Assistant Performance Coach of Glasgow University Women’s Hockey Club

Self Employed  

Responsible to: Glasgow University Women’s Hockey Club Committee  

Renumeration: Up to £1500 based on experience and availability during the playing season (August to May) 

Role Duration: 10 months (August to May)

Place of Work: Various venues in Glasgow as required and ‘away’ match attendance 

Hours: Approximately 80 hours (opportunity for additional hours for game attendance) 

Club Mission

Glasgow University Women’s Hockey Club is a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive club, that aims to cater for those who identify as female, of all playing abilities. The GUWHC is the largest female hockey club in the West of Scotland, comprising of 6 BUCS Wednesday teams, 5 weekend league teams, an indoor league team and a strong recreational section.   
Recently the 1XI have been promoted to BUCS ICG Women’s Premier (North) where they finished 3rd this year and are competitive in the Women’s Premiership. The 2XI finished 3rd in the BUCS ICG Women’s Scottish Tier 1 and are in 6th place in the Women’s Championship.  
We are building our performance and development programme and are recruiting a self-motivated individual who embraces the club ambition of the 1XI finishing in the top 6 of the Women’s Premiership and reaching BUCS National Premiership within 4 years. 

Required Certification: 

  • Scottish / FIH Level 1 Coaching Qualification (min.)  
  • Experience coaching at a high level  
  • FirstAid  
  • DBSVerified  

Required Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of the technical and tactical aspects of the game  
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (pref. demonstrated in high pressure environments)  
  • High-level organisational skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other coaches and associated staff  
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and develop young / inexperienced players  
  • Ability to coach a range of skill levels  
  • Reliability and punctuality  
  • Willingness to undertake professional development  

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of University Hockey 
  • Experience in University/Youth hockey and evidenced success in developing young talent 
  • Diversity of experience across all formats, levels and cultures


  • Deliver 2 x 1.5-hour training sessions per week on a Monday (Development training) and Thursday evening (2XI training) starting from the week beginning the 12th of September 
  • Deliver, alongside the Head Performance coach, training sessions for the summer sessions (2 x 2-hour sessions on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons from the 11th of August to the 2nd of September) and preseason sessions (6 x 2-hour sessions from the 5th to the 10th of September)  
  • Select 2XI match day team  
  • Lead the 2XI on match days for the 2024/2025 season. 
  • Arrange and deliver high-level training and game plans for players 
  • Assist the Head Performance coach in delivering a comprehensive pre-season programme for the Performance and Development Squads
  • Work proactively, and communicate effectively, with the Head Performance coach to help select Performance and Development squads  
  • Arrange and deliver high-level training and game plans for players.  
  • Attend two CPD exchanges in an academic year and be willing to host coaches from other clubs as a part of a CPD programme 

Additional Roles: 

  • Attend Coach Meetings with Head Performance Coach and 3XI coach(s) to ascertain player movement   
  • Attend 4 Steering group meetings per annum, chaired by University Sport Development Manager   
  • Regular communication with S&C coach regarding players  

If you have any questions, please contact 

Applications should include a short covering letter and CV. These should be sent to the above email address by the 1st of July 2024.

Date published: 29 April 2024
Date updated: 29 April 2024


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