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Yorkshire County Cricket Club - Director of People and Culture

LocationHeadingley Cricket Ground, Yorkshire and the Humber, with travel as required.
Hours of Work
Salary & BenefitsA competitive salary and benefits package is on offer, commensurate with the skills and responsibilities of a role of this significance
Closing Date27 Jun

Job Description

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the most successful clubs in the world and undergoing the most challenging period in its 158-year history. Under new leadership, the Club is committed to learning from the past and recognises the significant change required to make Yorkshire County Cricket Club a place for everyone. This has started with the appointment of a new Coaching team to support and enhance the development of our senior teams and age group players so that they can achieve their potential and provide players for both Yorkshire and England.

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is now looking to appoint a Director of People and Culture who will play a critical role in shaping and implementing a new vision for the Club. Reporting to the CEO and based at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, the Director will be responsible for delivering and crafting the Club's people strategies and policies. They will provide strategic leadership to the Human Resources function during a time of significant transformational Working closely with the Board and Senior Management across Yorkshire Cricket Club, the successful candidate will be an experienced human resources professional and leader, seasoned in operating and influencing at senior levels in complex organisations where people are at the heart of success. They will bring a strong track record leading cultural transformation and delivering progressive human resources. They will demonstrate the appropriate style, stature, interpersonal and communications skills, as well as considerable empathy with the challenges and opportunities within the sporting landscape. 

The Director will work as a Senior Manager to protect the best interests of the Club, not just as an HR expert but also as a Senior Leader, collaboratively developing the Club's values, approach to EDI and the supporting behaviours in leaders and managers, as well as in all employees, contractors and volunteers. They will be an inclusive leader adept at motivating, persuading, supporting and influencing change across both internal and external stakeholders with a pragmatic, positive and supportive attitude. 

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is committed to recruiting ambitious, talented and diverse individuals who will be vital in enabling the club to set a new bar, making sure that the Club is an inclusive home for aspiring players of the future. We therefore encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We value diversity and acknowledge the under-representation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We particularly encourage applications from women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; these are currently under-represented.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5892. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Grace Fakes on +44 (0)20 7340 6221 or grace.fakes@perrettlaver.com

The deadline for applications is 9am (BST) on Monday 27th June 2022.

Following this, Perrett Laver will meet with the Selection Committee to agree upon a shortlist of candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with YCCC on Tuesday 26th July at Headingley Cricket Ground.

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