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Head Coach – Windies Women’s Team, Cricket West Indies

Background

Cricket West Indies which is headquartered in Antigua, is the governing body responsible for cricket in the West Indies. Its mission is to manage, develop and promote cricket to the benefit and enjoyment of the West Indian people and the world.

The Role

Responsible for the development of champion Windies Women’s Team which produce consistent winning performance at ICC ODI and T20 levels through the design and delivery of well-structured and progressive coaching programs. Effectively deploy resources and implement tactical initiatives to ensure the achievement of superior match results and top placement in all competitions. Manage the on and off-field development of current and new Players through elite player development, health and welfare programmes.

Key Areas of Responsibility

1. Lead the process to develop and implement standards and protocols consistent with CWI’s overall goals and objectives for cricket.

2. Ensure individual player development is being enhanced through the development of robust performance plans.

3. Lead the development and maintenance of high standards, expertise and playing strategies which promote excellence and success

4. Play an active role in the development and delivery of programs within the high performance structure.

5. Lead the formal evaluation of players and team management in accordance with performance review schedules.

6. Provide strong and effective leadership – role model the desired mind-set, behaviours and values to encourage high performance and team engagement with the vision for West Indies Cricket.

Skills and Experience Required

Academic/Professional Qualifications

• Tertiary level qualification in sports management, or related discipline

• Minimum: Accredited Level III Coaching Qualification

Practical Experience

• At least five (5) years working experience in a similar role or ten (10) years’ experience in Sports Management, working with elite cricketers.

• Demonstrated track record as a world class coach as evidenced by previous coaching and team results.

• Sound practical experience in developing elite players.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

• Strong leadership and management skills

• Ability to manage and measure work, including setting clear objectives and measures, clearly assigning responsibility for tasks and decisions and monitoring progress against objectives set for self, direct reports and areas for which you are responsible.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Networking & influencing skills

• Strong technical knowledge of all facets of the game of cricket

• Strong planning, organising and executing skills.

• Highly competent strategic and operational planner

• Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.

• Ability to adapt knowledge and experience to different cultural and organisational contexts

• Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Coaching Software (Silicon Coach, Sports Code, etc.).

Applications

For a detailed job description and application form, please visit www.cricketwestindies.org.

Please send your curriculum vitae with a cover letter and completed application form to recruitment@windiescricket.com by October 27, 2017.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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Coaching Education Manager

POSITION TYPE:              Full Time; Fixed Term Employee

REPORTS TO:                    Director, Cricket

DEPARTMENT:                 Cricket

LOCATION CWI:                Secretariat, Antigua

DATE ESTABLISHED:      May 2017

 

AIM OF CRICKET WEST INDIES INC.

Vision:

  • To provide successful and entertaining West Indies teams whilst adhering to sporting ideals.
  • To establish cricket as the sport of choice and a viable career option.
  • To establish the CWI as an effective governing body.
  • To establish the CWI as a commercially viable organization.

Mission:

To manage, develop and promote cricket to the benefit and enjoyment of the West Indian people.

Core Values:

Integrity; Respect; Teamwork; Inclusivity; Accountability; Innovation, Excellence.

PURPOSE OF DEPARTMENT

The Cricket Department is responsible for all cricket operations and cricket development activities in line with the CWI’s strategy for cricket. These include activities relating to the High Performance Centre and Territorial Academies; talent identification programmes, player welfare, playing conditions, executing the administrative, logistical and operational aspects of all regional tournaments, home & away international series and the team to best practise standards and in accordance with regional and international governing codes and rules.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Responsible for the development and implementation of a national coach strategy which broadens the base of quality of coaches, increases the overall technical standard of national coaching, establishes consistent and professional coach education programs and drives the engagement and recognition of coaches nationally. Promote the national coach pathway to franchise/territories, ensuring its integration with the national player pathway. Create a culture for coaching excellence in Territorial Boards through the provision of quality coach development material.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITY, CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Focus

• Implement a national coaching strategy that provides clear pathways for coaches at all levels of cricket.

• Drive a coordinated national approach to coaching and development.

• Facilitate the retention of coaches at all levels.

Coach Development Framework

• Ensure the existence of a national coach development framework. Framework to include:

o a coaching pathway for coaches
o a coach accreditation process with national and regional recognition
o standardised assessment and reporting
o the ability to monitor and report on national coaching statistics

• Develop and maintain content for the framework and develop material for course facilitators at each level of the coaching pathway.

• Ensure there is an effective link between accreditation, certificates, database, police records, etc. across CWI’s technological platforms.

• Ensure that the Coach Development Framework aligns with the Player Development Framework to maintain a consistent approach to all technical and tactical information for players and coaches.

Stakeholder Relationships

• Build and maintain a network of strong relationships with the six Territorial Boards.

• Keep abreast of developments in coaching across other sporting codes to drive innovation and improve performance.

• Guide, mentor and assist CWI coach education staff.

• Liaise with CWI’s high performance team to identify future high performance coaches.

• Liaise with CWI’s high performance team to ensure consistency in coaching principles and content.

Course Facilitator Development

• Devise and deliver an annual programme of workshops and seminars covering relevant areas of coaching at all levels for course
facilitators

• Help identify and train suitably experienced coaches to conduct mentoring across regions.
Communication, Monitoring and Reporting

• Agree performance criteria with Territorial Boards and monitor and report on coach statistics within each Territorial Board.

• Engage with all coaches through regular newsletters and continuing education.

• Develop and maintain a database of national coaches.

• Maintain a record of coaches attending Professional Development events.

• Provide other ad-hoc reporting as required.

Organisational Standards Teamwork

• Build and maintain an effective working relationship with all peers. Coordinate and integrate departmental work activities with the work activities of colleagues. Positively contribute to and collaborate with teams and other departments to achieve organisational goals

Staff Development

• Attend workshops, seminars and other developmental opportunities as identified to improve individual and/or team performance.

• Participate in informal learning and development opportunities e.g. cross training and work shadowing.

Communication

• Actively participate in staff meetings. Provide information to colleagues and managers in a timely manner. Model communications
actions consistent with the organisation’s communication standards.

Professional Development

• Monitor and identify personal/professional development needs and maintain capabilities consistent with the organisation’s philosophy
and values through special project assignments, technical workshops and seminars and development opportunities and activities.

Performance Management

• Positively contribute to the performance management process by setting goals, completing the self-evaluation, and actively participating in performance management feedback sessions.

• Be proactive, ask questions to ensure understanding of duties & responsibilities and be accountable for the proper execution of accountabilities and tasks to the required standard.

• Commit to the achievement of performance objectives and the completion of tasks by accepting that irregular working hours are an important feature of the role and being flexible with regard to the scheduling of work hours to enable the proper execution of this role.

Professionalism/Work Ethic

• Display a pleasant, professional manner and positive attitude on the job and guidelines established in the organisation’s HR policies & procedures manual.

• Carry out any reasonable requests made by direct manager in a timely manner.

• Report for duty punctually ready to work, in appropriate professional wear, ensuring correct personal presentation for business/work.

Safety

• Work safely and use any safety equipment provided. Report defects in own work area and in the wider office promptly. Keep assigned equipment in proper working order to maintain a safe work environment.

Supervision (processes & activities)

• Coordinate the activities of department/unit to ensure a smooth flow of operations by setting priorities, establishing goals, and assisting in the development and implementation of internal policies and procedures.

• Develop and document all relevant policies, procedures, standards and codes relevant to the effective operation of the
Department/Unit. Ensure accurate record keeping. Regularly review and amend all documentation for accuracy and relevance.

• Makes budgetary recommendations to functional Manager and monitors expenditures against approved budget.

Special Feature(s) of the Job

  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of this role, the dynamic and fluid nature of the business
    of the CWI and the Sports Management Industry may give rise to the need for new and critical duties and /or projects and flexibility with regard to scheduling hours of work. Therefore employees will be expected to comply with any related request from the CWI management team, including ad hoc projects and undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the Job Statement.

• With notice, may be required to work extended hours at specific periods in the Cricket Series/Tournament calendar.

• Frequent regional and international travel is a critical aspect of this role

Relationships/Interactions: 

External 

ICC and Member Boards

Suppliers

Coaching Education Facilitators

Internal

CWI Staff

Territorial Boards

Franchise Teams

Players

Academic/Professional Qualifications

• Tertiary level qualification in sports management, business management, or related discipline

• Accredited Level 3 Coaching Qualification

Practical Experience

• Proven experience with establishing and delivering a coaching strategy regionally/nationally, either in cricket or another sport.

• Proven experience and demonstrable success working in coach management in sport (ideally cricket) with at least 3-5 years’ experience

• A strong track record in dealing comfortably with senior management, coaches, educators and other key stakeholders in a variety of formal and informal settings.

• Training, development or teaching experience.

Technical Knowledge/Skills/Competency:

• Fully skilled/competent

o Excellent organisational and administrative skills

o Excellent communication and presentation skills; communicate consistently, openly and honestly. o Quickly establishes and maintains rapport and effective relationships at all levels
o Ability to set clear strategy to meet business needs, whilst fully understanding the importance of stakeholder buy-in and support to influence change.

o Ability to manage and measure work including setting clear objectives and measures, clearly assigning responsibility for tasks and decisions, and monitoring progress against

objectives for self, direct reports and the areas for which you are responsible

o Ability to influence others with excellent team building, collaboration and partnering skills o Willingness to be held accountable and desire to deliver against objectives.

o Ability to be innovative and maximise opportunities o Competent in use of current Microsoft Office

Knowledge

o Extensive knowledge of community sport, sport programme development and coach education.

o Understanding of how coaching works in cricket and other sporting codes both nationally and internationally

Level of Supervision & Decision Making Authority

• Managed by results, achievement of objectives.

• Has the full authority to act within the scope of the job role. Authority to decide what to do and how to do it given the organisational resource

Supervisory Responsibility & Authority

• No supervisory responsibility associated with this role.

Budgetary Responsibility

• Authorised to purchase goods and services on behalf of the organisation within authority limit

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