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Player Identification Lead - Women's Cricket

We’re introducing this exciting role to lead all strategic activity associated with the identification of players to ensure the right quantity and quality of players are selected onto the England Women’s Cricket Pathway and into the England Women’s team.

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About Player Identification Lead - Women's Cricket


  • You're curious about talent identification
  • You're passionate about influencing the rigour underpinning team and programme selection
  • You're curious and enjoy finding innovative solutions to common problems
  • You enjoy leadership and thrive when faced with competing demands and challenges


  • Developing and rolling out the ECB's Player Identification strategy for the England Cricket Women's Pathway (EWCP) establishing best practice for women's cricket
  • Developing selection processes, underpinned by best practice, and specific to the needs of the women's game
  • Identifying, leading and managing a team of scouts and information providers to deliver world-leading scouting processes that inform selection
  • Developing effective data analysis processes that support selection decision-making and ensuring that impactful information is made easily accessible to selectors and coaches
  • Supporting and informing the selection of all EWCP teams and ensuring that precise focus is placed on meeting England Women's short, medium and long-term needs
  • Working with coaches and science and medicine staff to assess on-programme player development and readiness and ensuring the effective management of player profiles
  • Engaging Regional Teams and Counties in the process of nominating, monitoring and reporting of players
  • Utilising research findings to develop innovative talent identification and confirmation methods
  • Supporting Regional Teams and Counties with the development of their player recruitment strategy, systems and processes, ensuring that they are broadening the size and quality of their talent pool
  • Implementing and continually evolving digital systems that enables the efficient sharing of information across the New Regional Domestic Structure, County Talent Pathway and England teams
  • Researching and developing best practice within the areas of talent identification and development and sharing insight with the wider game and through the coach development pathway
  • Working closely with the men's pathway Player ID Lead to drive the implementation of digital systems and continuously develop expertise within Player ID and Development
  • Ensuring the timely management of budget and finances for all Player Identification activity


  • A proven track record of leading high-performance teams
  • Demonstrable expertise in the areas of talent identification and development
  • Extensive experience of best practice scouting and selection processes
  • A strong understanding of data analytics
  • The ability to effectively communicate and present information using a wide range of engaging methods
  • The skills to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of coaching and sports science and medicine, preferably within the elite cricket domain

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