Head Coach – Women & Girls Cricket at Stewarts Melville CC

Stewart’s Melville CC are looking to recruit a new Head Coach for their Women & Girls Cricket Programme for summer 2023; the advert is below.

Interested applicants should send a full CV and Covering Letter by Email to stewmelcricket@gmail.com The closing date for applications is 23 December 2022.


Stewart’s Melville CC, one of Scotland’s largest Cricket Clubs, based in Edinburgh, is looking to recruit a part time Head Coach for our Women & Girls Cricket Programme for summer 2023.

As part of our continued commitment to the development of female Cricket, we are now seeking an experienced and inspiring Head Coach who has the skills and drive required to make a significant contribution to take our players / teams forward. There will be a key focus on developing players and the pathway for Juniors and Adult players. Currently we have c70 active female cricketers from introductory levels through to our Senior Women’s Premier League team. Further details of role / requirements as below.

Interested applicants should send a full CV and Covering Letter by Email to stewmelcricket@gmail.com. The closing date for applications is 23 December 2022. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and communities.

Further details about the Club are available on the club website www.stewartsmelvillecricket.com or on Twitter – @StewMelCC

Role – reporting to the Club’s Juniors Convener. Key responsibilities include, inter alia; continuing to grow female Cricket at Stewart’s Melville CC and ensuring a robust pathway in place to allow women & girls to participate actively in Cricket. Will be responsible for organisation and leading delivery of the Club’s Female Cricket programme from early April – end August 2023.

The part-time role will require working c.20 hours per week, including midweek evenings plus Sundays and Midweek daytimes {with local Schools). In addition, Match day coaching / managing of all female teams / groups also required. The role will also include coaching with Boys Junior age groups.

Summer Camps – the Club holds 2 full week Summer Camps in July and August – the job holder would be required to be part of the senior Coaching team at these Camps.

Minimum Criteria:

  • Experienced and Inspiring Coach who can lead by example – evidence a proven track record of leading and delivering structured club cricket programmes across diverse age groups and experience levels
  • StrongPlanning and Organisational Skills – evidence of an ability to successfully lead female teams and programmes and contributing to Club strategy to maintain position as a leading Club for female Cricket
  • Excellent Communicator and Team Player who can evidence an ability to communicate well and influence a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including volunteers, coaches and local schools
  • Evidence of successfully leading Coaching Teams and comfortable working positively with peers and line managers
  • Energetic and enthusiastic leader, with strong interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate an ability to email: stewmelcricket@gmail.com recruit and retain players of all ages in female Cricket
  • Comfortable working to flexible and, sometimes, irregular hours and deadlines, inc, inter alia; weekday evenings, Sundays and midweek daytimes
  • Demonstrate a passion for growing the female game and developing Women & Girls Cricket at all age levels

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of successfully leading coaching of teams and programmes in more established female Cricket structures and environments
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of structure and activity of female Cricket in Scotland

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in possession of a UKCC Level 2 Cricket Coaching certificate, or overseas equivalent recognised by UKVI.
  • Applicants must hold PVG Scheme membership or equivalent.

Closing date for applications is 23 December 2022.


SMCC Head Coach – Women & Girls Cricket