As part of an ICC Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme in 2013, Cricket Ireland launched a senior men’s regional competition structure – now the Newstalk Inter-Provincial Series, of 3-day, one-day and Twenty20 cricket. The results in the first two years of the competitions has been outstanding, helping increase the player pool available to the Ireland national team, and plugging the gap between domestic club cricket and the out international team.
Within this structure, Cricket Ireland is seeking an individual with excellent experience in coaching players and teams to become the Head Coach of the Leinster Lightning, and build on the successful foundations laid by former head coach Trent Johnston. The team has won the Championship (3-day) twice in succession, the Cup (50 over) in 2014, and the Trophy (Twenty20) in 2013.
The Coach must have a minimum ECB Level 2 coaching award or equivalent from a full member country, and preferably a Level 3 qualification or desire to engage on the Level 3 programme in the near future. The coach will be responsible for delivering coaching sessions, programmes and match day coaching operations, amounting to a total of 32 days per annum.
Based in the Union’s locality (Dublin area), the role will report directly into the Team Administration Officer for the Provincial Union, and the PU Chair of Selectors. The Head Coach will work closely with the players’ coaches at Cricket Ireland national age-group and senior level.
The self-employed position will initially be a 9-month consultancy contract from January to September 2015, and offers a genuine opportunity for the successful candidate to help develop players and the Leinster Lighting team in the Newstalk Inter-Provincial competition structure, as well as their own coaching ability.
If this opportunity interests you, please email a CV and a covering letter addressed to the CI Performance Director to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure you include “Head Coach – Leinster” in the subject box of your email.
Closing date for applications is Monday 5th January, 2015, 9am.
Should you be successful in making the short-list following the application process, please note that interviews will take place 12th to 14th January 2015.