Closing date: April 4th 2016
Cricket Ireland is seeking a full-time National Academy Manager, initially on a 2-year contract, to continue to build on our talent identification and development programme, and ensure Ireland continues to develop world class players able to compete at Test level.
The position is headquartered in North Dublin, but the nature of the role demands a national brief across both sides of the border as well as significant time travelling overseas.
The National Academy Manager will manage the recruitment processes of the most talented young players from schools and clubs to the CI Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Academy, and enrol them on a bespoke personal development programme, which provides them with the opportunity of achieving their potential. They will also oversee the management of the Emerging Players’ Programme leading to the Ireland A team.
They will work in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland, Sport Ireland, and their respective Institutes of Sport, the ICC, Dublin City and Ulster Universities, and other relevant organisations, to introduce and implement policies, programmes, systems and practices that will improve the way in which young talented cricketers (both male and female) are identified, selected and developed.
They will manage and oversee Cricket Ireland’s player development programme for all under-age boy’s youth teams (U13 to U19) through to Ireland ‘A’ and the professional contracted playing staff.
They will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for the recruitment and development of players within these areas. The role will be supported by a full-time performance coach, based in the north and some administrative support.
Academy students will have the best possible quality cricket coaching within a structured and high quality framework; the Academy will be seen as a finishing school for our under 19 cricketers as they progress to senior Inter-Provincial and Ireland teams.
In its simplest form the CI Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Academy is a well-structured vehicle for developing the most promising Irish Cricketers, arming them with the skill, techniques and disciplines which are key to progression towards Cricket Ireland’s vision and strategy to become a Test playing nation and ICC full member.
See the full job description and specification here.
The closing date for applications will be April 4th 2016, 9.00am local time.
A detailed letter of application and full CV should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘National Academy Manager’ and will be confidential.
Preliminary interviews will be held week beginning April 11th 2016.