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              ENGLAND AND WALES CRICKET BOARD

              ECB SCIENCE AND MEDICINE MANAGER
                       JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Title: ECB Science and Medicine Manager

Department: Cricket

Job Holder:
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Reports to: Director of England Cricket

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Contract Basis: 140 days per annum


1.     Purpose of the Job:

To be responsible for the standardisation, development, and management of all ECB
sports science and medicine services; and accountable for the delivery of the ‘ECB
Science and Medicine Strategy 2005-09’.

2.     Organisation Chart:

Reporting To:
The ECB Science and Medicine Manager will be one of a team of five senior
managers reporting to the Director of England Cricket (as below):


                                     Director of
                                   England Cricket



                               National          Manager            Coach            Science and
                England Head   Academy         International     Development          Medicine
                   Coach       Director           Teams           Manager             Manager
                                              Administration
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Responsible For:
The Manager will be a part-time position, based at the ECB National Cricket Centre
in Loughborough, and will:

 have line management responsibility (see turquoise boxes below) for all
  science and medicine support staff engaged by the ECB in the England Men’s
  Team; the England Women’s Team; the ECB National Academy; the England
  Junior Teams; and the ECB County Academies.

 co-ordinate and service (see red boxes below) the existing support network of
  the ECB Science and Medicine Management Group (SMMG); the SMMG
  Working Groups; and the SMMG Sub Discipline Groups for:
  o Physical Performance – covering Physiology; Strength and Conditioning;
      Nutrition.
  o Psychology and Performance Lifestyle – covering Psychology and
      Performance Lifestyle.
  o Performance Analysis and ICT – covering Biomechanics and Performance
      Analysis.
  o Clinical Support.
  o Physiotherapy.
  o Sports Therapies.

 provide the ECB’s main point of contact (see navy box below) for all science
  and medicine support staff engaged by the 18 First Class County Clubs, including
  liaising on behalf of the ECB with the Physiotherapists in County Cricket (PICC)
  group.


                             ECB SMMG (Science and Medicine Management Group)

                                          ECB SMMG Working Groups

                                                England Teams
                                             Science and Medicine
                                                 Support Staff


                              ECB NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE, LOUGHBOROUGH
                 ECB National Academy        ECB Science and     ECB National Academy
                       Science                                        Medicine
                                            Medicine Manager
                     Support Staff                                   Support Staff



                                             England Junior Teams
                                             Science and Medicine
                                                 Support Staff
 Physical     Psychology/    Performa                                       Clinical     Physio-      Sports
 Performa     Performanc        nce                                         Support      therapy     Therapies
    nce        e Lifestyle   Analysis/                                        Sub          Sub          Sub
                                            ECB County Academies
    Sub           Sub           ICT                                        Discipline   Discipline   Discipline
 Discipline    Discipline       Sub          Science and Medicine            Group        Group       Group
                                                 Support Staff
  Group          Group       Discipline
                              Group
                                            First Class County Clubs
                                       Science and Medicine Support Staff
                                    PICC (Physiotherapists in County Cricket)
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3.        Principle Responsibilities:

o    To be the ECB’s lead point of contact on all issues related to cricket science and
     medicine.

o    To be accountable for the delivery of the ‘ECB Science and Medicine Strategy
     2005-09’; its associated budget; and its seven programmes, as follows:

     1.   Developing Loughborough as the National Cricket Centre
     2.   Service Delivery
     3.   Research and Innovation
     4.   Science and Medicine Education/Link to Coaching
     5.   ICT/Data Collection
     6.   Succession Planning
     7.   Links with Other Sports

o    To contribute to the development of England Cricket at all age levels as one of a
     team of five senior managers responsible for delivering the KPIs (Key
     Performance Indicators) of the Successful England Teams programme, as
     described in the ECB’s ‘Building Partnerships’ Strategic Plan 2005-09.

o    To work alongside the ECB National Academy Director at Loughborough to
     develop the National Cricket Centre into the premier cricket performance centre
     in the world.

o    To review; standardise; set protocols for; and develop the delivery of all ECB
     sports science and medicine services so that support provided is recognised as
     the best available in world cricket.

o    To manage the combination of all full time, part time and consultancy staff
     engaged by the ECB to deliver its science and medicine support programme,
     including the dedicated and specialist support staff within the England Men’s
     Team; the England Women’s Team; those servicing the ECB National Academy
     and the England junior teams; the ECB County Academy network; and all third
     party support provided by the EIS (English Institute of Sport), and other related
     partners.

o    To support and service the ECB’s Science and Medicine Management Group
     (SMMG), and its key responsibilities for:

     1. Strategy: Setting and continually reviewing the best strategic approach for the
        delivery of all science and medicine support for cricket within England and
        Wales.
     2. Management: Acting as an executive group to oversee the most effective day
        to day management of all science and medicine support on behalf of ECB.
     3. A Guardian of Standards: Ensuring the world’s best professional standards
        are achieved in the delivery of all ECB support.
     4. Innovation and Research: Promoting the world’s best leading edge applied
        research performance enhancement and injury prevention within the sport.
     5. Representative: Representing the interests of all science and medicine
        practitioners operating within the ECB.
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o    To support key standing and ‘one off’ working groups of SMMG already
     established to examine specific issues; direct identified areas of strategic or
     programme development; and provide a focus for integration and inter-
     disciplinary practice and research, as follows:

      Existing Working Groups: Fast Bowling; Research and Innovation; Drugs in
       Sport; Nutrition.
      Proposed Future Working Groups: Injury Surveillance (inc
       Shoulder/Throwing); Communications; Performance Analysis.

o    To support all specialist sub discipline groups of SMMG that currently provide the
     coordinating mechanism to agree and share best practice for all staff working
     within the following key areas:

     1. Physical Performance – covering Physiology; Strength and Conditioning;
        Nutrition.
     2. Psychology and Performance Lifestyle – covering Psychology and
        Performance Lifestyle.
     3. Performance Analysis and ICT – covering Biomechanics and Performance
        Analysis.
     4. Clinical Support.
     5. Physiotherapy.
     6. Sports Therapies.

o    To provide the ECB’s main point of contact for all science and medicine support
     staff engaged by the 18 First Class County Clubs, including liaising on behalf of
     the ECB with the Physiotherapists in County Cricket (PICC) group.

o    To support and carry out such other ad hoc duties related to the provision of the
     ECB science and medicine support service as may from time to time be
     determined by the Director of England Cricket.

4.      Skills Required

Essential
o Credibility, background in, and experience of delivering sports science and/or
   medicine support, together with an understanding of international cricket;
o Ability to lead, manage, coordinate, and win the respect of key existing staff in the
   current ECB structure – and also to work alongside SMMG, its Working Groups
   and the new Sub-Discipline Groups;
o Self starter, with ability to take on full ownership and accountability for delivering
   the ‘ECB Science and Medicine Strategy 2005-09’.

Desirable
o Excellent knowledge and experience of performance sport and of sports science
   and medicine delivery.
o Excellent knowledge and understanding of working with international sports
   teams and individual performers.
o Excellent management, coordination, and leadership skills.
o First class communication and interpersonal skills.
o Team player, able to work within a national governing body environment.
o First class analytical, review and strategic development skills.
o Excellent knowledge and experience of budget control and financial
   management.
o Sound knowledge and understanding of accessing new funding streams for the
   delivery of development programmes, particularly in research and innovation.
o Self-contained operator with good computer/IT literacy.
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o    Knowledge of cricket, and of the ECB’s plans for the period to 2009, including its
     Strategic Plan and its Sports Science and Medicine Strategy.
o    Commitment to a continual professional development programme.
o    A full driving licence.

5.      Attachments to this Job Description

‘ECB Science and Medicine Strategy 2005-09’ Summary Version

								
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