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Director of Hockey

Denstone College

Closing date: Friday, 14 February 2020

Permanent

Competitive Salary based on qualifications and experience

Director of Hockey Job Purpose:

Delivery of a high level of Hockey provision across the College’s wider-ranging programme.

Reports to: Assistant Head: Co-Curricular

Start Date: September 2020 Salary: Dependent on experience.

There is also potential for accommodation on site.

Key Tasks: Coaching

• Further development of the positive hockey culture at the College.

• Responsibility for the development of all players within the Hockey programme.

• Coach a team as agreed with Assistant Head: Co-Curricular.

• Allocation of Hockey coaching resources in Michaelmas and Lent terms.

• Review of previous year and target setting.

• Coaching of Denstonians throughout the week.

• Close working relationship with England Hockey.

• Coach within the England Hockey performance pathways.

• Lead the coaching on bi-annual tours.

• Part of the Leadership Group on bi-annual tours.

• Liaison with Grounds regarding pitches.

• Organisation and delivery of regular coaching CPD.

• Fostering links with feeder clubs and schools.

Essential

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across a breadth of environments and media.

• Outstanding organisational and administrative skills including a sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word and Excel.

• A commitment to instilling and developing excellence in young athletes.

• Ability to plan and deliver against identified goals.

• An awareness of the sporting ethos of Denstone College.

• A willingness to contribute fully to College life.

Desirable

• Coach on the Great Britain Advanced Coach Programme.

• A degree or currently enrolled on and part completed a degree in a sport related subject.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across a breadth of environments and media.

• High level of emotional intelligence.

• A commitment to instilling and developing excellence in young athletes.

• Experience of video analysis software.

• An ability to coach a second sport in the summer.

• Demonstrable track record of implementing change programmes.

• Experience in a boarding environment.

Please apply by completing the appropriate application form and, in no more than two sides of A4, write a supporting statement which meets the personal specification and outlines: If you have any questions regarding this post, please contact Mr T Williams, Assistant Head Co-curricular by email • your reasons for applying for this position and a vision of what you will bring to the role; • your experiences to date which you feel make you a suitable candidate; and • an indication of your strengths, both personally and professionally. All applications should be completed electronically and sent to You are asked to give the names of two referees, one of which should be your current Head or employer. We will contact the referees of short-listed candidates prior to interview.

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