Director of Coaching Advert

12th May 2023

Director of Coaching

South Northumberland CC, one of the leading North East Premier League clubs, is looking to appoint a Director of Coaching who will be responsible for the development and performance of our Junior and Senior players, as well as supporting our efforts to increase participation.

The successful candidate will need to build upon the foundations that are in place and continue to grow and improve the development pathway at the Club.

As a focal point of the Club, applicants need to have excellent coaching, communication, organisational and people management skills. IT literacy and some administrative experience would be advantageous.

If the successful applicant it still wanting to play cricket, we would expect them to represent the club.

About the Club

South Northumberland Cricket Club is a club based in Newcastle upon Tyne whose teams play primarily in the North East Premier League. Since its formation it has been the Premier League’s most successful club, with the 1st XI winning the league championship ten times since 2003.  In 2016 the 1st XI won the National Club Championship for the third time in eleven seasons, claiming the title of best club side in Britain.

We field 3 men’s senior teams on a Saturday - the 1st and 2nd XIs in the North East Premier League and our 3rd XI in the First Division of the West Tyne League – and a NEPL Academy team on a Sunday.

We also have a growing Women’s and Girls’ section which we are keen to develop further. We field two women’s teams and a girls U14 side who reached the semi-final of the Lord Taverner’s national competition in 2019. In addition, we have over 300 boys in our junior section and over 100 women and girls playing cricket. Many of these players play county and district representative cricket.

We provide year-round coaching and playing facilities through our indoor cricket school, operated through our wholly owned subsidiary Newcastle Cricket Centre Limited.

The club is seeking to recruit a Director of Coaching to oversee the provision of both Senior and Elite junior cricket across the club and the cricket centre.


Senior Cricket (Men & Women)

  • Create a positive and enjoyable playing environment for all playing members
  • Lead a positive cricket culture of continual commitment and improvement
  • Develop a pre‑season schedule with a focus on coaching, fitness and development of players.
  • Implement a professional training programme that will continue on from pre‑season
  • Co-ordinate all senior training sessions
  • Assist player selection in all senior teams
  • Assist and be involved in the recruitment of senior players
  • Ensure Juniors are integrated effectively into Senior Cricket
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to all Senior captains
  • Present an end of season review and recommendations for the next season
  • Organise and manage the winter nets for senior players
  • Attend the Club’s end of season Players’ Awards evening  

Junior Cricket (Male & Female)

  • Oversee and play an active part in the delivery of junior coaching at the Club, including making any necessary changes to the structure of the coaching team
  • Oversee the management, selection and coaching of the club’s junior teams throughout the summer
  • Oversee the organisation of fixtures for all junior age groups
  • Develop, in conjunction with Junior Managers and other coaches, a training program for each age group
  • Engage and manage other coaches to ensure the training program is implemented effectively and within an agreed budget
  • Ensure a safe and friendly environment for all Juniors
  • In conjunction with team managers, decide who should be invited to participate in the Club’s Academy coaching program
  • Oversee the club’s Academy program for our highest potential junior players
  • Ensure that appropriate players play a full part in the Northumberland County Player Program and Durham Academy Program
  • Assist Junior Managers in organising and attend end of season Players’ Awards

Women and Girl’s cricket

  • Oversee the club’s Junior Girls Academy programme
  • Ensure a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for female player and members of all ages and stages.
  • Play an active part in the delivery of coaching programmes for women and girls

Cricket Centre

  • The Director of Coaching will be responsible for organising and delivering high quality coaching courses for Elite Junior cricketers in two 10-week blocks during the autumn and winter in addition to 1-1 coaching.
  • Coach on Junior Player Development programmes in two 10-week blocks during the autumn and winter
  • Work alongside other staff to arrange summer camps, skill camps, and indoor cricket leagues
  • Work alongside other staff to maximise revenue through the use of the indoor centre.
  • To assist in the delivery of a coaching program, both winter and summer, for a local independent school

Flexibility re Role

Although the intention is to recruit the role on a full time permanent basic, the Club is open to discussing more flexible arrangements with the successful candidate.

Although we are not recruiting for a playing role, it is important that if the successful candidate is playing club cricket that they do so at the club to ensure they are fully committed to the club and integrated into its culture and ethos.


The position offers a highly competitive salary with significant potential to supplement income and other possible opportunities. 

Additional tasks may be required from time to time at the request of the board or General Manager for which an appropriate hourly rate will be paid.

Timing of appointment

South Northumberland CC is looking to make this appointment as soon as possible.


Please email CV’s to:

John Ruddick, General Manager at

NO LATER THAN Friday May 31st 2023

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