Development Cricket Coach Internship

Capital Kids Cricket (“CKC”) is a renowned cricket development charity and has been running its programme for 35 years. The programmes include delivering cricket in schools, communities, universities, club development, special needs, hospitals, and running competitions from schools, community events and some keycompetition including adults. About 10,000 young people and adults reinvolved within CKC projects.

A fantastic opportunity has become available to take up an internship as Development Cricket Coach with funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation, as part of the Jack Petchey Internship Programme.

Role: Development Cricket Coach Internship

Contract: 12 months contract with possibility of an extension depending on funding.

Hours: 37.5 hours. This may include late evening and weekends.

Location: Across London mainly areas where CKC operates.

Salary: £24,000

Holidays: 23 days  

Closing date for application: 31/01/2024 

Interviews: week commencing 05/02/2024

Position starts: 01/03/2024

This role for male and female and UK residence only. Age preferably under 25.  

To apply: Please include a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4), outlining why you are applying for the role and how you meet the person specification, including details of your experience and evidence on how you meet the essential and desirable skills. Please contact us for if you need further information and guidance.

Application addressed to CEO of CKC: 

Main duties:

–       The Development Cricket Coach will be responsible for initially assisting and eventually running cricket coaching sessions (when qualified) across a variety of locations and settings across London. These locations include schools, junior cricket clubs, and other community settings.

–       The Development Cricket Coach will be responsible for assisting delivering high quality cricket sessions, taking and maintaining an attendance register, promoting sessions, and assisting in the measurement of their impact.

–       Attend all events and meetings part of Jack Petchey internship programme and trainings (see details below)

–       The intern will also be involved in:

·       Assist planning and development of projects, setting up and running competitions

·       Managing youth cricket teams at clubs and assisting and running life skill workshops designed to improve key skills of participants.

·       Assist event days branding, promotion, marketing

·       Event days supports to coordinate with staffs, prepare paperwork’s

·       Competitions day uploading scores, results, press release

Other duties:

–       Supporting in club coaching in across London 3-4 clubs as and when required  

–       Managing teams running games when necessary, some games will be during evenings and weekends

–       Assisting running school coaching across London where CKC operates.

–       Assisting running games as umpire and lead when necessary

–       Assist running holiday camps.

–       Attending courses for personal development

–       Carry out other duties and responsibilities of a similar nature to those described above, in keeping with the developments of CKC.

The Person:

The successful candidate will have the following skills / qualities:


–       Excellent communication skills to a variety of customer groups

–       Experience of playing cricket or understand

–       A love of cricket and an interest in teaching or working with young people

–       Ability to work under pressure

–       Ability to prioritise workload well and be proactive

–       Ability of writing report about events, news stories

–       Microsoft Office, excel, outlook, dropbox and other SharePoint

–       Good communication skills

–       Right to work in the UK


–       Worked in a similar sporting or events-driven environment

–       ECB Cricket Level 2 qualification or equivalent

–       Experience in coaching and/or playing

–       Skilled to deliver excellent structured coaching sessions where all children are learning, developing, being stretched, challenged and having fun.

–       Ability to do short video for social media and reporting.

–       UK Driving licence

–       Enhance DBS checked under any organisation (Please note, we are operating a “safer recruitment” policy and therefore we will take at least two references before employees start, and all employees will need to undergo an enhanced ECB DBS check).


• Team player • Engaging and focused • Time management • Ability to work alone

Values and behaviours

In line with the CKC’s Values, you will 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

Inclusivity, diversity and equality within Capital Kids Cricket – We are equal opportunity employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.

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