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CRICKET JOBS: Performance Analyst - England Womens Side (ECB)

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Full-time – Based At National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough
£ Competitive + excellent benefits

Role Summary:
The ECB are seeking applications from experienced Performance Analysts to fulfill an exciting opportunity establishing Performance Analysis within the England Women’s team and across the wider Women’s game as part of a specific multidisciplinary team. The post holder will have responsibility for undertaking live coding of all England Women’s senior team matches, the pre-Series/Tournament preparation, interpreting statistical data to inform strategy, selection and player development as well as answering specific questions related to the strategic or performance aims of England Women’s Cricket.
Nature and Scope:
Reporting directly to the National Lead for Performance Analysis, the post holder will be part of the ECB Performance Analysis unit based at the National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough, providing the data, knowledge and intelligence to optimally prepare England Women’s players and teams to achieve competitive advantage in Women’s International cricket. The post holder will work as part of the England Women’s multi-disciplinary and coaching team.
The England Women’s Performance Analyst will be expected to spend a good deal of time away from home travelling with the England Women’s Team both at home and abroad.  In addition to working within the team environment, the EWPA should be prepared to work independently and have irregular hours.
You will need experience in the provision of Performance Analysis and experience of working within a multidisciplinary support team. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and a good knowledge of cricket – preferably evidenced by a cricket coaching qualification. A good undergraduate honours degree in a field related to Performance Analysis is also essential.
Key Working Relationships:

  •     National Lead for Performance Analysis
  •     Head of England Women’s Performance
  •     England Women’s Team Assistant Coaches, Management and support staff
  •     England Women’s Team Players
  •     ECB Performance Analysis Team
  •     Women and Girls High Performance Manager
  •     Head of Science and Medicine
  •     National Cricket Performance Centre Staff
  •     Sports Science & Medicine Practitioners
  •     Television Companies
  •     Ground authorities
  •     Suppliers of data, hardware/software

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  •     To undertake live coding of all Women’s senior team matches using the best available and most appropriate Performance Analysis system (currently ‘Feedback Cricket’)
  •     Provide world’s best cricket intelligence and analytical support to the England Women’s senior team in line with the values of Team England (Pre match, In Game, Post match) to maximise performance
  •     Develop and maintain comprehensive databases encapsulating all multi-disciplinary areas of cricket performance
  •     Define game influencing KPI’s for women’s cricket to maximise performance
  •     Research & Innovate - perform longitudinal studies on the women’s game worldwide to provide practically applicable insights into game changing events
  •     Build an evolving database of player & team intelligence on all opposition from a tactical, technical, physical, psychological, lifestyle & statistical perspective
  •     Provide analytical support during winter training camps to enhance talent/skill development
  •     To work closely with other members of the Science & Medicine Team within the Women’s Programme on specific multi-disciplinary projects
  •     To provide intelligence to inform objective selection through statistics of form & history
  •     To influence the scouting process to include appropriate utilisation of performance analysis
  •     To implement performance and development driven, best-practice analytical support across the England Women’s pathway
  •     To manage the Player Review document and analyse trends including strengths and weaknesses of the England Women’s development program to inform training
  •     Work closely with coaching staff to influence game-plans, tactics and world leading review meetings to maximise performance during tours
  •     To live the values of Team England to nurture a high performing environment
  •     To develop, in partnership with players and coaches, specific game plans against opposition players and teams to help England win major global events
  •     To develop robust post series reports to influence Player Development Plans
  •     To work closely with the National Lead for Performance Analysis and the Performance Analysis Team based at the National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough on all matters pertaining to the role to ensure best practice

Person Specification

  •     Experience of providing performance analysis and knowledge management services to high performance sports teams
  •     Experience of working with and contributing to a Multidisciplinary Support Team.
  •     Expert knowledge and understanding of contemporary ICT hard/software related to performance analysis and knowledge management
  •     Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (inc. presentation, education and training skills)
  •     Ability to present complex data and information with impact (verbally, visually and in written form)
  •     Organisational skills and a strong work ethic
  •     Computer literacy, including MS Office, databases and performance analysis software
  •     Full driving license
  •     A good knowledge and understanding of cricket – cricket coaching qualifications desirable
  •     Personal qualities essential – energy, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility and adaptability
  •     A good undergraduate honours degree in a field related to Performance Analysis is essential

This job description is only a summary of the role as it currently exists and is not exhaustive or comprehensive.  The responsibilities and accountabilities might differ from those outlined and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

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