Head Performance Coach of Glasgow University Women’s Hockey Club – Self Employed

Responsible to Glasgow University Women’s Hockey Club Committee
Remuneration  £4500 dependent on qualifications and experience
Role Duration  10 months (August to May)
Place of work  Various venues in Glasgow as required and ‘away’ match attendance
Hours   Approximately 170-190 hours 

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.  GUWHC is the largest female hockey club in the West of Scotland, comprising of 6 BUCS Wednesday teams, 5 league teams, an indoor league team and a strong recreational section. 

Recently the 1XI have been promoted to BUCS ICG Women’s Premier (North) and finished 8th in the Women’s Premiership. We are building our performance programme with the ambition of placing in the top 6 within the Women’s Premiership and reaching the BUCS National Premiership within 4 years. 

GUWHC is recruiting a self-motivated individual who embraces the 1XI ambition.  The individual will lead the performance programme, with the clear objective of developing and supporting high performing student hockey athletes.   The Lead Performance Coach will be responsible for developing a culture of continuous improvement and work alongside the Assistant Performance Coach and other support staff to achieve this.  This will include, but is not limited to club coaches, the club partnership with Glasgow University’s Sports Association, UoG Sport Staff and Scottish hockey. 

Required Certification

  • Scottish / FIH Level 2 Coaching Qualification (min.)
  • Experience coaching at National League 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 formats, levels and cultures. 

Responsibilities

  • Deliver 2 x 1.5-hour training sessions per week on a Monday and Thursday evening (starting from the week beginning the 12th of September) 
  • Deliver 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 1XI match day team
  • Lead the 1XI on all match days, including Wednesday afternoons for the 2022/23 season
  • Arrange and deliver high-level training and game plans for players, inc. video analysis
  • Organise and deliver a comprehensive pre-season programme for the Performance Squad
  • Work proactively, and communicate effectively, with the Assistant Performance coach to select Performance Squad.
  • Attend two CPD exchanges in an academic year and be willing to host coaches from other clubs as a part of a CPD programme
  • Take part in video analysis as a part of an on-going CPD requirement

Additional Roles

  • Attend Coach Meetings with Assistant 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 contact captain-womenshockey@gusa.gla.ac.uk

Applications should include a short covering letter and CV.  These should be made to captain-womenshockey@gusa.gla.ac.uk by 12/07/22.

Date published: 21 June 2022
Date updated: 06 July 2022

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