Job board used to recruit international cricket coach

Job board used to recruit international cricket coach

Pakistan’s national cricket team have advertised the newly-vacant position of Head Coach on a jobs board.

Senior sporting management jobs are traditionally a closed shop, with the successful candidate usually sourced internally after being approached by the potential employer.

The job description sounds like any other leadership role: “[Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is] seeking a dynamic individual with creative leadership, both individual and strategic, along with analytical and managerial skills.”

Except for the requirements of “at least five years' experience in a similar national/international cricketing role”, previous playing experience and a prior history of successfully training athletes to required international standard, there is no difference between posts of similar levels in other sectors. For example, they are also seeking a candidate with qualities such as “strong planning, organising and executing capabilities” and “strong oral and communication skills.”

Those interested are asked to submit their CV to the PCB alongside a passport photograph.

Depending on how the successful jobseeker fares, it is possible that other sporting teams will take to job boards to source management. With a vast array of talent able to instantly apply, they offer an alternative to the closed-shop practises that usually define these recruitment processes. Admittedly, a lot of unsuitable candidates will apply, but it is undoubtedly worth it for the hidden gems that lie in the market.  

What do you think? Will the successful applicant be sourced from the jobs board? Or is the PCB’s search doomed to fail? Let us know in the comments below… 

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