Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the game at both performance and participation levels throughout all-Ireland, representing the interests of both the men’s and women’s game. The future of Irish Cricket is incredibly bright following the awarding of ICC Full Membership and Test status to Cricket Ireland in 2017.
2020 is a huge year for the Ireland Women’s team who will compete in a World Cup Qualifier (WCQ) in July 2020, which will also act as the qualifier for the next ICC Women’s Championship 2021-23. The team will also take part in various International tournaments during the year both in preparation for the WCQ and in T20. Ireland Women are currently ranked 10th in the world in both ODI and International T20.
Underpinning the senior team is the Women’s Super 3’s Series – both 50 over and T20; the Talent Pathway Programme including International Youth teams from under 15 to 19 girls with the latter entering a new ICC U19 World Cup in January 2021; and a women’s National Academy Programme.
Cricket Ireland is seeking a new National Women’s Selector to help ensure Ireland selects its best players ready to take to the world stage and to be as successful as they can be. The successful candidate will report into the Chair of Selectors.
The position is a voluntary position for an initial two-year term commencing February 2020, and will require the candidate to attend up to eight meetings annually, which will usually take place in the CI head offices in North Dublin or at a place convenient to the other Selectors.
If this opportunity interests you, please email a cricketing CV and a covering letter detailing why you believe you have the skills and experience to undertake this role, to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and headed ‘Women’s National Selector’.
The closing date for applications is 21st February 2020.
Candidates who meet the criteria and are shortlisted will be required to attend an interview.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S SELECTOR
Job Title: National Women’s Selector
Reports to: Chair of National Women’s Selection Committee
1. Purpose of the job:
To assist the Chairperson (‘the Chair’) in the selection of all Ireland senior teams both home and abroad, and advice towards the selection of players for the Ireland Performance Squad (IPS) and Ireland Academy Squad.
2. Principal Responsibilities:
Attend meetings of as required by the Chair and contribute fully to the selection of Ireland senior teams, Ireland Performance Squad (IPS), Ireland Academy Squad and Super 3’s teams where applicable.
Work with the Chair and coaches to ensure that the Committee has the best possible up-to-date information regarding the performance of club, super 3’s and international players.
Work with the National Head Women’s Coach, Performance and Pathway Coach and High Performance Director in monitoring the progress of the most talented young Ireland qualified players.
Help review the selection processes and protocols in conjunction with the High Performance Director.
Help review the selection processes and protocols of Ireland Under-Age Squads in conjunction with the High Performance Director.
Liaise with the National Head Women’s Coach and Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services in respect of the status of the health and fitness of players being considered for Ireland selection.
Be available to support the selection of Ireland teams throughout the year as directed by the Chair and/or High Performance Director.
The role will involve up to eight national selection meetings per year.
To adhere to the CI National Selection Policy which can be found by clicking on the link: https://www.cricketireland.ie/about/strategy-policies-and-reports
The Selector must fulfil the following criteria in order to apply for such a position:
be or have recently been involved in women’s and girls’ cricket in their union
be endorsed by their Cricket Union
be available and willing to watch a reasonable amount of domestic club and Super 3’s women’s cricket
be available to attend CI selection meetings (max 8 per annum)
have a good understanding of Cricket Ireland’s strategic plans and in particular player development programmes
have very good communication skills
played international women’s cricket
be available and willing to watch Ireland women’s International cricket (Senior team/Under-age)
have a coaching background
4. Working Relationships:
Chair of National Women’s Selectors
High Performance Director
National Head Women’s Coach
Women’s Team Operations Manager
Women’s Performance and Pathway Coach
Talent Pathway Manager
Head of Operations-International Cricket
Ireland Captain and Players