Vacany: Norfolk Cricket Board Directors

28th May 2021

The Norfolk Cricket Board is recruiting new Directors

The Norfolk Cricket Board is responsible for developing recreational cricket in the county.
We are proud of what we have achieved in recent years, particularly with our work in
schools, the success of our county youth teams, the quality of our cricket workforce and our
efforts to grow the game, particularly for women and girls.

We wish to build on this and have recently adopted a County Plan (available, together with our latest Annual Report, on our website at https://www.norfolkcricket.co.uk/about/strategy/) that
as well as recognising the importance of our traditional activities has these priorities

Increasing Women’s and Girls’ participation
• Engaging with Children and Young People
• Optimising support for our Clubs
• Growing the Cricket Workforce
• Retaining and increasing participation
• Developing opportunities for cricket in Norwich

To help us achieve our ambitions we are also recruiting new non-executive directors. We are particularly looking for people who have the skills and experience that closely align with these priorities so that collectively we have the right balance of skills, knowledge, experience, independence and diversity to meet the needs of cricket and the communities we serve. In particular, we want to recruit directors who have the following skills or
experience.

Working with or within diverse communities
• Business management
• Safeguarding
• Marketing

As an organisation the Board aims to be effective, open and accountable in the way it operates and to achieve the highest standards of integrity and stewardship. And we welcome applications from anyone who is living or working in Norfolk and who shares these values. We are looking to drive an equalities, diversity and inclusion strategy promoting high performance and engagement and making the Norfolk Cricket Board a great place to
work. We encourage innovative and fresh ways of thinking and recognise that by having a welcoming, supportive, safe and fair workplace for everybody we enhance our capacity for innovation and creativity.

It is not a requirement that you are already involved in cricket although a demonstrable desire to grow the game in line with our County Plan is essential.

Regarding time commitment, the Board of Directors currently meet quarterly. In addition,we have a small number of committees and there is also a limited amount of work between
meetings.

In the first instance, written applications should be sent to Keir Hounsome, the Board’s Chair, at kandlhounsome@btinternet.com by Wednesday 23rd June 2021. These should include an explanation as to how you meet what we are looking for and (although this is not essential) details of any leadership experience whether as a director, trustee or otherwise.
In addition, if you wish to find out more about the role please either email Keir or phone him on 01603-452550.

Keir Hounsome
Chair, Norfolk Cricket Board
May 2021