Closing date: 19th August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !
Marylebone Cricket Club (“the Club”), the owner of Lord’s Ground, affectionately known as the “Home of Cricket”, is also renowned for its role as the custodian of the Laws of Cricket. The Club’s Laws sub-committee are responsible for the debating, decision making and drafting of the Laws, which are - in turn - passed by the Club’s Main Committee, retaining a robust and measured decision-making process.
The Club has recently developed and launched its Cricket Strategy which identifies the need for the Club to act as a more proactive promoter and guardian of the laws of cricket. Therefore, an exciting new opportunity has arisen to work closely with the Laws & Cricket Academy Manager in a key role that will oversee the Club’s forthcoming work on raising the profile of the Laws of Cricket.
This role will produce and review market leading online training and education materials for match officials at all levels and all around the world, aimed at awarding various degrees of accreditation. Other key projects include working with departments within the Club to investigate commercial opportunities that may exist in relation to the Club’s ownership of the Laws, assisting with the production of animations on the Laws of Cricket, and investigating illegal cricket equipment.
The role will also handle all Laws related administration, including writing content for the Lord’s website and also writing an annual summary of the work of the Laws sub-committee for the Club’s Annual Report.
Required skills and experience
With a passion and knowledge of the game of cricket, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated and resourceful, with a meticulous eye for detail. Robust presentation and interpersonal skills are also essential, as he or she will be interacting with a diverse range of people, internally and externally with the aim of establishing long-lasting relationships. Fluency in English is essential, with excellent written and communication skills. A firm knowledge and understanding of English grammar is also required.
Ideally, candidates will have experience as an umpire or a scorer, with experience of producing or delivering training courses for officials. Experience of producing e-learning materials is also beneficial.
Strong IT skills, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel, is essential, along with the ability to prioritise and organise workloads and work to often tight deadlines. Significant flexibility is required for attendance on Major Match Days and working extended hours, including weekends, as required.
Values and behaviours
In line with the Club’s Values, you will also demonstrate:
- A positive and proactive approach to all elements of the role
- Responsibility for your own actions and outputs
- Demonstrate respect and courtesy to the Club’s staff and visitors
- Promote teamwork by supporting others and sharing knowledge
- Deliver high quality work and service in a timely manner
Skills and ability testing will form part of the selection process
Please email your CV and a covering letter, stating salary expectations, for the attention of Shereen Hussain, HR Assistant (ext.8516) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday 19th August 2014