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Head Coach - American Football Club (Hourly Paid)

University of Hertfordshire - The University of Hertfordshire American Football Performance Programme

Location: Hatfield
Salary: Competitive (based on relevant experience and qualifications)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th June 2022
Closes: 13th July 2022
Job Ref: 043175

Rate of pay: Competitive (based on relevant experience and qualifications)

Working hours: 4-10 hours per week

Duration of contract: 12 months, reviewed annually

The University of Hertfordshire has a long, proud and outstanding history in American Football with the Hurricanes at the forefront of the sport within the university sector for a number of years. The University has an exciting and challenging position for a new Head Coach to lead and drive the programme forward for the season 2022-23

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To Lead and be responsible for the delivery of the University of Hertfordshire American Football Performance Programme
  • Lead and coordinate all club training sessions in conjunction with support coaches and staff
  • Lead and coach the team during all organised fixtures
  • Lead, support and coordinate the assistant coaches and support staff throughout the season
  • Work in partnership with the Performance Sport Manager and HertSquad staff team to ensure the delivery of the athlete support services throughout the season.
  • In conjunction with the HertSquad Performance Staff to plan, organise and implement a player & coach recruitment strategy to ensure the ongoing success and development of the programme.

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • Experience of coaching American Football
  • Knowledge/Awareness of University Sport
  • NGB Level 2 Qualified Coach (Or a commitment to gain in near future)
  • A commitment to the University and Performance Sport
  • A confident and professional manner able to represent and act as a positive ambassador of the University at all times.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic, with the ability to connect with and inspire developing athletes & coaches.

THE TEAM and the PROGRAMME

  • The Team play in the BUCS South Tier 1
  • 2 x min team sessions per week with additional weekly sessions
  • Classroom and Performance Analysis sessions
  • Weekend league and cup fixtures
  • Excellent match and training equipment available.

To Apply: To apply for the role please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role to Bryn Clark, Deputy Director of Sport at b.n.clark@herts.ac.u

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Bryn Clark, Deputy Director of Sport at b.n.clark@herts.ac.uk or on 07949111753

Please note we may close this advert early should we receive sufficient response

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. 

The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed.

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  • Enterprising
  • Student-focused
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