Northern Cricket Union looks to appoint a Chief Executive

Sep 24, 2021 | General News

The Northern Cricket Union of Ireland (the Union) is the governing body for the game at both performance and participation levels in east and south Ulster, covering the game for men, women, boys and girls, and school’s cricket throughout Ulster.

It is a registered charity and became incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2017. Its current organisational structure comprises a Board, headed by a chairman, to which three Directorates covering Domestic Cricket, Representative Cricket and Finance and Sponsorship report.

In recent times there has been a great deal of change in Irish cricket largely brought about by Ireland’s transition to Full Member status of the ICC. For the Union that has led to a different approach to the administration of the game. As well as incorporating as a company limited by guarantee it has employed a team of staff dedicated to the development and promotion of the game at all levels and we have an interprovincial team, the Northern Knights, playing first class and list A matches.

Cricket Ireland recently announced a Strategic Plan 2021 -23 which is the first part of a twostep programme for growth – the second part will cover the period 2024-31. The Union will soon publish its Strategy for 2021-23 which will be closely aligned with Cricket Ireland. It has a Vision of supporting and strengthening the member clubs and schools to develop and grow the game of cricket with strategic themes covering participation in clubs and schools, developing the talent and performance pathways, striving for excellence in the culture of the organisation and raising the Union’s profile.

The Union wishes to appoint a Chief Executive to lead the paid and volunteer workers, to spearhead the development of cricket in the region through the Strategic Plan as well as raising the profile of the Union along with attracting increased financial investment through the NCU and Northern Knights brands and other commercial assets and supporting our governance structures.

The package will include a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience and include a pension, mobile phone, and a laptop for business use. The candidate will need to have a vehicle. Standard mileage rates will apply.

Application Process
A detailed Job Description and further details on the application process can be downloaded from here: NCU Chief Executive – Job description and personnel specification

Shortlisting will be undertaken using only the information that is provided at the time of application. Applicants should forward a detailed letter of application demonstrating clearly how they meet each of the requirements (with details of relevant achievements where appropriate) and a full CV (including current salary level)

  • Completed applications should be sent to the NCU General Secretary, Bryan Milford:
    Email:, or
  • Mail: FAO – Bryan Milford, NCU General Secretary, 181 Belvoir Drive, Belfast BT8 7DS.

Please mark the subject of your email/mail “Chief Executive” The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12:00 midday on Monday 2nd October 2021. Preliminary interviews will take place in towards the end of October 2021

The Northern Cricket Union is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.