Safer Recruitment Policy

The safe recruitment of staff in International Cricket Masters (ICM) is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in cricket. ICM is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in its care. As an employer, ICM expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The aims of the ICM Safer Recruitment policy is to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them by having appropriate procedures for appointing staff.

The aims of the ICM recruitment policy are as follows:

  • to ensure that the best possible staff are recruited on the basis of their merits, abilities and suitability for the position; as a result, all our coaches and volunteers are ECB levels 2, 3 and 4 qualified, therefore are well versed, qualified and hold emergency first aid certificates, safeguarding young cricketers certificate disclosure and go through a rigorous barring service check, all through the ECB
  • to ensure that ICM also carries out monthly coaches review meetings and training development
  • to ensure that all job applicants are considered equally and consistently
  • to ensure that no job applicant is treated unfairly on any grounds including race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability or age
  • to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, recommendations and guidance including the statutory guidance published by the Department for Education (DfE), the Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales 2015 (the Prevent Duty Guidance), any guidance or code of practice published by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS); and in particular, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
  • to ensure that SCB meets its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people by carrying out all necessary pre-employment checks

Employees involved in the recruitment and selection of staff are responsible for familiarising themselves with and complying with the provisions of this policy.

ICM has a principle of open competition in its approach to recruitment and will seek to recruit the best applicant for the job, where the recruitment and selection of staff will be conducted in a professional, timely and responsive manner and in compliance with current employment legislation, and relevant safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance.