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Head of Cricket

Northern Territory Cricket Ltd

  • Darwin Northern Territory Australia
  • Full Time
31 May 2024
Applications 0


  • Senior management role
  • Drive and shape cricket participation and pathways
  • Legacy opportunity 
  • Join growing, ambitious and dynamic team

About us

Northern Territory Cricket Ltd is the peak sporting body for cricket in the Territory. As custodians of the sport, we work closely with Cricket Australia, the seven other State & Territory Associations and our members to serve and grow the game. Our purpose is to 'unite and inspire our community through cricket' and our vision is to 'create a thriving sport for all'. 

Cricket in the Northern Territory is unique. Our small diverse community is spread across a vast and rugged land mass bigger than most countries. Our two largest towns are 1,500kms apart. Our season never ends, with Top End cricketers playing in the dry season, while those in the Red Centre battle it out over summer. Cricket doesn't stop in the Territory and that's the way we like it. 

About the role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Cricket is a critical leadership role that will be accountable for leading and delivering two key areas of the Strategic Plan:

  • Community Cricket - Sustainable Participation Growth
  • Talent and Pathways - Player, Coach and Match Official Development 

The Head of Cricket will increase participation across all forms, levels and demographics within the game. They will support the community cricket network of clubs, administrators and volunteers to make cricket fun, welcoming and accessible across the Territory, in particular driving increased participation amoungst women and girls. 

The Head of Cricket will be equally instrumental in the delivery of researched best practice to systematically identify, select and develop talented male and female players, coaches and officials, and ensure the most effective pathway structures and programs are in place to help talented participants reach their potential. 

The role has a significant mandate, encompassing various crucial responsibilities, and requires an exceptionally capable senior executive or sports administrator with a proven track record of leading teams and engaging diverse stakeholder groups. As part of the NT Cricket's senior management team, the Head of Cricket will work closely with the CEO and sit alongside the Head of Facilities, Head of Clubs and Competitions, and Head of Events, Communications and Marketing - ensuring there is strong alignment of key strategic pillars of the game across the Northern Territory. 

About you

To be a successful in this role you will have strong experience in a strategic leadership role, ideally from within the sports industry, community sport, elite sport, athlete development or related field. You will have experience and knowledge of the Australian Cricket ecosystem (from entry level through to elite teams) and demonstrated success in leading change and reform in complex environments. 

The role demands a leader whoo is not only strategic and diplomatic, but also empathetic and proactive in addressing challenges. You will be a master communicator, collaborator, and relationship builder, with advanced analytical, planning and organisation skills to effectively design and deliver a diverse work program, manage resources and make ethically informed decisions. 

We are seeking a great fit for our small tight-knit team. An individual who is high character, hands-on, passionate and values driven. 

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in grassroots participation and talent development and leave a legacy for cricket in the Northern Territory.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria


Application Instruction

Your application should be sent to 

Applications should include a cover letter and accompanying CF of no more than 5 pages. 

For further information please contact:

Gavin Dovey, CEO

0424 508 435

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