Job Description

We’re introducing this exciting role to ensure that the ECB as an organisation, the staff it employs and deploys, understand and embrace listening to, and protecting, children and adults within their working practices and behaviours as well as influencing others to achieve best practice and compliance with legislative requirements. Role holder will promote and enable organisational learning in a blame-free manner for the benefit of the organisation and game as a whole.


The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We know that Cricket is a force for good and makes an enduring impact on people’s lives. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social. It can help inclusion and social cohesion. It’s something for everyone to watch, play or enjoy, across genders, age, disability and diverse communities.


  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.
  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.
  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.
  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.


  • You are passionate about safeguarding.
  • You want to have a positive impact on a vital area within the organisation and the sport more widely.
  • You enjoy managing and leading a team.
  • You have excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence.


  • Supervising the investigation and management of safeguarding concerns and allegations across cricket in England and Wales.Developing framework for case management concerns to be managed; including caseload volume, investigation plans, thresholds, and reviews.
  • Developing information sharing procedures for cross-sport NGB’s, to ensure appropriate risk management.
  • Working alongside the Safeguarding Manager to develop robust and clear criteria for cases which are ready to be heard by RMG.
  • Working alongside the Safeguarding Manager to review cases to ensure they meet the criteria to be heard by RMG and transition effectively into the post RMG team.
  • Conducting annual review ECB Child Safeguarding procedures (case management), to ensure current legislation and best practice guidance is being followed.
  • Developing ECB safeguarding procedure (case management) for adults at risk, and review annually.
  • Overseeing the effective communication of safeguarding decisions to those that need to know using recognised disclosure protocols.
  • Taking responsibility for the review, development and implementation of consistent processes around referral management group to ensure the efficient and effective management of safeguarding cases.
  • Developing and commissioning or providing relevant training/resources to the ECB safeguarding team, RMG and wider cricket network.
  • Supporting practice and policy development around case management safeguarding processes.
  • Supporting the identification and development of case management IT systems to support case transition and long-term management of participants.
  • Maintaining accurate data collection across safeguarding processes to identify capacity and budget issues and support planning.
  • Line managing and supervise safeguarding management officers.


  • Substantial experience of safeguarding children within mainly voluntary organisational settings.
  • Substantial understanding of the statutory agencies network for safeguarding within England and Wales.
  • Knowledge of Children’s Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Experience of safeguarding adults.
  • Passionate about empowering children and the more vulnerable in society.
  • Significant experience of conflict resolution and dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Significant experience of working in a highly confidential environment.
  • High levels of personal resilience and persistence and significant level of emotional intelligence.


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Private medical insurance
  • Non-contributory 8% pension
  • Free onsite gym
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Life assurance
  • 30% discount on New Balance items.

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