This a rare opportunity to join Durham Cricket (DC) in a senior leadership position with real profile.

A unique regional asset, founded in 1882, DC joined the first class ranks in 1992. In the period since they have achieved some outstanding successes on and off the pitch. Regular trophy winners and three time County Champions, DC has an enviable record of developing players who have become cornerstones of successive England teams, whilst totally re building the Riverside ground.

DC is now entering a new period of development, both on and off the pitch, underpinned by financial stability and materially increased future revenue streams. Whilst the playing squad is likely to be enhanced, there is also a significant opportunity to develop the ground further, fully capitalising on the commercial opportunity afforded by the site.

Reporting to the CEO, the Finance Director will be a key player on the Board. The role is broad in scope, covering all the financial and managerial aspects one would envisage in a smaller but complex organisation. This will cover everything from participation in strategy through to the basics of managing a small team day to day. The Finance Director also manages a range of external relationships including those with banks and auditors, and acts as one of the key points of contact for the ECB.

Potential candidates will be qualified accountants. Key qualities will be resilience, an ability to handle multiple priorities, and work with an experienced Board driven by high standards and a desire for success. The successful candidate will possess the inherent gravitas to interact with key internal and external stakeholders.

The position could be applicable to a wide range of applicants. The Board will consider candidates who view the role as a platform for development, through to those who are much more experienced, driven purely by the unique nature of the opportunity.

Basic salary will be in the £50,000 to £60,000 range.

Patrick Smith at Broster Buchanan is handling this opportunity exclusively. Direct or third party applications will be forwarded to Patrick for consideration.


To apply click here or to find out more call Patrick on 07377 625414.