Director of Cricket – Uppingham Careers

Director of Cricket

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 2 May 2023, 9:00 am


Uppingham School seeks to appoint an exceptional Director of Cricket to lead, manage and deliver our cricket programme.

You will play a central role in the development of cricket at the School; inspiring and developing our teams and coaching staff, ensuring that players of all abilities can reach their full potential in the sport.

As a senior figure in the development of cricket at the school, you will keep abreast of the latest sporting developments in cricket and will uphold the standards expected within the game. With our outstanding cricket and sporting facilities, you will maintain responsibility for attracting and retaining the best cricket players through our Sports Scholarship programme.

We are looking for an outstanding and inspirational coach who ideally has experience of playing cricket at first-class county or national level. You will be a strong, dynamic and inspirational character with unimpeachable cricket knowledge, a strong (sporting) degree and exemplary coaching qualifications. A track record of first-rate coaching and a demonstrable rapport with school-age cricket players is vital. You will be willing to take part in the boarding and extra-curricular programme at the school, including the School’s professional development programmes.

In return, Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of twice annual salary
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee) – Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts, via Westfield platform
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual influenza jabs
  • Westfield health care package
  • Recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer
  • Recognised as a ‘Mindful’ employer

Director of Cricket – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.