April 5th, 2022

VACANCY FOR 1st XI COACH

Annadale Mens Hockey Club 1st XI Head Coach Annadale Hockey club are seeking a 1st XI Head Coach for the 2022/23 season and beyond.  Playing in the EYHL Division 1, Hockey Ireland and Ulster Hockey Cups the season runs from August (preseason) through to late April/early May.  The squad trains throughout this period on Tuesday and Thursday nights based at Lagan College in Belfast.

Qualifications and skills The successful candidate will have experience coaching senior men’s hockey (ideally at EYHL level or equivalent) and have a proven record of continuous personal development.  Applications from suitable player-coaches will also be considered.  Minimum qualification required: Ulster Hockey/Hockey Ireland Level 2 Coaching Qualification or equivalent as recognised by the FIH.  Please note applicants who hold a Level 1 Coaching Qualification or equivalent and are working towards their Level 2 will also be considered.  Have completed relevant Safeguarding Courses.  Hold a current Access NI Enhanced Disclosure certificate.  Be eligible to work in Northern Ireland (UK/Irish passport or valid work permit).

Responsibilities Plan and deliver high quality, intensive training sessions twice a week for the duration of the outdoor season to include preseason and winter break.  During winter break we would also expect Saturday training or friendly matches to be played.  Coach squad during match day fixtures Select for league matches, in line with the Club Selection Policy.  As the Head Coach will join our existing Senior Coaching Team and will work closely alongside the other coaches, as well as other club personnel, good communication skills as well as a willingness to work collaboratively, are vital.  Support the integration of our junior players into the senior training/playing environment and development of all players.  Support retention and return of Senior Players to the club Analyse performances, using video and other means, and offer regular feedback to individuals and the squad.  Head up recruitment of new players.

Personal Attributes Excellent people management capabilities and interpersonal skills.  To apply or more information, please contact the club by E mail at: manager@annadale.co.uk