Oxfordshire Cricket are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Pinhol to the position of Participation Manager. Nick will officially start his new role from the 1st of October, however because we require continuity in his existing roles we expect that it will take three months to achieve a full transition.
The panel unanimously recommended Nick but were full of praise for the other candidates who were a mixture of internal and external applicants.
The role of Participation Manager, will see Nick have the following responsibilities which will include continuing to lead on Oxfordshire Cricket’s marketing:
- Line Management – Line Manage a team of Cricket Development Officers to deliver the Participation programme.
- Programme Management – Manage the total Participation programmes including the budget, and actively explore ways to enhance and grow Participation programmes and offering in Oxfordshire. Develop new business opportunities for community cricket, maximising the funding and income streams within Oxfordshire.
- Ongoing Development and Inclusion – Be at the cutting edge of new developments in the field of community sport, and government policy relating to sport and leisure. This includes leading on Oxfordshire Cricket inclusion for cricket within Oxfordshire.
- ECB Point of Contact – On behalf of Oxfordshire Cricket be the point of contact with the ECB.
- Governance – Work with the Board of Oxfordshire Cricket Board Limited (OCB Ltd) to develop and implement the strategic and operational plans and policies. Ensure that the board’s policies and practices are up-to-date and managed in line with current best practice
- Links to Performance – Create an integrated approach with the Performance team
- Management of the total Marketing programmes for Oxfordshire Cricket including the line management of a Marketing and Communications Officer
Chairman, Chris Clements said: ‘’This is one of several new appointments that we are planning to underpin a successful 2022. I am delighted that Nick has accepted the role, he has been a breath of fresh air to the organisation since he joined as an intern and I have every confidence that he will take this job to a new level. I am equally pleased that we have uncovered other internal candidates who have demonstrated their desire to progress, and that offers us further staff development opportunities in the future.’’
Nick Pinhol said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and challenge of Participation Manager. The opportunity to grow the game in Oxfordshire is something that I am passionate about, whilst continuing the development of cricket in our clubs, schools and communities. It is also an opportunity to bridge the gap between participation and performance. This is the start of an exciting period that will see us look to also expand our marketing capabilities across the whole organisation. After what has been a challenging time for everyone, I am excited by what the future holds for all of Oxfordshire Cricket.