Vacancy: Western Storm Head Coach

Job Title: Head Coach

Accountable to: Regional Director of Womens Cricket

Responsible for: Coaching Team

Contract:  Full-time, fixed-term

Hours: Minimum 40 hours per week to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required

Closing Date: 18th March 2022


Who We Are

Initially, Western Storm was one of six elite women’s domestic teams that played in the ECB Kia Super League. The Kia Super League was established in 2016 to create an exciting, fast-paced women’s competition that aimed to bridge the gap between County and International Cricket.

In 2018 Western Storm became the only KSL team to qualify for all three Finals Days and in 2019, the final year of the Kia Super League, we won the title!

2020 saw the next chapter of Women’s cricket and Somerset County Cricket Club, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and Glamorgan County Cricket Club joined forces to formally setup Western Storm Ltd.

Western Storm now sits within the new eight regional structure model which will provide world class training, coaching and match play opportunities to develop the most talented female players for sustained international success and drive the performance of England women’s cricket.

Servicing the South-West and Wales, the legacy of Western Storm and all that was achieved under the Kia Super League will live on as we, with the support of our region, continue to take Women and Girls Cricket to the next level.

The Role

Are you a UKCC ECB Level 3 (or equivalent) qualified coach with demonstrable success at domestic or international level? Are you passionate about getting the very best from your colleagues and players, ensuring a consistently high performing unit? Are you committed to elevating the women’s game and inspiring women to compete to elite standards?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then we would love to hear from you.

Western Storm have a fantastic and rare opportunity for an experienced coach to join the team as Head Coach. You will have demonstrable success as a cricket coach at domestic and/or international level, with experience of working with elite and aspiring elite players. Of high importance is the ability to motivate, influence and develop professional cricketers as well as your team of coaches in a professional, supportive and inspiring environment.

Very succinctly, your key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Creating and sustaining an environment in which players consistently prepare and perform to the highest standards on and off the field
  • selection of players for domestic formats
  • managing and developing players from Academy to elite level
  • managing player health and well-being
  • managing and developing the support team, including coaches, physios and medical staff
  • working closely with the Operations Manager to support cricket and non-cricket activities and events
  • supporting the Regional Director of Women’s Cricket in managing budgets and media communications

You will have exceptional planning, coordination and organisational skills. You are self-motivated, disciplined, with high standards of personal and professional integrity which you instil into your team. Diplomatic yet effective, your interpersonal skills are second to none and you know your audience when managing emotive situations. With excellent communication and influencing skills, a strength of yours is bringing out the best in people from diverse backgrounds.

If you are the successful candidate, you will need to demonstrate your right to work in the UK prior to starting the role.

This is just a snap shot of what the role entails. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FULL JOB DESCIPTION HERE.

Equal Opportunities and Inclusivity Statement

Western Storm endorses the principles of equality and equity and strives to ensure everyone involved with the Club has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, to give of their best and be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected.

The Club ensures all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration during the recruitment process and beyond, and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination of any kind and in particular on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and age.

To apply

We use anonymous recruitment methods at Western Storm, therefore to apply for all roles we ask you to complete an application form (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE). Please complete this form with as much detail as possible. We select candidates for the next stage based on their meeting the essential criteria to carry out the role. We recommend you refer to the job description to demonstrate how you meet these criteria.

If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply for this or any other roles, please let us know by emailing us on the below address or telephoning 01823 425301.

Please send completed applications to [email protected] or post to The Recruitment Department, Western Storm c/o SCCC, The Cooper Associates County Ground, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JT by the closing date.