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Hockey Head Coach

Durham University - Student Enrichment Directorate

Location: Durham
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 Grade 7, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th February 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: 24000196

Working Arrangements: 5 from 7

The Role and Department

The Department and role purpose

The Student Enrichment Directorate is striving to play a pivotal role in developing, delivering and transforming a Wider Student Experience that is as impactful as anything in the world. We remain steadfast in our core commitment to accelerating the growth of far-reaching and market-leading programmes across performance, participation and community outreach and engagement, whilst fostering a culture that safeguards academic excellence. We are guided by the belief that an investment in the Wider Student Experience is ultimately an investment in the quality of graduates that the University produces and are motivated by the opportunity to engage and inspire the next generation of talent. In doing so, we feel confident that we are making a positive contribution to the development of rounded, global citizens.

Sport

Hockey is a leading sport at Durham and the Head Coach will play a pivotal role within both men’s and women’s hockey and the wider Team Durham coaching team. Both clubs have had amazing success over the last few years and this appointment is critical to maintain that momentum. The programme for both genders spans BUCS and England Hockey National League programmes. The University is also an England Hockey Talent Academy nurturing the best young hockey players in the North East of England.

Primarily the Head Coach will:

  • Lead and develop the men’s and women’s hockey programme;
  • lead coach to the men’s programme and provide oversight to the other part time and support coaches of the men’s and women’s programme
  • build a network of part time and volunteer coaches to underpin support across all of the representative teams
  • be involved in the recruitment of the best men’s and women’s hockey players at both undergraduate and post graduate level;
  • develop relationships both internally and externally for the benefit of the programme, with particular reference to the England, Scotland and Welsh hockey federations, GB Hockey, British Universities and Colleges Sport and hockey playing schools;

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