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The role of Umpire's Observer for the Dandenong District Cricket Umpire's Association (DDCUA) was established in season 2014/15 to support the Umpire Appointments Panel by providing observational reporting of umpiring performance. The role helps inform umpire promotion and relegation decisions throughout the season.

The position carries a remuneration of $500 for the season to cover petrol and transport costs and associated expenses. As such, the DDCUA Executive is calling for Expressions of Interest in the role, from past or current DDCUA members or others with suitable credentials.

About the role
The Umpire's Observer:

  • Will work closely with the Chair of the Appointments Panel, Trafford Ellis to provide direct feedback on individual umpires (particularly new members) who may be in line for promotion or relegation between grades (based on Captain's reports).
  • May be required to attend up to four cricket venues on each Saturday afternoon of the season (October to March). 
  • Will consult with the Chair to refine the parameters for observation to ensure maximum benefit of the position as a resource for the Appointments Panel.
  • Will help refine a standard pro-forma reporting form to record their observations, in consultation with the Chair and use it to provide a weekly / fortnightly report to the Appointments Panel.
  • Will respond to other reasonable requests by the Chair of the Appointments Panel.

Experience and Credentials
Applicants must have at least five years experience as a Level Two Accredited Umpire, preferably with the DDCUA, or a similar or higher level turf cricket competition. They must have excellent communication and negotiation skills and a full drivers' licence.

The position is essentially a volunteer role, but carries a $500 remuneration for season 2016/17 to cover transport/petrol costs and out-of-pocket expenses associated with the role.

How to apply
Applications for the position should outline your relevant experience / credentials and the reasons that you believe you would be right for the role. You may also include written references or referee contacts to support your application.
Email applications will be treated in confidence, and should be sent (in confidence) to Shane Scanlon, President DDCUA at by Friday 19 August, 2016.

For any further information, contact Shane Scanlon at the above email or on 0407801281.

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