Working for Cricket Australia means that you become a part of Australia’s proud history and help us look toward the future. We are seeking to drive bold, transformative change in digital experiences, junior participation, culturally diverse inclusion, gender equality and sustainability, re-imagine the W/BBL, build player connection through storytelling and play our part in developing the game globally.

Our purpose is clear; to unite and inspire everyone to love and play cricket. Cricket is so much more than just a game; it brings people together and binds us all through our shared experiences.

This is your opportunity to join a purpose led organisation that truly makes a difference to Australians.

About The Role

This is an exciting time for Community Cricket, as we have an opportunity for a Head of Participation to join the team. This is an important leadership role within the department which will drive alignment of strategy across Australian Cricket to grow participation across key segments in Cricket. The Head of Participation will ultimately be accountable for attracting kids from all backgrounds to play cricket and position cricket as the sport of choice for women and girls.

Participation Growth is a strategic pillar across the Australian Cricket strategy and this role will have a significant impact on our success. It requires a strong, transformative leader who is passionate about growing our game and ensuring cricket is fun, accessible and welcoming for all.

Reporting to the EGM Community Cricket & Capability you’ll be responsible for:

  • Actively leading the Australian Community Cricket function, establishing and executing the shared vision for plans that transform all cricket offerings
  • Establishing a robust management control and reporting system which provides key indicators of performance vs milestones and enables timely intervention where required
  • Oversee the management and support of national programs, including content, equipment, logistics, support resources and customer service to ensure best practice programs, quality delivery and continuous process improvement (from strategy/products)
  • Lead the development, coordination and continual improvement of participation programs that meet or exceed the needs of customers
  • Manage the data, insights and research program with key inputs from the community, staff, other sports and industry

Who We Are Looking For

The successful candidate for this role will have relevant tertiary qualifications including a Bachelor or Masters’ degree in Business or Sport related discipline. Importantly, we are seeking candidates with proficient leadership skills with experience managing complex teams, building a collaborative and engaging culture and leading a high performing teams.

You will have a strong commercial mindset, outstanding stakeholder relationship skills and business partnership capability. An in-depth understanding of Community Sport including insight into the challenges and opportunities for Cricket over the next decade. You will be have the ability to attract, inspire and retain the best people to execute the Community Cricket strategic plan and you’ll bring strong emotional intelligence underpinned by empathy, relationship management and social awareness to this role.

Your highly effective communication skills with the ability to converse and engage with people across all levels of the organisation and Australian Cricket will ensure you are set up for success.

We are keen to secure a candidate with expertise in using data analytics to derive insights to inform decision-making and ability to upskill teams in becoming more sophisticated in utlising data to grow participation.

The capability to identify opportunities for transformational change that will grow sustainable participation and/or improve quality of experience within the game and then lead a system to execute a new path forward will see you successfully contribute to your goals.



As a CA employee, you will also have other benefits including

Our employees at Cricket are gifted an additional week of leave at the end of the season.

  • Tickets to the Cricket for you to take your friends and family and experience Australia’s favourite game!
  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (this isn’t limited to working remotely)
  • Discounts from our partners such as ASICS and salary packaging options
  • A multitude of leave types including paid parental leave and volunteer leave


Cricket is a sport for all Australians and our workplace reflects that. We recognise our differences are our strength and a diverse and inclusive workforce is fundamental to our success.We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of colour, women, LGBTIQ+ people, people with diverse religious beliefs and people with a disability to apply.

Australian Cricket, including Cricket Australia, is committed to being a child safe organisation and requires all team members to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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