ECB advertises new role

  • Last Updated: June 24 2014, 15:11 BST

The England and Wales Cricket Board has advertised a new position of "people and culture director".

The role would involve a working relationship with the likes of Paul Downton
The role would involve a working relationship with the likes of Paul Downton

The job title is not immediately obvious as one that will effect the sporting side of the organisation, but it does appear to recall comments made by managing director Paul Downton regarding Kevin Pietersen.

When he was left out of the World Twenty20 squad, prior to his formal sacking, Downton spoke of a need to "rebuild not only the team but also team ethic and philosophy".

It appears part of that responsibility will fall on the successful applicant, who the ECB envisage to be "an ambitious HR executive".

The role promises a prominent position in the national board's leadership team and close working relationships with the likes of Downton, chairman Giles Clarke and chief executive David Collier.

The job specification describes the need for "influencing and driving cultural change throughout the organisation...to ensure that the organisation works in an efficient, proactive and collaborative fashion".

In that respect it mirrors the on-field challenge facing head coach Peter Moores, who was charged with bringing efficiency, proactivity and collaboration to a side who fell apart in dramatic fashion over the course of the winter.