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The East Midlands County Cricket Boards (CCB) and Regional Participation and Growth team is looking to recruit aspiring individuals to join the world of Social media and Marketing.

The successful applicant will gain valuable experience across recreational sports social media, marketing and administration. The role will operate across recreational cricket clubs in the East Midlands supporting volunteers across the game to maximise their use of social media and the national marketing assets available to enhance awareness of priority programmes at a local level. Typically, activities will include;

  • Supporting and upskilling club volunteers on the best use of social media
  • Monitoring cricket clubs social media activity; sharing good practice and identifying where improvements needed
  • Supporting cricket clubs to expand and grow their reach, engaging with new audiences
  • Supporting CWC Clubs to maximise the impact of their events
  • Identify opportunities for clubs to better promote themselves and generate income

Multiple interns will be recruited for this role which will operate across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire but will be based at Sports Park, Loughborough University, Loughborough. There may be opportunities to work from CCB offices. The Internship will last for 12 weeks with support provided by the Regional Participation and Growth team alongside CCB Officers. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and will be employed by the Derbyshire Cricket Board in partnership with the ECB.

Opportunities to develop skills and experience include;

  • Sports Marketing & Social Media
  • Project Management and Quality Assurance
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management

Salary: £2,838* (*based on 30hrs p/w for 12 wks. @£7.05p/h – Apprentice rate for 21-24year olds - Salary may vary depending on age). The role will involve working evenings and weekends, supporting recreational cricket clubs.

Expenses will be paid for any costs associated within the role (including travel and the relevant equipment). Travel and expenses can be claimed from the place of work.

Potential candidates should read the person specification and consider the advert provided prior to applying. There may be an opportunity to job share and/or work a reduced number of hours to fit around studying which is subject to the application and interview process.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th February 2019

Interviews: will take place w/c 18th February 2019

Start date for the post: Flexible (From Mid-March 2019)

How to apply: Please send a covering letter demonstrating the desired personal criteria, supported with a CV to Laura Joyce at laura.joyce@ecb.co.uk

For an informal discussion please contact Laura Joyce on (07464 652715) 


  • Ability to use a wide variety of social media platforms
  • An understanding of how to engage new audiences and significantly increase reach
  • Ability to create content for multiple platforms
  • An understanding of how to engage different audiences from a range of social backgrounds
  • Involvement with project management
  • Experience leading a social media campaign
  • Experience of leading others
  • Understanding of ECB programmes including All Stars Cricket, Women’s Softball, U19T20
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to engage individuals with limited social media experience
  • Ability to review and adapt
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Word and MS Excel
  • Be self-motivated and can motivate others
  • Ability to seek out and respond positively to development opportunities as they arise, supporting and sharing learning with others
  • Willingness to operate outside normal office hours
  • Willingness and ability to travel to different parts of the East Midlands to meet club volunteers
  • Role is subject to two satisfactory references and a formal DBS enclosure
  • Full UK driving licence


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