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Head of Cricket

Posted Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Closing date Friday, 29 March 2019

The post of Head of Cricket will become vacant in September 2019 on the retirement of Ian Frost after a distinguished career of 32 years; 26 of which have been in charge of the game at Woodhouse Grove.  He has been assisted by former Yorkshire and England bowler, Arnold Sidebottom, who has been Cricket Professional since 2007.  The School seeks an outstanding and enthusiastic cricket coach to replace him, and to oversee the next phase in the development of the game at the school.

The school seeks to appoint an outstanding Head of Cricket with a clear philosophy for the development of the game.

The person appointed will lead, manage and deliver an exciting programme of cricket throughout the school, (and also have an involvement with the game at the prep school, Brontë House).  The successful candidate will ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to play, develop and learn to love the game. 

The school is keen to consider applicants from a range of backgrounds for this post.  A strong background of playing and/or coaching the game to a high standard is essential.  An understanding of high performance programmes is vital.  Also important is a track record of coaching and rapport with young players, and an understanding of the landscape of school cricket and the challenges that it faces.  The ability to inspire enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the game are essential, together with communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.


Applications should be made to the Headmaster, James Lockwood, on the school’s official Application Forms. These can be found on the school website

Please see Job Specification below.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Friday 29 March 2019.

Interviews will take place during the week beginning Monday 01 April 2019.

Further Information

The school is working with Independent Coach Education on this appointment. Prospective applicants who would like to discuss this role further should contact Dan Scargill, Recruitment Director, () to arrange an informal discussion.

Woodhouse Grove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Woodhouse Grove School is an equal opportunities employer.


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