Sussex Cricket

Hove, Sussex

Competitive salary and reward package

Sussex Cricket are looking to identify an exceptional individual who is excited by the opportunity to deliver our vision to make cricket the most inclusive sport in Sussex. In achieving this, the successful candidate will be someone who can build on our heritage and deliver on field success for our members and supporters to enjoy.  Equally important to us is someone who shares our ambition to ensure continued growth in participation and instigate a women’s professional team in Sussex. This will be coupled with the drive to enhance our strong commercial position and continue the development of our outstanding ground at Hove.  

We are proud of our heritage and our place in the game of cricket. Sussex Cricket is not only one of the eighteen first-class county clubs within the men’s domestic cricket structure of England and Wales, but we are also the oldest professional sports club in the world.  Alongside this respect for tradition, we are also committed to progressive development and further proof of that came in November 2015, when an historic merger took place between Sussex County Cricket Club and the Sussex Cricket Board, to form Sussex Cricket Limited (SCL). Since then, we have been responsible for the governance and development of the whole game in the county, from recreational to professional level. 

Our purpose is to create passion for cricket in Sussex and we are responsible for promoting both the playing and watching of men’s and women’s cricket at all levels and all age groups. Through our charitable arm, the Sussex Cricket Foundation, we seek to enhance the lives of people through the power of cricket and to strengthen bonds in communities across the county.  This means we are looking for a bold and principled character in our next Chief Executive.  Someone who can deliver against a genuinely broad remit, but all the time maintaining an authentic focus on our values in every action and interaction.  With previous experience of elite sport, you will be passionate about the role cricket can play in the enhancement of lives and communities whilst maintaining a laser focus on improving performance across every aspect of our organisation.

This is a truly rare opportunity to join a sporting organisation with a rich and proud history.  You will be working with a motivated and talented executive team led by a genuinely committed and dynamic Board of Directors to help us deliver our renewed strategy that will lead our organisation into its next period of success both on and off the field.  

McBride Sport have been retained on behalf of Sussex Cricket to conduct this search process. To receive a copy of the candidate pack please email a copy of your CV to

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to making cricket the most inclusive sport in Sussex. Our new Chief Executive will work with our Board of Directors and the executive to ensure that our strategy for Sussex Cricket continues to have inclusion at its heart.

We want to ensure that our player pathways are open to all, regardless of social background. We will continue the exponential growth in women’s and girls cricket including the development of a professional women’s team in the county. Above all, we want all of our communities to say, “I feel part of Sussex Cricket.” 

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