Head of Media & Communications, MCC and Lord’s Cricket Ground
Closing date: 26 January 2018
MCC is the world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground, the guardians of the Laws and Spirit of the game with an important part to play in the community on a local, national and international level.
In addition, with Lord’s set to host the ICC Cricket World Cup Final in 2019, together with a roster of other major international and domestic T20 matches in 2018 and beyond, communications will be playing a pivotal role in ensuring that the Club’s activities are well publicised.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to play the lead role in communicating and promoting both MCC (the Club) and Lord’s Cricket Ground to local, national and international media, to oversee internal communications to MCC employees and to manage the communication of key MCC strategic projects.
The range of duties are diverse and will require the successful candidate to interact regularly with both MCC staff, senior non-executives and external agencies.
The key duties include, amongst others; development of a new communications strategy, promoting the Club’s cricket and non-cricket related activities to relevant media; management of the Media & Communications team and overall responsibility for running the J.P. Morgan Media Centre on all match days to provide a high quality level of service.
An experienced communications expert, the post holder will attend all meetings of the Club’s Executive Management Board and MCC Committee meetings.
Required skills and experience
Proven experience in a senior PR and communications role, together with knowledge of and an interest in, both the game of cricket and the landscape of world cricket media are essential.
The successful candidate will also be degree educated (or equivalent) with superb leadership and organisational skills and a proven ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure. Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are a must, as he or she will be interacting with a diverse range of people with the aim of establishing long-lasting relationships.
Additionally, a strong working knowledge of digital and social media is important. Experience gained within a similar setting is advantageous.
Significant flexibility is required for attendance on major match days and working extended hours, including weekends, depending on the needs of the Club.
Values and behaviours
In line with the MCC’s Values, you will demonstrate:
- A positive and proactive approach to all elements of the role
- Responsibility for your own actions and outputs
- Demonstrate respect and courtesy to MCC’s staff and visitors
- Promote teamwork by supporting others and sharing knowledge
- Deliver high quality work and service in a timely manner
Skills and ability testing will form part of the selection process
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