made in accordance with our long-term ambitions.

The main duties of the Chair will be to manage and provide effective leadership to the board, be the leading advocate for GCCC across the region and wider networks, ensure the Executive are supported in their duties, and engage with stakeholders (internal and external) as appropriate.

To succeed in this role, candidates should have a demonstrable track record of senior leadership, organisational development, business planning and strategy, and be equipped with extensive commercial, financial, and change management experience. They will need to be excellent communicators and have a sound understanding of contemporary governance, with the ability to localise their knowledge within the county cricket context.


  • Time Commitment: To chair a minimum of 6 in-person full Board meetings per year, plus the Club’s AGM. Weekly meetings with the senior management and mentor sessions with the CEO, plus ad-hoc meetings with members and stakeholders, as required.
  • Term of Office: Two three-year periods with the option to extend, subject to agreement.
  • Location: Meetings at the Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol and Cheltenham Cricket Festival for 2 weeks in July at Cheltenham College. Plus remote working and online meetings.
  • Remuneration: Voluntary (plus reasonable expenses)


The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 22nd July 2024

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 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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