November 17, 2022

Job Description


We are Trent Bridge, a cricket ground of global repute first established in 1838.
We’re proud of our illustrious history but mindful too that our future prosperity is reliant on continual
investment in our facilities, our professional team, our restaurant and our lauded community


Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club are excited to partner with the ACE Programme and ECB to
appoint an energetic and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for supporting and developing
diverse communities and working with multiple partners and organisations.
ACE Development Officer
Full time – £25,325

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the development of cricket and inspiring children
in the Black British community into cricket.
You will work with a range of community groups and organisations, schools, clubs and charities to create
local playing opportunities to help identify the next generation of professional cricketers.

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Candidate Brief // Ace Development Officer //October 2022

Role Profile
ACE Development Officer

Reporting to: Deputy Community & Development Manager

    (Source: 2021-2025 Strategic Plan)
    • Invest in Trent Bridge so that it retains its Test Match status and is seen as a year-round
    entertainment destination and as a hub for cricket in Nottinghamshire.
    • Create a culture of winning teams that provides sustained success for Nottinghamshire and
    • Drive participation growth and positive change by taking projects and programmes into
    communities throughout Nottinghamshire.
    • Maintain the club as a financially and commercially sustainable organisation at the heart of
    our community.
    • Innovating across all departments to create success through delivering the best playing,
    partner, member and supporter experiences in cricket
    • Attracting, inspiring and retaining the best people by creating a playing and working
    environment that is enjoyable, challenging and fulfilling
    The ACE Programme was launched by Surrey County Cricket Club in January 2020 in response to the
    decline of the Black British professional players by 75%, and less than 1% of the recreational game.
    The ACE Programme was designed to engage young people of African and Caribbean Heritage and a
    talent search was launched. In October 2020, following significant investment from Sport England, The
    ACE Programme Charity launched as an independent charity following the success of an ACE
    Academy with 25 scholars in a bid to have a wider national impact. The charity aims to ‘Support
    Diverse Talent from the Grassroots to the Elite’
    The purpose of the role is to increase participation predominantly within the Black British communities
    by supporting and improving the experience of everyone involved whether they play, attend or follow
    the game.
    The Development Officer will provide direct development and coaching support to the community,
    school and club based cricketing opportunities, through both coaching and competition.
    Priority Focus Areas
  3. Lead the administration and delivery on all of the ACE programme activities in Nottingham.
  4. Coaching on various ACE programmes as required. These could include:
    • Delivery on our academy programmes
    • Delivery on our community hub coaching programmes
    • Delivery on our school’s coaching programme, including competitions.
    • Support and implement sustainable indoor and outdoor leagues provision (junior and senior),
    club festivals, club engagement days and open days.
  5. Provide coordinated support and advice to cricket clubs to drive interest and maximise participation
    helping to create a sustainable future for diverse communities.
  6. Working with key county stakeholders and delivery partners ensuring the delivery of key events for
    the ACE Programme.

Candidate Brief // Ace Development Officer //October 2022

  1. Support the ACE Programme team in the delivery of other cricket development activities.
  2. Assist the Director of Programmes with the day-to-day financial requirements of the charity.
  3. Be responsible for the collation of information and communication to the relevant parties.
  4. Ongoing and effective diary management.
  5. Working with key county stakeholders and delivery partners ensuring the delivery.
  6. Monitoring & evaluating all projects and writing of reports for funders
  7. Other duties as required by the line manager
    Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.
    The Club recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing a working
    environment that is free from discrimination.
    The Club will seek to promote the principles of equality and diversity in all its dealings with employees,
    workers, job applicants, clients, customers, suppliers, contractors, recruitment agencies and the
    All employees and those who act on the Club’s behalf are required to adhere to this policy when
    undertaking their duties or when representing the Club in any other guise.
    Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
    children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
    We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and
    safer working practice across our services and are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice
    reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the ECB
    requirements to ensure that all children participating in Cricket have a safe, positive and fun
    experience, whatever their level of involvement.
    • Deliver the KPI’s outlined in the ACE and ECB Contract.
    • Support the Deputy Community & Development Manager to deliver against the ECB’s CPA

Candidate Brief // Ace Development Officer //October 2022

Person Specification
ACE Development Officer
Essential Desirable

Experience • Experience of working within
diverse communities
• Experience of coordinating events
• Experience of teaching/coaching
children of all ages in a school,
community and youth settings
• Budget Management

• 1 year of experience in a similar
role, either paid or voluntary
• Experience of overseeing casual
• Experience of managing a cricket
coaching programme.
• Experience of working with and
inspiring diverse communities to
play and stay in the game.
• Experience of monitoring and
evaluating the impact of sessions
and programmes.
• Experience of mentoring,
supporting and encouraging

Knowledge &

• Knowledge of key cricketing
national programmes including
Chance to Shine (Schools &
Street), All Stars and Dynamos
• Understanding of relevant health
& safety, child protection &
safeguarding policies and
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
• Knowledge and understanding of
how to engage with Diverse

• Knowledge of social media,
website management, online
booking systems
• Knowledge and understanding of
the ACE programme
• Understanding of Data Protection

Skills • The ability to develop and
implement high quality, varied
and creative activity sessions
• Strong planning and
organisational skills
• Effective communicator and the
ability to engage with people of all
• Excellent time management skills
• Excellent customer service skills,
with the ability to build
relationships and communicate
effectively with a diverse range of
• Ability to write reports and present

• Ability to have those ‘difficult
conversations’ that influence
change and culture

Candidate Brief // Ace Development Officer //October 2022

• Able to operate safely within the
workplace by identifying risk and
using safe working practices and
actions to minimize it
• Excellent leadership skills
• Good project management skills
and ability to prioritise and work to
• Computer literate and effective
user of Word, Excel, Outlook and
other and other digital platforms.
Qualifications • ECB level 2 Coaching

qualification or UKCC2 in another
sport (or overseas equivalent)
• Current Safeguarding and First
Aid qualifications

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
• Current member of the ECB
Coaches Association

Qualities &

• Willingness to provide new ideas
and suggestions
• Willingness to be held
accountable and desire to deliver
against outcomes and targets
• Enthusiastic, reliable and
• Ability to work under pressure
with minimal supervision.
• High levels of energy and
enthusiasm and the desire to
• Setting high standards for
yourself and others actively
achieving high performing results
• Outgoing, friendly, supportive
personality with the ability to
engage and motivate young

Other • Able to seek out and respond
positively to development
opportunities as they arise,
supporting and sharing learning
with others
• Ability to travel independently
between sites (Full and valid
driving license)
• Willingness to work ‘unsocial’
hours, including evenings and
weekends, when required.
• The post will be subject to an
enhanced ECB DBS check.

• Holder of a mini bus driving

Candidate Brief // Ace Development Officer //October 2022


If you would like to join us at Trent Bridge please send your CV and covering letter, including details of

your current salary and expectations to:
The HR Department
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Trent Bridge
Nottingham NG2 6AG
or email the HR Department at

Closing date for receipt of applications will be
Monday 21st November 2022

Interviews will be held on 30th November and 1st December 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.
Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

We are an equal opportunity employer. we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an
inclusive environment for all employees. when submitting your details, please let us know if you
require any support or reasonable adjustments during the interview process

No agencies please

Candidate Brief // Ace Development Officer //October 2022